Authorities in Macedonia have accused ethnic Albanians from Kosovo of planning violent unrest in the country after a Saturday police raid against an armed group early left 14 militants and eight police officers dead, the BBC reports. Officials said that the group had been "neutralized" and a massive weapons cache seized. Because of the region’s
instability in recent decades, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg urged "everyone to exercise restraint and avoid any further escalation." Read more from AFP.
On its front page, Macedonian daily Nova Makedonija profiles the policemen who lost their lives. As the world pays respect and marks the 70th anniversary of the World War II victory over fascism, the newspaper noted the poignancy and timing of Macedonia and its armed forces having to confront a new form of fascism through terrorist attacks and violence.
ABOUT THIS SOURCE: Nova Makedonija (New Macedonia) is the oldest daily newspaper in the Republic of Macedonia. The first edition was published on Oct. 26,1944, in Gorno Vranovci, and constitutes the first document written after the codification of Standard Macedonian.