Kosovo War

February 26, 2019 - 7:39 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 - 2:58 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 - 9:00 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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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 - 5:36 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 - 11:04 am
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 - 10:56 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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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addresses the media during a press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Kosovo’s prime minister said Monday Dec. 10, 2018, that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
December 10, 2018 - 12:58 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo's lawmakers will vote Friday on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army. The measures are...
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November 10, 2018 - 5:10 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 - 7:25 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, front, speaks during his visit to the Gazivode Dam near the village of Gazivode, Kosovo on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Vucic is on a two day visit to Kosovo. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
September 09, 2018 - 5:35 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Kosovo and Serbia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Kosovo's president says that opposition by Kosovo's citizens to the visit by Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic is understandable, but he urged restraint for the sake of peace and...
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