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Soccer-blow for Iran as Kosovo friendly cancelled

Iran National football team. (MEHR) June 1, 2018 Iran's World Cup preparations were hit by a second cancellation of a friendly match ahead of next month's tournament in Russia. The Iranians were hoping to face Kosovo in Istanbul on Saturday, in a game which had been quickly organised after a scheduled friendly against [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Balkans, Russia|

Iranians use visa-free travel to Serbia to flee to EU

Ramin Lovimi, a refugee from Iran, his wife Shahla Lovimi and their daughter Asma Lovimi are pictured during an interview with AFP at a migrant center in Belgrade on March 14, 2018. (AFP) March 31, 2018 Until six months ago, the Lovimi family from Iran had never heard of Serbia. But here they [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|Balkans, Europe|

Two Iranians detained on suspicion of terrorism in the capital of Albania

the square dedicated to the national hero Skanderbeg dominates its equestrian statue and waving Albanian flag - Tirana. (Stock Photo) March 26, 2018 Albania’s media reported on March 22, 2018 that two Iranians were arrested on the charge of terrorism in Tirana. On Thursday morning, two Iranian nationals suspected of terrorist activity were [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Balkans|

Iran, Serbia resume direct flights after 27-year gap

An IranAir Airbus A321 with the description ''The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Reuters) March 11, 2018 After a gap of 27 years, direct flights between Iran and Serbia resumed on Saturday, when an IranAir jet touched down at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport, Serbian media reported. IranAir is offering a direct [...]

By |March 11th, 2018|Balkans|

Hezbollah role unmentioned in charges for 2012 Bulgaria terrorist attack

A bus bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria was most likely the work of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants, Bulgarian officials say. (Reuters) By Benjamin Weinthal February 2, 2018 The Bulgarian state prosecution has decided not to charge Hezbollah with involvement in the 2012 bomb attack at the Burgas airport that killed [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Balkans, Lebanon|

Hizbullah’s reign of terror: From Beirut & beyond

The head of Hizbullah, Hasan Nasrallah, is seen delivering a televised speech to his supporters as they attend on August 31, 2017 a rally in Baalbek to celebrate the return of its fighters after fighting the Islamic State. (AFP) By Charles Bybelezer  January 22, 2018 The trial of two Hizbullah operatives accused of blowing [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Balkans, Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

Hezbollah terrorist trial in Bulgaria starts

Bulgaria bus bombing which targeted Israelis in July 2012. (REUTERS) By Benjamin Weinthal January 19, 2018 The trial of two Hezbollah operatives, who allegedly blew up an Israeli tour bus in 2012, killing five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver, started on Wednesday in Sofia, Bulgaria. The prosecutor Krasimir Trenchev told reporters at the [...]

By |January 19th, 2018|Balkans|

Iran denies Bulgaria PM entry into airspace en route to Saudi Arabia

Bulgaria's Prime minister Boyko Borissov arrives on the second day of a summit of European Union (EU) leaders in Brussels on October 20, 2017. (AFP) November 30, 2017 Bulgaria said Wednesday that an aircraft taking its prime minister and former king to Saudi Arabia was denied permission by Iran to enter its airspace, [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Balkans, Saudi Arabia|

Slovenia investigates its own bank for money laundering for Iran

Flags flutter in front of the Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) building in Ljubljana July 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic) October 6, 2017 Slovenia has launched an investigation into claims that its biggest state-owned bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), laundered almost €1bn from Iran between 2008 and 2010, breaking international sanctions and potentially contributing to [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Balkans, Europe|

Iran expands its terrorist sponsorship in the Balkans

An image published by the Iran-based Al-Mustafa ِInternational University shows the opening of their semester in Prishtina, Kosovo's capital. (rferl.org/Aug 16) By Pejman Amiri August 5, 2017 The U.S. Congress' recent bill of sanctions on Iran mainly cites the Iranian regime's terrorist activities throughout the Middle East. The recently released Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 by [...]

By |August 5th, 2017|Balkans|