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  • Milosevic not poisoned, UN finds

    05/31/2006 9:18:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 584+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 31 May 2006 | unattributed
    There is no evidence to suggest that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was poisoned, according to a United Nations investigation. The Hague tribunal's report said he died of a heart attack - despite claims "in some segments of the media that he was the victim of murder". Mr Milosevic died in his cell on 11 March while on trial for war crimes. The report said security breaches did allow him to self-medicate but said he had received "proper care"... Doctors from Serbia, Russia, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, who had treated him before or during his time in detention were...
  • Independence for Kosovo means trouble, Serbia says

    05/30/2006 9:17:33 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 78 replies · 959+ views
    Netscape ^ | Tuesday, May 30, 2006 | Reuters
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Granting independence to Serbia's southern province of Kosovo against the will of Serbia would destabilize the Balkans, Serbia-Montenegro Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic warned on Tuesday. The United Nations is mediating talks on Kosovo's future status, which Western diplomats say are likely to conclude with a form of independence by the end of the year. Serbia is adamantly opposed to such an outcome. "I am very afraid of the possible imposed solution against the will of Belgrade of turning Kosovo into a state," Draskovic told a news conference. "The whole region, I think, would inevitably face turbulence." The...
  • Who Will Protect Kosovo’s Christians?

    05/27/2006 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 42 replies · 834+ views
    Acton Institute ^ | May 24, 2006 | by John Couretas, Director of Communications
    Who Will Protect Kosovo’s Christians? by John Couretas, Director of Communications This week, Montenegro voted to end its union with Serbia, the last remaining alliance of the former Yugoslav federation. News accounts of the vote frequently add matter-of-factly that Kosovo, the Serb province placed under the administration of the United Nations in 1999, is next in line to gain its independence and probably by the end of the year. But anyone who cares about religious freedom, the rights of minorities, and the rule of law should be highly skeptical of an independent Kosovo. Since 1999, when a NATO bombing campaign...
  • Kosovo to be independent in months: ex-NATO general

    05/27/2006 8:19:43 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 46 replies · 785+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu May 25, 2006
    The former US general who commanded NATO's 1999 air war against Serbia predicted its southern province of Kosovo would become independent within months. Wesley Clark told Kosovo Albanian leaders in Pristina he had confidence in their "strong, positive and visionary proposals" to find a solution for Kosovo, which has been run by the United Nations and NATO since 1999. "I am confident that this issue will be solved very soon, and probably in few months, Kosovo will become independent and will respect the rights of all citizens," said Clark. "I believe that Kosovo will be welcomed into the family of...
  • Kosovo Albanians attack U.N.-escorted Serb lawyers

    05/26/2006 8:11:09 AM PDT · by joan · 22 replies · 434+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 25, 2006
    Thu 25 May 2006 11:52 AM ET (Updates with U.N. statement, details) PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro, May 25 (Reuters) - U.N. police in Kosovo fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of ethnic Albanians who stoned a United Nations convoy escorting Serb defence lawyers in the west of the province on Thursday. Three U.N. police officers and one translator were wounded when villagers blocked a road and lobbed stones at vehicles escorting two Serb members of a defence team accredited to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, a U.N. statement said. "Police then had to clear the crowd,...
  • Muslims Gave Away a State to the Montenegrins, Leader of Islamist Community in Montenegro Says

    05/24/2006 10:57:25 AM PDT · by joan · 10 replies · 585+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | May 24, 2006
    24 May 2006 | 20:14 | FOCUS News Agency Banja Luka. The Muslims gave away a state to the Montenegrins because if they hadn’t taken a mass part in the referendum for the state status and hadn’t voted for its independence the country would not have received its independence, the leader of the Islamic community in Montenegro Rifat Fejzic stated cited by Serbian agency TANJUG. “The Muslims voted for Montenegro’s independence so that the Great Serbia and its ideas would come to an end,” he said and added that now “Montenegro has the great obligation to value that which the...
  • Serbia's Navy Left High And Dry By The Vote For Independence

