China To Join Russian Air Strikes In Syria, Russia Gains Iraq Air Base – Report

BELGRADE – DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that China sent word to Moscow on Friday, October 2, that J-15 fighter bombers would shortly join the Russian air campaign that was launched Wednesday, September 30. Baghdad has moreover offered Moscow an air base for targeting the Islamic State now occupying large swathes of Iraqi territory, … Read more

Chinese HBIS Group Interested In Zelezara Smederevo

SMEDEREVO – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that the negotiations are underway between the government and strategic partner Hebei Iron And Steel (HBIS Group) from China which is interested in the only Serbian steel plant in Smederevo, located around 50 kilometers from Belgrade. They are interested in investing at least EUR 300 … Read more

Today Marks 100 Years Since Heroic Defense Of Belgrade In WWI

The First World War began on 28 July 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Most of the subsequent Balkan offensives occurred near Belgrade. Austro-Hungarian monitors started shelling of Belgrade on 29 July 1914. After a prolonged battle which destroyed much of the city, between 6 and 9 October 1915, Belgrade fell to German and … Read more

Usnija Redzepova Dies At 70

BELGRADE – Folk music singer Usnija Redzepova died in Belgrade at age of 70 after a long battle with lung cancer. She will be remembered by many songs with southern rhythm. Usnija Redzepova was born in Skopje on February 4th 1946. She celebrated the music of southern Serbia with her authentic style, and she received … Read more

Goran Rakic Elected North Mitrovica Mayor

Local elections results from Kosovo show a Kosovo Serb has been elected mayor of Mitrovica North after a prolonged electoral race that was soured by the killing of one candidate and the arrest of another. Official preliminary results from the February 23 mayoral election show Goran Rakic, a Belgrade-backed candidate, winning 52.6 percent of the … Read more