Archives for Politics
It may come as no surprise that Armenia ranks as the world’s #2 suffering country (after Bulgaria) in Gallup’s latest global wellbeing poll.
Thousands of women were victims of sexual crimes during the Balkan conflicts. Most of them receive no support from the region's states, despite the progress marked by international criminal law in prosecuting these crimes.
Over 600 thousand Syrians, fleeing the war, arrived in Turkey. Most of them are in the Hatay province. OBC's report from Reyhanli.
The Armenian government wants to increase salaries of senior leaders and MPs by over 200-percent, while eliminating unemployment benefits. Officials contend that such measures are needed to combat corruption and improve the state’s financial picture.
After a recent wave of incidents, Serbian authorities have promised draconian measures against hooligans, but seem unable to effectively tackle the problem.
UK energy consumers have long complained about the rising cost of their utility bills, which now soar over $2,000 U.S. annually--clean energy is an option, but not if UK politicians start scaling back their rhetoric.
Armenia and Turkey's periodic efforts to make peace tend to hit a wall, but the nettlesome neighbors seem to be, once again, having another semi-go at reconciliation.
The recent presidential elections in Azerbaijan, regarded by the OSCE as probably among the worst ever seen in the history of this institution, were deemed free and transparent by MEPs led by Italian Pino Arlacchi. OBC’s analysis.
After spending most of the day airing her family’s dirty laundry on Twitter Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan strongman Islam Karimov, has gone quiet.
Because of the financial crisis, about 200,000 Albanian migrants have decided to leave Greece and return to their homeland: the repatriation was a difficult choice for the youngest ones, who have to adapt to a country they do not know.
Bosnia: The recent census of the population, the electoral system and the country's Constitution favor the reinforcement of divisions, sealing the borders between different religious and national groups. The analysis of Nenad Stojanovic.
Whether or not students of the opposite sex should live together is the latest controversy to envelop Turkish Prime Recep Tayyip Erdogan.