Disaster preparedness

Migrant crisis posed new challenges - panel

BELGRADE - The migrant crisis, which saw around a million people pass through Serbia, posed new challenges for local communities and self-government authorities - the citizens demonstrated humaneness and the authorities became aware of the significance of improving resilience to various crises and ensuring the necessary infrastructure, a panel was told Friday.

UNDP conference on Serbia's resilience to natural disasters

BELGRADE - What capacities does a country such as Serbia need to be as resilient as possible to the effects of natural disasters? What information and what technologies would reduce the vulnerability to them? What are Western Balkan countries missing to improve disaster prevention and response?

Russian defense minister could visit Serbia in October

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu could visit Belgrade on Oct. 20, while there is a possibility that "the promised" Russian MiGs will arrive before him.

At least that is what the daily Vecernje Novosti claims, adding that the details and date of Shoigu's visit will be determined on September 29, when the Serbian minister of foreign affairs, Ivica Dacic, is traveling to Moscow.

'Pirate' Wikipedia launched in Turkey after access ban

A "pirate" website for the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has been launched in Turkey, five months after the website was banned in the country.

With its domain name registered in the capital Ankara, the mirror website "www.turkcewikipedia.org" contains all the content of Wikipedia in both English and Turkish.