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Gay activists seek 'freedom' at Kosovo pride parade

Pristina - Hundreds of people took part in a gay parade in Pristina on Wednesday, demanding "freedom" and "equal rights" in patriarchal and Muslim majority Kosovo.

NATO chief hails Serbia partnership despite 'painful' past

Belgrade - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said he hoped Serbia was moving beyond the "painful" memories of the alliance's 1999 bombings on Monday, hailing a partnership with militarily-neutral Belgrade during the first joint disaster response exercises held in the c...

Life's too harsh in Presevo to worry about Serb-Kosovo border

Presevo - In the border valley of Presevo, neither ethnic Albanians nor Serbs pay much attention to talk of changes to the frontier between Serbia and Kosovo -- they are too busy trying to eke out a living.

Being LGBT in Kosovo: a battle to come out from the shadows

Pristina - On paper, the legal request was small: changing his name from Blerta to Blert.But it was a big -- and risky -- move by Blert Morina, a transgender man trying to bring Kosovo's marginalised LGBT community out of the shadows.

Protestors block Serbian leader on Kosovo trip

Kosovska Mitrovica - Hundreds of Kosovar Albanians blocked access to a village due to be visited by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Sunday, an AFP journalist said, as a festering row over Kosovo independence clouds hopes that the war foes can normalise relations.

Kosovo and Serbia: how 'redrawing the map' lost its taboo

Belgrade - Serbian and Kosovar presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci are set to resume talks in Brussels on Friday after a summer that broke the taboo of possible border changes between the former war foes.

Serbia shutters Russia-backed military training camp for kids

Belgrade - Serbian authorities on Friday ordered the closure of a controversial "patriotic youth camp", where teens were handling fake weapons and dressing in army uniforms as part of military-style training.

How blogger helped bring breastfeeding back to Serbia

Belgrade - When Branka Stamenkovic gave birth to her first child in Serbia, the experience was traumatic.Minutes after the baby was born, nurses bundled up the infant and whisked him away, separating the mother and child for three days.

Kosovo rape survivors battle 'code of silence' for recognition

Pristina - Raped during Kosovo's war for independence, Zana and thousands of other women are now eligible for financial aid from the government -- a victory hard-won through years of lobbying.

Lawyer for ex-Serbia leader shot dead

Belgrade - A leading lawyer who defended former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic on charges of war crimes has been shot dead in Belgrade, police said Sunday.

'Kosovo's Mandela' Adem Demaci dies

Pristina - Rights activist Adem Demaci who spent 28 years behind bars in Tito's Yugoslavia for speaking out about discrimination against ethnic Albanians -- earning him the nickname Kosovo's Mandela -- has died at the age of 82.

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

Uzice - They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.

Division of Kosovo would mean 'war': PM

Pristina - Any partition of Kosovo or exchange of territory with Serbia would ignite "war," Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj warned on Friday, shooting down proposals that have been floated to break a diplomatic gridlock between the former war foes.

Kosovo, Albania collect money for fined Swiss players

Pristina - Kosovo and Albania are collecting money to pay the FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia.

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Pristina - Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.

Criticism as EU justice mission leaves Kosovo

Pristina - As an EU judicial mission prepares to leave Kosovo, the assessments of its decade-long mandate are mixed -- hailed by officials but criticised by the public.

To isolate, or not, Kosovo's returning jihadists

Pristina - One of Europe's smallest countries, Kosovo has produced more than its fair share of battle-hardened jihadists whom it is now trying to rehabilitate after their return home from Syria and Iraq.

Rare white bison born at Belgrade Zoo

Belgrade - One of the world's rarest animals -- a white bison -- has been born at Belgrade zoo, officials said.The calf, named Dusanka, was born on Monday and trotted around her enclosure in "good health", according to the zoo's veterinarian.

Convicted Serb radical buys house at persecution site

Belgrade - Serbian ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj said Monday he had bought a house in a village where his firebrand speeches during the 1990s Balkan wars earned him a jail term.

Kosovo jails Muslim extremists over Israeli football terror plot

Pristina - Eight Muslim extremists who plotted terror attacks against Israeli footballers and fans during a 2016 World Cup qualifier in Albania were jailed for up to 10 years on Friday.
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