Latest Kosovo Items
  • Atifete Jahjaga (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    Kosovo leader speaks softly, carries big hope

    The president of Kosovo is troubled when her 3-year-old nation is compared to other regions with separatist movements, whether in northern Spain, the Middle East, the former Soviet bloc or Asia.

  • Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, in Pristina on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, denies claims made by a Council of Europe investigator that he headed an organ trafficking gang. (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu)

    Kosovo leader denies heading organ-trade gang

    Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said Thursday that a report suggesting he was the head of a criminal gang behind a grisly trade in the kidneys of slain civilian detainees was "monstrous" and "scandalous."

  • Associated Press
Serbia's envoy to the Netherlands, Cedomir Radojkovic (left), and Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic (center) await a ruling on Kosovo's declaration of independence from the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Thursday.

    Kosovo cheers independence ruling

    Tensions flared anew in the Balkans on Thursday, with Kosovo declaring victory and Serbia pledging to fight on after the International Court of Justice ruled that the breakaway republic's 2008 secession did not violate international law.

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