The year ahead
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 17:34

THIS year promises to be an important year for the western Balkans and here are some of the important stories we expect to cover:

The biggest and flashiest Balkan news event will be the commemoration of the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28th 1914, which sparked the first world war. The issue is a...

 
Death of the Palestinian envoy
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 16:02

A MYSTERIOUS blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador in Prague in his residence on New Year's Day had a potential to grow into an international scandal at a time of American-backed Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. For now though, the fallout appears to be contained.

The envoy, Jamal al-Jamal (pictured), 56, sustained fatal head, chest and...

 
Stalemate
Monday, 06 January 2014 17:42

 

UKRAINE’S anti-government protests are lumbering into their seventh week, with no breakthrough in sight. The crowds on central Kiev’s Independence Square, dubbed Maidan, have shrunk. Participants insist that that is just because of the Christmas holidays (Orthodox Christmas falls on January 7th). But fatigue and a sense of futility are sur...

 
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