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Serbia and Kosovo declare war of words

Pristina - A propagandist train, a rising wall and the ghosts of the late 1990s conflict: Serbia and Kosovo are engaged in a disturbing war of symbols and words, unprecedented in recent years.

French court bails ex-Kosovo PM accused of war crimes

Colmar - A French court on Thursday ordered the release on bail of former Kosovo prime minister and ex-rebel leader Ramush Haradinaj, who was arrested last week on suspicion of war crimes.

Outcry after Serbia leader meets war criminal

Belgrade - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Wednesday held talks with a former Bosnian Serb leader who was jailed for 20 years by a UN tribunal for his role in Bosnia's war, a meeting denounced by rights campaigners.

Arrest of Kosovo's ex-PM threatens fragile ties with Serbia

Pristina - The arrest in France of Kosovo's former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj on suspicion of war crimes threatens to derail fragile negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo and ramp up tensions between the former foes.

The Danube fisherman hauling suicide jumpers to safety

Belgrade - Putting her backpack down, she climbed over the fence and jumped into the rushing waters of the Danube below: the 16 year-old girl was the 29th attempted suicide to be saved by Renato Grbic, a Belgrade fisherman and restaurant owner.

France arrests former Kosovo PM sought by Serbia

Paris - A former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, was arrested in France on Wednesday in response to an international arrest warrant for war crimes filed by Serbia.

Kosovo uses sport in diplomatic joust with Serbia

Pristina - Belgrade rejects its claim to independence and Russia blocks it from joining the United Nations, but Kosovo is fighting back for its place on the international stage through sport."Great news!

Montenegro seeks Russians, Serbians over election attack

Podgorica - Montenegro's prosecutors said Tuesday they have issued international arrest warrants for two Russian and three Serbian nationals suspected of planning an anti-government attack during October's parliamentary election.

Balkan countries illegally push back migrants: UNHCR

Belgrade - Illegal deportations of migrants seeking to reach western Europe along the so-called Balkans route have been on the rise, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned Monday.

Mladic says Bosnia war deaths a 'tragedy': lawyer

Den Haag - Lawyers defending former Serb military chief Ratko Mladic on Tuesday asked war crimes judges to acquit him, saying their client considered every life lost during Bosnia's bloody war "a tragedy".

Srebrenica massacre trial adjourned to February

Belgrade - The first-ever trial in Serbia for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, was adjourned on Tuesday until February over legal proceedings.

Serbian suspects appear at Srebrenica massacre trial

Belgrade - Eight Serbian men appeared Monday before a Belgrade court over their alleged role in the Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, in the first-ever such case to be handled by the country's judiciary.

Frozen, homeless: no Christmas cheer for migrants in Belgrade

Belgrade - Inside an abandoned Belgrade warehouse, its walls blackened with smoke, several dozen youngsters huddle together under blankets in a bid to fend off the freezing temperatures as the Serbian winter sets in.

Mladic 'not a monster', defence tells judges

Den Haag - Former Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was "not a monster" and should be acquitted of genocide and war crimes, his defence argued Friday, insisting the prosecution had failed to prove his role in the Bosnian war.

UN prosecutors urge life term for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Den Haag - Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to jail Ratko Mladic for life, accusing the former Serb commander of a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990s Balkans wars."It would be...

UN prosecutors urge life term for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Den Haag - Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to jail Ratko Mladic for life, accusing the former Serb commander of a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990s Balkans wars."It would be...

Conservative Serbia becomes unlikely sex change centre

Belgrade - In a country where Gay Pride parades require massive security and almost half the citizens think homosexuality is a disease, Serbia is drawing patients from around the world seeking sex change operations to become men.

UN court urged to find Mladic guilty of genocide in Bosnian towns

Den Haag - UN prosecutors described harrowing scenes of rape and murder Tuesday as they sought an unprecedented conviction for genocide in Bosnian towns during the 1990s conflict against former Serb commander Ratko Mladic.

Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia

Novi Pazar - In a country proud of its Orthodox Christianity, the Serbian city of Novi Pazar is a place apart: young bearded men in ankle-length trousers stroll the streets, the restaurants don't serve alcohol, and the call of the muezzin punctuates the daily routi...

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic led campaign to make Muslims 'vanish'

Den Haag - Former Serb commander Ratko Mladic led a relentless military campaign during the 1990s Bosnian war to ensure Muslims "vanished" from the territory, UN prosecutors said Monday.

Ratko Mladic: the 'Butcher of Bosnia' whose trial nears end

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, whose war crimes trial reaches a climax next week, is a former Serb army commander whose brutish leadership during Bosnia's 1990s conflict was blamed for the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

The forgotten victims of Serbian wartime atrocities

Prijepolje - Bus driver Adem Alomerovic was returning home to southern Serbia after undergoing medical tests in Belgrade when he was hauled off a train by members of a notorious militia as it crossed through Bosnian territory.

Serbian radicals prevent EU diplomat's address

Belgrade - Far-right Serbian MPs prevented a top European Union official from presenting an annual report in parliament on Thursday, local media reported.

Kosovo urges citizens to avoid Serbia over arrests

Pristina - Pristina on Monday advised its citizens not to use neighbouring Serbia as a transit country after the second arrest of a Kosovo Albanian in a month.

Serbia PM moved to safety after weapons found near home

Belgrade - Serbia's pro-European Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was moved to a safe location Saturday after an arsenal of weapons, including a rocket-launcher, was found close to his house near Belgrade, which a minister said was "preparation for assassination"....

Faded royals hold rare Serbian wedding

At the wedding of his grandfather, King Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia, nearly a century ago, more than 100,000 people thronged Belgrade's streets in heavy rain to celebrate.

French trio jailed for Serbia toddler kidnap

Belgrade - Serbia jailed three French nationals Thursday for kidnapping a toddler from a Belgrade street in a bizarre bid to use her DNA in a family dispute.

Serbia defies EU pressure to join sanctions against Russia

Belgrade - Serbia protested Wednesday against what it said was European Union pressure to impose sanctions against Russia, calling it "absolutely unacceptable.

Kosovo 'is a state' Albanian PM Rama tells Serbs

Belgrade - Serbia should recognise its former southern province Kosovo, which "is a state," Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Thursday during a visit to Belgrade.

Australian Serb 'insulted' as Croatia war crimes trial opens

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander, extradited from Australia last year after a decade-long legal battle, said Tuesday he was "insulted" by war crimes charges against him as his trial opened in Croatia.
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