Wednesday, 13 December 2017
When it comes to terrorism, five digits are scary. In the coming months, 10,000 foreign fighters will come back to Europe. This is what the Italian National Anti-Mafia Directorate told Al Arabiya English.“The data we have are indicating that in the next months at least 10,000 foreign fighters will transit through the Balkans or will establish themselves there. This creates a significant problem that can’t be solved at a regional level, but it requires a global answer,” Giovanni ...
Friday, 8 December 2017
It does sound anachronistic, but the routes of smuggling during the Ottoman period still persist today, as European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, estimates that smuggling into Europe was a business worth up to 5.7 billion euros in 2015. According to Louise Shelley, founder and executive director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Bulgarian, Hungarian and Turkish criminal groups are often facilitators of illegal activities, moving individuals ...
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Over 20 years after the crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian war, two commanders were sentenced by the United Nations-backed International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Many, especially in Europe, felt it as a historic moment, associating it with the Nuremberg trials that brought to justice many Nazi war criminals responsible for the Holocaust and the atrocities of the second world war. “I was in Bosnia in 1995-1996, I was there when those atrocities ...
Friday, 24 June 2016
Albania’s football team were knocked out of the European Championship in the group stages but they were feted on their return home
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Thousands embark on the weeks-long migration where frigid weather and stricter border controls have turned their journey into a treacherous one
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Suicide attacker found with Syrian passport, holder of passport reached Europe with migrants
Monday, 27 July 2015
Ankara’s double game is now over. Turkey is launching air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) from Incirlik Air Base
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Trying to fight back against the persistent economic crisis in the Balkans, food producers here have turned towards halal food, targeting rising demand from markets in Western and Muslim countries. At a recent three-day halal food fair in the Bosnian capital, the first of its kind in the Balkans, some 30 producers from the region gathered to present their goods - meat products, cheese, sweets, pastry, oils and even halal cosmetics. “The halal market represents more than one billion ...