In the Republic of Moldova, many Roma women live in communities still organized along highly patriarchal lines. A United Nations project aims to help Roma women escape poverty and social isolation by encouraging them to seek political office.
The two brothers arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Duisburg come from Kosovo. Their homeland has long been concerned with growing Islamic radicalism. Authorities are trying to counteract the trend.
Beloved Balkan musical Esma Redzepova passed away in a Skopje hospital, according to local reports. Redzepova sang worldwide for over 60 years.
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