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Belgrade rolls out red carpet for Chinese president

Belgrade - Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to sign some 20 bilateral deals with Serbia during a visit that began Friday, as Belgrade aims to make China one of its main economic partners.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Yugoslav UN prosecutor urges end to Croat Serb leader's trial

Den Haag - UN war crimes prosecutors Thursday called for the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic to be abandoned as he battles the advanced stages of terminal brain cancer.

Smuggling rife as refugees cross closed Balkan route

Llojan - Mohamad Jomaa breathlessly recounts his covert journey from Greece to Macedonia: a 10-day trek through the mountains, getting robbed by local "mafia" and handing over costly bribes to police.

Refugees forced to walk 4km on foot to Serbia from Tabanovce Special

The ambulance rushed the five-month-old baby to the nearest hospital in Skopje. It takes about one hour by car from Tabanovce, a refugee transit center located at the Macedonian-Serbian border to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

Bottleneck of 'misery' for migrants at Hungary fence

R - On the Serbian side of Hungary's razor-topped border fence, the smell of burning rubbish hangs in the air, clothes hang on trees and the wait to get into the European Union goes on.

Serbian PM re-elected but faces growing opposition

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won a sweeping victory at April 24 polls, but now faces stronger opposition than in the past two years including by far right parties, official results showed Friday.

Swiss mull extradition for Kosovan war crimes suspects: Report

Ginebra - Swiss authorities have arrested two Kosovans wanted by Serbia for suspected war crimes, but the question of where to extradite them to is stirring up diplomatic tensions, Swiss media said Monday.

Serbian opposition rallies against electoral 'fraud'

Belgrade - More than 1,000 people protested in Belgrade on Saturday against alleged electoral "fraud" at polls last weekend, at a rally organised by Serbia's main opposition parties.

Serbian opposition cries foul after ballot

Belgrade - Serbian opposition groups on Friday alleged electoral "fraud" at weekend polls after the latest results showed a far-right coalition has been excluded from parliament.

Pro-EU Serbian PM wins election landslide: official results

Belgrade - Serbia's pro-EU Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won a landslide victory in the country's general election, the electoral commission confirmed Monday after nearly all the ballots were counted.Vucic's Serbian Progressive Party won 48.

Serbia's pro-European PM set for landslide win

Belgrade - Serbia's pro-European Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was set to win a landslide victory in Sunday's general election, according to initial projections.Vucic's Serbian Progressive Party was on track to take 52.

Far-right set to make gains as EU hopeful Serbia votes

Belgrade - Serbians voted Sunday in a general election that was likely to return pro-European Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to power but also give a voice in parliament to the pro-Russian far-right.

Karadzic pleads to be freed on bail pending appeal

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was handed a 40-year jail term for genocide during the 1990s Bosnian war, on Friday urged judges to free him on bail ahead of his planned appeal.

Serbia struggles to sell off communist-era companies

Serbia - Deep in a western Serbian valley, the town of Priboj despairs at the decline of a truck factory that was once its lifeblood -- and is now symbolic of the country's failing state-owned companies.

Serbia defends decision to honour Sudan's Bashir

Belgrade - Serbia's presidency on Thursday defended its decision to decorate Sudan's president and genocide suspect Omar al-Bashir, saying he was honoured for refusing to recognise Kosovo.

Karadzic slams 'monstrous' war crimes guilty verdict

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday slammed as "monstrous" a guilty verdict handed down by a UN war crimes tribunal in his first court appearance since being sentenced to 40 years in jail.

UN prosecutor to appeal acquittal of Serb radical leader

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor of the UN's Yugoslav war crimes court said Wednesday he will appeal the surprise acquittal of radical Serb nationalist Vojislav Seselj, denouncing "far-reaching ... errors" in last week's verdict.

UN judges rule Croat Serb leader too ill to continue trial

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges have ordered an indefinite halt to the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic who is suffering from brain cancer, according to a ruling released Tuesday.

Blast ahead of Serbian PM visit in Kosovo

Belgrade - An explosive device was thrown and automatic weapons were fired at a sports hall in northern Kosovo on Sunday, some 12 hours before Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visited it, Serbian media reported, adding that there were no casualties.

UN court indefinitely halts Croatian Serb rebel's trial: Lawyer

Belgrade - The UN war crimes tribunal has indefinitely halted the trial of former Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who was provisionally released a year ago for ill health, his lawyer said Saturday.

Outrage at UN court's 'rewriting' of Balkans wars

Den Haag - Legal experts and historians have reacted with outrage to the controversial war crimes acquittal of firebrand Serb Vojislav Seselj, saying it overturns international law and rewrites the history of the Balkans conflict.

'Political' UN war crimes court failed to reconcile Balkans: Serbia

Belgrade - Serbia's prime minister lashed out Friday at the UN war crimes court that tried Ultranationalist Serb leader Vojislav Seselj, accusing it of being "political" and failing to reconcile the Balkans.

Croatia leads outrage over Serb leader Seselj's acquittal

Zagreb - Croatia and Bosnia on Thursday slammed the acquittal of far-right Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on war crimes charges in a ruling that threatened to damage already fragile relations in the Balkans.

Politics and war crimes: key figures in Balkan wars

Belgrade - Radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj was acquitted Thursday on all charges arising from the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the latest verdict handed down by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Seselj: Serb firebrand accused of inciting 1990s horrors

Belgrade - Accused of poisoning the minds of his forces who committed "unspeakable" atrocities, hardline Serb nationalist Vojislav Seselj today seems more concerned with his attempted political comeback than a potential war crimes conviction.

UN judges acquit radical Serb leader of war crimes

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges Thursday acquitted radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on all nine charges of committing atrocities in the 1990s Balkans wars in a surprise verdict swiftly denounced as "shameful" by CroatiaThe three-judge panel found by a majority...

UN court ex-official describes tough five-day detention

Den Haag - The ex-spokeswoman for the former chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes court Wednesday described her five-day detention for contempt of court, alleging it was part of a "personal vendetta" against her.

Serbia returns seized property of Holocaust victims to Jews

Belgrade - In 1945, Aleksandar Lebl returned to Serbia after escaping the extermination of Jews in World War II and reclaimed his family's confiscated house.

UN war crimes court frees ex-official jailed for contempt

Den Haag - A former key official from the UN Balkans war crimes court was freed Tuesday after spending five days for contempt in the same jail as notorious ex-leaders like Radovan Karadzic.
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