Tribunal Convicts Former Serbian Officials of Crimes in the Balkans

It was the first time in the three decades of the tribunal’s history that officials in the wartime Serbian government were found guilty of playing a role in atrocities in neighboring countries.

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At Kosovo Monastery, Nationalist Clamor Disturbs the Peace

The monastery’s Serbian Orthodox abbot says he is subject to “rabid nationalism” from all sides. His biggest headache: a land dispute with ethnic Albanians, whom he protected during the war in the 1990s.

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In a Land Dominated by Ex-Rebels, Kosovo Women Find Power at the Ballot Box

Women are winning greater political representation in Kosovo, raising hopes of more equality in a country still living with the scars of the war against Serbian rule in the 1990s.

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How to Unite a Deeply Divided Kosovo? Name a Lake After Trump

A lighthearted suggestion by a U.S. envoy hoping to bridge a vast rift between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo has taken on a life of its own — only to be ridiculed by local residents on both sides.

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On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Line for a Vaccine

State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being vaccinated before those in more perilous posts.

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Kosovo President Resigns to Fight War Crimes Case in the Netherlands

Hashim Thaci was a guerrilla leader during Kosovo’s battle for independence from Serbia in the 1990s.

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Kosovo President Resigns to Face War Crimes Case in the Netherlands

Hashim Thaci was a guerrilla leader during Kosovo’s fight for independence with Serbia in the 1990s.

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I’m a U.S. Citizen, Where in the World Can I Go?

For Americans eager to resume international travel, here are the countries that currently allow U.S. citizens to enter, though there may be restrictions.

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Kosovo’s President, Hashim Thaci, Is Indicted for Role in Serbia War

Mr. Thaci, who is scheduled to visit the White House on Saturday, was charged alongside nine others with crimes against humanity over actions during the 1998-99 war with Serbia.

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Serbia’s Strongman Wins Big in Election Boycotted by the Opposition

Opposition leaders said Serbia’s parliamentary elections lacked legitimacy. But they could allow for greater momentum in peace talks with Kosovo.

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Pushing for Serbia-Kosovo Peace Deal, U.S. Roils Allies

Upending American policy, the Trump Administration is sidelining the E.U., pressuring Kosovo and ignoring Serbia’s erosion of democracy.

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