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Central to the agreement was the establishment of a so-called Association/Community of Serbian Municipalities (Zajednica srpskih opstina - ZSO) which, as its name implies, would operate as a coordinating body for Kosovo's Serbian-majority municipalities. These municipalities include four in the north ... Kosovo Serbia
At recent focus group that I held with ten female survivors from the village of Krusha e Madhe/Velika Krusa in western Kosovo, where 241 of the men were killed in massacres in March 1999, some of them recalled how they rebuilt their burned-out houses with their own resources, raised fatherless children ... Kosovo Serbia

Dacic said that attention should be paid to representatives of the countries that might revoke their recognition of Kosovo, and that other ministries in the ... Asked whether Serbs in Kosovo would form the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO) on their own on April 20, he replied, "Everything depends on our ... Kosovo Serbia
But with this military exercise close on the heels of the Kosovo police using force on Serbs in the town of Kosovoska Mitrovica, and the arrest and subsequent expulsion of an EU negotiator, the fear is that the exercise could be a harbinger of an even darker chapter in the relationship between Pristina and ... Kosovo Serbia
Those who will sample the delicacies from that country will at the same time be raising money to help build bonds between Fort Dodge and Gjakova, a city in Kosovo. Fort Dodge and Gjakova became sister cities in December 2016. A youth exchange that began last year and an art initiative to be launched ... Kosovo Serbia
Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, during Government's meeting on Wednesday said the Association of Serb-majority Municipalities, reached during the EU-facilitated dialogue with Serbia in Brussels, will be established based on the Constitution of Kosovo and the decision of the Constitutional ... Kosovo Serbia

On Monday, March 26, almost five years after the initial agreement on the 'Zajednica,' or the Association/ Community of Serb-majority Municipalities, ASM, was reached, and three years after it was further defined in a separate agreement(General Principles), the Kosovo government finally took to ... Kosovo Serbia
The EU published a statement on its official website welcoming the announcement by Prime Minister Hamush Haradinaj on giving the mandate to the Management Team to draft the Statute of the Association/Community of Serb majority municipalities. “The drafting process for the Statute has started and will ... Kosovo Serbia
In this photo on Thursday July 21, 2016, Mustafa Erdem, general director of the Gulistan Educational Institutions in Kosovo, stands outside the Mehmet Akif College near the town of Lipjan, Kosovo. Kosovo police have arrested five Turks, among them Mustafa Erdem, working with a group of schools owned ... Kosovo Serbia
Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia have heightened in recent days following the arrest and deportation of a senior Serbian official in northern Kosovo. The brief detention ... The Serbian official reportedly took a bypass route into the city, instead of going through one of the border crossings. But once he ... Kosovo Serbia
MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russia vehemently condemns the provocation put up by Pristina against Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija at the Government of the Republic of Serbia Marko Duric on March 25 in the town of Kosovo Mitrovica, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone ... Kosovo Serbia
The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has strongly condemned the arrest of a senior Serbian official by Kosovo police in a call with the Serbian president. ... Kosovo police detained Marko Djuric, the head of the Serbian government office for Kosovo, in the divided northern town of Mitrovica on Monday ... Kosovo Serbia
The head of the Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija also advised authorities in Pristina who are making threats of arrest, "to arrest themselves first." Djuric said that Serbia expects representatives of authorities in Pristina to start enabling Serbs to work on the formation of the ZSO, "instead ... Kosovo Serbia
On Tuesday, Goran Rakic said that the 10 Serb-majority municipalities in Kosovo will unilaterally form the Association in April. In August 2015, Serbia and Kosovo signed an agreement that stipulates the establishment of a Serb municipality association in Kosovo that would oversee economic development, ... Kosovo Serbia
Vucic addressing media on Monday evening said that he will not decide on Srpska List leaving Government of Kosovo. The decision of Serbian political representatives to withdraw from Government of Kosovo came a day after Kosovo Police arrested and deported Director of Serbia's Government Office for ... Kosovo Serbia
Air raid sirens have rung out in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo after special police fired stun grenades in a raid to detain a senior Serbian official, raising fresh tensions in the region. Marko Đurić, head of Belgrade's office for Kosovo and Metohija, was seized in the town of North Mitrovica by ... Kosovo Serbia
Kosovo Special Police intervened following reports that Djuric was participating in a debate in the divided northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica. Kosovo deployed its special police units in the Serb-run far north earlier during the day, after the government banned both Djuric and Serbia's Defence Minister, ... Kosovo Serbia

