Protesters fight police, set Kosovo government headquarters on fire

Protesters fight police, set Kosovo government headquarters on fire

Demonstrators in Kosovo fought running battles with police and set fire to the government`s headquarters on Saturday as anger simmers in the young Balkan country over an accord with its former ruler, Serbia.

Kosovo Opposition fires tear gas, pepper spray in Parliament

Kosovo's opposition fired tear gas and pepper spray in parliament on Tuesday.

Serbia, Kosovo in 'landmark' agreements

Serbia and Kosovo have reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.

Kosovo votes for new war crimes court

Kosovo`s parliament voted to change the constitution on Monday and create a war crimes court, which the West wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting.

 

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, seeking IMF help, wins praise for ditching pay hike plan

The International Monetary Fund praised Kosovo`s new prime minister on Monday for defying a strike threat and sticking to plans for steep public sector pay hikes.

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.