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Kosovan Mass Grave Unearthed in Serbia

Site contains bodies of ethnic Albanians

(Newser) - The bodies of hundreds of people believed to be ethnic Albanian victims of atrocities in the late '90s have been found buried under a parking lot in Serbia. The site near the Kosovan border is believed to contain the bodies of 250 Kosovo Albanians, according to Serbian authorities. The bodies—... More »

US General Blames 'Gay Dutch' in Bosnia Slaughter

Netherlands minister slams 'utter nonsense'

(Newser) - Creeping gayness among Dutch forces and an increasing interest in peacekeeping rather than fighting was partly responsible for NATO soldiers' failure to stop the Bosnian massacre at Srebrenica, a retired US general has charged. A Dutch government spokesman has dismissed as "complete nonsense" former NATO commander John Sheehan's statement... More »

Karadzic to Defend Himself in Genocide Trial

Bosnian war crimes suspect also wants a shave and a trim

(Newser) - Bosnian genocide suspect Radovan Karadzic plans to defend himself when he stands trial in the Hague, his lawyer said today. He also plans to lose the Santa Claus beard and pony tail, having requested a shave and haircut, the BBC reports. Karadzic, a former psychiatrist who spent more than a... More »

Serbia Set for Snap Elections After Kosovo Spurs Collapse

Most important vote in decade called for May

(Newser) - The president of Serbia dissolved parliament today, paving the way for early elections on May 11 that many are calling the country's most critical vote since the fall of strongman Slobodan Milosevic. Serbia's government collapsed over the weekend due to infighting over the fate of Kosovo and the country's prospect... More »

Polls Close in Tight Serbian Election

EU ties hang in balance as Kosovo split roils hopefuls

(Newser) - Polls have closed in Serbia in a tight presidential race between a Euro-friendly incumbent and a pro-Russian nationalist, the BBC reports. Neither pro-Western Boris Tadic nor rival Tomislav Nikolic—or any of seven other hopefuls—is expected to win a first-round majority. The election, which has sparked debates about Kosovo... More »

Serb General Convicted of War Crimes

Commander whose troops shelled Sarajevo gets 33 years

(Newser) - The United Nations tribunal at the Hague has convicted a Bosnian Serb general of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other charges, and sentenced him to 33 years in prison. Dragomir Milosevic commanded his troops to shell Sarajevo and fire at bystanders during the siege of the Bosnian capital, where... More »

Former Serb Leader Guilty of War Crimes

Led ethnic cleansing of non-Serbs in early-90s Croatia

(Newser) - Former Serb rebel leader Milan Martic has been convicted of murder and other atrocities in Croatia in the early 1990s and sentenced to 35 years in jail. The international war crimes tribunal in the Hague found Martic guilty of ethnic cleansing of non-Serbs when he was leader of the so-called... More »

Court Convicts 12 of Serbian PM's Murder

Gangsters, secret police guilty of 2003 assassination

(Newser) - A Belgrade court convicted twelve men of the murder of Zoran Djindjic, the pro-Western PM of Serbia who was gunned down in 2003. The dozen defendants included alleged mobsters and members of the secret police; the two ringleaders will go away for 40 years after what Serbs called the "... More »

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