Migrants and refugees walk along snow-covered fields after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Syria are forecast to drop to -20 degrees this week. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Refugees and migrants crossing the Balkans are at serious risk of major health problems due to freezing winter weather, with large numbers of children(...)

Migrants walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia, on Monday. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

At certain moments, at certain places on the Balkan migration route into Europe, it can seem that a spirit of co-operation is finally overcoming the c(...)

Kiev’s main airport, Boryspil, in Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities will review the defences of government computer systems  after a cyber attack on Kiev’s main airport was launched from a server in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine is ramping up its cyber security after a suspected attack by Russian hackers on a computer at its main international airport, just weeks after(...)

Temporary haven: the migrants’ transit camp in Dobova, Slovenia. Photograph: Sergey Ponomaren/New York Times

As sunshine chases the mist from Slovenia’s bucolic border with Croatia, brightening the fields around the village of Dobova, Rana Dagestani may have (...)

Nikola Gruevski, a conservative who has ruled for almost a decade, announcing his resignation. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonia’s prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, offered his resignation on Friday as part of a western-brokered deal to end the Balkan state’s rumbling p(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko gestures during his press conference in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine has pledged to regain full control of its territory this year by ending a Russian-backed insurgency in the east, and called for agreement on (...)

 Arriving in Gevgelija: After their ordeals, many refugees are  content to wait a while in the southern Macedonia town where local and international aid groups offer food, clothes, medical help and other crucial services. Photograph: Boris Grdanoski/AP

It is late on a dank and foggy night in a transit camp for refugees in southern Macedonia, and the next train north won’t leave for several hours. Mo(...)

Protesters throw molotov cocktails during a violent protest in Pristina, Kosovo, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Police in Kosovo have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters whose rally against EU-backed deals with Serbia and Montenegro ended wit(...)

Women and children migrants in the Serbian village of Miratovac after crossing the Macedonian border.  Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Lamine Buasida placed his sodden shoes in the weak winter sunshine, peeled off his soaking socks and gingerly rubbed his painful feet. Their soles wer(...)

Ottoman Empire flag: Legend has itthat Suleiman’s heart was removed and interred in a tomb built where he died – a site Hungarian experts think they have found. Photograph: Getty Images

Suleiman the Magnificent 450 years ago was preparing to lead his mighty Ottoman army from Constantinople to Vienna, in an attempt to finally seize the(...)