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23 Feb 17 Kosovo Mulls Renewed Bid to Join UNESCO

Following its failure to get enough votes from members of the UN cultural body in order to join in 2015, the Kosovo government is making preparations for a possible second bid this year.

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22 Feb 17 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Put Under House Arrest

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is awaiting retrial for alleged war crimes, was released from detention but placed under house arrest for two months.

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21 Feb 17 Documentary Accuses Serbian Army Chief of Kosovo Crimes

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre released a documentary accusing the head of the Serbian Army, Ljubisa Dikovic, of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and cover-up operations to hide the bodies.

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21 Feb 17 New Court Won’t Tarnish Kosovo’s War, Says PM

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said that the new Hague-based court being set up to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters will not damage the legacy of the 1998-99 conflict.

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20 Feb 17 Kosovo Asks Interpol to Cancel Serbian Warrants

President Hashim Thaci asked the international police agency to cancel Serbian warrants for the arrests of former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas on war crimes charges, calling them politically-motivated.

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17 Feb 17 Belgrade Criticises Kosovo Serb Leader’s Retrial

The head of the Serbian government’s Kosovo office said a Pristina court’s decision to send Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic for retrial for alleged war crimes was unjust.

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16 Feb 17 Kosovo Mass Grave Search Reveals No Bodies

The excavation of a suspected mass grave under a mosque in the divided northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica did not yield any human remains.

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16 Feb 17 Kosovo Sends Serb Leader Ivanovic for Retrial

The case of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, convicted of war crimes for ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in Mitrovica in 1999, has been sent for retrial.

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15 Feb 17 Kosovo Confirms Arrest Warrants for 57 Serbians

The Pristina authorities are seeking the arrest of dozens of unnamed Serbian citizens for committing war crimes during the 1990s conflict, although the warrants cannot be executed outside Kosovo’s borders.

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14 Feb 17 Most Serbians Unwilling to Fight for Kosovo: Survey

Three-quarters of Serbian citizens do not want to wage war to win Kosovo back, suggested a survey which also indicated that the majority support continued dialogue with Pristina.

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13 Feb 17 Kosovo’s Thaci Announces Post-War Reconciliation Commission

President Hashim Thaci announced a new Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he said was intended to encourage mutual forgiveness among Kosovo’s Albanians and Serbs.

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13 Feb 17 Kosovo-Shot Refugee Film Wins British Award

‘Home’, a drama shot in Kosovo about a British family forced by war to become refugees, won the best short film prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

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10 Feb 17 Amnesty Seeks Justice for Killed Kosovo Protesters

Amnesty International has called on the United Nations to deliver justice to the families of two Kosovo Albanians shot dead by UN police in a demonstration a decade ago in Pristina.

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09 Feb 17 France Postpones Extradition Ruling on Kosovo’s Haradinaj

A French court decided to postpone its decision on whether to free former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj or to send him to Serbia to face trial on war crimes charges.

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09 Feb 17 Council of Europe Says Kosovo War Victims ‘Ignored’

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said the plight of Kosovo war victims is being ignored amid the ongoing political discussions about the country’s future.

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