Hysni Rexha, a cheerful 51-year-old farmer in western Kosovo, loves the United States unconditionally. ... Last month, Oliver Ivanovic, a popular Kosovar Serb politician who criticized Belgrade's influence and wanted to work with ethnic Albanians, was gunned down mafia-style outside his Mitrovica office. Kosovo Serbia
A cemetery close to the ex-mass grave of Meja village near Gjakova. The 1999 massacre was the mass execution of 372 Kosovo Albanian civilians committed by Serbian police and Yugoslav Army forces as an act of retaliation for the killing of six Serbian policemen by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Kosovo Serbia
One Albanian town even erected a bust of Hillary Clinton in 2016, anticipating her foreordained presidency. George W. Bush also has a statue in Albania, after he visited in 2007 and pledged to support the Clintons' policy on the Albanian cause. Many children across the province are named Klinton, ... Kosovo Serbia
The memorial is situated in the village of Prekaz in the Skenderaj/Srbica municipality, at the site where 59 people, including women and children as well as Jashari himself, were killed in an attack by Serbian forces from March 5-7, 1998. Public concern about the state of the memorial has already sparked a ... Kosovo Serbia
Back then, the grand migration of people from their homes to every nook and cranny of city centers around the country was hardly planned. After witnessing the unanimous show of hands in support of independence at the Assembly from TV screens, Prishtina's frosty streets were overrun with droves of ... Kosovo Serbia
We will have to leave", said Agim Ibrahimi, 46, a manual worker who lives in the town. "Three members of my family have died of cancer... It's a cancerous land." Regardless of the wind's direction, the pungent smell of burnt coal permeates Obiliq, where 30,000 residents live between and around the plants, ... Kosovo Serbia
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. The latest on the Florida school shooting, stock market predictions and a Wes Anderson premiere at the Berlinale. Here's the news: Photo. Credit Saul Martinez for The New York Times. • An assistant football coach who tried to protect ... Kosovo Serbia
Kosovo's president and his Montenegrin counterpart called Friday on Kosovo's parliament to ratify a border demarcation deal between the two countries which is required for Kosovo's citizens to travel freely to the European Union. But it remained unclear if the lawmakers would ratify the deal, which some ... Kosovo Serbia
Now, Albanian flags are displayed prominently throughout the town, and there's a strong anti-Serb sentiment. As Yugoslavia broke up during the 1990s, Serbia was determined that the Albanian-dominated province of Kosovo should remain just that - a province, not a country. From late February 1998, ... Kosovo Serbia
And Pristina's membership is on hold until Kosovo pledges to normalise relations with Serbia. The 148 kilometre railway line which Pristina aims to be completed by 2021 will cost around £177.5m (€200m). And the railway will link Kosovo with Macedonia to the south and Serbia to the north as well as ... Kosovo Serbia
As NATO bombs fell, Serbian forces opened a campaign of ethnic cleansing that drove almost a million Kosovar Albanians, predominantly Muslims, from .... village, that was the site of the war's worst massacre when 372 men and boys were taken from refugee columns and nearby villages and shot dead by ... Kosovo Serbia
Although it has been exactly twenty years since conflict erupted in Kosovo, the problem of unexploded cluster bombs and mines in the Kosovar countryside ... in Gjakova, a small city one and a half hours south of Pristina, he monitors the work of his 10 teams of "bomb hunters" on a huge wall map of Kosovo. Kosovo Serbia
Alpine skier Albin Tahiri, Kosovo's sole representative on their Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018, has two very good reasons to celebrate as the first ... “I grew up close to the Austrian border, in a town called Slovenj Gradec, and I had the good fortune to train with top Slovenian downhillers like Rok ... Kosovo Serbia
Set to open in the Kosovo Serb town of Gracanica in March, the play is likely also to raise controversy there. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence and ethnic tensions there still persist. More than 10,000 people died in Kosovo during the conflict, mostly ethnic Albanians. Kosovo Serbia
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic visited the northern Kosovar city of Mitrovica on January 20, where he paid his respects to Oliver Ivanovic, an ethnic Serb political leader in Kosovo who was shot dead earlier this week. Vucic laid a wreath at the spot where Ivanovic was killed on January 16 outside his ... Kosovo Serbia
January 21, 2003: Zayed hospital opens in Kosovo ... Shaikh Hamed said the UAE always provided medical care to Kosovo in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. ... 2017 - A bomb blast at a market in Parachinar city in Pakistan kills at least 24 people. Kosovo Serbia
The well-known Kosovo Serb politician was shot dead in front of his party's offices in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica on January 16. “The highest official and the most powerful man in Serbia", meaning Vucic, was "pretending to be interested in the fate of Kosovo Serbs,” Pristina-based political analyst ... Kosovo Serbia
