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  • Kosovo Albanians attack U.N.-escorted Serb lawyers

    05/26/2006 8:11:09 AM PDT · by joan · 22 replies · 434+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 25, 2006
    Thu 25 May 2006 11:52 AM ET (Updates with U.N. statement, details) PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro, May 25 (Reuters) - U.N. police in Kosovo fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of ethnic Albanians who stoned a United Nations convoy escorting Serb defence lawyers in the west of the province on Thursday. Three U.N. police officers and one translator were wounded when villagers blocked a road and lobbed stones at vehicles escorting two Serb members of a defence team accredited to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, a U.N. statement said. "Police then had to clear the crowd,...
  • Muslims Gave Away a State to the Montenegrins, Leader of Islamist Community in Montenegro Says

    05/24/2006 10:57:25 AM PDT · by joan · 10 replies · 585+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | May 24, 2006
    24 May 2006 | 20:14 | FOCUS News Agency Banja Luka. The Muslims gave away a state to the Montenegrins because if they hadn’t taken a mass part in the referendum for the state status and hadn’t voted for its independence the country would not have received its independence, the leader of the Islamic community in Montenegro Rifat Fejzic stated cited by Serbian agency TANJUG. “The Muslims voted for Montenegro’s independence so that the Great Serbia and its ideas would come to an end,” he said and added that now “Montenegro has the great obligation to value that which the...
  • Montenegro vote opens separatist Pandora's box

    05/23/2006 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies · 936+ views
    AFP ^ | 23 May 2006 | Calin Neacsu
    Montenegro's independence could open a Pandora's box for other separatist movements in Europe and the former Soviet Union, with some already claiming the right to follow the same path. Separatists in Spain's Basque and Catalan regions were among the first to welcome Montenegro's independence vote as a positive omen for their aspirations of loosening ties with Madrid. But Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos stressed the situations in his country and Montenegro were "politically, diplomatically, juridically" incomparable and that making such a comparison would represent a "great irresponsibility". His view was supported by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana,...
  • We torched everything! (Italian police collected transcripts of Kosovo Albanians)

    05/17/2006 7:18:19 PM PDT · by joan · 44 replies · 1,197+ views
    Vecernje Novosti daily, Belgrade Wednesday, May 17, 2006 We torched everything! (transcripts of Kosovo Albanians) By Zeljko Pantelic, May 16, 2006 Organized Albanian criminal groups involved in the sale of drugs, people, illegal immigration, etc. were behind the March 2004 pogrom against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. This conclusion follows from taped telephone conversations between leaders of Albanian mafia organizations which since 2003 have been illegally transferring hundreds of illegal emigrants per year from Kosovo to Italy, and who were uncovered by Italian police at the beginning of this week. By wiretapping the conversations of Albanian criminals, investigating prosecutors in...
  • Ceku: Kosovo Albanian independence close

    05/15/2006 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 93 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May. 15, 2006 at 9:40AM | UPI
    Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku has says independence for mostly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo of Serbia's government in Belgrade is near. "A great dream of independence is close and it is only months away," said Ceku Monday in his regular weekly address in Kosovo, Serbia's southern province whose population of 1.8 million is 90 percent ethnic-Albanian........
  • Kosovo: The Plot Thickens

    05/12/2006 7:23:07 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 17 replies · 674+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 12 May 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    For a long time the proponents of Kosovo’s independence have acted as if the game was up, that all that remained was for the “international community” to settle on the formula for independence—and for Serbia to sign on the dotted line under pressure. Until recently, many old Balkan hands in the world’s capitals that matter expected that by the end of 2006 it would be all over. There are recent signs, however, that “it” won’t be over that soon, and that the outcome is by no means preordained. It did not look that way when the United Nations abandoned its...
  • Russia to build power plant for Serbs

    05/11/2006 11:17:39 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 49 replies · 712+ views
    Russian state-owned company Technopromexport has announced it will build a thermal power plant in Serbia within three years. The company Wednesday signed a contract with Serbia and Switzerland's Mentor Energy, company officials said. The construction of the plant, with two 450-megawatt blocks, is estimated to cost $877 million. Maja Gojkovich, mayor of the Serbian town Novi Sad, where the plant will be built, said the project will greatly benefit the economy of the town and the country, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. "It will provide work for 5,000 to 6,000 Serbs and guarantee orders for a number of Serbian...
  • Kosovo consternation

