Northern Kosovo remains a flashpoint of tensions, top UN envoy warns

Northern Kosovo remains a flashpoint amid continuing tensions between Kosovo Serb and Kosovo Albanian communities there despite a greater understanding over reconstruction of destroyed housing by the communities, the top United Nation official there said today.

Ban calls on Serbia, Kosovo to focus on regional cooperation, not status issues

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Serbia and Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence two years ago, to find ways to put aside status considerations in the interest of pursuing regional cooperation.