Writers on the War: Just who is Slobodan Milosevic?

Stanko Cerovic Serbian writer and member of the International Parliament of Writers

Writers on the War: Reading the Bible in a bomb shelter

Vladimir Arsenijevic Serbian writer and member of the International Parliament of Writers

General criticises strategy

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC could still achieve his goal of the mass deportation of Kosovo Albanians despite Nato's air campaign, the alliance's top general Klaus Naumann said yesterday.

Television Review: Correspondent

CORRESPONDENT (Sat BBC2) always gets off to a bad start: over a shifting montage of photographs of world leaders and events, a series of BBC voices announce "Reporting from Washington", "Reporting from Phnom Penh", and so on. This is about as evocative of the variety of global culture as a T-shirt that reads "My parents went to [fill in name of exotic location] and all I got was this lousy T-shirt".

Letter: Voice of reason

THANK YOU so much for the ever-civilised, delightful Michael Bywater. I laughed like a drain at his column "Going, going, gone" (Review, 18 April), as he took our so-called "leaders" vigorously to task.

War in the Balkans: Briefing: Day 30

International relief agencies are struggling to get food and blankets to an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees stuck in a remote border post, blocked by rugged mountains and Macedonian authorities.

The War in the Balkans: Camps 'unbearable' reports Ashdown


Invasion now a possibility, MPs are told

THE PRIME Minister said yesterday that a Nato land force invasion of Kosovo remained an option.

Letter: Reconstruction not destruction

Letter: Reconstruction not destruction

Focus: War in Europe - A very strange way to fight

Nato has turned the rules of warfare on their head. The result so far is the exact opposite of what it intended

Focus: War in Europe - Voices were raised in protest, now the silence is deafening

Can the horrors of Kosovo really be blamed solely on Milosevic? How guilty is the Serbian nation as a whole?

Leading Article: Aerial war demands a readiness to admit mistakes

AN AERIAL bombardment is a peculiar kind of conflict, fought as much on the television screen as in the theatre of war. The tragic, inadvertent bombing of a column of Kosovar Albanian refugees, therefore, is likely to have more impact on public support for the war than it would if British troops were committed on the ground.
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