Macedonia nabs 30 over parliament attack

Policemen try to contain protesters trying to enter Macedonia’s parliament to protest against what they said was an unfair vote to elect a parliamentary speaker, following months of political deadlock in the Balkan country in Skopje on April 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Macedonian police have arrested about 30 people, including two opposition MPs, former […]

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Macedonia’s opposition plans to form government after violence

Police face protesters gathered outside Macedonia’s parliament after the governing Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker in Skopje, April 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Macedonia’s opposition Social Democrats say they would push ahead in forming a government with ethnic Albanian partners, following an eruption of violence when […]

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Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov named veteran conservative Nikola Gruevski as PM-designate

Macedonia’s former prime minister and leader of the ruling VMRO DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski (Photo by AFP) Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has asked Nikola Gruevski, a former prime minister with a controversial track record, to form a new government in the Balkan country. Gruevski was named Macedonia’s PM-designate on Monday, nearly a month after his […]

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Macedonian opposition supporters hold anti-government demonstration in Skopje

The photo shows protesters marching during an anti-government demonstration in Skopje, Macedonia, April 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) Opposition supporters have taken to the streets in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, two months ahead of the country’s scheduled national elections. Tuesday’s anti-government demonstration was organized by the main opposition party Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM). […]

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UN censures Macedonia for “systematic” violation of the rights of dejected and vulnerable refugees

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein (Photo by AFP) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has censured Macedonia for “systematic” violation of the rights of dejected and vulnerable refugees, particularly children. “I urge the government to put an end to these practices, which are in breach of international law,” Zeid said […]

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