Latest Kosovo News

Kentucky National Guard members deploying to eastern Africa

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard says about 150 soldiers are deploying to eastern Africa. A ceremony Saturday at the Lexington airport honored members of the Somerset-based 149th Infantry Regiment as they entered federal active duty, the National Guard...

Gunman opens fire on bus in Kosovo, killing 3, wounding 1

Nov. 26, 2021 17:16 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports said. Fadil Gashi, police spokesman in the nearby city of Peja, said the bus came under...

Putin says Russia will offer good gas deal to Serbia

Nov. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EST

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow would continue providing natural gas to Serbia on terms favorable to its ally. Putin voiced confidence that a new contract for gas supplies to Serbia would be signed quickly to replace the...

Kosovo man faces terror charges after return from Syria

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s prosecutors on Wednesday brought terror charges against a local man who had allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria and was recently repatriated. A statement from the prosecutor’s office said the suspect only identified as...

Kosovars get COVID vaccine after Friday prayer at mosques

Nov. 19, 2021 10:33 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s health authorities are trying a new technique to persuade people to get the COVID-19 vaccine — cooperating with the Muslim community at Friday prayers. Imams around Kosovo called on the faithful to get the jab while medical teams...

Kosovo governing party loses capital in runoff mayoral vote

Nov. 14, 2021 16:37 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's governing party suffered a heavy blow Sunday by losing the capital's mayoral post in runoff municipal elections held in almost two-thirds of the country after center-right opposition parties dominated in the first round. About 1.26...

Kosovo sanctions 7 people, 1 company for links to Hezbollah

Oct. 27, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Wednesday sanctioned seven local businessmen and a company for links with Lebanon's military group Hezbollah. The decision was in line with sanctions the U.S. imposed on Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite faction that holds seats in...

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

Oct. 23, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan...

Kosovo's president orders 2 Russian diplomats expelled

Oct. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats for allegedly "endangering national security,” the Balkan country's president said Friday, accusing Russia of trying to destabilize the region. President Vjosa Osmani said in a statement...

Kosovo opposition wins, but most communes in runoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday show that the center-right opposition parties have dominated in Kosovo’s municipal elections but more than half of communes will go to runoffs in a month's time. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation...