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In the search for justice in the former Yugoslavia, are we ignoring the Serbian victims of war crimes?

Serbia is to blame for the vast majority of atrocities committed during the 90s wars in the Balkans, but Serbs were also murdered and expelled from their homes

Flash point: Aleksandar Kolarov

Now Kolarov is caught in race storm

Police probe Manchester City's Serbian defender after apparent row with fan brandishing an Albanian flag

Ex-Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj cleared of war crimes

A UN war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands has acquitted the former prime minister of Kosovo and two of his former Kosovo Liberation Army comrades for the second time on charges of murdering and torturing Serbs and their supporters in Kosovo's war for independence.

Postcard from... Belgrade

When I visited Borko's 15th floor flat in Belgrade, I commented on the stunning view from his rooftop terrace. He laughed: “Yeah it was a great spot to watch the Nato air raids too.”

August 12, 2012: LeBron James of the United States dunks during the men's basketball gold medal game against Spain

Basketball: US 'Dream Team' (2012 edition) defend their Olympic title against Spain

United States 107 Spain 100: Kevin Durant scored 30 points to lead the Americans while LeBron James had 19 and Kobe Bryant 17

McDermid (left) says: 'We always find something to giggle about. We're like schoolgirls, but with gallows humour'

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'We always find something to giggle about. We're like schoolgirls, but with gallows humour'

Sean O'Grady: What kind of nation can't maintain its own roads?

The benefits of an efficient, fast road system accrue hugely to society as a whole

Serbia: Ministers back EU candidacy

European Union foreign ministers will recommend that Serbia be allowed to become an official candidate for membership after the country reached an agreement with its former province of Kosovo.

Leka, left, in 1997, during the referendum on the monarchy

Leka Zogu: Controversial 'king of the Albanians' who spent most of his life in exile

Leka of Albania was one of the most colourful and controversial characters on the 20th century Balkan scene, and one of the last links with the pre-Second World War Zogist monarchy. He was born in 1939 into a world of deep political crisis, with the government of his father, King Zog, Albania's first king, about to be snuffed out by Mussolini's forces. When Leka was one day old, his father held a great military parade in the capital, Tirana, a great provocation to the Duce in Rome.

Kosovan premier investigated over organ trafficking

A US prosecutor will investigate claims that Kosovo's Prime Minister led a criminal network that sold organs of civilian captives during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

Kosovo: Nato sends in reinforcements

Nato announced yesterday that it will send hundreds more troops to Kosovo after an escalation of violence between ethnic Albanians and Serbs last week.

Kosovo police to exit north after deal with Serbia

Kosovo's special police forces, which moved into the country's disputed north overnight on Monday to extend the government's writ at borders with Serbia, have agreed to withdraw as part of a deal between Kosovo and Serbia and mediated by Nato, a spokesman for the military alliance said yesterday.

Kosovo to hold first talks with Serbia since independence

Kosovo will tomorrow hold its first face-to-face talks with Serbia since declaring independence three years ago after insurgency and ethnic cleansing left 10,000 people dead and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes.

Marcus Tanner: It's largely about appearing to be willing, but it's a start

With its right to statehood contested, Kosovo needs to maintain the diplomatic goodwill of the Europeans and the US

Milosevic police chief jailed for 27 years over Kosovo massacres

The former head of Serbia's police force was jailed for 27 years yesterday for war crimes, crimes against humanity and the murders of at least 724 civilians in Kosovo 12 years ago. Dressed in dark blue suit and white shirt, Vlastimir Djordjevic remained emotionless as the presiding judge, Kevin Parker, passed sentence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

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