    05/09/2006 11:14:11 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 60 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 May 2006 | James "Ace" Lyons, Jr.
    Among the most important priorities of U.S. global policy is combating the international traffic in drugs and in persons (often a euphemism for women and children forced into prostitution). Because of the linkage and overlap among terrorist networks and organized criminal gangs, the battle against trafficking is also an integral part of the war on terror. Amazingly, that's what the international community seems to want to help establish in the Serbian province of Kosovo. When Kosovo was placed under United Nations administration and NATO military control at the end of the 1999 war, some hoped the province soon would meet...
  • Real Estate Rows Cause Carnage in Kosovo

    05/04/2006 6:13:04 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 246+ views
    IWPR ^ | April 26, 2006
    Mass of conflicting property claims since war leads many Kosovars to try solving disputes with guns. By Krenar Gashi in Pristina (Balkan Insight, 26 Apr 06) A bloody shootout in a town in Kosovo has come as an unwelcome reminder to many Kosovars of how many battles over real estate end in death. Two people were killed, including a deputy mayor, and eight others were injured, in the shooting on April 22, in Shtime/Stimlje, 25 kilometres from the capital Pristina. The Kosovo Police Service, KPS, confirmed nine arrests over the shootings in which Aziz Xhelili and Vezir Bajrami, a deputy...
  • RTS: Free Bosnia Published Pictures of Serbs Killed in 1992

    05/08/2006 5:50:51 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | May 7, 2006
    7 May 2006 | 14:54 | FOCUS News Agency Sofia. The Sarajevo based newspaper Free Bosnia published on its title page pictures of killed Serbs in Sarajevo in 1992, Radio TV Serbia reports. The killed from the Sarjevo municipality of Novi Grad and from Ali Pasino Pole have been displayed on the pictures. The publication pointed that during the war in Sarjevo 850 Serbs were massacred while the official representatives of Republic Serbia claim that their number is several thousand, RTS reports.
  • Catholics feel threat from Muslims, Bosnian government says cardinal

    05/07/2006 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 6 replies · 492+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 5/4/2006 | Regina Linskey
    WASHINGTON - Catholics in Bosnia-Herzegovina feel pressure, threats and discrimination from an unfair political system and from Muslims financially backed by Islamic countries, said the head of the Bosnian bishops' conference. Successful dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, which is solely "about coexistence," depends on the political situation, Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo told Catholic News Service in a May 2 interview. During the 1992-1995 war for independence and up to today, radical influences from Eastern Islamic countries infiltrated into Bosnia, the cardinal said through a translator during a visit to Washington. Bosnian Muslims have access to funding and permits to...
  • Montenegro is no one's junior partner

    05/03/2006 10:18:06 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 84 replies · 1,343+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3 May 2006 | Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic
    The bloody collapse of Yugoslavia shamed Europe. But those of us who live in the Balkans know particularly well that dismantling that artificial state involved a series of murderous ethnic and religious wars and cost at least 100,000 lives, while hundreds of thousands had to flee their homes. This is not to mention the physical devastation. Such appalling and widespread massacres and ethnic cleansing Europe had not seen since the defeat of Nazism. There is, however, one positive story from those dreadful years. It involves my own small but fiercely proud multi-ethnic country, Montenegro, which was wiped off the map...
  • Kosovo Parliament Speaker: Border with Macedonia to Be Discussed after Determining Kosovo’s Status

    04/27/2006 4:15:05 PM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 192+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | April 27, 2006
    Pristina. The debatable issues in connection to the border with Macedonia will be discussed after Kosovo’s status is determined, Kosovo’s Parliament Speaker Kol Berisa stated today cited by Macedonian agency Makfax.Kol Berisa pointed out it is also extremely important for Kosovo to have good relations with neighboring Macedonia because a lot of Albanians live there. He added the issue of the border with Macedonia will be discussed after Kosovo’s status is determined and that for Kosovo the contract between Belgrade and Skopje signed in 2001 is debatable.
  • Austrian writer Peter Handke in Kosovo: This is a universe of pain

