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Vucic claims: Serbia has not Sold a Single Weapon or Ammunition either to Ukraine or to Russia

Serbia has not sold a single weapon or ammunition to both Ukraine and Russia, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic yesterday at an international conference in Doha, quoted by Hina.

On allegations that Serbian-made munitions end up in Ukraine via Turkey and other countries, the Serbian president told reporters on Sunday:

Greek inmate in Turkish prison seeks permission to attend funeral of son killed in train crash

A Greek inmate in a Turkish prison has applied for a temporary absence to attend the funeral of his son who was killed in a head-on train collision in central Greece earlier this week.

Greek media have identified the victim as 28-year-old Nikos Nalbantis. There was no information about the identity of the father or the jail where he is imprisoned.

Discrimination Forces Transgender Albanians to Self-Medicate, or Go Abroad

Neither gender-affirming hormone therapy nor sex reassignment surgery is available in Albania, meaning transgender Albanians like Fiona face having to self-medicate or travel to North Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey. The costs, financial and psychological, can be huge.

Vucic signs book of condolences at Turkish embassy

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic signed a book of condolences at the Turkish embassy in Belgrade on Thursday following a devastating earthquake that has caused great loss of life in Turkey, noting that Serbian citizens symphatised with Turkish friends in these times of pain and sadness.

Serbia to send rescue teams to quake-stricken Turkey

BELGRADE - Serbia will send rescue teams to quake-stricken Turkey, a source in the Serbian Interior Ministry has confirmed to Tanjug.

The Ministry's Emergencies Sector will send 21 rescue specialists and three liaison officers, the source said.

Economist survey shows democracy in Greece improved in 2022

The quality of democracy in Greece recovered in 2022 after a decade of decline due the economic crisis, and despite the recent wiretapping case, according to the annual report of the Economist Intelligence Unit based on the Democracy Index.

Congress has to be on board with F-16 sale, State Department says 

The US State Department supports the sale of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, but Congress has to also be on board since it is not solely up to the department to decide on the issue, spokesperson Ned Price told a briefing Thursday.

Turkey summons nine Western ambassadors over security alerts

Turkey summoned ambassadors of nine Western countries including the United States and Sweden on Thursday to criticise their decisions to temporarily shut diplomatic missions and issue security alerts following Koran-burning incidents in Europe.