    05/23/2006 6:33:04 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 1,420+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-24-2006 | David Rennie
    Serbia's navy left high and dry by the vote for independence By David Rennie, Europe Correspondent (Filed: 24/05/2006) Serbia is about to join the select club of former naval powers. Officers, who remember the heyday of the old Yugoslav navy - it boasted nearly 80 warships - are weighing their options following Sunday's independence referendum in Serbia's sister republic of Montenegro. The Yes vote means Serbia will lose its sea ports and naval bases. Gen Radosav Martinovic, a military adviser to the government of Montenegro, said that the Serbian navy would be lucky to end up with some patrol craft...
  • Montenegro vote opens separatist Pandora's box

    05/23/2006 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies · 936+ views
    AFP ^ | 23 May 2006 | Calin Neacsu
    Montenegro's independence could open a Pandora's box for other separatist movements in Europe and the former Soviet Union, with some already claiming the right to follow the same path. Separatists in Spain's Basque and Catalan regions were among the first to welcome Montenegro's independence vote as a positive omen for their aspirations of loosening ties with Madrid. But Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos stressed the situations in his country and Montenegro were "politically, diplomatically, juridically" incomparable and that making such a comparison would represent a "great irresponsibility". His view was supported by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana,...
  • Montenegro 'chooses independence'

    05/21/2006 1:21:19 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 44 replies · 1,144+ views
    BBC News Website ^ | 5/21/06 | BBC
    Montenegro has voted for independence from its union with Serbia, according to unofficial projections. If confirmed, the vote would erase the last vestige of the former Yugoslavia. Initial indications are that 56.3% of voters elected to secede from Serbia. The pro-independence bloc needs to win 55% of the vote to succeed. The question of independence has deeply divided Montenegro, with its opponents arguing that it will damage economic, family and political ties with Serbia.
  • We torched everything! (Italian police collected transcripts of Kosovo Albanians)

    05/17/2006 7:18:19 PM PDT · by joan · 44 replies · 1,197+ views
    Vecernje Novosti daily, Belgrade Wednesday, May 17, 2006 We torched everything! (transcripts of Kosovo Albanians) By Zeljko Pantelic, May 16, 2006 Organized Albanian criminal groups involved in the sale of drugs, people, illegal immigration, etc. were behind the March 2004 pogrom against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. This conclusion follows from taped telephone conversations between leaders of Albanian mafia organizations which since 2003 have been illegally transferring hundreds of illegal emigrants per year from Kosovo to Italy, and who were uncovered by Italian police at the beginning of this week. By wiretapping the conversations of Albanian criminals, investigating prosecutors in...
  • 18 arrested as Eastern European gang broken up (Kosovo Albanians)

    05/16/2006 3:20:04 PM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 383+ views
    Typrically Spanish ^ | 16 May 2006
    By h.b. Tue, 16 May 2006, 16:24 Spanish police have arrested 18 Albanian Kosovo’s whom they consider to be part of different cells of the same gang who have assaulted some 60 chalets in several provinces across the country. The arrests were made in Cádiz, Valencia, Alicante and Castellón, but the investigations have been based in Barcelona, Málaga, Madrid and Granada. The gang are said to have run over people with their cars, if they got in the way of their plans.
  • Ceku: Kosovo Albanian independence close

    05/15/2006 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 93 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May. 15, 2006 at 9:40AM | UPI
    Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku has says independence for mostly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo of Serbia's government in Belgrade is near. "A great dream of independence is close and it is only months away," said Ceku Monday in his regular weekly address in Kosovo, Serbia's southern province whose population of 1.8 million is 90 percent ethnic-Albanian........
  • Kosovo: The Plot Thickens

    05/12/2006 7:23:07 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 17 replies · 674+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 12 May 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    For a long time the proponents of Kosovo’s independence have acted as if the game was up, that all that remained was for the “international community” to settle on the formula for independence—and for Serbia to sign on the dotted line under pressure. Until recently, many old Balkan hands in the world’s capitals that matter expected that by the end of 2006 it would be all over. There are recent signs, however, that “it” won’t be over that soon, and that the outcome is by no means preordained. It did not look that way when the United Nations abandoned its...
  • Russia to build power plant for Serbs

