Serbia

Serbian PM lashed out at Croatia over EU accession blockade

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, while commenting on the upcoming Balkan Summit in Paris, said that he expects that Croatia will repeat their reasons for blocking Serbia’s EU accession talks. “But tomorrow – Croatia will get clear answers from Serbia”, Vučić added.

Bangladesh

Dhaka: Islamic State claims deaths of 20 foreign hostages

Armed men killed 20 hostages in a café in Dhaka; the deaths of the hostages was confirmed by a Bangladesh army official in his briefing to the media. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, and released photos of the executed bodies inside the restaurant through social media.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Bomb blasts kill 27 police recruits, wound 40 others in Kabul

A Kabul suicide bomber hit vehicles carrying police recruits, killing 27 and wounding 40 others; cadets were in vehicles after attending a graduation ceremony in Wardak province.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the Kabul attack “an act against humanity” in his statement released by his office. President Ghani has called the attack …

Russia / Turkey

Putin and Erdogan will meet after 7 months of tensions

Two days ago, sources close to the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of apology to Putin for the downing of a Russian fighter jet on November 24 2015.  Today, the two presidents spoke on the phone in an attempt to renew bilateral relations.

Pakistan

4 police personnel killed in Balochistan

QUETTA,  Pakistan — Gunmen firing on police killed four officers in two separate attacks in the city, the banned religious organization Tehreek e Taliban claimed responsibility of the attack.

In the first attack, two policemen named Faizullah Khajjak and Naeem Akhtar were targeted on Sariab road when they were arriving in the city. In a second attack …

Turkey

Clashes and attacks in Turkey’s southeast adds to spiral of violence

This morning, a car bomb hit an armored police transport vehicle in Dicle, which is in Turkey’s south eastern Diyarbakir province. The blast killed one policeman and injured seven additional people, six of whom were civilians. The strength of the explosion was so great that it damaged surrounding roads and buildings; security forces subsequently began …

Serbia

25,000 protesters on the streets of Belgrade

Last night, over 25,000 protesters gathered in the streets of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. During the fourth protest of last two months, protesters repeated their demands for the resignation of the senior Belgrade officials who are being accused of indifference towards the “illegal demolition” of several buildings on the night of April 25.

Afghanistan

Air strikes and operations on IS and Taliban kill 18 and wounded 22 others

QUETTA, Pakistan — An Afghan National Security Forces joint operation killed at least 18 and wounded 22 others in the Nangarhar province, located in eastern Afghanistan.

“…18 terrorist Daesh militants were killed, and 22 other terrorist Daesh militants were wounded in a recent airstrike in the Kot District of the eastern Nangarhar province”, cites the statement …