    05/01/2006 6:58:25 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 489+ views
    Blic ^ | April 27, 2006
    Standing on the side of justice, as he said, and always with the victims, Austrian writer Peter Handke visited Kosovo several days ago. Standing at burnt homes of the Nikolices, Kostices, Bozanices and Bandices in the villages of Retimlje and Opterusa near Orahovac, Handke said: 'These are universes of pain. I do not have the right to speak. I shall keep silent, I have to keep silent. Thank you for making it possible for me to see this horror personally. This is not the 21st century'. Together with a group of domestic and foreign writers, Handke visited the most jeopardized...
  • VIEWS & ANALYSIS. Kosovo: The emerging terror state

    04/24/2006 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 44 replies · 1,498+ views
    Serbianna ^ | 24 April 2006 | M. Bozinovich
    "Since 1999, we saw the departure of the last remaining Jewish family out of Kosovo. Why is Washington shy at actually doing something to protect the minorities in Kosovo? Back in February, we spoke with Julia Gorin, a contributing commentator for the Jewish World Report and Front Page Magazine, about Kosovo and its links with the Islamic terror. The conversation eventually lended a front page cover for the Belgrade independent Weekly Telegraph, abut here we are transmitting it in its original, long format. Why does the US have an ambiguous position on the Kosovo status: it publicly supports a negotiated...
  • Wartime Bosnian Croats on trial

    04/26/2006 12:25:21 PM PDT · by Diocletian · 9 replies · 267+ views
    BBC ^ | April 26, 2006 | staff
    Six prominent wartime Bosnian Croat officials have gone on trial at the United Nations tribunal in The Hague for alleged war crimes. They all deny charges of masterminding a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Bosnian Muslims during the early 1990s. Jadranko Prlic, the one-time president of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Croat mini-state, is the chief suspect. Correspondents say the handling of the trial - the largest of its kind at the tribunal - will face close scrutiny. The charges relate to 11 months in 1993-94 when Bosnian Croats and Muslims - who were allies for most of the 1992-95 war against...
  • Kosovo: The emerging terror state

    04/24/2006 9:13:20 AM PDT · by montyspython · 37 replies · 618+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | M Bozinovic
    Kosovo: The emerging terror state By M. Bozinovich Back in February, we spoke with Julia Gorin, a contributing commentator for the Jewish World Report and Front Page Magazine, about Kosovo and its links with the Islamic terror. The conversation eventually lended a front page cover for the Belgrade independent Weekly Telegraph, abut here we are transmitting it in its original, long format. Why does the US have an ambiguous position on the Kosovo status: it publicly supports a negotiated solution, while privately numerous individuals involved in those negotiations support independence? What does that mean? Bush does want a negotiated solution,...
  • My bloody career (Jihadist fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq)

    04/23/2006 3:36:31 PM PDT · by joan · 34 replies · 956+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 23, 2006
    …Khalid fought in Afghanistan for two years...Afghanistan represented the birth of the global struggle... In 1993, after Khalid had returned home from Afghanistan,...he went to join the fighting in Bosnia... The combat was much more intense than the action he had seen in Afghanistan...In Bosnia, the enemy was right in front of you, and you had to kill or be killed each day. Khalid fought alongside a group called the Green Berets, named not after the American Special Forces but after the colour of Islam. One day, after a year at war in Bosnia, Khalid was on the front line...
  • Home of Kosovo Serb Attacked

    04/23/2006 3:15:33 PM PDT · by joan · 11 replies · 269+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | April 23, 2006
    Tucep. Home of Danilo Dzolic (75) was attacked by armed group at about 1 a.m. this morning in Kosovo village of Tucep, RTS reports. No one was injured during the attack but the house in which Dzolic and his wife were at that moment is damaged. The attackers most probably wanted to steal Dzolic’s tractor because so far four tractors had been stolen in the village. Tucep residents chased away the attackers by firing their hunting guns, which Kosovo police and KFOR confiscated today. The Serbs living in the village expressed their concerns the attacks might happen again.
  • 2 killed, 7 wounded in Kosovo shootout

