Kosovo prepares for an unprecedented snap poll after its top court annulled a vote that installed Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, fuelling further turmoil in the crisis-hit democracy.
Hashim Thaci pleads not guilty to war crimes charges in 1990s war against Serbia as he appears at a special international court in The Hague.
Hashim Thaci was indicted by a special Kosovo court based in The Hague, Netherlands, set up to try the alleged crimes of former ethnic Albanian rebel leaders during Kosovo's war for independence from Serbia in the 1990s.
Kosovo-Serbia talks have been derailed but the US needs to get them back on track.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci was greeted by a small group of chanting supporters when he arrived at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and nine other ex-fighters were indicted for war crimes during and after Kosovo’s 1998-99 independence war with Serbia.
The victory of the two opposition parties was a heavy rebuke to parties led by former guerrillas who battled Serbia in the 1990s, paving the way for Kosovo's independence.
France and Germany organised a Western Balkans summit in Berlin to restart deadlocked talks between Serbia and Kosovo.
Kosovo parliament passes bills laying the groundwork for creating Kosovo's own army but Serbia says the decision will have "unforeseeable consequences" for the security in the region.
A land swap deal floated by the two countries would allow Serbia to keep control over northern parts of Kosovo that are mainly populated by Serbs. In return, Belgrade would hand southern municipalities mainly populated by ethnic Albanians to Kosovo.
The idea to make predominantly ethnic Albanian towns in Serbia part of Kosovo in exchange for Serbia taking over a part of northern Kosovo populated mainly by Serbs divides the Balkans.
President Hashim Thaci dismisses suggestions that Kosovo, which has an ethnic Albanian majority but also a Serb minority, should be divided.
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