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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.