Latest Yugoslav Wars News

Kosovo dissolves parliament to hold an early election

Aug. 22, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament was dissolved Thursday, opening the way to the country's president to set the date for an early general election. The 120-seat Parliament held an extraordinary session Thursday, deciding by 89 votes in favor of ending the parliament. There was one vote against...

Bosnia's bid to form a new govt fails over divisions on NATO

Aug. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency failed on Tuesday to break a 10-month deadlock on forming a new government amid deep divisions over the Balkan country's bid to join NATO. A meeting between Bosnia's Muslim, Serb and Croat leaders ended without an...

AP Explains: What is blocking Bosnia from a new government?

Aug. 20, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency will meet Tuesday to try to break a deadlock on forming a new government, more than ten months after the general election in October. An agreement between Bosnia's Muslim, Serb and Croat leaders is crucial because the...

Kosovo parliament to disband so early election can be held

Aug. 5, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament will hold an extraordinary session on Aug. 22 to disband and let the country's president declare an early general election. Parliament speaker Kadri Veseli said the parliament's leadership decided Monday to set a date for the disbanding "to allow the president...

Serbia's leader praises Putin for boosting its military

Jul. 29, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's leader on Monday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for boosting the Balkan nation's military with battle tanks and armored vehicles, amid Western fears that the arms buildup could threaten fragile peace in the region. President Aleksandar Vucic inspected the delivery...

Former Kosovo PM refuses to answer court's questions

Jul. 24, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kosovo's former prime minister refused to answer questions put to him Wednesday by prosecutors at a court investigating alleged war crimes by separatist fighters from the Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj said he had fulfilled his obligation to the court...

Kosovo prime minister who resigned heads to war crimes court

Jul. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The former prime minister of Kosovo left Tuesday for The Hague to be questioned by a special court investigating alleged war crimes by members of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj resigned as prime minister a week ago so as "not to be questioned...

Kosovo prime minister formally hands in resignation letter

Jul. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister has formally handed in his resignation after being summoned for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj, 51, said Monday that he had submitted his resignation...

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

Jul. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PRIJEDOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several thousand people attended a funeral service in Bosnia on Saturday for 86 Muslims who were slain by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country's 1992-95 war. Relatives of the victims, religious leaders and others gathered at a soccer stadium near the...

Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

Jul. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The surprise decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning from a Hague-based court has been slammed as a "political trick" by Serbia's president. Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday that Ramush Haradinaj's resignation the day before was designed to rally...