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Insurgents Attack Syrian-Government Areas Near Hama

Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported, quoted by Reuters.

Police Found 40 Illegal Migrants in Sofia

40 illegal migrants were found early this morning in a small house in ''Modern suburb'' district of Sofia during a large-scale police operation, confirmed for bTV by the Interior Ministry.

Migrants are from Iraq and Syria. Among them, there are nine children. There are yet to be found translators who will be able to talk to detainees.

US nixes proposal to let Turkish president's security guards buy guns

The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said on Sept. 18, following a brawl during the president's visit to Washington this spring.

'Inspiration' Festival of the Old Town of Plovdiv Will Run Until 24th of September

The festival of the Old Town in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv is already running and its worth to see it. The opening started with an exciting folklore concert on the stage of the Ancient Theater with the participation of Trakia Folklore Ensemble from Plovdiv and Strandzha Folklore Ensemble from Bourgas. 

The festivities will run until 24th of September, reported BNT.

Turkish president speaks with Iraqi PM on phone

Turkey's president and Iraq's prime minister late on Sept. 18 discussed the planned referendum in the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) slated for Sept. 25, according to Turkish presidential sources.      
The sources said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Haidar al-Abadi spoke on the phone just a week before the independence referendum. 

Ryanair Publishes Full List of Cancellations

Ryanair has published full details of which of its flights are being cancelled between now and 28 October, reported BBC.

Customers whose flights have been axed will also receive an email, chief executive Michael O'Leary has said.

The budget airline is cancelling 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks, after it admitted it had "messed up" the planning of pilot holidays.

Vucic to kick off visit to New York Monday

NEW YORK - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will on September 18-22 be visiting New York, where he will address the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Sting performs at Belgrade's Kombank Arena

BELGRADE - British pop legend Sting played a concert at Belgrade's Kombank Arena on Sunday.

Greeted by around 15,000 enthusiastic fans, Sting began the performance with a string of hits from his solo career, such as Mad About You, If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, and a reggae version of Englishman In New York.

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Serbia lose to Slovenia in Eurobasket 2017 final

ISTANBUL - The Serbia men's national basketball team won the silver medal at Eurobasket 2017 after a 93-85 (20-22, 36-25, 15-20, 22-18) defeat to Slovenia in Sunday's final in Istanbul.

Led by the phenomenal Goran Dragic, Slovenia gained a decisive lead in the second quarter.

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Dacic attends New York meeting on UN reform

NEW YORK - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic is attending a New York meeting on the UN reform, chaired by US President Donald Trump.

Dacic took the opportunity to have a brief conversation with Trump before the meeting and also met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and British FM Boris Johnson.

President Vucic arrives in New York

NEW YORK - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday arrived in New York, where he will attend a UN General Assembly meeting and a Bloomberg Global Business Forum and have many significant bilateral meetings.

Vucic can ease relations with Washington - analyst

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's trip to New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly meeting is an opportunity for Serbia to once again demonstrate its balanced policy towards the West and the East, which is aimed at EU membership, says political analyst Dejan Vuk Stankovic, noting that Vucic can ease Belgrade's relations with Washington.

Brnabic, Hershey discuss cooperation, Serbia-UN partnership

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic spoke on Monday with UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Karla Hershey about activities that are part of a five-year development partnership programme signed by Serbia and the UN Team.

McAllister: EU membership depends on relations with Pristina

BELGRADE - Serbia's EU accession talks require constant progress towards better ties with Pristina, and the process should gradually lead to normalisation of relations between the two sides, European Parliament rapporteur for Serbia David McAllister has told Belgrade's Kurir newspaper.