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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: 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: Americans want bombing pause

Opinion Polls

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

The Balkan Question

KEY ISSUES BEHIND THE WAR EXPLAINED

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"

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.
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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor