Latest Yugoslav Wars News

8 ethnic Albanians convicted in Kosovo of terrorism charges

Jan. 22, 2020 10:59 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Wednesday convicted eight ethnic Albanian men of preparing terrorist acts and trying to destabilize the country's constitutional order. The court in the capital city of Pristina handed out prison terms ranging from two to 12 years to eight members of the so-called...

From left, Milun Trivunac, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Richard Grenell, left, United States Ambassador to Germany, Robert C. O'Brien, United States National Security Advisor, Michael Knitter, Managing Director of Eurowings, and Eset Berisha, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Kosovo, pose for the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 after the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, establishing air service between the two capitals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Kosovo PM hails deal on flights with Serbia as step forward

Jan. 22, 2020 9:41 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo outgoing prime minister on Wednesday hailed the agreement with Serbia on a resumption of commercial flights, which will increase travel and economic ties between the Balkan nations. Ramush Haradinaj considered the ‘letter of intent’ signed Monday at the U.S....

From left, Milun Trivunac, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Richard Grenell, left, United States Ambassador to Germany, Robert C. O'Brien, United States National Security Advisor, Michael Knitter, Managing Director of Eurowings, and Eset Berisha, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Kosovo, pose for the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 after the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, establishing air service between the two capitals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

US brokers prospective flights between Serbia, Kosovo

Jan. 20, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. diplomats on Monday oversaw the signing of an agreement between Serbia, Kosovo and German airline Lufthansa on the resumption of commercial flights intended to help improve economic ties between the Balkan nations. Serbia and Kosovo have remained uneasy neighbors ever since their 1998-99...

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, comforts Hafiz Musafaj, during his visit to the Recak memorial, in the village of Recak on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, where he called on Serbia to apologize for the genocide on his country as the first step toward a peaceful future relationship. Thaci, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army independence fighters, or KLA, said that during its genocide campaign in 1998-1999 Serbia committed some 400 massacres, killing about 13,000 civilians, including 1,300 children. Some 1,650 are still unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo president hurt by 'amnesty' on Serbia crimes in war

Jan. 15, 2020 11:46 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president on Wednesday denounced what he called “an international amnesty” for Serbia’s crimes in the 1998-1999 war. Hashim Thaci spoke after a commemorative ceremony in the southern Kosovo village of Recak, 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of the...

Kosovo Muslim faces terror charges over Soleimani posting

Jan. 9, 2020 10:38 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Thursday ordered an ethnic Albanian Muslim to be remanded in custody pending trial for allegedly inciting terrorism, over a social media posting on last week's U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. The court in the capital, Pristina, accepted a prosecutor’s...

Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, right, gestures during a parade marking the 28th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Bosnia's Serbs celebrated on Thursday their self-declared holiday that has been disputed as discriminatory by the country's other ethnic groups and its top court. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnia's Serbs celebrate action that triggered 1990s war

Jan. 9, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's Serbs on Thursday observed a public holiday that has been declared illegal by the country's top court and criticized by other ethnic groups because it celebrates an action that triggered the country's devastating war in the 1990s. Several thousand people,...

Kosovo detains Muslim woman over Iran general comments

Jan. 8, 2020 5:37 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police on Wednesday said they detained an ethnic Albanian Muslim woman for allegedly inciting terrorism on social media after she deplored the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. Ikballe Berisha Huduti will be detained for 48 hours following a request from prosecutors,...

Incumbent president and presidential candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic waves to her supporters in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. A leftist Zoran Milanovic challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Croatia's ruling conservatives to analyze loss of presidency

Jan. 6, 2020 8:37 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's ruling conservatives said Monday they will analyze why their candidate lost a presidential election to a leftist challenger in order to prevent this from happening again at the upcoming parliamentary vote later this year. “The aim of the analysis and its conclusions...

Zoran Milanovic, the liberal opposition candidate, right, waves to supporters his headquarters claimed victory in a presidential elections in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The exit poll carried by public broadcaster HRT and conducted by the IPSOS polling agency says Zoran Milanovic won 53% of votes while Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic garnered nearly 47%. If confirmed in the official vote tally, the result would mean a blow for the ruling conservatives while Croatia holds the European Union's rotating presidency, and before a parliamentary election later this year. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Leftist beats conservative in Croatia's presidential vote

Jan. 5, 2020 5:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A leftist challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. With 99% of the vote counted, Zoran Milanovic, a former Croatian prime minister, had 53%...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a man prays among gravestones at the memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia.  Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019, charged a former Bosnian Serb general Milomir Savcic with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

Ex-Bosnian Serb general indicted for aiding genocide

Dec. 31, 2019 2:00 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops captured the...