UN-sponsored talks on future of Kosovo off to a ‘good beginning’ – envoy

Discussions regarding proposals for the future of Kosovo have gotten off to a “good beginning” in Vienna today, the United Nations envoy for the future status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province said after starting consultations with representatives from Belgrade and Pristina.

Device explodes under UN vehicle in Kosovo; damage but no injuries

An unidentified explosive device went off under a parked United Nations vehicle in Kosovo last night at a crucial time for the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the world body has run since 1999, following the unveiling of proposals for its final status.

Kosovo: UN official stresses broad international support for status proposal

The senior United Nations official in Kosovo, which the world body has administered since NATO forces responded to ethnic strife there in 1999, today stressed the broad international support enjoyed by a UN status proposal, saying it comes “at an ideal moment in history.”

Kosovo: UN envoy asks police chief to resign after deadly clash with demonstrators

The top United Nations envoy in Kosovo today asked for the immediate resignation of the UN police commissioner there after the deaths of two people when police used rubber bullets against pro-independence demonstrators in the Albanian-majority Serbian province that the world organization has run since 1999.

Kosovo: UN mission says autopsies will be performed on dead protesters

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo announced today that autopsied are being performed on the bodies of two protesters who died after a violent demonstration in the province’s capital, Pristina, at the weekend.

Kosovo: UN envoy to present ‘very clear statement’ on future status by end of March

The United Nations envoy for the future status of Kosovo said today that any suggestion implying that the provisional plan he presented last week meant independence for the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the UN has run since 1999, came from the parties, and he hoped to make his own view “very clear” by the end of March.

Kosovo to have right to govern itself, join international bodies under UN plan

The Albanian-majority Serbian province of Kosovo will have the right to govern itself and conclude international agreements, including membership in international bodies, with an international civilian and military presence supervising the new arrangements and helping to ensure peace and stability, under United Nations plans released today.

Kosovo: UN envoy to unveil final status proposal to both parties tomorrow

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Kosovo’s future status process Martti Ahtisaari will officially present his proposal on the Serbian province’s final status to the Serbian Government and Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian-led provisional authorities tomorrow.