Kosovo

At UN, Albania criticizes Serbia over actions in northern Kosovo

Albania has told the United Nations that it would like to develop and consolidate its relations with Serbia, but it also criticized Belgrade for maintaining control of three ethnic Serbian areas in northern Kosovo.

UN urges Kosovo and Serbia to show restraint and avoid unilateral actions

A senior United Nations peacekeeping official today urged both Kosovo and Serbia to demonstrate their full commitment to dialogue, reconciliation and peace, and refrain from unilateral action or the use of force in their latest dispute over the control of two border crossings.

Recent troubles in Kosovo a ‘wake-up call’ to resolve underlying issues – UN envoy

The recent troubles in northern Kosovo highlight the need for all sides to refrain from unilateral action that could escalate tensions and to resolve underlying issues through dialogue, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Key Kosovo witness at UN war crimes trial pleads guilty to contempt of court

A key witness today pleaded guilty to contempt of court for refusing to testify in the trial at a United Nations war crimes tribunal of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj on charges of crimes against humanity.

Key witness in Kosovo war crimes case handed over to UN tribunal

Dutch authorities today handed over to the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia a key witness cited for contempt for refusing to testify in the trial of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj on charges of crimes against humanity.

Secretary-General urges restraint in Kosovo after clashes in north

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for restraint and calm in Kosovo, where inter-ethnic tensions between Serbs and Albanians are particularly high after repeated clashes in the north earlier this week.

Kosovo heading towards phase of greater stability, UN envoy says

Kosovo appears to be heading towards a period of increased political stability that should in turn promoter greater dialogue between representatives of Kosovo and Serbia, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

UN tribunal convicts former Serbian police official for crimes in Kosovo

The United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst offences committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today convicted a former senior Serbian police official for crimes carried out in Kosovo and sentenced him to 27 years imprisonment.

Kosovo: UN envoy calls for probe into allegations of human organ trafficking

The top United Nations official in Kosovo today called for an urgent investigation into allegations that members of the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) trafficked in human organs in 1999, when it was pitted against ethnic Serbs and the Yugoslav army.

Growing tensions in northern Kosovo highlight need for dialogue, says UN envoy

Growing tensions in northern Kosovo and lack of progress on outstanding issues has made dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade all the more necessary, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.