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UN court orders arrests in radical Serb leader's case

Den Haag - The Yugoslav war crimes court Tuesday unveiled arrest warrants issued for two lawyers of Serb ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj's defence team and a former war-time associate, accusing them of witness tampering.

Three Kosovo MPs detained over fifth tear gas protest

Kosovo police detained three opposition MPs for questioning Monday after tear gas was used to disrupt parliament for a fifth time, two days ahead of a rare visit by a US Secretary of State.

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.

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.

Protests erupt in and outside Kosovo's parliament

Kosovo's opposition fired tear gas and pepper spray in parliament Tuesday while protesters outside threw stones and paint, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia.

Greece names man whose Syrian passport was found at Paris attacks

Atenas - A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of one of the Paris attacks was issued to Ahmad alMohammad, an asylum seeker who had taken the migrants' route through the Balkans, Greece's migration minister said on Sunday.

Serbian PM pays respects to Srebrenica Muslim victims

Srebrenica - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic paid his respects Wednesday to the Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, months after he was chased from a ceremony in the Bosnian town by an angry stone-throwing crowd.

Kosovo court suspends key EU-backed deal with Serbia

Kosovo's constitutional court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of a key EU-backed agreement with Serbia, after weeks of opposition protests against the deal.

Bosnian Muslim war crimes defendant demands case dropped

Den Haag - A former Bosnian Muslim commander has called on international justices to order Bosnia to drop war crimes charges against him, arguing he has already been tried in the case, officials said Monday.

Kosovo fails in UNESCO membership bid

Paris - Kosovo failed to win membership of the UN cultural body UNESCO on Monday, marking a political triumph for Serbia but a setback for Kosovo in its bid for full international recognition.

Kosovo PM vows to protect Serbian churches ahead of UNESCO vote

Vilnius - Kosovo's Prime Minister Isa Mustafa on Monday pledged to protect Serbian Orthodox Christian sites just hours before a key vote which could see it admitted as a member of the United Nations cultural body.

Kosovo, Serbia row over medieval heritage before UNESCO vote

Sitting in the courtyard of the 700-year-old Gracanica monastery in Kosovo, ethnic Serb farmer Marija Krstic frets about the future of her beloved church, a world heritage site at the centre of a tug-of-war between Pristina and Belgrade.

Serbia, Bosnia show unity at first post-war joint session

Sarajevo - The Bosnian and Serbian premiers held their first joint government session since the 1990s Balkan wars on Wednesday, defying the possibility of new conflict after Germany raised fears of fresh fighting.

Serbian church leader threatens 'force' if Kosovo joins UN agency

Belgrade - The head of Serbia's Orthodox Church Tuesday warned of using "force" if Kosovo were accepted as a member of the UN cultural agency UNESCO and holy sites there were recognised as belonging to the breakaway territory.

EU, Kosovo ink deal opening possible membership route

Strasbourg - The European Union signed a long-awaited accord with Kosovo on Tuesday that will lead to closer ties and could open the way to EU membership for the small Balkan country.

Kosovo MPs in tear gas protest -- for third session running

Pristina - Kosovo's opposition paralysed the functioning of parliament Friday by releasing tear gas for the third session running in a bid to get agreements with Serbia overturned.

EU, Kosovo to sign association accord next week

Brussels - The European Union said it will sign next Tuesday a long-awaited accord with Kosovo on closer ties which could open the way to membership for the small Balkan country.

Bosnian Muslim war crimes defendant pleads not guilty

Sarajevo - Former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric pleaded not guilty Monday to war crimes during the country's 1992-1995 war, media reports said.

Croatia allows thousands stranded at Serbian border to cross

Serbia - Croatia allowed thousands of migrants who were stuck at the border with Serbia to cross into its territory late Monday afternoon, having earlier dramatically slowed the number of crossings, an AFP photographer saw.

Migrants told 'Be patient' as entry to Croatia slows

Serbia - Two Syrian sisters hold up a sign on an improvised board made of pink rubber -- an attempt to keep fellow refugees calm as they wait in long, slow-moving queues at the Serbia-Croatia border."There are no buses right now.

MPs stage second tear gas protest in Kosovo parliament

Pristina - Kosovo's opposition disrupted parliament by throwing tear gas in the chamber for a second week running on Thursday, in protest at agreements made with Serbia.

Doctor in sex change protest over 'anti-women' Serbian law

Belgrade - A Serbian doctor has thrown a spotlight on a "discriminatory" new law with a dramatic pledge to change sex after she was told to retire earlier than her male colleagues.

Tear gas and stone-throwing as police question Kosovo MP

Pristina - Police in Kosovo fired tear gas Monday on dozens of protesters who threw stones and smashed windows after a leading opposition MP was taken in for questioning.

MPs stage tear gas protest in Kosovo parliament

Pristina - Opposition lawmakers released tear gas in Kosovo's parliament Thursday, causing two MPs to faint, in protest against a recent EU-brokered deal reached by the government with Serbia.

Drone-flying Albanian arrested with guns ahead of Serbia match

Tirana - An Albanian who flew a drone carrying a nationalist flag over a football match against Serbia last year, sparking violence, has been arrested in possession of illegal arms ahead of another game between the two countries, police said Wednesday.

Milosevic allies in power with new look, 15 years on

Belgrade - When jubilant crowds stormed Belgrade's parliament 15 years ago and ousted Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, few could have imagined that his allies would be in power today -- and firmly backing European integration.

Serbia and Croatia in border war of words over migrants

Belgrade - Croatia and Serbia were at each other's throats Thursday in a border dispute triggered by Europe's migrant crisis, with the former foes slamming tit-for-tat restrictions on cross-border traffic.

Belgrade Gay Pride march expresses solidarity with migrants

Belgrade - Belgrade's Gay Pride parade, only the second since a ban was lifted, took place under tight security but without major incident Sunday, with participants urging European solidarity with the wave of migrants crossing the Balkans to reach the European Un...
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