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Letter: Whose war crimes?

Sir: It was very clever of Mr Roger Willott (letter, 26 May) to complain about low-flying aircraft "nearly twenty years ago" to the Air Ministry, as it had ceased to exist in the early Sixties as part of the Mountbatten reforms. It became part of the Ministry of Defence. This is a minor detail, but it does demonstrate the cavalier attitude to the facts the critics of Nato's actions in the Balkans have consistently shown.

War in The Balkans: Russia urges new plan on Milosevic

Russia's Strategy

WAR IN THE BALKANS: Briefing: Day 65

r Two new refugee camps are being set up at Cegrnek, Macedonia, to alleviate overcrowding.Oxfam began work at the sites and hopes refugees can move in next week.

War In The Balkans: Americans want bombing pause

Opinion Polls

War In The Balkans: War Crimes - Milosevic no longer an `untouchable'

THE INDICTMENT of Slobodan Milosevic as a war criminal is a triumph for the tough stance of the court's Canadian chief prosecutor, Louise Arbour. She has pushed hard for the tribunal to take a more aggressive, high-profile stance against perpetrators of atrocities in Croatia, Bosnia and now Kosovo, even if it means getting in the way of diplomatic initiatives.

War in the Balkans: Diplomacy - Talbott flies another sortie for peace

IF SQUARING the Russians is the name of the game - and, in the arduous search for a settlement in Kosovo, it very much looks as if it is - then Strobe Talbott is a natural for the job.

War in the Balkans: Influx brings Macedonia to the brink

War in the Balkans: Refugees

Leading article: Sending more troops to the Balkans is overdue but welcome

THROUGH ALL the mood swings of the commentators on the war in Yugoslavia, two things remain unwaveringly fixed. One is British public opinion, which made up its mind from the start that the war was just, and soon after the start of it that it would have to be fought on the ground as well as from and in the air. The Independent's opinion poll last week found 65 per cent support for the war, and 58 per cent support for the sending of ground troops.

War In The Balkans: Strategy - Nato chiefs pick date for advance

War in the Balkans: Strategy

War in The Balkans: Timetable Day 61

Sunday 23 May 1999

War in the Balkans: Briefing - Day 59

t After a week-long lull, Kosovo refugees resumed pouring across the Albanian border yesterday afternoon. Within three hours, almost 1,000 had crossed, with a similar number waiting in no-man's land.

WAR IN THE BALKANS; QUOTES

"It is well known that the movement of Albanians and other residents in Kosovo from their homes was caused by the Nato bombing"

The Balkan Question

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Giants Club: After wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, Uganda’s giants flourish once again

Uganda's giants are flourishing once again

After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

Archaeologists will recover a crucial item from the wreck of the London which could help shed more light on what happened in the vessel's final seconds
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Tate Sensorium

New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
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Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

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Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks