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Dark clouds loom over Kosovo 10 years after independence

Pristina - The assassination of a prominent Serb politician has cast another dark cloud above Kosovo as it is prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of its independence.

Serbia's Vucic urges Kosovo Serbs to remain calm

Kosovska Mitrovica - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic urged Kosovo Serbs on Saturday to remain calm after the murder of a prominent political leader that sparked fears of renewed tensions in the fragile region.

Hundreds mourn slain Kosovo Serb politican at funeral

Belgrade - Hundreds of people mourned at the funeral of moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic on Thursday, two days after his murder raised tensions in the volatile region.

Kosovo probes Serb politician's shock killing

Kosovska Mitrovica - Investigators Wednesday were probing the killing of a prominent Kosovo Serb politician, which observers warned could worsen tensions in the volatile region.

Serbia arrests 3 Australians for cocaine smuggling

Belgrade - Serbian police said Wednesday they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.

Kosovo probes Serb politician's shock killing

Kosovska Mitrovica - Investigators Wednesday were probing the killing of a prominent Kosovo Serb politician, which observers warned could worsen tensions in the volatile region.

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shooting

Kosovska Mitrovica - Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that sparked fears of a resumption of ethnic tensions in the volatile region.

Kosovo requests extradition of Israeli 'organ trafficker'

Pristina - Kosovo has asked Cyprus to extradite an Israeli man suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang.

Bosnian Serb leader says independence 'legitimate goal'

Belgrade - The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Tuesday that they were moving towards the "highest possible" level of independence, which he said was a legitimate political goal in a country deeply divided since its 1990s war.

Police arrest Israeli organ smuggling 'mastermind'

Pristina - The Israeli ringleader of a global gang of organ traffickers has been arrested in Cyprus, Kosovan police said on Saturday.

Serbia launches probe after toxic waste dumped near Belgrade

Belgrade - The mayor of a Belgrade suburb said Saturday that a large-scale investigation will be launched following the discovery of 25 tonnes of toxic waste found dumped in a private field.

Europe's migrant crisis: the ghosts of Sid

Sid - Exhausted from being stuck in Serbia for months, dozens of young migrants survive in appalling conditions in Sid, a small town bordering European Union member Croatia, which they try to enter every day.

Madina, the young Afghan girl who will never see London

Sid - Madina will never know London, the city her Afghan family hoped to reach. The six-year-old's body lies in a Serbian grave after she was struck by a train at the Balkan country's border.

Kosovo detains main opposition figure over tear gas protests

Pristina - Kosovo police on Friday arrested three leading members of the main opposition party, including its founder, over the firing of tear gas in parliament last year.

Mladic falls, but Milosevic loyalists on the rise in Serbia

Belgrade - The last Serb to stand trial over the conflicts that ripped apart Yugoslavia will finish his days in prison, but in Belgrade, men closely linked to wartime strongman Slobodan Milosevic are returning to high-profile jobs.

Serbian president calls on nation to 'look to the future' after Mladic

Belgrade - Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday urged his country to look to the future instead of "suffocating in tears of the past" after Ratko Mladic, the wartime Bosnian Serb military chief, was given a life sentence for genocide.

Politicians, war criminals: 10 top figures in the Balkan wars

Belgrade - Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic's life sentence Wednesday was the last of more than 80 major convictions by a UN court trying crimes committed in the wars that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

The 1990s Balkan wars in key dates

Belgrade - After a UN court found former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and war crimes, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.

Mladic: Ruthless Serb crusader dubbed the 'epitome of evil'

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, who was convicted of genocide on Wednesday, believed himself to be a crusading defender of the Serbs but was dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia" for mass slaughter at the hands of his forces.

Politicians, war criminals: figures in the Balkan wars

Belgrade - The UN court dealing with crimes committed during the wars that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia hands down its penultimate ruling on Wednesday, having delivered 83 convictions.
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