Kosovo

Kosovo: UN envoy calls for major effort to rebuild trust after March violence

Declaring that last month’s ethnic violence in Kosovo, the worst since the United Nations took over its administration five years ago, dealt “a huge setback” to stabilization and normalization, the top UN envoy there warned today that much more remains to be done to rebuild trust and confidence among all communities.

Lack of evidence stalls probe into drowning of 3 Kosovo children, UN mission says

An investigation by the United Nations mission in Kosovo into the alleged criminal drowning of three children, which sparked last month's large-scale inter-ethnic violence, has stalled because of a lack of evidence, a spokesperson for the UN police said today.

Albanian president pays first official visit to UN-administered Kosovo

The president of Albania today paid the first official visit ever by an Albanian head of State to United Nations-administered Kosovo just a month after tensions between ethnic Albanians and Serbs boiled over into violence in which 19 people died and hundreds were injured.

Prisoners in Kosovo start hunger strike in protest at alleged delays: UN mission

Some 26 inmates at a detention centre in Kosovo have begun a hunger strike to protest delays in the hearing of appeals of two men found guilty of war crimes, a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said today.

UN lifts immunity of police officers connected to deadly shootings in Kosovo

The United Nations has lifted the immunity of four police officers from Jordan detained for questioning in connection with Saturday’s deadly shootings of three of their international colleagues in Kosovo, a UN spokesman said today.

UN probes shooting of 3 international police officers in Kosovo

The United Nations Police Commissioner in Kosovo has begun an investigation into yesterday’s shooting incident in the town of Mitrovica that left three international police officers dead and almost a dozen others wounded.

UN peacekeeping chief urges Kosovo to address causes of recent violence

Kosovo's leaders and its people must take concrete steps to tackle the root causes of the ethnic violence that continues to plague the province, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today.

UN police arrest alleged leader of last month's deadly Kosovo riots

United Nations police officers in Kosovo have arrested a Kosovo Albanian man for his alleged role in last month's wave of deadly rioting that swept across the province.

UN police in Kosovo arrest four more suspects over murder of two colleagues

Police from the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) have arrested another four people in connection with the murder last month of two police officers in the troubled province, a UN spokesman announced today.

Kosovo: new criminal codes come into force in UN-administered province

Less than three weeks after the worst unrest to hit Kosovo since the United Nations took over its administration nearly five years ago, the ethnically divided province today marked what its top administrator called a “crucial milestone” with the entry into force of two new criminal codes.