Kosovo War

February 26, 2019 - 8:39 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president alleged Tuesday that senior Serb officials are responsible for the 1999 slayings of three Albanian-American brothers who fought with ethnic Albanian fighters against Serbia's rule. Hashim Thaci spoke after meeting in Pristina with Ilir Bytyci, brother of...
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January 13, 2019 - 3:58 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister met Sunday with two fellow former fighters in a bloody war for independence from Serbia two decades ago who are preparing to be questioned by prosecutors for a special war crimes court. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj's Facebook page showed photos...
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The Kosovo national flag insignia is worn on the uniform of a Kosovo Security Force member attending a parliamentary session to approve the formation of an army, in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament convened on Friday to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Florent Bajrami)
December 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a "direct threat to peace and stability" in the Balkans and lashed out at the United States for...
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Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, center, Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, left, and KSF Commander Lt. Gen. Rrahman Rama applaud after the Kosovo parliament approved the formation of an army in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament convened on Friday to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 14, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 6 p.m. Kosovo leaders have held an official ceremony for the transformation of their security forces into an army. Friday's ceremony was led by the country's three top officials —President Hashim Thaci wearing...
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December 12, 2018 - 11:56 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Wednesday that former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice. Ramush Haradinaj, himself a former commander of the 1998-99 war for independence against Serbia, wrote on Facebook that the struggle...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Vucic says French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his visit to Serbia after France's worst urban riots in years. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 04, 2018 - 10:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia sought support from allies Russia and China on Tuesday in opposing the formation of a Kosovo army, warning that a military in its former province could lead to renewed clashes in the Balkans. Kosovo's parliament is set to vote Dec. 14 on transforming the country's...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:10 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held large military drills on Saturday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions over Kosovo. The live-ammunition maneuvers, dubbed "The Century of Winners," include 8,000 soldiers, 100 battle tanks and MiG-29...
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Kosovo Albanians run past a fire burning at a roadblock in Vojtesh, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Kosovo Albanians burned tires and blocked roads with wooden logs, trucks and heavy machinery on a planned route by Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic who was trying to reach the village of Banje while visiting Serbs in the former Serbian province. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
September 09, 2018 - 8:54 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo Albanians on Sunday blocked roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia's president in the former Serbian province, further fueling tensions between the two Balkan foes. During his two-day trip, President Aleksandar Vucic planned to visit a Serb-populated...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic waves to his supporters during a rally in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo say the safety of Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic during a visit to Kosovo isn't threatened despite roadblocks that prevented his visit to a central Serb-populated village. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
September 09, 2018 - 7:40 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Kosovo and Serbia (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Serbia's president says the Balkan country no longer wants to wage wars in Kosovo and is seeking to build trust and friendship with majority Albanians after an era of conflicts. But Aleksandar...
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A view on street in Presevo, Serbia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. In an ethnic Albanian-dominated region in southern Serbia that borders Kosovo and that has been widely assumed a potential bargaining chip in any land-swap deal between Serbia and its breakaway former province. (AP Photo/Zenel Zhinipotoku)
September 07, 2018 - 8:45 am
PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic talks between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Kosovo's president says that negotiations with Serbia are becoming more and more difficult. Hashim Thaci on Friday had planned to meet in Brussels with his Serb counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic...
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