Kosovo

  • World’s Youngest Nations June 30, 2011

    With South Sudan voting for independence from the North, it is set to become the world’s youngest country on July 9. Here are some of the most recent additions to the world map Kosovo When Yugoslavia disintegrated, new countries were sprouting and borders were being drawn. When Kosovo tried to follow the...
  • Kosovo Serbs form own parliament, defy UN June 29, 2008

    Mitrovica, Kosovo: Kosovo's hardline Serb leaders formed their own parliament on Saturday, ignoring Kosovo's declaration of independence and defying its United Nations administrators. The action in the Serb-controlled half of the divided town of Mitrovica represents an attempt by the Serbs to split the disputed territory, which they claim as their...
  • US Embassy in Serbia ransacked, set on fire February 22, 2008

    Belgrade: Angry Serbs broke into the US Embassy and set fire to an office Thursday night as rioters rampaged through Belgrade's streets, putting an exclamation point of violence to a day of mass protest against Western support for an independent Kosovo. At least 150,000 people rallied in Belgrade, waving Serbian flags...
  • Kosovo's borders see violence post-independence February 21, 2008

    New Delhi: In the wake of Kosovo’s declaration of its independence came incidents of violence along its northern border with Serbia. On Tuesday, Kosovans destroyed two border posts, saying that they would never submit to the authority of Kosovo’s Albanian government and its Western backers. Police manning the posts, called for help...
  • Recognition to Kosovo sparks Serbia-US row February 19, 2008

    New Delhi: The EU has decided to leave it up to national governments to recognise Kosovo's independence. The EU has vowed to work for stability in Kosovo while leaving each member free to decide on recognising its independence. At a news conference in Brussels, EU Foreign Policy chief Javier Solana said...
  • Birth of a nation: Kosovo declares independence February 17, 2008

    Pristina, (Kosovo): Kosovo has formally declared its independence from Serbia and become the world's newest state in a move opposed by Serbia and Russia but backed by many western governments. Lawmakers in the legislature of the former Serbian province approved the declaration of independence at an extraordinary session Sunday afternoon. It...
  • Kosovo all set to declare independence from Serbia February 16, 2008

    Pristina (Serbia): Celebratory cakes are already iced. Bottles of "Independence" wine are chilled and waiting. After centuries of dominance by Serbia, a war that killed 10,000 people and a decade of UN rule, tiny Kosovo - poor, mostly Muslim but feverishly pro-Western - geared up to make a historic declaration of...