Scribbling over ballot papers has become a norm with more and more young people getting disillusioned with the country's leadership and many more wanting to move abroad
The results of the election could have major repercussions for secessionist movements that threaten to tear Balkan borders apart.
Efforts to change the name of the Balkan state now enters crisis mode as voters failed to turn out in a blow for Western leaders who campaigned for a "yes" vote.
The international community has often proven incapable of dealing with state led crimes against humanity, and Myanmar could prove another missed milestone.
The Saudi-UAE cold war with Iran has been a hot war for most of the Middle East. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen bare the brutal scars of outside powers competing for influence.
With the West in disarray, Kosovo is finding out that its territorial integrity is up for grabs.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says Macedonia will be able to become NATO's newest member, provided the new name was approved in a referendum later this year to resolve a long-running row with Greece.
French President Macron says he does not want "a Balkans that turns toward Turkey or Russia" but neither does he want the European Union to enlarge before it has solved its problems at its current size.
Today, no more than 800 Jews live in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, down from around 12,500 before World War II.
"Why not a single president, as a symbol of national unity?" says Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, arguing his country and Kosovo could one day have a single president.
Aleksandar Vucic's two-day visit is seen as an attempt to solve a number of issues between the two Balkan countries and boost economic ties between them despite divisions stemming from the war in the 1990s that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Edward J. Erickson, a US army veteran and historian, explains how ethnic tensions unravelled in the Middle East following World War I.
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