Kosovo


Kosovo bans gambling after casino murders

2019-03-30 10:02

Kosovo has banned all gambling for the next decade in a bid to crack down on crime after two casino staff were murdered last week.

Turkish man detained in Kosovo, awaits extradition decision

2017-10-29 10:48

A Kosovo court says a Turkish man will stay under a 40-day arrest to be decided whether he should be extradited to Ankara where he is wanted as a terror group member.

Serb officials warn of war in the Balkans

2017-04-21 19:25

Serbian officials are warning of another war in the Balkans if Albanians try to form a joint state with Kosovo in the war-weary European region.

Suspected ISIS terror cell bust, pope targeted

2015-12-01 18:54

Four terrorist suspects accused of supporting ISIS and targeting Pope Francis have been arrested in a joint operation by Italian and Kosovar police, Italian authorities say.

Police in Kosovo foil would-be car bomb attack

2015-01-09 17:59

Kosovo police say they have foiled an apparent car-bomb attack in an area in the capital Pristina where most Western embassies are located.

Isa Mustafa new Kosovo PM

2014-12-09 20:13

Conservative Isa Mustafa has become Kosovo's prime minister on fronting a grand coalition of old rivals.

Kosovo arrest 40 for fighting in Iraq, Syria

2014-08-11 16:00

Kosovo police have arrested 40 men on suspicion of having fought with Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq, a crackdown aimed at deterring recruitment of volunteer fighters.

3 dead, 'many' injured in Kosovo power plant blast

2014-06-06 18:10

At least three people have been killed and "many" injured in a blast at a major Kosovo power plant outside Pristina, an official says.

3 bear cubs rescued from captivity in Kosovo

2014-03-23 20:08

Animal activists in Kosovo say three brown bear cubs have been rescued from captivity.

Kosovo vote ends peacefully

2013-12-02 15:57

A Serb hardliner has claimed victory as the first mayor of the northern part of the ethnically split city of Mitrovica, and laid out his agenda to keep Kosovo as part of Serbia.

 

Police arrest Israeli organ smuggling 'mastermind'

2018-01-06 20:49

The Israeli ringleader of a global gang of organ traffickers has been arrested in Cyprus, Kosovan police say.

Serb held for war crimes in Kosovo

2017-08-30 18:26

A Kosovo court has decided to keep a Serb man under arrest as a suspect for crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 war.

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway

2016-05-02 22:17

Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather.

Protesting MPs release tear gas in Kosovo parliament

2015-10-08 14:48

Opposition lawmakers have released clouds of tear gas in Kosovo's parliament, causing two MPs to faint, in protest at a recent EU-brokered deal reached by the government with Serbia.

Kosovo police thwart Christmas car bomb

2014-12-26 22:03

Kosovo authorities have said a potential car bombing was thwarted in Pristina on Christmas day when police stopped a Serbian in a vehicle packed with a large quantity of explosives.

Mother overwhelmed by son's return

2014-10-17 19:03

A Kosovo mother says she was speechless when her eight-year-old son, taken to Syria by his jihadi father, returned home.

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

2014-06-09 11:24

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci has claimed a third term as prime minister of Kosovo after official preliminary results gave him the lead in a snap parliamentary election.

Nato opens Kosovo airspace after 15 years

2014-04-04 20:56

Nato has had allowed private planes to fly high over Kososo for the first time in 15 years, letting commercial airlines save time and money by taking more direct routes across the region.

Kosovo police clash with students

2014-02-06 21:17

Police in Kosovo used pepper spray and batons to disperse hundreds of students demanding the resignation of the head of Pristina's state university.

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