    04/23/2006 3:07:54 PM PDT · by joan · 10 replies · 288+ views
    Calibre ^ | April 22, 2006
    Released : Apr 22, 2006 9:27 AM PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-Two ethnic Albanians were killed and seven were wounded Saturday in a shootout between two families allegedly over a property dispute, police said. The exchange of gunfire occurred in the town of Stimlje, 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Kosovo's capital Pristina following an argument, said Violeta Elezaj, a police spokeswoman. Among the dead was the town's deputy mayor, Vezir Bajrami, an official from the opposition Democratic Party of Kosovo, the party's spokeswoman said. Most of the injured were being treated at a hospital. Several suspects were arrested, Elezaj said, adding that...
  • Study: Bosnia hot spot for terrorists

    04/21/2006 10:33:52 AM PDT · by Decombobulator · 26 replies · 478+ views
    BRUSSELS, April 20 (UPI) -- A new report by U.S. and Croatian intelligence warns that Bosnia risks becoming a hot spot for Islamist recruiters plotting terrorist attacks in Europe. The young Balkan state is rapidly becoming a breeding ground for Muslim terrorists -- a development fueled by high unemployment rates among the young Muslim population, the report states. This group is particular interesting to terrorist recruiters because of their Slavic blood, which makes it hard to distinguish from their fellow Europeans, according to Brussels-based news site EUObserver.com. "People who are born here and live here have an advantage which would...
  • Terrorists Recruiting 'White Muslims'

    04/19/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by llevrok · 12 replies · 515+ views
    ajc.com\news ^ | 20 April 2006 | Wiliam J. Kole
    By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — His code name was Maximus, and he held secret meetings in a shabby room at the Banana City Hotel on the outskirts of Sarajevo. Bosnian police put him under surveillance, and in a raid last fall on his apartment on Poligonska Street, authorities seized explosives, a suicide bomber belt and a videotape of masked men begging Allah's forgiveness for what they were about to do. What they planned, investigators believe, was to blow up a European embassy. But compounding their concern, they say, was the ringleader's background: Maximus turned out...
  • Feature-Film portrays fugitive Mladic as neurotic gardener

    04/18/2006 11:35:18 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 19 replies · 460+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Apr 2006 01:05:00 GMT | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO, April 19 (Reuters) - The most wanted man in the Balkans is being portrayed on the big screen this month as a vindictive army captain obsessed with gardening in a tragicomic film set during the dying days of Yugoslavia. Fugitive Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, indicted for war crimes by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, has been caricatured as Captain Rade Orchid in the film "Karaula" ("Border Post") by Croat director Rajko Grlic. The film has attracted attention across the Balkans as the first co-production by republics of the former socialist federation since its collapse in the...
  • Al Qaeda men have been transiting Balkans for years

    04/18/2006 7:46:03 AM PDT · by montyspython · 10 replies · 430+ views
    AP via Daily Times [Pakistan] ^ | Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    ‘Al Qaeda men have been transiting Balkans for years’ * Report claims militants took advantage of Balkans’ porous borders to meet, train and possibly plot attacks in Europe SARAJEVO: Islamic militants with ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations have been crisscrossing the Balkans for more than 15 years, according to an intelligence report focusing on their activities in Bosnia. The 252-page analysis, compiled jointly by US and Croatian intelligence and obtained by The Associated Press, said extremists financed in part with cash from narcotics smuggling operations were trying to infiltrate Western Europe from Afghanistan and points further east...
  • Rampage of the mafia may delay Kosovo independence

    04/09/2006 1:37:15 AM PDT · by tgambill · 9 replies · 416+ views
    KOSOVO, the former Yugoslav province, is falling into the grip of Albanian organised crime gangs, casting a shadow over attempts by the international community to turn it into a fully fledged independent state by the end of this year. Participants in talks in Vienna, sponsored by the United Nations, on the “final status” of Kosovo, are concerned that the mafia networks that smuggled guns into the disputed province from Albania in 1997 and 1998 are using the same channels for a burgeoning trade in illicit petrol, cigarettes and cement. Prostitution and drugs are also popular staples of the black economy....
  • Thinking the Unthinkable; On the Wrong Side in Yugoslavia?

