Orthodox Catholic Church
PRISTINA - Several hundred ethnic Albanians in the Musutiste village in the south of Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has blocked the passage to the local Orthodox church to prevent displaced Serbs from Suva Reka and the surrounding villages from getting there to celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.
Religious hardliners in Serbia are being accused of abuse of minors - and even of breaking the law - in connection with a controversial summer camp.
The 15 children attending the St Lazar’s Summer Youth Camp this July in the Kučaj mountains of eastern Serbia were taught to wear military uniform and shoot from replica Kalashnikov rifles.
The International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 published by the State Department says societal discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice remains widespread in the Balkans.
Victims of most abuse, including cases of physical violence and vandalizing places of worship, are usually members of smaller religious groups, it says.
After claiming his second Wimbledon title on Sunday, tennis star Djokovic is set to marry his fiancée Jelena Ristic on Thursday at a glittering wedding ceremony near Budva, Montenegro, including around 140 guests.
Djokovic and Ristic arrived in Montenegro on Tuesday by private plane for what media in Serbia and Montenegro are already calling "the wedding of the century".
Serbian FM meets with Friuli-Venezia president
BELGRADE -- Serbian FM and First Deputy PM Ivica Dačić met on Wednesday with Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia President Debora Serracchiani.
They discussed regional cooperation and economic relations, primarily in the fields of transport, energy and scientific research centers, the Serbian government said.
BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic, in the capacity of co-chair of the committee for interior decoration of St. Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, met on Thursday with Academician Nikolai Alexandrovich Mukhin of the Russian Academy of Arts, and science secretary of the Academy Nadezhda Nikolayevna Mukhina.