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29 Apr 2010 description
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After 10 years, many Romani refugees from the Kosovo conflict can neither return to their old homes nor build new ones abroad.

by Michael J. Jordan and Shejla Fidani

SHUTO ORIZARI, Macedonia, and POMAZATIN, Kosovo | The anguish is etched on Nedzmije Selimi's face even before she starts talking.

In a gray-and-white headscarf and threadbare vest, she lets loose with her lament. First, she lost her husband to a brain aneurysm, which left her to raise their son alone in Kosovo, a society on the brink of war.

09 Sep 2002 description
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Days before parliamentary elections, Macedonia appears relatively peaceful, but interethnic and party tensions still run high.

SKOPJE, Macedonia - Five days before the close of the campaign for the 15 September elections, amid violence and irregularities, two coalitions are leading the pack in the race for a majority of seats in parliament.

The ruling coalition of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) and the Liberal Party (LP) is playing on nationalist sentiments [LINK TO Flirting With Nationalism in BRR Our …

02 Sep 2002 description
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SKOPJE, Macedonia - Peace and stability in Macedonia in the run-up to the September elections have been seriously threatened in the wake of several violent incidents, including the killing of two policemen, grenade attacks on ethnic Albanian party headquarters, and an intense hostage situation that ended without casualties on 31 August.