    05/11/2006 11:17:39 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 49 replies · 712+ views
    Russian state-owned company Technopromexport has announced it will build a thermal power plant in Serbia within three years. The company Wednesday signed a contract with Serbia and Switzerland's Mentor Energy, company officials said. The construction of the plant, with two 450-megawatt blocks, is estimated to cost $877 million. Maja Gojkovich, mayor of the Serbian town Novi Sad, where the plant will be built, said the project will greatly benefit the economy of the town and the country, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. "It will provide work for 5,000 to 6,000 Serbs and guarantee orders for a number of Serbian...
  • Kosovo consternation

    05/09/2006 11:14:11 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 60 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 May 2006 | James "Ace" Lyons, Jr.
    Among the most important priorities of U.S. global policy is combating the international traffic in drugs and in persons (often a euphemism for women and children forced into prostitution). Because of the linkage and overlap among terrorist networks and organized criminal gangs, the battle against trafficking is also an integral part of the war on terror. Amazingly, that's what the international community seems to want to help establish in the Serbian province of Kosovo. When Kosovo was placed under United Nations administration and NATO military control at the end of the 1999 war, some hoped the province soon would meet...
  • Real Estate Rows Cause Carnage in Kosovo

    05/04/2006 6:13:04 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 246+ views
    IWPR ^ | April 26, 2006
    Mass of conflicting property claims since war leads many Kosovars to try solving disputes with guns. By Krenar Gashi in Pristina (Balkan Insight, 26 Apr 06) A bloody shootout in a town in Kosovo has come as an unwelcome reminder to many Kosovars of how many battles over real estate end in death. Two people were killed, including a deputy mayor, and eight others were injured, in the shooting on April 22, in Shtime/Stimlje, 25 kilometres from the capital Pristina. The Kosovo Police Service, KPS, confirmed nine arrests over the shootings in which Aziz Xhelili and Vezir Bajrami, a deputy...
  • RTS: Free Bosnia Published Pictures of Serbs Killed in 1992

    05/08/2006 5:50:51 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | May 7, 2006
    7 May 2006 | 14:54 | FOCUS News Agency Sofia. The Sarajevo based newspaper Free Bosnia published on its title page pictures of killed Serbs in Sarajevo in 1992, Radio TV Serbia reports. The killed from the Sarjevo municipality of Novi Grad and from Ali Pasino Pole have been displayed on the pictures. The publication pointed that during the war in Sarjevo 850 Serbs were massacred while the official representatives of Republic Serbia claim that their number is several thousand, RTS reports.
  • Albanian pair are 'linked to murder' (Britain)

    05/04/2006 6:01:14 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 192+ views
    icSouthLondon ^ | May 3, 2006
    May 3 2006 AN ALBANIAN mum and daughter will face charges relating to the murder of a 24-year-old man at a hostel for the homeless. Renata Mitre, 22, of Queen's Road, New Cross, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Aaron Stokes at the Old Bailey on Tuesday last week. Mitre and her mother, Dezdemona Balla, 48, of no fixed address, both denied destroying evidence relating to the murder of Mr Stokes. Police were called to a communal room at Centrepoint Hostel, Queen's Road, New Cross, at 12.45am on January 2. Mr Stokes had suffered a knife wound and was...
  • Montenegro is no one's junior partner

    05/03/2006 10:18:06 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 84 replies · 1,343+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3 May 2006 | Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic
    The bloody collapse of Yugoslavia shamed Europe. But those of us who live in the Balkans know particularly well that dismantling that artificial state involved a series of murderous ethnic and religious wars and cost at least 100,000 lives, while hundreds of thousands had to flee their homes. This is not to mention the physical devastation. Such appalling and widespread massacres and ethnic cleansing Europe had not seen since the defeat of Nazism. There is, however, one positive story from those dreadful years. It involves my own small but fiercely proud multi-ethnic country, Montenegro, which was wiped off the map...
  • Kosovo Parliament Speaker: Border with Macedonia to Be Discussed after Determining Kosovo’s Status

