The mayor of the Hungarian village of Asotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, in his office. On his desk are passports and other documents thrown away by illegal migrants crossing from nearby Serbia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Beside a quiet country road that sidles into Hungary from the Serbian border, weary people push through a last barrier of rain-glossy trees and stand,(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: criticised for what rights groups call his prejudiced campaign against migrants as he seeks to counter the rising popularity at home of the far-right Jobbik party :

Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic has condemned Hungary’s plan to build a fence along the countries’ border to block migrants, and expressed c(...)

Ramush Haradinaj:  He was cleared at the Hague in 2008, and at a re-trial four years later. Photograph: AP Photo/ Koen van Weel, Pool

Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj was detained yesterday in Slovenia on a Serbian arrest warrant, a week after Bosnian Muslim ex-militar(...)

The Hungarian government has ordered the interior ministry to ‘prepare for closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border by next Wednesday; this will be achieved by erecting a four-metre-high fence’ along its 175km length. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Hungary plans to build a security fence along its entire border with Serbia to halt the flow of illegal migrants, despite domestic and international(...)

A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi. Photograph: Beso Gulashvili/Reuters 1:43

Georgian police were last night searching the mud-clogged streets of the capital, Tbilisi, for animals that escaped from the city’s zoo during flas(...)

Chiril Gaburici, who resigned as Moldova’s prime minister on Friday. His travails intensified pressure on the government as Russia seeks to strengthen its position in two pro-Moscow regions of Moldova. Photograph: Viktor Dimitrov/Reuters

Moldova’s pro-Russian parties were expected to defeat pro-EU rivals in yesterday’s local elections, which were dominated by political and fina(...)

Serb prime minister Aleksandar Vucic: said a testing month lay ahead for his country and the region. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

A plan to “reboot” Bosnia’s faltering European Union integration has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the country’s Serb-run region blocked a key r(...)

 Salafi members in Upper Maoca village, Brcko, in northeastern Bosnia, deny allegations they are connected with Islamic State.  Upper Maoca is in the focus of the Bosnian public as the place from which recruited fighters were allegedly going to fight on the battlefields in Iraq and Syria to support the IS. Photograph: Samir Yordamovic/Anadolu Agency/Getty

The video’s slick style is now familiar: between clips of documentary footage, and with English subtitles, young Muslim gunmen urge fellow believers t(...)

A Ukrainian radical nationalist group Praviy Sektor (Right Sector) volunteer fighter fires his assault rifle during training near Pokrovskoe, eastern Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations Security Council will convene and senior US officials will meet today to discuss resurgent fighting in eastern Ukraine, amid cla(...)

Bosnian wood carver-sculptor Salem Hajderovac works on a chair for  Pope Francis, at his workshop in Zavidovici, Bosnia. The chair, made from walnut trees, is to be used by the pope  during his visit to Sarajevo. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A dark-green military helicopter swept low over Sarajevo yesterday, the clatter of its rotor blades bouncing off the stone roofs of the city’s old tow(...)