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Meet The Transgender Army General Who Won A Surprise Legal Victory In Serbia

AP | JOVANA GEC | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In macho Serbia, he came across as macho as they come: an army major in a military culture that glorifies masculine strength...

Keep the U.S. Military Home: Washington Is a Bigger Threat to Mideast Stability Than Iran

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Obama administration's decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East.

A "Great Fear" in Kosovo

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In this carnage, both the Damascus dictatorship of Bashar Al-Assad, which is supported by the Iranian regime, and the ultra-Wahhabi "Islamic State" that opposes the civil resistance to Bashar, are guilty.

American People Must Say No to Washington's Foolish Policy of Constant War

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

American foreign policy is controlled by fools. What else can one conclude from the bipartisan demand that the U.S. intervene everywhere all the time, irrespective of consequences? No matter how disastrous the outcome, the War Lobby insists that the idea was sound. Any problems obviously result, it is claimed, from execution, a matter of doing too little: too few troops engaged, too few foreigners killed, too few nations bombed, too few societies transformed, too few countries occupied, too few years involved, too few dollars spent. As new conflicts rage across the Middle East, the interventionist caucus' dismal record has become increasingly embarrassing.

Serbia Asks People To Please Stop Throwing Their Grenades In The Garbage

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

BELGRADE, March 17 (Reuters) - The Serbian government asked people on Tuesday not to dispose of hand grenades and other munitions in the garbage, ho...

Guilt As Destiny

John Feffer | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
John Feffer

Less attention has been paid to the émigrés who worked on behalf of peace and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia. These activists supported peace organizations in the region, helped to spread the word of human rights violations, and worked in large numbers for international organizations, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.

Libraries Burning: From Sarajevo to Mosul

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In the Balkans, Serbia conducted "ethnic cleansing" -- a repellent euphemism for "ethnic purging." The "Islamic State" is bent on "theological cleansing," which amounts to the same evil impulse.

Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10.

Astoria Characters: The Full-Cup Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Predrag Grncarski's a cappuccino guy; his wife, Giselle, favors cortados. Not that they ever have time for a coffee break.

Syriza in Athens and Putin in Moscow: An Unholy Alliance?

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Islam is by no means the only faith in which evil intentions are covered by pious phrases. The fantasy of a new Christian Orthodox empire should alarm the world no less than the tremors of the financial markets or the status of the euro.

UN Court: Serbia Did Not Commit Genocide In Croatia During Balkan Wars

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations' highest court ruled on Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed gen...

NATO's Future Rises to Focus of U.S. Presidential Election 2016?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

13 Aussie Sharks Spotted in Bondi, at Water Polo by the Sea

Dominique Kane | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Dominique Kane

A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.

450 Dogs Surround Life-Saving Secret Santa

Janet Kinosian | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Janet Kinosian

Yes, heroes are everywhere, but there are heroes and then there are HEROES. And for stray animals in Eastern Europe, these people are super-heroes.

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Putin's 'Yugoslavian Scenario' Threatens Balkan Interfaith Relations

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

A Russian threat to Bosnia-Hercegovina could mean a rupture of delicate interreligious relations maintained in the country since Dayton. Bosnia is still divided between a "Republic of Serbs" and the "Federation of Bosnia-Hercegovina," with the latter comprising Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats.

Serbia's Future- EU Accession or A Closer Alliance with Russia

Samuel Ramani | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

While Serbia has made great strides towards integration in the EU, it still has a long way to go before it can achieve economic compliance with EU standards and shed the reputation of intolerance and radical nationalism, personified by Seselj, that has tarnished the country since Milosevic's ascension to power.

Alabanians Red-Carded Over Own Drone-Goal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

A debacle of a football match between Serbia and Albania has triggered a new wave of Balkan political tensions that deepens a traditional gap between the two nations whose historical collision has become an inseparable part of Balkan identity.

Caution: Slippery Loan Ahead!

Nezir Sinani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered many losses and damage this spring when both countries were hit hard by the heaviest rain in 120 years of recorded weather measurements.

Women Who Loot

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Of course I was not a looter, the CNN camera makes all rebels into looters by definition. But my historical battle was that of yet another Balkan looting raid, against one's own parents and history. Not one Balkan war was ever won with clean hands.

Why This City Is Allowing Gay Pride For The First Time In 3 Years

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices

* Last Pride march attacked by nationalists and hooligans * Serbia under pressure from EU over gay rights * Church compa...

Gay Pride Event Slammed As 'Shameless' By Church Leader

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia's influential Christian Orthodox church on Tuesday denounced a gay pride march planned for the weekend, a...

Kosovo Is Not Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Crossing the border from Serbia to Kosovo is easy. Serbian citizens can get by with daily ID, as if they were EU citizen inside the EU Schengen fortre...

Far Far Away

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Hacking War Songs, new video for my SXSW 2015 panel http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/38176 Far Far Away from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....