EU judges jail 11 ex-Kosovo Albanian guerrillas for war crimes

 European Union judges in Kosovo sentenced 11 former Kosovo Albanian guerrillas, two of them close to ex-prime minister Hashim Thaci, to prison terms on Wednesday for war crimes committed during Kosovo`s 1998-99 pro-independence uprising.

Macedonia hands over nine killed in shootout to Kosovo

Macedonian authorities handed over to Kosovo on Friday the bodies of nine ethnic Albanian gunmen killed in clashes with the police earlier this month, officials said.

Kosovo condemns `any involvement` of citizens in Macedonia shootout

 Kosovo on Monday condemned "any involvement" of the breakaway territory`s citizens in a weekend shootout in Macedonia that left 22 people dead, including eight police officers.

Armed Kosovo Albanians occupy Macedonia police station

Armed ethnic Albanians from Kosovo briefly seized control of a police station on Macedonia`s northern border, demanding the creation of an Albanian state in Macedonia, police said Tuesday.

EU to broker new round of Serbia-Kosovo normalisation talks

The EU said Friday it will host fresh talks next week between prime ministers Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Isa Mustafa of Kosovo as part of efforts to normalise their ties.

Possible visit by Kosovo's Thaci puts old foe Serbia in a bind

Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci, who led a guerrilla insurgency against Serbia, hopes to pay a landmark visit to Belgrade next week for a conference, an adviser said on Thursday, despite calls for his arrest.

Nearly 8,000 Kosovo illegals detained in Hungary in six days

Close to 8,000 migrants, mostly from poverty stricken Kosovo, have been detained in the past six days after crossing into Hungary illegally, police said Tuesday amid a rising influx of asylum seekers.

37 injured in Kosovo protest against Serb`s `savages` jibe

 At least 37 people, including 22 police officers, were injured on Tuesday, when Kosovo police clashed with thousands of violent protesters demanding the dismissal of a Serb minister accused of insulting the ethnic-Albanian majority.

Kosovo police fire tear gas in protests against Serb minister

Police in Kosovo fired tear gas to disperse groups of stone-throwing protesters Saturday as thousands took to the streets of Pristina to demand the dismissal of a Serb minister accused of insulting the ethnic Albanian majority.

Kosovo police thwart Christmas car bomb

Kosovo authorities said on Friday a potential car bombing was thwarted in Pristina on Christmas day when police stopped a Serbian in a vehicle packed with a large quantity of explosives.

Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious
Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious

Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, rubber-stamping the Balkan region`s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but angering Serbia, who accused the IOC of political bias.

Kosovo gets new government, ends political crisis

Kosovo`s lawmakers on Tuesday backed a new coalition government that will be led by veteran politician Isa Mustafa, ending a six-month political crisis in the former Serbian province.

Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership
Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership

Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region`s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Albanian PM to visit flashpoint in fraught Serbia visit

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama left Belgrade Tuesday for the Albanian-populated southern Presevo Valley a day after his historic visit to Serbia was marred by a clash with his hosts over Kosovo.

Kosovo comes between Serbian, Albanian leaders at historic meeting

Billed as a new chapter in Balkan history, the first visit by an Albanian leader to Serbia in 68 years descended on Monday into a public row between prime ministers over the independence of the majority-Albanian former Serbian province of Kosovo.

Albanian, Serbian leaders clash over Kosovo during historic visit

Albania`s prime minister, the first to visit Serbia in 68 years, urged Belgrade on Monday to accept the independence of majority-Albanian Kosovo and was accused by his Serbian counterpart of "provocation".

Kosovo granted provisional Olympic recognition by IOC

Kosovo is on track to take part in its first ever Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after the region in the Balkans was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem
Serbia to decide on Albanian PM visit after football mayhem

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday he was undecided whether his Albanian counterpart should go ahead with a planned historic visit after violence halted a Serbia-Albania football match this week.

Albanian PM to make first Serbia visit in 68 years

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will make a landmark visit to Serbia later this month, the first of its kind in 68 years, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Kosovo police arrest 15 suspected Islamic extremists

 Kosovo police arrested 15 alleged Islamic extremists, including twelve imams, early Wednesday in a massive anti-extremist operation.