Kosovo War

Vojislav Seselj, center, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, holds a burning NATO flag as he and others gather for a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Members of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party gathered for a protest on Sunday in the Serbian capital to mark the 20th anniversary of the NATO led bombing campaign against Serbia in 1999. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 24, 2019 - 6:39 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade is commemorating the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo is hailing the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect...
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March 01, 2019 - 4:19 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's president has rejected any idea of a land swap with Serbia. Hashim Thaci said Friday in the Albanian capital Tirana that "a land swap would never occur." Last year, Thaci had proposed a "border correction," with Kosovo getting Serbia's southern Presevo Valley and...
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February 26, 2019 - 5:39 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 - 12:58 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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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Vucic says he doesn't share U.S. President Donald Trump's optimism that an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is "within reach" two decades after their war. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 21, 2018 - 7:00 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president said Friday he doesn't share U.S. President Donald Trump's optimism that an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is "within reach," two decades after their war. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that a letter sent by Trump expressing that opinion is "...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a woman passes by graffiti depicting the Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and US President Elect Donald Trump in a suburb of Belgrade, Serbia. The Cyrillic letters on graffiti read "Kosovo is Serbia", as Serbia doesn't recognise Kosovo's independence. U.S. President Donald Trump has urged Serbia and Kosovo to make a ''historic'' deal that would bring ''long-sought'' peace to the Balkan region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
December 20, 2018 - 9:14 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has urged Serbia and Kosovo to secure a "historic" deal that would bring "long-sought" peace to the Balkan region — a sign that Washington is willing to take a more active role in mediating between the two wartime foes. The office of Serbian...
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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 - 3:36 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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Workers hang Serbian flags in the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 14, 2018 - 7:55 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Russia's foreign ministry has denounced moves to form a Kosovo army and said it must be disbanded. The ministry says in a statement on Friday the NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo "must take urgent and...
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December 12, 2018 - 8:56 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 - 7:12 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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