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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.

Balkan activists support detained ex-ICTY spokeswoman

Belgrade - A hundred Balkan rights groups, journalists and activists declared their support Monday for a former prosecutorial spokeswoman at the Yugoslav war crimes court after she was detained by the tribunal.

Ex-ICTY spokeswoman held under 'suicide watch conditions'

Den Haag - The former prosecutorial spokeswoman for the Yugoslav war crimes court, convicted in 2009 on contempt charges, was being held under "suicide watch conditions" at the tribunal's detention unit, her lawyer said Saturday as efforts continued to get her re...

Serbia, Russia criticise UN court after Karadzic verdict

Belgrade - Serbia and Russia on Friday criticised the UN war crimes tribunal, alleging bias after it convicted wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide.

Karadzic trial shows genocide hardest crime to prove

Den Haag - A complex verdict against Radovan Karadzic, found guilty of genocide at Srebrenica but acquitted of the same charge in other Bosnian towns, has again shown that the "most heinous" of crimes is the hardest to prove.

Karadzic found guilty of 10 of 11 charges in historic ruling

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges on Thursday sentenced Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail after finding him guilty of genocide and a slew of atrocities, including ethnic cleansing, during the 1990s Balkans conflict.

Karadzic verdict 'most important since Nuremberg': Bosnian Muslim leader

Sarajevo - Bosnia's Muslim political leader on Thursday said Radovan Karadzic's genocide conviction was the "most important verdict" since the Nuremberg trials for prominent Nazis.

Srebrenica widows slam Karadzic sentence

Srebrenica - Widows of Srebrenica massacre victims on Thursday slammed as inadequate the 40 year sentence handed down to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, as supporters dismissed the ruling as biased.
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