A former commander of the Yugoslav Army's 549th Brigade, Stojan Konjikovac, told the Belgrade Special court on Wednesday that the platoon whose officers are charged with the attack on the village of Trnje was deployed away from the village and had no reason to enter it. “Part of the forces were ... Kosovo Serbia
The two Serbs' bodies were discovered in the village of Babimost/Babin Most in central Kosovo on Monday evening, said Kosovo Police. “The medical team at the crime scene found the victims were dead, while an investigation into the case is ongoing,” said police spokesperson Baki Kelani. Police officers ... Kosovo Serbia
Serbs who visit a church in the western Kosovo town of Gjakova/Djakovica for Orthodox Christmas each year have cancelled their trip after local Kosovo ... Kosovo Albanians in Gjakova/Djakovica had announced they would hold a peaceful protest on Saturday to oppose what they called “the visit by ... Kosovo Serbia
Qatar Charity's (QC) contributions to the 'Orphan Below Zero' campaign have reached Kosovo and Bosnia, it was announced in a statement. ... The campaign was launched during a sport and recreational event held in the city of Zavidovici, where children had the chance to interact with each other and ... Kosovo Serbia
Serbs who visit a church in the western Kosovo town of Gjakova/Djakovica for Orthodox Christmas each year have cancelled their trip after local Kosovo ... Kosovo Albanians in Gjakova/Djakovica had announced they would hold a peaceful protest on Saturday to oppose what they called “the visit by ... Kosovo Serbia
Charity funds projects in Kosovo city. January 06 2018 ... Qatar Charity (QC) is supporting sustainable development in Mitrovica, Kosovo, it has been announced. In 2017, QC ... The 1990s in Mitrovica, Kosovo, were a chapter of a devastating conflict that greatly damaged the city, the statement recalled. Kosovo Serbia
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Kosovo president Hashim Thaci said his Muslim-majority nation would have voted with the United States against a United Nations resolution condemning the ... Music City Mall, a privately owned shopping center in Lewisville, Texas, has two granite slaves with biblical messages. Kosovo Serbia
Social media in Kosovo are buzzing with outrage after it was reported that Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj took a winter break in star-studded St Moritz, ... However, during a visit on Thursday to the western town of Gjakova/Djakovica, media quoted the Prime Minister as saying that he had paid for the ... Kosovo Serbia
Five western nations have warned Kosovo against repealing or amending a law on a war crimes court, saying it would suffer negative consequences "in international and Euro-Atlantic integration." A statement Thursday from the nations — the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy — said they ... Kosovo Serbia
In the epistle, published on the Serbian Orthodox Church website, he warned that "neither our country, nor beautified cities and villages, nor the ... the multitude of angelic hosts sang, while the heavens with the star pointed to Bethlehem, the birth city of the Holy Prophet and King David, the Home of bread, ... Kosovo Serbia
Leading EU countries and the US have warned Kosovo of "severe consequences" if it walks away from a special tribunal on war crimes allegations. ... Haradinaj told press after a visit to the municipality of Gjakove in Kosovo on Thursday: "I was against it [the KSRJI] while in opposition and I'm against it now ... Kosovo Serbia
Social media in Kosovo are buzzing with outrage after it was reported that Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj took a winter break in star-studded St Moritz, ... However, during a visit on Thursday to the western town of Gjakova/Djakovica, media quoted the Prime Minister as saying that he had paid for the ... Kosovo Serbia
A Kosovo court has handed down conditional jail terms for four opposition Vetevendosje MPs, found guilty of using offensive weapons when they let off tear gas in ... which allegedly deprives Kosovo of some land on the border, and establish an autonomous association of Serbian-majority municipalities. Kosovo Serbia
However, Municipality of Pristina told BIRN that the agreed location for the city's new central mosque is the Dardania district, as was previously planned, not on the university campus. The Kosovo capital has long argurged over whether and where it should build a new main mosque for the city's ... Kosovo Serbia
Witness Rame Nikqi from Kosovo told Belgrade Special Court on Monday about how he found the burned bodies of his parents and how he heard the killings of 18 ethnic Albanian civilians at a vehicle repair shop in 1999. He told the court that the Serbian police and army came to his village of Pavlan near ... Kosovo Serbia
Head of Kosovo's delegation in technical talks with Serbia, Avni Arifi, told the daily Zeri that in the next meeting set to be held in Brussels next week they will discuss with the Belgrade's team on Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. According to him, the Association should be established based on the ... Kosovo Serbia


 

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