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Country: Romania Population: 2 272 160

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Bosniaks wearing face mask gather and pray to mark the Eid aL-Adha holiday in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on July 31, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.

Albanian Muslims have their morning prayers for the Eid Al-Adha holiday in Tirana, the capital of Albania, on July 31, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Malton Dibra.

Romania Arrests Iranian Ex-Judge Who Jailed Journalists

Fugitive former judge Gholamreza Mansouri has been arrested in Romania over corruption charges pressed by Tehran, which is seeking his extradition, media reported.

Press freedom activists are demanding meanwhile that Mansouri be tried in Bucharest for allegedly ordering the arrest and torture of at least 20 journalists.

Code Orange for storm in three quarters of the country, until 23:00 hrs

On Tuesday, the National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued a new Orange Code warning for unstable weather and rain, covering over three quarters of the country, until 23:00 hrs, as well as a Code Yellow advisory of temporarily accentuated atmospheric instability in seven other counties and the Municipality of Bucharest, until Thursday morning.

Romanian Warning About Russian ‘Security Threat’ Riles Kremlin

Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused Romania of serving third parties' interests in seeking confrontation with Moscow at the expense of its own interest.

The spat erupted after Romania's proposed 2020-2024 National Defence Strategy defined Moscow as an "aggressive" threat.

ANM issues Code Yellow advisory for storms valid nationwide on Friday

The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued on Friday a Code Yellow advisory for storms, valid in the entire country from Friday to Saturday morning. Thus, until Saturday, 10:00hrs, on relatively extended areas, there will be periods of atmospheric instability, with frequent thunders, torrential rains, hail and storms.

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