Kosovo War

Kosovo police special unit members secure the area near the village of Cabra, north western Kosovo, during an ongoing police operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A Kosovo police operation against organized crime in the north, where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives, has sparked tension, and Serbia ordered its troops to full alert. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 29, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clashes between Kosovo's police and local Serbs, with several people injured, and two U.N. personnel...
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Kosovo police special unit members secure the area near the village of Cabra, north western Kosovo, during an ongoing police operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A Kosovo police operation against organized crime in the north, where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives, has sparked tension, and Serbia ordered its troops to full alert. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 28, 2019 - 10:55 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia put its troops on full alert Tuesday after heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, firing tear gas and arresting about two dozen people in what they called an anti-organized crime operation. It was the latest flare-up in long-simmering...
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Vojislav Seselj, center, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, holds a burning NATO flag as he and others gather for a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Members of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party gathered for a protest on Sunday in the Serbian capital to mark the 20th anniversary of the NATO led bombing campaign against Serbia in 1999. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 24, 2019 - 9:39 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade is commemorating the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo is hailing the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect...
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The Kosovo national flag insignia is worn on the uniform of a Kosovo Security Force member attending a parliamentary session to approve the formation of an army, in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament convened on Friday to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Florent Bajrami)
December 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a "direct threat to peace and stability" in the Balkans and lashed out at the United States for...
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Workers hang Serbian flags in the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 14, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Serbia's president has denounced the United States for its support of a Kosovo army and praised allies Russia and China for their opposition to the move. President Aleksandar Vucic addressed the...
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Kosovo Albanians run past a fire burning at a roadblock in Vojtesh, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Kosovo Albanians burned tires and blocked roads with wooden logs, trucks and heavy machinery on a planned route by Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic who was trying to reach the village of Banje while visiting Serbs in the former Serbian province. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
September 09, 2018 - 8:54 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo Albanians on Sunday blocked roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia's president in the former Serbian province, further fueling tensions between the two Balkan foes. During his two-day trip, President Aleksandar Vucic planned to visit a Serb-populated...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic waves to his supporters during a rally in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo say the safety of Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic during a visit to Kosovo isn't threatened despite roadblocks that prevented his visit to a central Serb-populated village. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
September 09, 2018 - 7:40 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Kosovo and Serbia (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Serbia's president says the Balkan country no longer wants to wage wars in Kosovo and is seeking to build trust and friendship with majority Albanians after an era of conflicts. But Aleksandar...
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Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match between Switzerland and Serbia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 5:49 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night...
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April 27, 2018 - 9:54 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — With flowers, tears and bowed heads, the citizens of Kosovo are holding their annual day to honor the missing. There are still about 1,650 people unaccounted for since the 1998-99 war that left some 10,000 dead and ended after NATO intervened on behalf of the region's...
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Kosovo police escort Marko Djuric a Serb official to a police station in Kosovo capital Pristina after he was arrested in northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica, Monday, March 26, 2018. Kosovo police arrested a Serb official after he was banned from visiting a divided town in northern Kosovo and then fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
March 26, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police briefly detained and expelled a senior Serb official in a divided northern town as officers also fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday — an incident that triggered an angry reaction from Serbia and inflamed tensions between the two bitter...
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