Yugoslav Wars

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, center, flanked by KSF Commander Rrahman Rama as they inspect members of Kosovo Security Force in capital Pristina, Kosovo, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Kosovo lawmakers are set to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army, a move that significantly heightened tension with neighboring Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 14, 2018 - 8:02 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, angering Serbia which talked up the possibility of an armed intervention in response. NATO's chief called Kosovo's move "ill-timed" and urged dialogue to maintain peace in the war-scarred region...
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People pass by a NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR vehicle in front of the main bridge between the southern, ethnic Albanian-dominated and the northern, Serb-dominated part 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 - 7:44 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Serbia says it considers Kosovo's new army an "illegal, occupational armed formation" and warned that any Serbs in Kosovo who join the force would face legal action. Government official Marko Djuric...
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Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, center, flanked by KSF Commander Rrahman Rama as they inspect members of Kosovo Security Force in capital Pristina, Kosovo, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Kosovo lawmakers are set to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army, a move that significantly heightened tension with neighboring Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 14, 2018 - 7:23 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, angering Serbia which talked up the possibility of an armed intervention in response. NATO's chief called Kosovo's move "ill-timed" and called for dialogue to maintain peace in the war-scarred...
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December 12, 2018 - 11:56 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Wednesday that former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice. Ramush Haradinaj, himself a former commander of the 1998-99 war for independence against Serbia, wrote on Facebook that the struggle...
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December 11, 2018 - 12:49 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A flag dispute has stalled talks on the formation of a new government in Bosnia after an October election reflecting persisting ethnic divisions long after the 1992-95 war ended. Planned talks were canceled Tuesday over a demand by the Bosnian Serb presidency...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addresses the media during a press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Kosovo’s prime minister said Monday Dec. 10, 2018, that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
December 10, 2018 - 1:58 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo's lawmakers will vote Friday on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army. The measures are...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister warned on Wednesday that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province — the bluntest warning so far amid escalating tensions in the Balkans. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that she hopes "we...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Vucic says French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his visit to Serbia after France's worst urban riots in years. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 04, 2018 - 10:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia sought support from allies Russia and China on Tuesday in opposing the formation of a Kosovo army, warning that a military in its former province could lead to renewed clashes in the Balkans. Kosovo's parliament is set to vote Dec. 14 on transforming the country's...
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Bosnian Muslim politician Begija Smajic wearing a Muslim hijab head covering, attends an inaugural session of the Bosnian Serb parliament, in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. For the first time since Bosnia's ethnic war, a female politician Begija Smajic wearing Muslim dress has become a lawmaker in the parliament in the Serb half of the country. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
November 19, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — For the first time since Bosnia's ethnic war, a woman who wears a traditional Muslim headscarf has become a lawmaker in the Serb-run part of the country. Begija Smajic was elected to the Bosnian Serb parliament last month and attended its opening session on...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:10 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held large military drills on Saturday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions over Kosovo. The live-ammunition maneuvers, dubbed "The Century of Winners," include 8,000 soldiers, 100 battle tanks and MiG-29...
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