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Canak: We will not allow foreigners to buy our land

RUSKI KRSTUR - The League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) is against the sale of arable land to foreigners since new land cannot be generated, LSV leader Nenad Canak has said.

At the party's pre-election rally, Canak said in Ruski Krstur on Sunday evening that the LSV will stand in the way of those who want to sell the little that is left in Vojvodina.

Mrkic,Nalbandian:Serbia-Armenia ties need to be strengthened

YEREVAN - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic and his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian agreed in Yerevan on Monday that relations between the two countries need to be strengthened, and the signing of relevant agreements should pave the way for a legal framework that would ensure that.

Vucic: Threat of extremism should not be underestimated

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who is also the leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), said late Sunday that the threat posed by extremism promoted by extremist parties, politicians and tycoons - all those who see chaos as an opportunity to reverse the looming electoral defeat - should not be underestimated.

Belgrade named best place for tourism

BELGRADE - Belgrade has been named the best place for tourism as part of the traditional International tourist patrol "SACEN International", with Turkey as the best tourist destination and Belgrade-based Singidunum University as the best partner in tourism in southeastern Europe in 2013.

Jelena Jankovic reaches Indian Wells 4th round

INDIAN WELLS - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic reached the fourth round of the Masters 1000 Series tennis tournament in Indian Wells early Monday by beating Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-2.

In her next match, Jankovic will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, who beat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-1.

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Novak Djokovic through to round of sixteen

INDIAN WELLS - Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic qualified for the round of sixteen of the Masters 1000 Seriesin Indian Wells.

World's second best tennis player beat Romania's Victor Hanescu, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.

In the fight for the quarterfinal, Djokovic will cross rackets with Columbia's Alejandro Gonzalez who defeated Ivan Dodig of Croatia, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5).

Islamic leader's statement causes furore in Macedonia

Islamic leader's statement causes furore in Macedonia

Analysts and activists caution religious leaders to be careful about their statements on social networks and elsewhere.

IVZ head Sulejman Rexhepi’s post about the Prilep mosque is being criticised. [Facebook/Sulejman Rexhipi]

Mrkic visits Yerevan

YEREVAN - Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic has arrived in Yerevan where he will confer with Armenian top officials over the next two days.

Mrkic will first confer with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian and then with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

Vulin signs agreement on donation for vulnerable in KiM

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Serbia's Minister without Portfolio in charge of Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Aleksandar Vulin said in Kosovska Mitrovica that KiM will always be a priority for the Serbian government and all its bodies, and that Serbia will not cease to care for its people in Kosovo.

Who will be responsible if something happens to Ivanovic?

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Serbia's Minister without Portfolio in charge of Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Aleksandar Vulin said Sunday that he is concerned about the health of Citizens' Initiative 'Serbia, Democracy, Justice' leader Oliver Ivanovic and asked who will be responsible if anything happens to him.

Ivana Spanovic wins bronze at Indoor World Championships

SOPOT – Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic ended third in the women’s long jump at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the Polish city of Sopot on Sunday.

Serbia’s 2013 World Championships bronze medallist won her second world bronze with a jump of 6.77 meters in the last round.

Diocese of Raska and Prizren worried about Oliver Ivanovic

BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Sunday expressed deep concern and protest over the inhuman treatment to which Oliver Ivanovic, leader of the Citizens’ Initiative ‘Serbia, Democracy, Justice’ is subjected to in a Pristina prison.

Vucic: Serbia has more serious, stronger arguments at ICJ

BELGRADE – Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Sunday that Serbia has more serious and stronger legal arguments than Croatia in the current genocide case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), but pointed out that Serbia does not want to damage relations with anybody.