Protesters storm presidential HQ in Macedonia

An anti-government protest in the Macedonian capital of Skopje has resulted in violence, with police being reportedly involved in clashes with demonstrators who have reportedly stormed the president’s office. The protest began Wednesday daytime and reportedly accumulated some three thousand people. The protest entered its second day, with no violence[…]

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Afghan refugees drown en route to Macedonia

At least three refugees from Afghanistan have drowned while trying to reach Macedonia from Greece via a river, as they struggled with the alternative route following the closure of the main border. The bodies of the victims were pulled out the Suva Reka river, which was swollen by rain, early[…]

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Macedonia allows ‘vulnerable’ migrants in

Macedonia said on Friday it would allow a limited number of “vulnerable” migrants to enter the country after sealing its border with Greece to them, leaving thousands of refugees stuck in no-man’s land. “A limited number of illegal migrants in vulnerable categories are allowed to enter Macedonia and they may[…]

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Macedonia police fire tear gas at refugees

Macedonian police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive back refugees trying to cross the border from Greece after they spent a night stranded by an emergency decree that has effectively sealed the Macedonian frontier. At least four refugees were taken for treatment on the Greek side of[…]

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