Kosovo

UN envoy to Kosovo says 2006 will likely see wrap up of status process

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today said the coming year will likely see the end of the process to determine the status of the ethnically divided Serbian province which the world body has administered since 1999.

UN envoy hopes Kosovo parties will discuss decentralization next month

Whatever the final status of the United Nations-administered Serbian province of Kosovo, majority Albanians must discuss decentralization and minority Serbs must participate in the talks, the UN special envoy on the issue said today.

Kosovo: UN personnel come under fire as jail break is foiled

A Romanian Special Police Unit working under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) came under fire yesterday during an unsuccessful prison breakout by 14 inmates in the western part of the province, which the world body has administered since 1999.

Timor-Leste, helped to independence by UN, sends police to help UN in Kosovo

Underscoring the remarkable progress it has made since the United Nations helped it to independence in 2002, Timor-Leste, the world’s youngest country, is sending 10 police officers to serve in the UN Police unit in Kosovo, which the world body has administered since 1999.

Condemning attack against bus in Kosovo, UN envoy orders stepped up security measures

The senior United Nations official in Kosovo has ordered stepped-up security measures, including new checkpoints, throughout the province in response to yesterday's failed but potentially lethal attack against a bus.