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  Nasdaq 100 Flash Quotes
Officers in Kosovo acted after a request for help from Serbian police investigating Islamic extremists in the tense Muslim-populated region, said a police official who requested anonymity because he wasn't allowed to publicly discuss the case.
Kosovo is formally part of Serbia but under the control of the United Nations and NATO since 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia to stop a military campaign.
A spokesman for the force in Kosovo confirmed an ethnic Albanian, arrested in the northern town of Kosovska Mitrovica on Wednesday, was being held for the alleged unauthorized sale of weapons, but declined to comment further.
www.nasdaq.com /aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=20070920\ACQDJON200709201505DOWJONESDJONLINE000888.htm&   (320 words)

  
  Kosovo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On an island was Svrčin, and on the coast Štimlji, and in the mountains was the Castle of Nerodimlje.
The 1918-1929 period of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians witnessed a raise of the Serbian population in the region and a decline in the non-Serbian.
The territories of Kosovo were split among the Banate of Zeta, the Banate of Morava and the Banate of Vardar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kosovo   (6126 words)

  
 Kosovo War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kosovo's borders did not precisely match the areas of ethnic Albanian settlement in Yugoslavia (significant numbers of Albanians were left in the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, while the far north of Kosovo remained largely ethnic Serbian).
Kosovo was the poorest part of Yugoslavia: in 1979 the average per capita income was $795, compared with the national average of $2,635 (and $5,315 in Slovenia).
Kosovo also demonstrated that even a high-tech force such as NATO could be thwarted by quite simple tactics, according to Wesley Clark and other NATO generals who analyzed these tactics a few years after the conflict.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kosovo_War   (10908 words)

  
 Gendercide Watch: Kosovo
From a gender perspective, a strong trend was evident in the expulsion of women, children, and the elderly, the sexual assault of younger Kosovar women, and the systematic targeting of the "battle-age" male population for mass execution, detention, and torture.
Kosovo was inflated in the Serb national consciousness as essential to the nation's identity.
The Kosovo war was unique in the history of international conflict, in that human-rights and forensics teams entered the territory on the heels of the arriving KFOR troops.
www.gendercide.org /case_kosovo.html   (3395 words)

  
 American Council for Kosovo
The American Council for Kosovo is an activity of Squire Sanders Public Advocacy, LLC, and Global Strategic Communications Group, which are registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as agents for the Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija.
Its purpose was clearly to detract from the effort we had launched on behalf of the Christian Serbian community in Kosovo and Metohija under the guidance of Vladyka Artemije.
It is characteristic of the pro-separation advocates that they are afraid to engage on the facts and international standards concerning Kosovo -- both of which favor the Serbian position -- and need to stoop to cheap tricks and deception in a feeble attempt to undermine our increasingly successful message.
www.savekosovo.org   (472 words)

  
 Milosevic et al. - Second Amended Indictment
Many Kosovo Albanians who were not directly forcibly expelled from their communities fled as a result of the climate of terror created by the widespread or systematic beatings, harassment, sexual assaults, unlawful arrests, killings, shelling and looting carried out across the province.
Displaced Kosovo Albanians often arrived at the borders of Kosovo on foot in convoys of several thousand persons, or carried by tractors, trailers and trucks, as well as on trains, buses or trucks which were organised and provided by forces of the FRY and Serbia.
On the south-west, the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija is bordered by the Republic of Albania, and to the south, by Macedonia.
www.un.org /icty/indictment/english/mil-2ai011029e.htm   (14226 words)

  
 KOSOVO: Atrocities
Kosovo Albanian website Radio 21 reports most of Srbica burned to the ground, male residents taken hostage in the ammunition factory and 15,000 people displaced from the central Drenica region.
Swiss-based Kosovo Albanian daily newspaper 'Koha Ditore' reported claims by a driver from Vojvodina that since the beginning of February and on a regular basis he had personally transported the bodies of Kosovo civilians and VJ soldiers in a military refrigerated van to a foundry at an undisclosed location in Serbia.
Kosovo Albanian website Radio 21 reported that on 9 June Serb police had gathered a large number of Kosovo Albanians in the village of Zhabar in the Mitrovica region (north Kosovo) and killed 7 men.
www.kosovo.mod.uk /atrocities.htm   (9837 words)

