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Greece, Macedonia sign pact to end dispute over name

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to end dispute over name

The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks which had soured relations between the two countries.

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greece's leftist-led government was expected to shrug off a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia.

Greeks to rally against use of ‘Macedonia’ in name dispute with Skopje

Greeks to rally against use of ‘Macedonia’ in name dispute with Skopje

Greeks in the northern city of Thessaloniki gathered on Sunday for a protest against the use of the word ‘Macedonia’ in any solution to a row between Athens and Skopje ...

Qatar Airways' inaugural flight touches down at Skopje airport

Qatar Airways' inaugural flight touches down at Skopje airport

The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Skopje touched down at Alexander the Great Airport on Monday. The capital of Macedonia will be served four times a week with an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Macedonian capital

Qatar Airways to launch direct service to Macedonian capital

Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will start its scheduled direct service to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, on July 17 with four flights a week.

Erdogan arrives at mass rally in Istanbul against attempted coup

Erdogan arrives at mass rally in Istanbul against attempted coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at a massive rally of hundreds of thousands of people in Istanbul on Sunday to protest last month's failed coup attempt by elements of the Turkish military.

Severe storm kills 20 in Macedonia, 1,000 people rescued

Severe storm kills 20 in Macedonia, 1,000 people rescued

A severe thunderstorm that dumped torrential rain on the Macedonian capital, Skopje, has killed at least 20 people, Deputy Health Minister Nikola Todorov said Sunday.

Greece starts clearing makeshift migrant camp on border

Greece starts clearing makeshift migrant camp on border

Greek police started clearing migrants and refugees out of a sprawling tent camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia where thousands have been stranded for months ...

Hundreds hurt as police tear gas migrants on Greek border

Hundreds hurt as police tear gas migrants on Greek border

At least 260 people were hurt Sunday when police fired tear gas at migrants as they tried to break through the Greek-Macedonia border, where over 11,000 people are stranded, a charity said.

Macedonia sends hundreds of migrants back to Greece

Macedonia sends hundreds of migrants back to Greece

Some 1,500 migrants who managed to cross into Macedonia, despite the border being closed to them for a week, have been sent back to Greece by Macedonian troops, officials said Tuesday.

Three Afghan migrants drown trying to cross into Macedonia

Three Afghan migrants drown trying to cross into Macedonia

Three Afghan migrants, including a pregnant woman, drowned in a river swelled by heavy rain as they tried to cross into Macedonia from Greece early on Monday, officials said.

Refugees waiting for 'miracle' as Balkan borders slam shut

Refugees waiting for 'miracle' as Balkan borders slam shut

For the past three days, 15-year-old Ola has clung onto a scrap of cardboard bearing the number 22, hoping her turn will finally come to cross the sealed metal fence on the Greek-Macedonian border.