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13 Oct 15

Kosovo Opposition Activists Attack Police Station

Opposition Vetevendosje party activists attacked a police station in Pristina after their vice-president Albin Kurti was arrested, allegedly for setting off tear gas in parliament.

12 Oct 15

Kosovo Steps Closer To UNESCO Membership

Kosovo’s bid to join the UN’s cultural wing was put on the agenda of UNESCO’s upcoming executive board meeting despite opposition from Serbia and its international allies.

12 Oct 15

Grenade Hits Kosovo Serb Mayor’s House

A hand grenade was thrown at the home of Leposavic mayor Dragan Jablanovic, father of controversial ex-minister Aleksandar Jablanovic, amid tensions over a split in the Kosovo Serb political bloc.

08 Oct 15

Ex-KLA Fighter Detained Over Crimes in Albania

Kosovo court ordered a month's detention for former Kosovo Liberation Army leader Xhemshit Krasniqi, suspected of carrying out war crimes in Albania.

08 Oct 15

Kosovo Opposition MPs Hurl Tear Gas in Parliament

At least one deputy passed out after opposition MPs released tear gas in the Kosovo parliament on Thursday, protesting over EU-backed agreements with Serbia.

07 Oct 15

Kosovo Lets War Criminal Seek Treatment Abroad

The Kosovo Justice Ministry has granted a three-month release to Sabit Geci to seek medical treatment outside the country.

01 Oct 15

Kosovo Opposition MPs Block Parliament's Work

Protesting opposition MPs blocked the work of the parliament on Thursday, demanding that Prime Minister Isa Mustafa withdraws Kosovo's signature from the agreement with Serbia.

01 Oct 15

Nikolic Attacks Kosovo's UNESCO Bid at UN

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is using his trip to the United Nations to campaign against Kosovo's bid to join the UN's cultural wing, UNESCO.

30 Sep 15

Kosovo’s Presence at UN Meeting Angers Serbia

Serbia has protested to the United Nations over Kosovo's presence at a conference on terrorism in New York.

30 Sep 15

Kosovo Massacre Survivor Fights To Regain Home

Shyhrete Berisha is continuing her long legal battle to win back the family home that her late husband's relatives took from her after her family were slaughtered.

30 Sep 15

Kosovo, Serbia Clinch New Deal on Diplomas

Kosovo and Serbia agreed on Tuesday on the mutual recognition of university diplomas, which Kosovo hopes will improve the job prospects of ethnic Albanians in Serbia.

25 Sep 15

Kosovo-Serbia Schoolbooks Deal Breaks Down

Pristina’s education ministry said that no Serbian textbooks could be distributed in Kosovo, accusing Belgrade of breaching an agreement to exchange books for use in each other’s minority ethnic communities’ schools.

24 Sep 15

Kosovo FM: ‘Nothing to Hide’ from New War Court

Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci said Pristina has nothing to hide from a new war crimes court which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, but refused to speculate about possible indictees.

24 Sep 15

Kosovo Opposition Flock to Sign Petition Against Serbian Deals

Kosovo opposition parties say tens of thousands of people have signed their petition against the agreements reached with Serbia in Brussels - and the deal with Montenegro on the border.

23 Sep 15

Kosovo Ex-Fighters Reject Govt Pension Offer

Former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters said that the government’s pension offer was too low and insisted that they deserved more for serving during the war against Serbian forces.


31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

Culture and Lifestyle

21 Sep 15

Kosovo Girls' Football Team Dreams of Success

A newly established women's football team in Klina has high hope for success in the country’s league - despite a good many problems.