Bulgaria to expel 1,000 refugees over violent protest

Prime Minister says Afghan refugees who clashed with police will be moved to a closed camp and then expelled.


Bulgaria: Refugee protests over treatment turn violent

Refugees clash with police near the Turkish border after authorities restrict their movement over health fears.


Bulgaria: Prime Minister Boyko Borisov resigns

Conservative PM steps down after his party's candidate suffers heavy defeat in presidential vote to pro-Russia general.


Pro-Russia Radev wins Bulgaria presidency

Former air force commander who has called for an end to EU sanctions against Russia wins election by wide margin.


Bulgaria opposition candidate tops presidential poll

Pro-Russia, anti-migration candidate Rumen Radev won 25.8 percent of the vote in first round of the election.


The vigilante 'migrant hunter' of Bulgaria

Petar Nizamov spends his days trawling the border with Turkey to find hopeful refugees to try and send back.


Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public places

Under the law, the garment will be banned in public institutions, schools, areas of administrative and public services.


In the Valley of Guns and Roses

The struggles of a single mother who works in a weapons factory in Bulgaria's Rose Valley.


Palestinians demand truth about death in Sofia embassy

Palestinian suspicions fall on Israel after mysterious death of Omar Nayef Zayed at embassy in Bulgarian capital.

Human Rights

Palestinian evades Israel extradition in Sofia embassy

Palestinian party warns Bulgarian extradition could set "dangerous precedent" for former political prisoners in Europe.

Al Jazeera World

Bulgaria, My Land

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish community, persecuted and even deported last century, continues its fight for recognition.


Refugees in Bulgaria: 'Extortion, robbery, violence'

Refugees recall the violence and abuse endured at the hands of authorities during Bulgaria passage.

Human Rights

Refugees share stories of a violent welcome to Europe

Refugees report being the victims of violence on the Bulgarian border as they attempt to reach safety in Europe.


Egypt-bound plane makes emergency landing in Bulgaria

Airliner with 161 passengers aboard flying to Egyptian resort diverted after bomb threat.

Humanitarian crises

Refugees found in refrigerated truck in Bulgaria

Driver of vehicle detained and identity of estimated 129 refugees being established, official news agency reports.