    04/27/2006 4:15:05 PM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 192+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | April 27, 2006
    Pristina. The debatable issues in connection to the border with Macedonia will be discussed after Kosovo’s status is determined, Kosovo’s Parliament Speaker Kol Berisa stated today cited by Macedonian agency Makfax.Kol Berisa pointed out it is also extremely important for Kosovo to have good relations with neighboring Macedonia because a lot of Albanians live there. He added the issue of the border with Macedonia will be discussed after Kosovo’s status is determined and that for Kosovo the contract between Belgrade and Skopje signed in 2001 is debatable.
  • Austrian writer Peter Handke in Kosovo: This is a universe of pain

    05/01/2006 6:58:25 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 489+ views
    Blic ^ | April 27, 2006
    Standing on the side of justice, as he said, and always with the victims, Austrian writer Peter Handke visited Kosovo several days ago. Standing at burnt homes of the Nikolices, Kostices, Bozanices and Bandices in the villages of Retimlje and Opterusa near Orahovac, Handke said: 'These are universes of pain. I do not have the right to speak. I shall keep silent, I have to keep silent. Thank you for making it possible for me to see this horror personally. This is not the 21st century'. Together with a group of domestic and foreign writers, Handke visited the most jeopardized...
  • VIEWS & ANALYSIS. Kosovo: The emerging terror state

    04/24/2006 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 44 replies · 1,498+ views
    Serbianna ^ | 24 April 2006 | M. Bozinovich
    "Since 1999, we saw the departure of the last remaining Jewish family out of Kosovo. Why is Washington shy at actually doing something to protect the minorities in Kosovo? Back in February, we spoke with Julia Gorin, a contributing commentator for the Jewish World Report and Front Page Magazine, about Kosovo and its links with the Islamic terror. The conversation eventually lended a front page cover for the Belgrade independent Weekly Telegraph, abut here we are transmitting it in its original, long format. Why does the US have an ambiguous position on the Kosovo status: it publicly supports a negotiated...
  • Kosovo: The emerging terror state

    04/24/2006 9:13:20 AM PDT · by montyspython · 37 replies · 618+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | M Bozinovic
    Kosovo: The emerging terror state By M. Bozinovich Back in February, we spoke with Julia Gorin, a contributing commentator for the Jewish World Report and Front Page Magazine, about Kosovo and its links with the Islamic terror. The conversation eventually lended a front page cover for the Belgrade independent Weekly Telegraph, abut here we are transmitting it in its original, long format. Why does the US have an ambiguous position on the Kosovo status: it publicly supports a negotiated solution, while privately numerous individuals involved in those negotiations support independence? What does that mean? Bush does want a negotiated solution,...
  • My bloody career (Jihadist fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq)

    04/23/2006 3:36:31 PM PDT · by joan · 34 replies · 956+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 23, 2006
    …Khalid fought in Afghanistan for two years...Afghanistan represented the birth of the global struggle... In 1993, after Khalid had returned home from Afghanistan,...he went to join the fighting in Bosnia... The combat was much more intense than the action he had seen in Afghanistan...In Bosnia, the enemy was right in front of you, and you had to kill or be killed each day. Khalid fought alongside a group called the Green Berets, named not after the American Special Forces but after the colour of Islam. One day, after a year at war in Bosnia, Khalid was on the front line...
  • Home of Kosovo Serb Attacked

    04/23/2006 3:15:33 PM PDT · by joan · 11 replies · 269+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | April 23, 2006
    Tucep. Home of Danilo Dzolic (75) was attacked by armed group at about 1 a.m. this morning in Kosovo village of Tucep, RTS reports. No one was injured during the attack but the house in which Dzolic and his wife were at that moment is damaged. The attackers most probably wanted to steal Dzolic’s tractor because so far four tractors had been stolen in the village. Tucep residents chased away the attackers by firing their hunting guns, which Kosovo police and KFOR confiscated today. The Serbs living in the village expressed their concerns the attacks might happen again.
  • Study: Bosnia hot spot for terrorists

