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Bosnian Serb general Tolimir dies in Hague jail: reports

Belgrade - Top Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir has died in jail at The Hague where he was serving a life sentence for genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Serbian media reported Tuesday.

Serbian hermit inherits fortune, gives it away: Report

Belgrade - An elderly hermit living in a mud hut in the Serbian mountains inherited a fortune from her estranged husband in Australia -- but swiftly gave it all away to live off her meagre pension, local media reported.

Kosovo Serb politician jailed for war crimes

Drenas - An international tribunal on Thursday jailed a top Kosovo Serb politician for nine years for war crimes against ethnic Albanians during the late 1990s conflict, in a ruling condemned by Belgrade.

Charities warn of 'desperate' plight of refugees in snow

Belgrade - Leading children's charities warned Tuesday that young refugees are at serious risk from the bitterly cold Balkan weather, as figures showed 31,000 migrants have arrived in Greece already this year.

Serbia PM calls for snap elections with EU in mind

Belgrade - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday called for early elections in a bid to cement stability as the Balkan country negotiates its accession into the European Union.

Family of Yugoslavia's Tito await news of inheritance

Belgrade - For 35 years since the death of communist Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, tens of thousands of the extravagant strongman's belongings have been the subject of legal wrangling.

Large anti-government protest in Kosovo turns violent

Pristina - Thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets in Kosovo's capital Saturday, with police firing tear gas as some protesters threw Molotov cocktails and set fire to a government building.

Kosovo top court backs key EU-sponsored deal with Serbia

Pristina - Kosovo's constitutional court on Wednesday backed a key EU-sponsored agreement with Serbia that has prompted harsh opposition criticsm and months of violent protests.

Paris massacre gun traced to Florida dealer Century Arms

Delray Beach - One of the guns used to massacre 130 people in Paris has been traced to a Florida gun dealer with close ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a troubled history of selling guns that ended up in the hands of terrorists.

Turkey expresses condolences to Russia over death of pilot

Belgrade - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday expressed Ankara's condolences to Russia for the death of a Russian pilot when one of its warplanes was shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border last week.

Kerry calls for Syrian, Arab ground troops against IS

Belgrade - US Secretary of State John Kerry called Thursday for Syrian and Arab ground troops to take on Islamic State fighters to enable a complete defeat of the organisation.

Russia warns Turkey will regret plane downing, receives condolences

Belgrade - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed that the Turkish leadership would be made to regret the downing of one of Moscow's warplanes, as Ankara presented its condolences for the death of a Russian pilot in the incident.

Turkey, Russia foreign ministers meet for talks after plane crisis

Belgrade - The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia met in Belgrade on Thursday in the first high-level bilateral talks since the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets sparked an unprecedented crisis.

Kerry calls on Kosovo to do more to prevent jihadists

Pristina - US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Kosovo on Wednesday to do more to prevent young people becoming jihadists and joining the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Serbian PM takes lie detector test over tabloid claims

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday passed a lie detector test that he took voluntarily over local tabloid allegations of involvement in a blackmailing affair.

Top Kosovo MP held after addressing anti-Serbian protest

Pristina - Kosovo police Saturday arrested a top opposition MP and 86 members of his party after he addressed a protest attended by several thousands who want a landmark deal with Serbia to be scrapped.

Kosovo opposition presents petition with 200,000 names against Serbia deals

Pristina - Kosovo's opposition presented a petition to the president Monday with more than 200,000 signatures against EU-brokered agreements with Serbia, which are at the centre of a deepening political crisis.

Balkans limit entry on migrant route to war refugees

Belgrade - Countries along the migrant route through the Balkans have begun tightening restrictions by accepting only those fleeing war, causing a backlog of hundreds of people Thursday on the Greek-Macedonian border.

Kosovo police arrest 13, fire tear gas in protest clashes

Pristina - Kosovo police fired tear gas and arrested 13 protesters Wednesday during clashes in which demonstrators threw stones and Molotov cocktails outside parliament in the latest eruption of anger over relations with Belgrade.

King of Jordan warns of 'world war' against humanity

Pristina - Jordan's King Abdullah II warned Tuesday of a "third world war against humanity", describing the Islamic State group as "savage outlaws of religion" in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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