Serbia’s president said Friday he doesn’t share U.S. President Donald Trump’s optimism that an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is “within reach,” two decades after their war.
The U.S. has linked a former Serbian police commander to the 1999 murder of three Albanian-American brothers and banned him and his family from entering the United States.
Tensions soared in the Balkans a day before Kosovo’s parliament is set to approve the formation of an army, with Serbia warning Thursday that the move would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.
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.
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.
More than two decades after fighting a war, Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences after fighting a war, except for one: a dispute over an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship.
The Serbian president’s praise of Slobodan Milosevic as a “great” leader triggered outrage on Monday in neighboring states where his nationalist policies in the 1990s caused bloodshed and destruction.
Serbia’s air force on Tuesday took the delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow’s influence in the region.
The family of three American citizens slain after fighting in Serbia in 1999 on Monday accused the Balkan country’s authorities of refusing to bring the killers to justice despite repeated pledges to do so.
Against all odds, the iconic yacht that once belonged to the late Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito has been given a new lease on life.