    04/21/2006 10:33:52 AM PDT · by Decombobulator · 26 replies · 478+ views
    BRUSSELS, April 20 (UPI) -- A new report by U.S. and Croatian intelligence warns that Bosnia risks becoming a hot spot for Islamist recruiters plotting terrorist attacks in Europe. The young Balkan state is rapidly becoming a breeding ground for Muslim terrorists -- a development fueled by high unemployment rates among the young Muslim population, the report states. This group is particular interesting to terrorist recruiters because of their Slavic blood, which makes it hard to distinguish from their fellow Europeans, according to Brussels-based news site EUObserver.com. "People who are born here and live here have an advantage which would...
  • Feature-Film portrays fugitive Mladic as neurotic gardener

    04/18/2006 11:35:18 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 19 replies · 460+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 Apr 2006 01:05:00 GMT | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO, April 19 (Reuters) - The most wanted man in the Balkans is being portrayed on the big screen this month as a vindictive army captain obsessed with gardening in a tragicomic film set during the dying days of Yugoslavia. Fugitive Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, indicted for war crimes by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, has been caricatured as Captain Rade Orchid in the film "Karaula" ("Border Post") by Croat director Rajko Grlic. The film has attracted attention across the Balkans as the first co-production by republics of the former socialist federation since its collapse in the...
  • Al Qaeda men have been transiting Balkans for years

    04/18/2006 7:46:03 AM PDT · by montyspython · 10 replies · 430+ views
    AP via Daily Times [Pakistan] ^ | Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    ‘Al Qaeda men have been transiting Balkans for years’ * Report claims militants took advantage of Balkans’ porous borders to meet, train and possibly plot attacks in Europe SARAJEVO: Islamic militants with ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations have been crisscrossing the Balkans for more than 15 years, according to an intelligence report focusing on their activities in Bosnia. The 252-page analysis, compiled jointly by US and Croatian intelligence and obtained by The Associated Press, said extremists financed in part with cash from narcotics smuggling operations were trying to infiltrate Western Europe from Afghanistan and points further east...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable; On the Wrong Side in Yugoslavia?

    04/13/2006 8:33:55 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 24 replies · 419+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/13/06 | Purple Mountains
    The roughly 5000 unspeakable acts of murder and mayhem committed by Islamofascist terrorists on innocent people just since 9/11 have got me wondering – did we come in on the wrong side in the conflict between the Serbians (Christians) and the Bosnians (Muslims) in the former Yugoslavia, and have we and the western world gone after the wrong group of war criminals? I am well aware of the horrendous barbarities committed by the Serbians against the Bosnians and others, but do we really know what transpired to drive them to these acts before the conflict aroused our interest? I admit...
  • Corrupt Kosovo cannot be independent

    04/14/2006 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Celebratelife008 · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/06 | Celebratelife008
    United Press International Front Page > UPI Page Corrupt Kosovo cannot be independent state Apr. 14, 2006 at 8:54AM A U.N. mediator says Serbia's southern Kosovo province has to eliminate corruption before it gains independence. Albert Rohan, U.N. negotiator in ongoing talks between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, said: "Corruption endangers the independence of Kosovo," Albanian-language media in Kosovo's major town of Pristina reported Friday. "There will be no independence unless corruption is contained. We do not want a state which has shortcomings from the very beginning," the Beta news agency quoted Rohan as saying. Kosovo Albanians, who make up 90...
  • Kosovo Albanians Threaten UN

    04/14/2006 12:42:56 PM PDT · by FormerLib · 20 replies · 607+ views
    KIM Info Service ^ | April 14, 2006
    Demonstrations in Decani - Threats against UNMIK for protecting Visoki Decani Monastery continue The leader of the ultraradical and nationalistic organization VETEVENDOSJE (Self-determination) Albin Kurti has begun to carry out in practice the threats he recently published in a ultimatum addressed to UNMIK chief Soren Jessen-Petersen. Six days ago Albin Kurti, together with several extremist organizations from the Decani area (Balli Kombetar, Kosovo Liberation Army veterans, etc.) threatened that if Petersen extended his executive order on the protection of the safety area around Visoki Decani Monastery, he would block the work of UNMIK and the protection of the monastery. On...
  • Church chased-off from kosovo.com domain!