  
 A Review of NATO’s War over Kosovo, by Noam Chomsky
As NATO forces entered Kosovo, tremendous efforts were undertaken to discover evidence of war crimes, a “model of speed and efficiency” to ensure that no evidence would be lost or overlooked.
In Kosovo, in contrast, evidence of terrible crimes can be adduced to provide retrospective justification for the NATO war, on the interesting principle that has been established by the doctrinal system.
Opening her legal defense of the war, Law Professor Ruth Wedgwood assumes without argument that the objective of the NATO bombing was “to stem Belgrade’s expulsion of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo”— namely, the expulsion precipitated by the bombing, and an objective unknown to the military commander and forcefully denied by him.
www.chomsky.info /articles/200005--.htm   (5547 words)

  
 InterAction.org | Disaster Response
In this light, Kosovo's greatest challenge in the future is to re-establish the essential components of civil society and the rule of law - an endeavor that is crucial for Kosovo's transition to peace and for creating a secure environment that will induce remaining refugees to return.
When the organization became active in Kosovo in June 1999, its objective was to assist the returning population, and to assist the population in general to return to normalcy.
IMC's objectives in Kosovo are to attend to the health needs of the resident, former refugee, and internally displaced populations, to increase public awareness regarding proper health care, and to establish a framework for a sustainable medical system.
www.interaction.org /kosovo   (9467 words)

  
 Kosovo travel guide - Wikitravel
Kosovo, or Kosova, is a territory under UN administration, in the South Eastern Europe.
Lots of people in Kosovo can speak English (even before the UN arrived) and they are more then willing to help you and tell you their stories.
Warning: Kosovo is quite safe (so long as you spend more time listening to people then spouting your political opinions) but it is also an area that is ripe for conflict.
wikitravel.org /en/Kosovo   (2185 words)

  
 Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It is expected to become a strategic planning, response, and policy tool for development and peace-building act ors in Kosovo by deriving recommendations for preventative measures from trend analysis and monitoring key sectoral indicators of fundamental conflict causal factors.
The development objective of the Kosovo Early Warning System project is to build the capacity of local analysts to foresee potential crisis, and based on the findings of the EWS Reports, to advise crisis prevention policies.
Concurrently, the unvarying perception of Kosovo in the eyes and minds of the international community as a “war-torn province” erodes determination to pursue a path of reconciliation and prosperity.
www.kosovo.undp.org /Projects/EWS/EWR.htm   (968 words)

  
 United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
UNDP Office in Kosovo was established in 1999.
It's assistance has shifted from emergency reconstruction and rehabilitation to transition phase to longer-term development challenges as part of UN's wider peace-building strategy for Kosovo.
In Kosovo's fragile environment the role of UNDP is crucial.
www.kosovo.undp.org /index.asp   (363 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Kosovo: A Short History: Books: Noel Malcolm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Kosovo, a 55-mile-long plateau in southern Serbia bordering Albania and Macedonia, should by all rights be a historical and political backwater.
Kosovo, Malcolm explains, is the birthplace of Serbian nationalism; the defeat of Serbian forces there in 1389 by Turkish troops became emblematic of the fall of the Serbian empire, as it led to Turkish domination of the Balkans.
The history of serbs in kosovo and in bosnia and in krajina is a history of suffering.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0814755984?v=glance   (2398 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Special report: Kosovo
January 23: The future of Kosovo hangs in the balance after the death of Ibrahim Rugova, the leader of Kosovo's majority Albanian population.
March 14: Kosovo's former prime minister oversaw the murder, rape and torture of Serbs, Albanians and Gypsies during the 1998-1999 war against Serbia, prosecutors told a UN war crimes tribunal today.
October 24: Kosovo must become a state if it is to be a well-governed and democratic society, say Isa Blumi and Anna Di Lellio.
www.guardian.co.uk /Kosovo   (596 words)

  
 Kosovo - Serbian Orthodox Church and Post-war Suffering
Kosovo - Serbian Orthodox Church and Post-war Suffering
Celebration of the Ascension Feastday at Decani Monastery,, May 19, 2007
Four out of six islamist terror plotter in US are Kosovo Albanians,, May 10, 2007
www.kosovo.net   (191 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Balkans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Kosovo Force (KFOR) is a NATO-led international force responsible for establishing and maintaining security in Kosovo.
He was fired after the riots after reporting that some of the violence was organized, and not simply uncontrollable mobs venting their anger.
The monastery was set on fire and heavily damaged on Wednesday, March 17, during an outbreak of ethnic violence in Kosovo's major towns.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/balkans/workman.html   (1865 words)