    04/13/2006 8:33:55 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 24 replies · 419+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/13/06 | Purple Mountains
    The roughly 5000 unspeakable acts of murder and mayhem committed by Islamofascist terrorists on innocent people just since 9/11 have got me wondering – did we come in on the wrong side in the conflict between the Serbians (Christians) and the Bosnians (Muslims) in the former Yugoslavia, and have we and the western world gone after the wrong group of war criminals? I am well aware of the horrendous barbarities committed by the Serbians against the Bosnians and others, but do we really know what transpired to drive them to these acts before the conflict aroused our interest? I admit...
  • Corrupt Kosovo cannot be independent

    04/14/2006 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Celebratelife008 · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/06 | Celebratelife008
    United Press International Front Page > UPI Page Corrupt Kosovo cannot be independent state Apr. 14, 2006 at 8:54AM A U.N. mediator says Serbia's southern Kosovo province has to eliminate corruption before it gains independence. Albert Rohan, U.N. negotiator in ongoing talks between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, said: "Corruption endangers the independence of Kosovo," Albanian-language media in Kosovo's major town of Pristina reported Friday. "There will be no independence unless corruption is contained. We do not want a state which has shortcomings from the very beginning," the Beta news agency quoted Rohan as saying. Kosovo Albanians, who make up 90...
  • Kosovo Albanians Threaten UN

    04/14/2006 12:42:56 PM PDT · by FormerLib · 20 replies · 607+ views
    KIM Info Service ^ | April 14, 2006
    Demonstrations in Decani - Threats against UNMIK for protecting Visoki Decani Monastery continue The leader of the ultraradical and nationalistic organization VETEVENDOSJE (Self-determination) Albin Kurti has begun to carry out in practice the threats he recently published in a ultimatum addressed to UNMIK chief Soren Jessen-Petersen. Six days ago Albin Kurti, together with several extremist organizations from the Decani area (Balli Kombetar, Kosovo Liberation Army veterans, etc.) threatened that if Petersen extended his executive order on the protection of the safety area around Visoki Decani Monastery, he would block the work of UNMIK and the protection of the monastery. On...
  • Church chased-off from kosovo.com domain!

    04/14/2006 11:26:50 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 365+ views
    Main domain that its on Google when you search "Kosovo". www.kosovo.com is no longer used by Serb Ortodox Church. Domain is now used for some beta version of multicultural "talks" with Islamic factor and Ortodox Church is chased-out by domain owner without notice. Unsurprissingly Domain owner got majority of negative critics. Now former site of Church can be found on www.kosovo.net
  • Today Kosovo - Tomorrow Israel and the West

    04/14/2006 8:01:24 AM PDT · by montyspython · 4 replies · 386+ views
    Serbiann.com ^ | Miroljub Jevtic, Ph.D.
    Today Kosovo - Tomorrow Israel and the West By Miroljub Jevtic, Ph.D. Negotiations regarding the future status of Kosovo have begun and it is increasingly clear that the overwhelming majority of the world media, not to mention the government of the United States and its allies, favor giving independence to the Serbian province of Kosovo, which since the 1999 war has been administered by the United Nations under NATO military control. In effect, the western world is in favor of detaching Kosovo from (Christian) Serbia by fiat of power and making it into an independent Muslim state. The main argument...
  • Russia's position on Kosovo status important - Albanian foreign minister

    04/12/2006 8:57:09 AM PDT · by x5452 · 5 replies · 298+ views
    Interfax ^ | Apr 12 2006 11:38AM
    Apr 12 2006 11:38AM Russia's position on Kosovo status important - Albanian foreign minister MOSCOW. April 12 (Interfax) - Albania Foreign Minister Besnik Mustafaj said Russia's position on the definition of Kosovo's status is important. "This year is important for the Balkan region. Before the end of the year the problem of Kosovo's status will probably be resolved. I hope it will be independence. A referendum on Montenegro is to be held, too. Russia's role as a member of the Contact Group and of the UN Security Council is important here," Mustafaj told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.
  • Murder suspect Delalic rearrested (Bosnian Muslim who initiated Sarajevo war murders)