    04/14/2006 11:26:50 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 365+ views
    Main domain that its on Google when you search "Kosovo". www.kosovo.com is no longer used by Serb Ortodox Church. Domain is now used for some beta version of multicultural "talks" with Islamic factor and Ortodox Church is chased-out by domain owner without notice. Unsurprissingly Domain owner got majority of negative critics. Now former site of Church can be found on www.kosovo.net
  • Today Kosovo - Tomorrow Israel and the West

    04/14/2006 8:01:24 AM PDT · by montyspython · 4 replies · 386+ views
    Serbiann.com ^ | Miroljub Jevtic, Ph.D.
    Today Kosovo - Tomorrow Israel and the West By Miroljub Jevtic, Ph.D. Negotiations regarding the future status of Kosovo have begun and it is increasingly clear that the overwhelming majority of the world media, not to mention the government of the United States and its allies, favor giving independence to the Serbian province of Kosovo, which since the 1999 war has been administered by the United Nations under NATO military control. In effect, the western world is in favor of detaching Kosovo from (Christian) Serbia by fiat of power and making it into an independent Muslim state. The main argument...
  • Murder suspect Delalic rearrested (Bosnian Muslim who initiated Sarajevo war murders)

    04/12/2006 7:29:53 AM PDT · by joan · 8 replies · 534+ views
    makfax ^ | April 10, 2006
    Sarajevo, 13:33 Ramiz Delalic, former commander of the Bosnian army, suspected of murdering Serb bridegroom's father during a wedding ceremony in Sarajevo in 1992, an incident that sparked the war in Bosnia, has been rearrested, Sarajevo's media said. Delalic, nicknamed Celo, has been indicted for murder of Nikola Gardovic in Sarajevo's old bazaar in 1992. During the war in Bosnia, Delalic was a commander of Bosnian army's 9th motorized brigade. After the war, Delalic was involved in organized crime.
  • Danish police say two terror suspects charged in Bosnia with planning attack in Europe

    04/12/2006 7:23:04 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Calibre ^ | April 12, 2006
    Released : Apr 12, 2006 9:32 AM COPENHAGEN, Denmark-Police in Denmark said Wednesday that a Bosnian prosecutor has charged two suspects held in Sarajevo with planning a terror attack against a European country. Danish police, who have cooperated with Bosnian investigators, said they had received a copy of the charges against Swedish citizen Mirsad Bektasevic and Turkish national Cesur Abdulkadir, who were arrested in Sarajevo in October. According to the charges, the planned attack was aimed at forcing a European country to withdraw its forces from either Iraq or Afghanistan, police spokesman Anders Linnet told The Associated Press. He said...
  • Terror accused had PC jihad 'library' (Bosnian Muslim in Australia)

    04/12/2006 6:11:49 AM PDT · by joan · 13 replies · 363+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 11, 2006 | David King
    April 11, 2006 A MAN accused of being part of a Sydney terror cell kept a library of extremist material on his computer that included videos of beheadings and footage of the bombing of the Australian embassy in Jakarta. Mirsad Mulahalilovic, 29, allegedly kept on his computer "hundreds" of images and documents justifying violent jihad and detailing acts of violence against Western interests in Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The extremist Islamic literature included material praising al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and speeches by Iraqi terrorist leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. Mr Mulahalilovic made a second unsuccessful application for bail yesterday...
  • Bosnian Serb police chief resigns under pressure

    04/07/2006 11:36:27 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07 Apr 2006 17:50:12 GMT
    SARAJEVO, April 7 (Reuters) - The police director of Bosnia's semi-autonomous Serb Republic resigned on Friday under pressure from U.N. Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte who is unhappy with his work, the republic's prime minister said. Prime Minister Milorad Dodik told a news conference in Banja Luka that the resignation of Dragomir Andan followed del Ponte's complaints that he was not doing enough to hunt down war crimes fugitives. "The main reason is that Republika Srpska has the obligation to cooperate with the Hague tribunal," Dodik said, confirming media speculation that Andan had been under pressure to resign. The Sarajevo-based...
  • BODIES OF 11 SERBS KIDNAPPED IN KOSOVO HANDED OVER