  
 New stamps for Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The 20 pf stamp represents a piece of a 5th-6th century mosaic portraying the poet Orpheus, found in the Podujeve area, where it had been extracted from the flooring of an ancient house.
The 30 pf stamp replicates the "Dardanian idol", a 3500 B.C. figurine held by the Museum of Kosovo, among some of the first evidence of human settlement in Kosovo.
The vertically running text on the left-hand side reads: "United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo" in three languages-English, Albanian and Serbian-while on the right are the words "Peace-Paqe-Mir".
www.un.org /peace/kosovo/news/stamps.htm   (198 words)

  
 KFOR Online Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
During a meeting with COMKFOR General Valotto, Erjavec confirmed the deployment of a Slovenian Transportation Company to Kosovo in July.
PRISTINA, Kosovo, – General Valotto received 13 members of the European Parliament on June 22.
He provided a general assessment of the security situation in Kosovo and assured them, KFOR troops are well trained and determined to maintain a safe and secure environment.
www.nato.int /kfor/welcome.html   (255 words)

  
 Kosovo Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Kosovo (North) 1959 original scale 1:250,000 Portion of Army Map Service Corps of Engineers NK 34-2 1959 (1.3MB)
Kosovo (South) 1959 original scale 1:250,000 Portion of Army Map Service Corps of Engineers NK 34-5 1959 (1.4MB)
Kosovo (West) 1959 original scale 1:250,000 Portion of Army Map Service Corps of Engineers NK 34-5 1959 (1.1MB) Note: The borders within Former Yugoslavia are not indicated on these topographic maps.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/kosovo.html   (336 words)

  
 VOA News - Rice to Meet With French Foreign Minister for Talks on Iran, Kosovo, Darfur
Kouchner, who is on a two-day official visit to Washington, Thursday sought to clarify his statements on Iran during a speech organized by Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies.
On other issues, Kouchner said the European Union's foreign policy was formed in the Balkans and the bloc cannot allow it to fail there.
A European Union envoy is among mediators in talks between Serbia and leaders of the ethnic Albanian majority in Kosovo on the future of that province.
www.voanews.com /english/2007-09-21-voa21.cfm   (385 words)

  
 CNN In-Depth Specials - Focus on Kosovo
"Of course, something has to be done to rebuild Kosovo and Serbia.
But by private investors, not by government institutions." -- Oleg S. "I think rebuilding is going to be hard with all the bad feelings between the two groups, but I think in time, NATO will be able to make some progress a least toward getting living conditions acceptable for winter.
Watch CNN for coverage of the situation in Kosovo
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/1998/10/kosovo   (120 words)

  
 Kosovo
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy, and Ambassador William Walker, Director of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission, On the record briefing released by the Office of the Spokesman, U.S.Department of State, Washington, DC, October 28, 1998
USAID Briefing on Kosovo Humanitarian Relief Situation, Press conference, Pristina, Serbia and Montenegro, October 28, 1998
Julia Taft, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration and Ambassador James Pardew, Special Representative for Kosovo Implementation, On-the-Record Briefing.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/kosovo.htm   (852 words)

  
 Kosovo Archive
Reflections on NATO and Kosovo - Stephen Shalom
On the nature of demonization and left lack of clarity...
A letter from England with voices from Kosovo and Yugoslavia...
www.zmag.org /ZMag/kosovo.htm   (1009 words)

  
 Kosovo
Kosovo Public Expenditure and Institutional Review Volume 1 - Sep 2006.pdf
Kosovo Public Expenditure and Institutional Review Volume 2- Sep 2006.pdf
A quarterly update of economic developments in Kosovo.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ECAEXT/KOSOVOEXTN/0,,menuPK:297775~pagePK:141159~piPK:141110~theSitePK:297770,00.html   (137 words)

  
 BBC News | Kosovo Fact Files
Two years after Nato forces take over Kosovo, Jacky Rowland returns to find a province that has changed profoundly.
BBC's Allan Little takes a fresh look at Nato's war over Kosovo and Washington's relationship with the KLA.
Look back at the Nato air strikes as they happened: key stories, maps, video and audio clips.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/kosovo_fact_files/default.stm   (54 words)

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