    04/12/2006 7:29:53 AM PDT · by joan · 8 replies · 534+ views
    makfax ^ | April 10, 2006
    Sarajevo, 13:33 Ramiz Delalic, former commander of the Bosnian army, suspected of murdering Serb bridegroom's father during a wedding ceremony in Sarajevo in 1992, an incident that sparked the war in Bosnia, has been rearrested, Sarajevo's media said. Delalic, nicknamed Celo, has been indicted for murder of Nikola Gardovic in Sarajevo's old bazaar in 1992. During the war in Bosnia, Delalic was a commander of Bosnian army's 9th motorized brigade. After the war, Delalic was involved in organized crime.
  • Danish police say two terror suspects charged in Bosnia with planning attack in Europe

    04/12/2006 7:23:04 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Calibre ^ | April 12, 2006
    Released : Apr 12, 2006 9:32 AM COPENHAGEN, Denmark-Police in Denmark said Wednesday that a Bosnian prosecutor has charged two suspects held in Sarajevo with planning a terror attack against a European country. Danish police, who have cooperated with Bosnian investigators, said they had received a copy of the charges against Swedish citizen Mirsad Bektasevic and Turkish national Cesur Abdulkadir, who were arrested in Sarajevo in October. According to the charges, the planned attack was aimed at forcing a European country to withdraw its forces from either Iraq or Afghanistan, police spokesman Anders Linnet told The Associated Press. He said...
  • Dangerous Albanian Criminal Arrested in Macedonia

    04/08/2006 4:02:03 PM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 315+ views
    FOCUS ^ | April 7, 2006
    Tirana. Dangerous Albanian criminal Lulzim Berisha who is wanted for murder, trafficking of drugs and arms and for instigation to prostitution was arrested in Tetovo during joint operation of Macedonian and Albanian police and UN Mission in Kosovo, Albanian Interior Minister Sokol Olldashi stated yesterday evening cited by Macedonian agency Makfax. Minister Olldashi explained Berisha was arrested yesterday in flat in Tetovo; during the arrest forged passport was found on him with which he traveled around Macedonia. According to Tirana media Lulzim Berisha is the main organizer of a criminal group. It is suspected the members of this group committed...
  • BODIES OF 11 SERBS KIDNAPPED IN KOSOVO HANDED OVER

    04/07/2006 2:40:29 PM PDT · by joan · 50 replies · 789+ views
    Tanjug ^ | April 7, 2006
    7.4.2006 14:54 MERDARE, (Tanjug) - UNMIK representatives handed over on Friday at the administrative boundary crossing Merdare the remains of 11 Serbs kidnapped in 1998 and 1999 in Kosovo and Metohija.
  • Kosovo: The real test of U.S. foreign policy

    04/05/2006 3:48:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 21 replies · 653+ views
    World net Daily ^ | April 5th 2006 | Aleksandar Pavic
    If you want to see a place where Christians are outside of the law on their own ancestral land – come to Kosovo. If you want to see American troops committed to establishing a narco-Islamic state on Christian land – come to Kosovo. If you want to see Christian churches, monasteries and cemeteries desecrated on an almost daily basis, under the noses of thousands of Western soldiers – look no further than Kosovo. Seven years after William Jefferson Clinton launched a bombing campaign against a European Christian land in support of the Islamic terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army, it's as though...
  • Serbia & Montenegro: The Indictment of a People

    04/04/2006 2:33:59 PM PDT · by joan · 22 replies · 573+ views
    Balkananalysis ^ | April 4, 2006 | Robert Leifels
    By Robert Leifels* The politicians and intellectuals have missed the boat regarding the death of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt and label their Wall Street Opening Bell-like screaming as a rush to judgment. It is quite natural for them to worship at the shrine of the perceived beauty of their own words; a need to sell newspapers and so on. After all, a scorpion can't help himself for being what he is. But the “judgment” they blabber on about was already passed down years ago. I know because I...
  • Kosovo Albanian Arrest For Bomb Attacks

    04/04/2006 7:17:06 AM PDT · by montyspython · 5 replies · 240+ views
    AP ^ | April 03, 2006
    Kosovo Albanian Arrest For Bomb Attacks PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP)--Police Monday arrested an ethnic Albanian suspected of being responsible for a string of explosions targeting the U.N. and other key buildings in the province. The 38-year-old man was arrested in a dawn operation in Kosovo's capital Pristina on suspicion of carrying out the attacks last July, a police statement said. One of the blasts targeted the U.N. mission headquarters in Pristina. At least three U.N. vehicles were set ablaze in the compound's parking lot, and several shops were damaged in three nearly simultaneous explosions. The second blast occurred near the building...
  • Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II

