Latest Kosovo News

France, Germany urge new elections in Kosovo following flare-up in ethnic tensions

Jun. 01, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

BULBOACA, Moldova (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany have urged their counterparts in Kosovo and Serbia to agree on holding new municipal elections in northern Kosovo, hoping that another ballot would quell a flare-up of ethnic tensions that have led to violent protests in the region. ...

Djokovic struggles for set at French Open after government official critiques Kosovo comments

May. 31, 2023 17:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic refrained from any political messages at the French Open following a second-round victory that was a struggle for a set Wednesday night — hours after a government minister criticized the 22-time Grand Slam champion's comments about clashes in Kosovo as “not...

Efforts to defuse Kosovo crisis intensify amid more protests

May. 31, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

ZVECAN, Kosovo (AP) — International efforts to defuse a crisis in Kosovo intensified Wednesday as ethnic Serbs held more protests in a northern town where recent clashes with NATO-led peacekeepers sparked fears of renewed conflict in the troubled region. Hundreds of Serbs repeated...

Why do Kosovo-Serbia tensions persist?

May. 31, 2023 04:28 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared anew this week after Kosovo’s police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region’s north and seized local municipality buildings. There have been violent clashes between Kosovo’s police and NATO-led peacekeepers...

Germany arrests 7 alleged members of network that helped finance Islamic State

May. 31, 2023 04:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Seven people were arrested in raids across Germany on Wednesday against alleged members of a network that helped finance the Islamic State extremist group's activities in Syria, prosecutors said. The suspects — four women and three men, with German, Turkish,...

Djokovic draws criticism from Kosovo tennis federation for comments at French Open

May. 30, 2023 18:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic has drawn criticism from Kosovo’s tennis federation — but not from French Open organizers — after offering his thoughts on clashes in northern Kosovo between ethnic Serbs and police and NATO peacekeepers. Djokovic is a 36-year-old from Serbia who...

NATO to send 700 more troops to Kosovo to help quell violent protests

May. 30, 2023 17:30 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — NATO will send 700 more troops to northern Kosovo to help quell violent protests after clashes with ethnic Serbs there left 30 international soldiers wounded, the alliance announced Tuesday. The latest violence in the region has stirred fear of a renewal of...

NATO's secretary-general says 700 more troops sent to Kosovo to help deal with protests, others on standby

May. 30, 2023 12:54 PM EDT
OSLO, Norway (AP) — NATO's secretary-general says 700 more troops sent to Kosovo to help deal with protests, others on standby.

China expresses support for Serbia in renewed Kosovo clashes involving NATO troops

May. 30, 2023 05:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday expressed its support for Serbia’s efforts to “safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity” following renewed violence between ethnic Serbs and NATO peacekeeping troops in Kosovo. China’s ruling Communist Party has long been a critic...

25 NATO-led peacekeepers injured in Kosovo in clashes with Serbs outside municipal building

May. 29, 2023 23:27 PM EDT

ZVECAN, Kosovo (AP) — The NATO-led peacekeeping force said on Monday that 25 of its troops were injured in clashes with ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo after they tried to take over the offices of one of the municipalities where ethnic Albanian mayors took up their posts last week. ...