Continued Security Council support for Kosovo 'crucial' - UN official

Concerned by the mounting tensions and insecurity in Kosovo, a senior United Nations official today descried a number of violent attacks in the province during the past two months, primarily targeting Serbs, and said the continued support of the Security Council would be "crucial" to maintaining the rule of law.

Five die in Kosovo prison fire, 17 injured – UN official

Five Kosovo prisoners died in a fire and 16 more were hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation after rioting inmates protesting over general conditions set their mattresses ablaze, a senior United Nations official in the province said today.

Kosovo: UN rights chief strongly condemns recent attacks as ‘heinous acts’

The acting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bertrand Ramcharan, today strongly condemned the recent series of attacks in Kosovo, calling them an assault on the crucial process of democratic reforms and appealing for an immediate end to the violence.

UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Kosovo Serbs

The senior United Nations envoy to Kosovo today strongly condemned an attack Sunday evening which left one Serb dead and four others injured.