    04/04/2006 10:23:41 AM PDT · by x5452 · 8 replies · 264+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 04 April 2006, 14:41
    04 April 2006, 14:41 Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia said that the Serbian exodus from Kosovo is a tragedy and highlights the fact that Serbs should have access to their shrines in Kosovo. "Why is no attention paid to the destruction of Orthodox churches in the heart of Europe?" the patriarch said at a briefing in Moscow on Tuesday. "The fact that Serbs have to leave Kosovo is a tragedy for the people, because one should understand that the land...
  • Serbs, Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo Talks

    04/03/2006 10:16:11 AM PDT · by x5452 · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Apr 3, 2006
    Serbs, Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo Talks Apr 3, 2006 VIENNA, April 3 (UPI) -- Serbian negotiators say they are dissatisfied with a U.N. decentralization document regarding talks with ethnic Albanians on Kosovo. The document, based on the first two rounds of the Vienna talks, was prepared by a team of U.N. Kosovo Envoy Marti Ahtisaari, who is leading talks on the final status of the U.N.-administered Kosovo province. Shortly before the third round of talks, Serbian negotiators told Ahtisaari the decentralization document was not enough in harmony with the previous two rounds of the talks. "The document included some issues...
  • Serbian "drug barons" said to have strong ties with Colombian cocaine traders

    03/31/2006 4:15:58 PM PST · by mark502inf · 9 replies · 10,752+ views
    Text of report by "E.B." entitled "Serbian drug barons are big players in Europe" published by Serbian newspaper Blic on 27 March Belgrade: Serbian drug barons, who maintain strong ties with cocaine traders in Colombia, the world's biggest producer of this narcotic, have strong business contacts also with the Albanian mafia, police information indicates. These good contacts on both sides of the Atlantic and highly functional trafficking routes, whereby tons of cocaine are smuggled from South America to Europe, have enabled them to take a place among the most powerful drugs traffickers in Europe. People have only recently become aware...
  • Albanian Muslims object to city's statue of Mother Teresa

    03/30/2006 2:39:43 AM PST · by MadIvan · 84 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 30, 2006 | BENET KOLEKA
    MUSLIMS in Albania's northern city of Shkoder are opposing plans to erect a statue to Mother Teresa, the ethnic Albanian Catholic nun in line for elevation to sainthood by the Vatican. The dispute is unusual for Albania, where religion was banned for 27 years under the dictator Enver Hoxha, and "mixed" marriages are the norm. Seventy per cent of the population are liberal Muslims, the rest are Christian Orthodox and Catholic. But Muslim groups in Shkoder rejected the local council plan for a statue, saying it "would offend the feelings of Muslims". "We do not want this statue to be...
  • Macedonian Police Found Secret Bunker Full of Weapons

    03/28/2006 11:08:40 AM PST · by joan · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | March 28, 2006
    26 March 2006 | 17:53 | FOCUS News Agency Tetovo. During operation Macedonian police found secret bunker full of illegal weapons, Makfax agency informs. According to information from Macedonian Interior Ministry the bunker is situated between villages of Brodec and Vesala in Tetovo region. In the bunker the police found automatic rifles, a few grenade guns, shells, anti-tank mines and munitions. The police are investigating the case.
  • Stabbing in flashpoint Kosovo town; Serbs protest

    03/28/2006 10:55:13 AM PST · by joan · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 28, 2006
    28 Mar 2006 17:33:36 GMT Source: Reuters MITROVICA, Serbia and Montenegro, March 28 (Reuters) - A Serb man was stabbed in the flashpoint town of Mitrovica in Kosovo on Tuesday and hundreds of Serbs gathered at the scene to demonstrate, hospital officials and witnesses said. The 19-year-old Serbwas "seriously wounded" when he was stabbed in the stomach, hospital director Milan Ivanovic told Reuters. Witnesses said he was attacked on the main bridge by two men who had crossed from the mainly Albanian south. Mitrovica, in the north of Serbia's United Nations-run province, has been divided at the river between Serbs...
  • Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked

