Latest Kosovo War News

12 Kosovo officials acquitted of paying phony war veterans

Jan. 19, 2021 8:33 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A court in Kosovo on Tuesday acquitted a dozen former government officials of misusing public money in benefits payments to people who hadn't fought during the 1998-1999 war. The Pristina court said that the 12 defendants, who included former ministers and lawmakers, couldn't be...

In this photo provided by NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR), Italian soldiers watch Christmas tree on the Christmas Eve in the KFOR military headquarters in Kosovo capital Pristina, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has totally changed Christmas time operation method and celebrations for the Kosovo Force but it has left unchanged its mission: keeping Kosovo safe and secure for 22 years now on. (KFOR via AP)

Virus changes work, not goal, of Kosovo's NATO peacekeepers

Dec. 25, 2020 5:59 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the holiday celebrations of NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo but left its role of more than two decades untouched. The Kosovo Force (KFOR) mission was launched in 1999 at the end of a war between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbian...

Kosovo: Man convicted of threating ambassador over retweet

Dec. 18, 2020 11:41 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court sentenced an ethnic Albanian man to 18 months in prison on terror charges for threatening the country's ambassador to France. The Pristina court found the man guilty of writing threatening words about Ambassador Qendrim Gashi on social media after the diplomat...

Remains of 2 war missing Kosovars found

Dec. 18, 2020 9:57 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities on Friday said they found remains of two people believed to be ethnic Albanians missing from the 1998-1999 war. The Governmental Commission on Missing Persons said that following information from citizens they checked the public cemeteries in the western cities of...

FILE- In this Thursday Sept. 24, 2020, file photo Hysni Gucati head of the War Veterans Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army speaks during an interview with The Associated Press regarding his co-fighter former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Salih Mustafa after news of his arrest, in capital Pristina. Gucati is scheduled to appear before a pre-trial judge of the Kosovo Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, FILE)

Kosovo veteran calls prosecution 'biased' at special court

Dec. 18, 2020 9:06 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The deputy head of an association of Kosovo war veterans called prosecutors who have charged him with offenses including intimidating potential witnesses “selective, political and biased,” at a hearing Friday at a war crimes court. Nasim Haradinaj declined to...

Kosovo Albanian Fadil Rama, right, holds a cup of water for a Kosovo Serb Blagica Dicic a lonely 92-year old woman in a remote village of Vaganesh, Kosovo on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, abandoned by all her former ethnic Serb neighbors. Blagica Dicic is in failing health, and is the only resident of a remote ethnic Serb minority village in the mountains of eastern Kosovo that’s been abandoned by all its other inhabitants, even her own children, but Fadil Rama, 54, comes from the other side of Kosovo’s bitter ethnic divide.  (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo ethnic divide eases as Muslim cares for elderly Serb

Dec. 2, 2020 5:51 AM EST

VAGANESH, Kosovo (AP) — Blagica Dicic, 92 and in failing health, is the only resident of a remote ethnic Serb minority village in the mountains of eastern Kosovo that's been abandoned by all its other inhabitants — including her own children. Djordje, the eldest son, has moved to Serbia's capital,...

Kosovo won't let Serb officials in, wants genocide apology

Nov. 25, 2020 2:17 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would not be allowed to visit the country until he apologized for “genocide” against Kosovo's population. Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla also posted on Twitter that no entry permission...