Kosovo Liberation Army http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30011/all en Talks to bolster Kosovo's ruling coalition collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/talks-bolster-kosovos-ruling-coalition-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* PM Thaci's parliament majority increasingly shaky</p> <p>* Report says early election likely this year</p> <p>By Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Negotiations to shore up Kosovo's shaky coalition government by enlisting the support of a former guerilla commander have broken down, officials said on Monday, raising the prospect of a snap election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/talks-bolster-kosovos-ruling-coalition-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:45:17 +0000 5745618 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo ex-rebel now MP goes on retrial for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/kosovo-ex-rebel-now-mp-goes-retrial-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A top ethnic Albanian guerrilla commander turned-politician and his nine associates on Thursday went on retrial for war crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war.</p> <p>Fatmir Limaj pleaded not guilty to the charges of torture and killing of ethnic Serb and Albanian civilians at a detention centre in the central Kosovo village of Klecka.</p> <p>Limaj, currently a lawmaker from Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), was the commander of the centre.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/kosovo-ex-rebel-now-mp-goes-retrial-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Europe Hospitality Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War Law Politics AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:02:17 +0000 5819620 at http://www.globalpost.com Five Kosovo ex-guerrillas arrested in war crimes probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/five-kosovo-ex-guerrillas-arrested-war-crimes-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police on Thursday arrested five ethnic Albanian former guerrillas suspected of war crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo, the EU rule of law mission said.</p> <p>The five were members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the guerrilla group that fought the armed forces of then Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic during the war.</p> <p>"The five individuals are investigated for war crimes against the civilian population... held in a KLA detention centre," the EU mission known as EULEX said in a statement.</p> <p>EULEX did not identify the suspects.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/five-kosovo-ex-guerrillas-arrested-war-crimes-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 23:35:30 +0000 5845081 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo rebel turned MP cleared of war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/kosovo-rebel-turned-mp-cleared-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A EU-led court on Tuesday acquitted a top ethnic Albanian guerrilla commander-turned-politician of war crimes during the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict, saying the evidence of the key prosecution witness was "wholly unreliable".</p> <p>British judge Malcolm Simons, who chaired the court panel, said Fatmir Limaj and nine other former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) were found not guilty of war crimes against the civilian population and prisoners of war.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/kosovo-rebel-turned-mp-cleared-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Europe Hospitality Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War Law Politics AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:03:47 +0000 5936725 at http://www.globalpost.com EU prosecutor charges 15 Kosovo ex-rebels for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131108/eu-prosecutor-charges-15-kosovo-ex-rebels-war-crimes The EU justice mission on Friday charged 15 former Kosovo rebel fighters for alleged war crimes including murder and torture.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131108/eu-prosecutor-charges-15-kosovo-ex-rebels-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War Law Europe AFP Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:32:00 +0000 5984074 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden, Ashton, Kosovo and Serb PMs proposed for Nobel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/snowden-ashton-kosovo-and-serb-pms-proposed-nobel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden, top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton and the premiers of Kosovo and Serbia were proposed for this year's Nobel peace award by European Greens and Socialist leaders Friday.</p> <p>Snowden, currently in hiding in Russia, was officially named by the Greens group in the European Parliament in honour of "his contribution to the protection of our universal rights, including the right to privacy and freedom of expression".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/snowden-ashton-kosovo-and-serb-pms-proposed-nobel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovar Albanians Kosovo Liberation Army Slavic languages Social Issues AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:31:42 +0000 6058298 at http://www.globalpost.com EU to set up international court for Kosovo war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/eu-set-international-court-kosovo-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union said on Saturday it plans to set up an international court in Kosovo to deal with alleged crimes committed by ethnic-Albanian guerrillas during the war with Serbia.</p> <p>"The EU is not proposing to establish a tribunal, but rather a specialist court within the Kosovo court system," the bloc's Pristina office said in a statement sent to AFP.</p> <p>"This court would have a seat in Kosovo, but sensitive proceedings, including hearing of witnesses, would take place outside of the country in view of the nature of the allegations," the EU said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/eu-set-international-court-kosovo-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army AFP Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:34:17 +0000 6114221 at http://www.globalpost.com Reluctant Kosovo approves war crimes court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/reluctant-kosovo-approves-war-crimes-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kosovo's parliament approved on Wednesday the establishment of an international court to deal with alleged crimes committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia.</p> <p>The vote came amid a mounting pressure on Pristina to back an EU call to create a special court to address the allegations detailed in a 2011 Council of Europe report on crimes committed by pro-independence ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/reluctant-kosovo-approves-war-crimes-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Law AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:38:59 +0000 6128590 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo parliament votes for a new war crimes court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/kosovo-parliament-votes-new-war-crimes-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's parliament approved on Wednesday an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from Serbs captured in the 1998-99 Kosovo war.</p> <p>Eighty-nine deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favor of creating the court, although Prime Minister Hashim Thaci called it "humiliation and injustice" for the former Serbian province.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/kosovo-parliament-votes-new-war-crimes-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:52 +0000 6128643 at http://www.globalpost.com Reluctant Kosovo approves war crimes court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/reluctant-kosovo-approves-war-crimes-court-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kosovo's parliament on Wednesday approved the creation of an international war crimes court to investigate allegations against ethnic Albanian guerrillas during their conflict with Serbia in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Pristina has been under pressure from the European Union to create the special court ever since a 2011 Council of Europe report alleged crimes including abductions, summary executions and -- most controversially -- the trafficking of prisoners' organs by members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1998-99 war. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/reluctant-kosovo-approves-war-crimes-court-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Law AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:50:46 +0000 6129006 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo opposition says uniting, may thwart Thaci's bid for new term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140610/kosovo-opposition-says-uniting-may-thwart-thacis-bid-new-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - Three opposition parties in Kosovo said on Tuesday they had united and planned to form a government, trying to undercut Prime Minister Hashim Thaci whose ruling PDK party won an election but was left seeking partners.</p> <p>The second-placed Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) said it had reached a coalition deal with the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) of former guerrilla commander Ramush Haradinaj and a small party led by defectors from Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140610/kosovo-opposition-says-uniting-may-thwart-thacis-bid-new-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Politics of Kosovo Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:24:20 +0000 6171952 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo opposition unites to scuttle Thaci return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140610/kosovo-opposition-unites-scuttle-thaci-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three Kosovo opposition parties said Tuesday they have united to seek to form a new government in a bid to prevent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci from getting a third mandate after a snap election.</p> <p>The three parties -- the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) and the Initiative for Kosovo -- said in a joint statement they wanted to give the tiny country a "government of hope."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140610/kosovo-opposition-unites-scuttle-thaci-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hashim Thaci Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Politics Politics of Kosovo Social Issues AFP Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:03:39 +0000 6172088 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo opposition says uniting to thwart Thaci bid for new term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140610/kosovo-opposition-says-uniting-thwart-thaci-bid-new-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - Three Kosovo opposition parties united on Tuesday to announce plans for a government to thwart Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's bid for a third term after he won an election but was left seeking coalition partners.</p> <p>They put forward Ramush Haradinaj, a burly former guerrilla commander twice cleared of war crimes by a United Nations court, as their choice for prime minister for the next four years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140610/kosovo-opposition-says-uniting-thwart-thaci-bid-new-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:01:47 +0000 6172241 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo parliament convenes, opposition seeks coalition deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140717/kosovo-parliament-convenes-opposition-seeks-coalition-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo took a step towards forming a new government on Thursday when parliament convened for the first time since indecisive June polls, with the opposition seeking a majority to take power from outgoing Prime Minister Hashim Thaci.</p> <p>Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) emerged as biggest party from June 6 polls with 30 percent of votes, but three opposition parties have united in a bid to outmaneuver him. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140717/kosovo-parliament-convenes-opposition-seeks-coalition-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:16:53 +0000 6207389 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo lawmakers wrestle for control of parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140717/kosovo-lawmakers-wrestle-control-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Kosovo wrestled for control of parliament on Thursday, as it sat for the first time since an inconclusive June election triggered a constitutional crisis unprecedented in the young state's short history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140717/kosovo-lawmakers-wrestle-control-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Politics of Kosovo Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:55:22 +0000 6207499 at http://www.globalpost.com