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All-Female Islamic School Opens in Montenegro

The all-female madrassa, which was launched in the village of Miljes on Sunday, is a religious high school which is intended to give pupils a basic knowledge of Islamic culture and religion.

Its construction was funded by a Kuwaiti foundation, Rahma al-Alamiya, and will be able to take in around 200 girls.

‘Low’ Sentences for Montenegro Jail Camp Abusers Slammed

Croatian rights groups said prison terms given to four former Yugoslav Army reservists for abusing Croat prisoners at the Morinj wartime detention camp in Montenegro were inadequate.

Montenegrin PM says his policy is "not anti-Russian"

Montenegrin PM says his policy is "not anti-Russian"

PODGORICA -- Montenegrin PM Milo Đukanović denied on Friday that his foreign policy was anti-Russian, saying he was representing "realistic interests" of the country.

International conference on World War One begins

BELGRADE - An international conference on World War One is being held in Belgrade on Friday, with the goal to objectivise the truth abou that great conflict.

The conference started on Thursday and includes distinguished scientists, historians and military experts from 20 countries in Europe and Asia.

Montenegro Upholds Morinj Detention Camp Abuse Convictions

In a landmark ruling, a Montenegrin court upheld the convictions of four former Yugoslav Army reservists jailed for abusing Croatian prisoners at the Morinj wartime detention camp.

Moscow Prepares Revenge For Montenegro Sanctions

The Russian daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta has reported that Moscow plans to abolish its visa-free regime and trade preferences with Montenegro.

The Gazeta is the Kremlin's official daily newspaper, which publishes decrees, statements and documents of Russian state bodies.

Montenegro Improves Rating on Global Peace Index

The index of the International Institute for Economics and Peace, which aims to measure peace and stability in the world, said Montenegro has made progress compared to 2012, rising to 73rd place out of 162, up from 81st place in 2012.

Patriarch Irinej holds memorial service for Jasenovac victms

JASENOVAC - Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) held a memorial service in the Saint Ilija Cathedral in Mlaka near Jasenovac on Tuesday to mark April 22 as the day of the breakthrough of the Jasenovac prison camp inmates.

Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

MLAKA -- Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Tuesday held a memorial service in Mlaka near Jasenovac, the site of Croatia's WW2 death camp.

Yugoslav Time Travelers Run in Montenegro Poll

A group of self-confessed nostalgics called "Jugoslovenski vremeplov" ("Yugoslav time-machine") on Tuesday will start their campaign to collect signatures of support for participation in the May 25 local elections in Podgorica.

Eleven years after the old Yugoslav federation officially dissolved, they said they aimed to represent all those who carry "the Yugoslav spirit in the heart".

Two moderate earthquakes hit region

Two moderate earthquakes hit region

BELGRADE -- A 4.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Slovenia at 10:48 CET on Tuesday, and was, according to reports, also felt in neighboring Croatia.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was at the depth of 12.4 kilometers, located some 52 kilometers southwest of the capital Ljubljana.

Kosovo Appoints Diplomatic Chief For Montenegro

Jafer Ahmeti will take up his office as Kosovo's charge d'affaires in Montenegro on Thursday.

Speaking on Wednesday, he said opening diplomatic missions in Podgorica and Pristina would further intensify the cordial relations between the two small Balkan countries.

EC: GDP higher than expected in most candidate countries

EC: GDP higher than expected in most candidate countries

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has stated that the increase of GDP in Serbia and other EU member candidates was higher than expected - except in Albania.

In that country, a decline has been observed, the Beta news agency quoted the latest economic analysis of the European Commission.

Former Yugoslav Royals Demand Montenegro Property Return

Djordje Djurisic, the legal representative of the Karadjordjevic family in Montenegro, said on Tuesday that the descendants of the former Yugoslav royals were taking court action after a deadline passed for the government’s restitution commission to respond to their plea for their property to be returned.

Patriarch Irinej sends Easter message

BELGRADE - Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Wednesday sent his Easter message to all Christians and said that he is particularly praying for the brothers and sisters in the Middle East and Ukraine, with the wish that his prayer and the Easter holidays enlighten the minds of hate-mongers against the Holy Orthodoxy.

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