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January 27, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The world was battered in 2015 by overlapping crises that fueled xenophobic sentiment in democratic countries, undermined the economies of states dependent on the sale of natural resources, and led […]

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Balkan migrants fear deportation as Germany tightens asylum laws

January 25, 2016, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

Germany is tightening its migration laws in response to the huge numbers of refugees arriving on its borders, with several Balkan states now designate ...

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Bosnia arrested 11 people suspected of links with IS

December 22, 2015, by VOANews

Bosnian police have arrested 11 people suspected of alleged ties with Islamic State and its militants fighting in Syria and Iraq. The prosecutor’ ...

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The Balkan route to Western Europe for Yugoslavia guns

December 6, 2015, by Deutsche Welle

Many weapons on Europe’s black market come via the Balkans. The terrorists in the Paris attacks allegedly used such weapons. The illegal arms tr ...

  • Amir not his real name left Kosovo to join Islamist militias fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad photo VOA
    The Jihadi who got cold feet
    November 19, 2015, by VOANews

    VOA’s Jeff Swicord visited Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo to examine radical extremism in the Balkans. This is the third of three parts. The text message read, “Tonight is the […]

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    Seeds of Jihad planted in the Balkans
    November 18, 2015, by VOANews

    VOA’s Jeff Swicord visited Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo to examine radical extremism in the Balkans. This is the second of three parts. In September 1993, a battalion of foreign […]

  • Bosnian children appear with an Islamic State flag in an IS video
    Can the Balkans kick its jihadi habit?
    November 17, 2015, by VOANews

    As the camera pans across a group of Bosnian children holding an Islamic State flag, they chant greetings to IS leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi. Boys under the age of 10, […]