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Sofia Ranks 13th by Air Pollution in the World

On 23 November Sofia Ranks 13th by Air Pollution in the World


This morning capital Bulgaria's capital Sofia is in the red air pollution sector. The fine particulate matter indicator is 59.2 μg/m³, according to the Sofia Air Quality Index, BGNES reports.

Japanese traveler exhibits 'Turkish cat' in Japan

Mayu Koga, a Japanese traveler, photographer, and cat lover who held a "Turkish cat" photo exhibition in Japan, said cats in Turkey and Turkish people's interaction with them are the best compared to other countries she has traveled to.

Believers Take to Serbian Capital for Funeral of Patriarch

Serbs lined the streets of Belgrade to pay homage to the late Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej for his funeral on Sunday, despite the spike in COVID-19 infections across the country.

Irinej tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to hospital in Belgrade on November 4. His condition worsened on November 15 and he passed away on November 20, aged 90.

Patriarch Irinej laid to rest at Temple of Saint Sava VIDEO / PHOTO

A liturgy was served in the central part of the temple, where the body of Patriarch Irinej was exhibited. The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Bosnia, Hristozom, served the liturgy, which was attended by the bishops and 16 priests.

SEE Digital Rights Network Established

Nineteen organisations from Southeast Europe have joined forces in a newly-established network that aims to advance the protection of digital rights and address the growing challenges posed by the widespread use of advanced technologies in society.

Turkey in touch with 92 countries to restart flights, says minister

Turkey has completed discussions with 92 countries for resumption of flights, the country's transportation and infrastructure minister said on Aug. 14.  

Turkey continues to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights with 48 countries as of Aug. 13, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a press release.

Bosnia’s LGBT Activists Vow to Fight on Despite Cancelled March

Bosnian Pride organisers have cancelled this year's planned march in the capital, Sarajevo, because of the coronavirus outbreak - but have vowed to redouble efforts to make up for this with other activities designed to draw attention to community problems that the pandemic has only exacerbated.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Serbia arrested

According to the press service of the State Security of Azerbaijan, he was arrested on suspicion of embezzling a large sum of money from the budget.
It was also published on the official website of the state security of Azerbaijan.

‘Universal Enemy’: A Reappraisal of Jihadism through the Lens of Bosnia

Preferring to serve with other practicing Muslims, he joined a new unit called the Odred Elmudžahedina - more commonly known as the Katiba - established, supplied, and funded largely by Arabs who came to Bosnia to support their fellow Muslims.

New Head of Bosnian TV Regulator Criticised for War Crime Coverage

The appointment last month of Drasko Milinovic to head the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina has sparked criticism because of his controversial record in charge of RTRS, the public broadcaster in Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity.

Bosnia Parties Strike Landmark Deal on Governing Mostar

Bosnia's main Bosniak and Croat parties have finally struck a breakthrough deal on how to rule the ethnically-divided southwestern city of Mostar, paving the way for the first local elections to be held there since 2008. 

Thousands Quarantined in Serbian Town for Refuelling Over Border

Several thousand residents of a small border town in Serbia had to spend almost a month in self-isolation because they had bought petrol over the border in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and so were classed as having re-entered the country from abroad.