    04/07/2006 2:40:29 PM PDT · by joan · 50 replies · 789+ views
    Tanjug ^ | April 7, 2006
    7.4.2006 14:54 MERDARE, (Tanjug) - UNMIK representatives handed over on Friday at the administrative boundary crossing Merdare the remains of 11 Serbs kidnapped in 1998 and 1999 in Kosovo and Metohija.
  • Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II

    04/04/2006 10:23:41 AM PDT · by x5452 · 8 replies · 264+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 04 April 2006, 14:41
    04 April 2006, 14:41 Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia said that the Serbian exodus from Kosovo is a tragedy and highlights the fact that Serbs should have access to their shrines in Kosovo. "Why is no attention paid to the destruction of Orthodox churches in the heart of Europe?" the patriarch said at a briefing in Moscow on Tuesday. "The fact that Serbs have to leave Kosovo is a tragedy for the people, because one should understand that the land...
  • Serbs, Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo Talks

    04/03/2006 10:16:11 AM PDT · by x5452 · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Apr 3, 2006
    Serbs, Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo Talks Apr 3, 2006 VIENNA, April 3 (UPI) -- Serbian negotiators say they are dissatisfied with a U.N. decentralization document regarding talks with ethnic Albanians on Kosovo. The document, based on the first two rounds of the Vienna talks, was prepared by a team of U.N. Kosovo Envoy Marti Ahtisaari, who is leading talks on the final status of the U.N.-administered Kosovo province. Shortly before the third round of talks, Serbian negotiators told Ahtisaari the decentralization document was not enough in harmony with the previous two rounds of the talks. "The document included some issues...
  • Moscow confirms Serbian media published actual Milosevic letter

    04/03/2006 8:52:34 AM PDT · by x5452 · 28 replies · 722+ views
    INterfax ^ | Apr 3 2006 2:17PM
    Apr 3 2006 2:17PM Moscow confirms Serbian media published actual Milosevic letter MOSCOW. April 3 (Interfax) - A copy of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry, published by the Serbian media in March, is identical to the original, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin told Interfax on Monday. The Belgrade newspaper Politika published Milosevic's hand-written letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry for the first time on March 17. "That Serbian newspaper published a copy of Milosevic's letter identical to the Russian Foreign Ministry's copy. We understand the letter reached the Serbian media from Milosevic's lawyers,...
  • Slobo’s Stooges

    03/16/2006 10:33:46 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 76 replies · 1,246+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 15, 2006 | Jacob Laksin
    "No one now disputes that stopping Slobodan Milosevic was the right thing to do,” wrote the Wall Street Journal this week, several days after the deposed Serbian strongman expired in his cell in The Hague. It’s an appealing sentiment, suggesting as it does that the man who presided over the deaths of 250,000 people in Yugoslavia in the 1990s died unsung and unmourned. In reality, however, even Slobodan Milosevic had his defenders. What is more, they are the same voices--largely on the far Left but also on the isolationist Right--who have now taken up the cause of Saddam Hussein. Many...
  • Milosevic's Memory Snubbed by Most Serbs

    03/17/2006 4:29:21 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 80 replies · 1,388+ views
    Charter News ^ | 03-17-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP)-His arriving coffin was left in the rain while airport officials signed paperwork. Its muted public display has drawn a fraction of the huge crowds he commanded in his heyday.Slobodan Milosevic's memory and legacy are being unceremoniously snubbed by countrymen who blame the late Serbian leader for ruining the republic.
  • Putin congratulates Lukashenko on election victory

    03/20/2006 3:23:21 PM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 12 replies · 323+ views
    Interfax ^ | March 20
    MOSCOW. March 20 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his reelection as president of Belarus, the Russian president's press service said on Monday. "The outcome of the elections demonstrates voters' trust in your policies aimed at further raising the well-being of the Belarussian people," Putin said in his letter to Lukashenko. Russia and Belarus have strong bonds of friendship, the Russian president said. "We are vigorously working to develop multidimensional integration cooperation and broaden relations in all areas. I am convinced that thanks to our joint efforts, we will be able to make headway in...
  • Germans are most intelligent Europeans