    03/22/2006 1:25:23 PM PST · by montyspython · 76 replies · 1,822+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | Sherrie Gossett
    Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked By Sherrie Gossett CNSNews.com Staff Writer March 22, 2006 Washington (CNSNews.com) - Castigating the press for "journalistic crimes" committed during its reporting on the Balkans wars of the 1990s, retired New York Times reporter David Binder claims the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting awarded to both the Times and New York's Newsday "should, in all fairness and honesty, be revoked." Binder was speaking at a press conference for the release of a new book criticizing the war reporting. Binder wrote the foreword to the book by Peter Brock, titled "Media...
  • NATO-led peacekeepers defuse explosive device in Kosovo

    03/20/2006 2:54:00 PM PST · by joan · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Calibre ^ | March 20, 2006
    Released : Mar 20, 2006 11:42 AM PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-NATO-led peacekeepers defused a bomb Monday in Kosovo's capital, police said. The device contained 800 grams (28 ounces) of TNT and was placed in the parking lot of a building that houses the Democratic Party of Kosovo, the main opposition party in the province, said police spokeswoman Sabrije Kamberi. Police and NATO-led peacekeepers cordoned off the area for several hours until they defused the device. No one was hurt and no damage was caused, Kamberi said. Police were still investigating the incident, she added. Kosovo has been run by the United Nations...
  • Anti-Serb Propaganda Misled Americans in '90s

    03/20/2006 4:20:57 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 87 replies · 1,702+ views
    The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) ^ | Sunday 19 March 2006 | Stella L. Jatras
    AS I SEE IT Section of The Patriot-News, As someone who has followed and written about the tragic civil war in the Balkans the March 12 headline, "Butcher" Milsoevic dies in jail,": prompted me to write yet another commentary giving the other side of the story. I am no defender of Slobodan Milsoevic, who died under questionable circumstances, but in my opinion, he was nothing more than a two-bit dictator, and compared to Saddam Hussein, he was a piker. Unlike the treatment Milosevic received at The Hague, you can bet your bottom dollar that everything will be done to make...
  • Over 50 foreign delegations to attend funeral for Milosevic (Ramsey Clark)

    03/18/2006 6:10:35 AM PST · by veronica · 38 replies · 863+ views
    Chinaview.cn ^ | 3-18-06 | Staff
    BELGRADE, March 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Over 50 foreign delegations will attend the funeral of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic on Saturday, a senior official with Milosevic's Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) said on Friday. The funeral to be held in Milosevic's hometown of Pozarevac, some 80 km east of Belgrade, will be attended by some dignitaries, said Miomir Ilic, the SPS's regional leader in Pozarevac. Ilic told the official Tanjug news agency that the dignitaries include Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, Russian State Duma Vice-President Sergei Baburin, former U.S. state prosecutor Ramsey Clark, and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Ilic...
  • Western peace prevention continues in former Yugoslavia*

    03/14/2006 11:55:35 AM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies · 288+ views
    PressInfo ^ | March 9, 2006 | Jan Oberg
    Western peace prevention continues in former Yugoslavia* PressInfo # 234 March 9, 2006 By Jan Oberg, TFF director If you believe that Western politics should serve as a model of decency, fairness and principled policies, consider these topical news from ex-Yugoslavia: • Kofi Annan's envoy on Kosovo, former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, tells Der Spiegel that Kosovo is heading for independence. In a tone that can only be characterized as arrogant, he tells the Serb side that they should know the rules of the game and know their own best interests. This simply means he is no mediator who listens...
  • Mustafaj says no border guarantees upon division of Kosovo

    Albania cannot guarantee inviolability of borders with Macedonia and Kosovo if the Serbian province undergoes division, Albanian Foreign Minister Besnik Mustafaj said on Tuesday. "Tirana stands ready for any contingency, and if Kosovo is divided, Albania could not guarantee inviolability of the borders", Mustafaj told Alsat TV station, as commenting the thesis of Kosovo-Albania merge upon granting province's independence. "As soon as last October, I said in front of high officials in Brussels that if division of Kosovo takes place, Albania could no longer guarantee inviolability of borders with Kosovo, but with Albanian part of Macedonia as well", Mustafaj said...