DNA testing is making it possible for thousands of families to recover and identify the skeletal remains of loved ones decades after they were murdered or disappeared. But some families are traumatized and distressed by these discoveries.
After separate attacks on a prominent political opposition leader and a journalist in Serbia, thousands are taking to the streets to protest an increasingly authoritarian government under President Aleksander Vučić.
Kosovan Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said.
A scoreless match turned into a riot in Belgrade on Tuesday — literally. When a banner-toting drone flew over the match between political rivals Albania and Serbia, it touched off a riot between the teams and hardcore Serbian fans.
One of the towns hardest hit by the flooding in the Balkans is the town of Obrenovac. Thousands evacuated from the town are staying in makeshift housing in the the Serbian captial, Belgrade. Freelance journalist Mitra Nazar has been listening to their stories.
Serbia withdrew its forces from Kosovo 13 years ago, but have supported a sort of Serbian parallel government in northern Kosovo. Now Serbia is telling Serbs there to vote in the Kosovo election, and many Serbs see that as a betrayal.
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