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Mladic's right-hand man died in jail of natural causes: Court

Den Haag - A Bosnian Serb general jailed for life for committing genocide during the Balkans wars died of natural cases in a UN detention centre, court officials said Friday after an autopsy.

Serbia 'not cooperating' in arrests: UN war crimes tribunal

Den Haag - War crimes judges on Wednesday piled pressure on Serbia to arrest three suspects over alleged witness-tampering in the case of an ultra-nationalist, accusing Belgrade of failing to cooperate with the UN tribunal.

Mladic's former right-hand man dies in UN jail

Den Haag - A Bosnian Serb general once dubbed the right-hand man of notorious army chief Ratko Mladic has died in jail where he had begun a life sentence for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, officials said Tuesday.

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.

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.

New court to open in The Hague to try Kosovo war crimes

Den Haag - A new EU-backed court to try war crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the bitter Kosovo conflict will open this year in The Hague, Dutch officials said Friday.

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.

Ex-Milosevic intel chief, deputy, maintain innocence

Den Haag - Two top Serbian officials in Slobodan Milosevic's regime pleaded not guilty before the Yugoslav war crimes court Friday after the tribunal ordered their retrial for crimes committed during the 1990s Balkans wars.

Judge 'biased' in Bosnian Serb war crimes trial: Lawyer

Den Haag - Two former top Bosnian Serb officials closely linked to ex-leader Radovan Karadzic opened appeals Wednesday against their 22-year jail terms, accusing a Yugoslav war crimes judge of bias in their trial.

Court orders retrial of ex-Milosevic intel chief, deputy

Den Haag - The UN Yugoslav war crimes court Tuesday in a rare turnabout quashed the acquittals of two top officials from Slobodan Milosevic's former regime, ordering them to be retried on charges of running Serbian death squads.

Serbia, EU launch accession talks

Brussels - EU hopeful Serbia and Brussels on Monday opened the first two of the 35 stages in negotiations for Belgrade to join the bloc.

Kosovo MPs stage new tear gas protest

Kosovo's opposition released tear gas in parliament for a sixth time Monday, despite a recent reprimand from the US secretary of state over the ongoing disruption.

Man subdued on Lufthansa flight after tampering with door

Berlin - Lufthansa crew and passengers overpowered a man who tampered with a cabin door on a Frankfurt-to-Belgrade flight on Sunday, the German carrier said, insisting the safety of the plane had not been threatened.

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.
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