    03/28/2006 12:55:33 PM PST · by mark502inf · 78 replies · 2,987+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, March 28, 2006
    LONDON: Germans are the most intelligent people in Europe, well ahead of the British (in eighth place) and the French (15th), according to a new study by Northern Ireland’s University of Ulster, The Times reported Monday. With an average intelligence quotient (IQ) of 107, a scintilla of brainpower above the Dutch who also scored 107, the Polish (106), the Swedish (104) and the Italians (102). They all came out better in the intelligence stakes than the British who rated an even 100 IQ according to the study, ahead of the Spanish (98) and the French (94) who could only comfort...
  • Albanian Muslims object to city's statue of Mother Teresa

    03/30/2006 2:39:43 AM PST · by MadIvan · 84 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 30, 2006 | BENET KOLEKA
    MUSLIMS in Albania's northern city of Shkoder are opposing plans to erect a statue to Mother Teresa, the ethnic Albanian Catholic nun in line for elevation to sainthood by the Vatican. The dispute is unusual for Albania, where religion was banned for 27 years under the dictator Enver Hoxha, and "mixed" marriages are the norm. Seventy per cent of the population are liberal Muslims, the rest are Christian Orthodox and Catholic. But Muslim groups in Shkoder rejected the local council plan for a statue, saying it "would offend the feelings of Muslims". "We do not want this statue to be...
  • Hispanics in Los Angeles and Abanians in Kosovo Demand Legalization of their Crimes

    03/31/2006 9:06:15 AM PST · by Bokababe · 38 replies · 751+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | March 31, 2006 | Mary Mostert
    Townhall columnist Michelle Malkin noted in her column this week that “an estimated 500,000 to 2 million people, untold numbers of them here illegally, took to the streets of Los Angeles to protest strict immigration enforcement and to demand blanket amnesty for border violators, visa overstayers, deportation fugitives, immigration document fraud artists and other lawbreakers. Mexican flags and signs advocating ethnic separatism and supremacy filled the landscape. Demonstrators gleefully defaced posters of President Bush and urged supporters to ‘Stop the Nazis!’ Los Angeles talk show host Tammy Bruce reported that protesters burned American flags and waved placards of the North...
  • Background Note: Belarus [Lukashenko the cruel dictator]

    03/21/2006 8:11:37 AM PST · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 285+ views
    [...] The constitution provides for freedom of religion; however, the authorities restrict this right in practice. Although Article 16 of the 1996 amended constitution that resulted from the illegal referendum reaffirms the equality of religions and denominations before the law, it also contains restrictive language that stipulated that cooperation between the state and religious organizations "is regulated with regard for their influence on the formation of spiritual, cultural, and country traditions of the Belarusian people." [...] In March 2004 the government began forcing state employees (some 80% of Belarusian workers) to sign short-term work contracts. Although contracts may be concluded...
  • NATO-led peacekeepers defuse explosive device in Kosovo

    03/20/2006 2:54:00 PM PST · by joan · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Calibre ^ | March 20, 2006
    Released : Mar 20, 2006 11:42 AM PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-NATO-led peacekeepers defused a bomb Monday in Kosovo's capital, police said. The device contained 800 grams (28 ounces) of TNT and was placed in the parking lot of a building that houses the Democratic Party of Kosovo, the main opposition party in the province, said police spokeswoman Sabrije Kamberi. Police and NATO-led peacekeepers cordoned off the area for several hours until they defused the device. No one was hurt and no damage was caused, Kamberi said. Police were still investigating the incident, she added. Kosovo has been run by the United Nations...
  • Kosovo May Explode -- Here

    03/18/2006 5:46:16 PM PST · by tgambill · 122 replies · 2,600+ views
    CNSNews.com Commentary ^ | March 16, 2006 | Julia Gorin
    The War on Terror suffered a major blow three years before it was ever announced. It happened when the people of this democracy were misled into attacking the sovereign, emerging post-Communist democracy of Yugoslavia, over rumors of genocide and ethnic cleansing that proved false. In so doing, we delivered the Balkans to al Qaeda. Today we are being asked to seal that historical blunder, the repercussions of which are still escalating seven years later. The people we "rescued" have turned their weapons against United Nations and NATO forces. While NATO spends most of its time rooting out terror cells in...