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  AllRefer.com - Pristina, Former Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Pristina or Prishtina[both: prE´shtinA] Pronunciation Key, city (1991 pop.
It is the chief city and capital of Kosovo and the heart of the Albanian Kosovar separatist movement.
Pristina was a capital of the Serbian empire in the 14th cent.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Pristina.html   (176 words)

 Pristina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Prishtina after World War II In 1946, Prishtina became the capital of the Autonomous Kosovan Area (Kosovo).
Between 1953 and 1999, the population of Pristina increased from around 24,000 to over 300,000.
All of the national communities of the city increased over this period, but the greatest increase was among the Albanian population, who settled in the city after their homes were destroyed by the serbian military during the war.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pristina   (1474 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Pristina Police Station Holds Tools of Torture
Residents of Pristina, the Kosovo capital, said police packed hundreds of people into the building in mid-May. For three days and nights, they said, screams of pain and terror came from the four-story building, forcing many in the neighborhood to retreat to the back rooms of their apartments to block out the sound.
Pristina residents, some of whom had been detained in the station before the NATO bombing began in late March, said the building was used as an interrogation center from which detainees would either be transferred to one of two jails in the city or released.
But it was during a three-day period during the NATO airstrikes — May 18 to 20 — that people who live near the station said the fearful atmosphere that always surrounded it turned to one of terror, when as many as 500 people who had been delivered in police wagons were jammed into the basement.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/balkans/stories/pristina061899.htm   (865 words)

 Pristina: Albanians in Kosovo's Capital Are Wary but Hopeful
As they have prepared to leave Pristina, under the terms of the peace agreement signed by President Slobodan Milosevic, some of the Serbs have been looting and smashing houses, and NATO has not intervened.
In a poor Albanian section of Pristina, near a new headquarters of the Kosovo Liberation Army and an aid distribution center, Halil Dirbranaj, 41, pulled up Wednesday in his tractor and a trailer stuffed with seven members of his family.
NATO's effort to demilitarize the insurgents is a form of insult to the soldiers "who fought to defend their homes, honor and country, while the criminals of the paramilitary Serb forces burned and looted houses, killed and raped, and they are put in an equal position," he said.
partners.nytimes.com /library/world/europe/061799kosovo-pristina.html   (1547 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: 'They Are Emptying Pristina'
An ethnic Albanian family who fled Kosovo's capital Pristina protects their baby from the rain covering it with a plastic bag.
From rural hamlets to Pristina and its 200,000 people — where Yugoslav army and Serbian paramilitary forces have undertaken the systematic expulsion of entire neighborhoods — Kosovo is being purged of ethnic Albanians.
Qavdani was put on a bus Wednesday night in Pristina and driven to a village a few miles from the Albanian border.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/daily/april99/albania040299.htm   (600 words)

 Kosovo / Prishtine / Social Services, Health, and Educations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pristina hosts the largest hospital in Kosovo, currently under international management.
Pristina also hosts a psychiatric institution and an institution for elderly and disabled people.
The University of Pristina consist of 14 Faculties: Philology, philosophy, Law, Economics, Teacher Education, Architecture and Civil Eng, Electro technical, Mechanical Eng, Mining and Metallurgy, Arts, Physical Culture, Experimental Sciences, Agriculture, and Medicine.
www.balkanweb.com /kosova/komunat/prishtine/socialservices.htm   (338 words)

 News @ Serbian Unity Congress | News on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sixteen Kosovo Albanians were buried in Djakovica, some 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Kosovo's capital Pristina, on September 30, 2005 after their remains were handed over to U.N. authorities at the administrative border with Serbia.
The funeral took place in Djakovica, some 100 kms (62 miles) west of Kosovo's capital Pristina on Friday after the remains were handed over to U.N. authorities at the administrative border with Serbia.
The funeral took place in Djakovica, some 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Kosovo's capital Pristina, September 30, 2005 after the remains were handed over to U.N. authorities at the administrative border with Serbia.
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 Pristina - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The roads in Pristina (and in general throughout Kosovo) are awful.
Pristina is primarily a cement city with a lot of mud when it rains.
There is also (or at least was) a display near the UN building in Pristina of most of the munitions using during the war.
wikitravel.org /en/Pristina   (627 words)

 CNN - NATO peacekeeping commander arrives in Pristina - June 12, 1999
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia (CNN) -- Surrounded by troops, armored vehicles and helicopters at the Pristina airport, NATO's peacekeeping force commander called on Serbs and ethnic Albanians on Saturday to comply with an international peace plan for Kosovo.
Pristina's Serb residents lined the streets, cheering, chanting and tossing flowers onto the convoy of trucks and armored personnel carriers.
Russia's role in peacekeeping efforts was still unsettled: A Russian military delegation arrived in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, on Saturday to discuss that question with its NATO counterparts.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9906/12/kosovo.07   (1509 words)

 Kosovo / Prishtine / Police, Civil Protections, and Miliitary Presence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pristina city is part of MNB (C) is located in the former Yugoslav Army (VJ) Barracks.
Below the Brigade level (Pristina region) is the Battalion level that covers Pristina municipality (urban and rural).
Overall the security in Pristina is generally nothing worse that a rough suburb of a western capital, except with regard to ethnic minorities and particularly Kosovo Serbs, who as mentioned earlier continue to be the targets of violent attacks.
www.balkanweb.com /kosova/komunat/prishtine/police.htm   (345 words)

 JS Online: Restless nights, empty streets give Pristina a bleak feel
The only oasis of activity in Pristina is the poorly named Grand Hotel in the heart of town.
An ugly, towering hostel notable for its cranky elevators, grumpy desk clerks, greasy food and filthy rooms, the Grand boasts a wartime cast of characters worthy of a B movie.
During the wave of expulsions and violence that hit Pristina, the Serb family hid the ethnic Albanian family in its basement.
www.jsonline.com /news/kosovo/may99/missing52999.asp   (540 words)

 Water crisis hits Pristina as Kosovo sweats out heatwave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia, Aug 24 (AFP) - The Kosovo capital Pristina was without water supplies for much of Thursday after a storm knocked out a pump, increasing the misery of residents sweltering in a Balkan heatwave.
Pristina's population has increased massively since the end of Kosovo's 1998-1999 civil war, as refugees returned to the country but prefered the city to the wartorn countryside with its ruined villages.
The city is also home to thousands of international troops, administrators, aid workers and journalists who arrived in the province on the back of the arrival of the KFOR peacekeeping force and the UN mission to Kosovo last year.
www.balkanpeace.org /hed/archive/aug00/hed514.shtml   (362 words)

 BBC News | Inside Kosovo | Clickable Map
The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson entered Pristina, under Belgrade-controlled conditions, on 6 April, and described it as a "deserted city".
During the conflict, Human Rights Watch reported that there had been an "undeniable pattern of forced expulsion" of tens of thousands of civilians from ethnic Albanian areas of the city including Vranjevci, Tashlixhe and Dragodan.
British troops who took control of the city in June immediately began gathering evidence of war crimes - and uncovered a horrific torture chamber which appears to have been used by Serb military police.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/inside_kosovo/pristina.stm   (168 words)

 Pristina Details, Meaning Pristina Article and Explanation Guide
Priština after World War II In 1946, Priština became the capital of the Serbian Autonomous Province of Kosovo.
Between 1953 and 1999, the population of Pristina increased from around 24,000 to over 200,000.
All of the national communities of the city increased over this period, but the greatest increase was among the Albanian population, with its unusually high birthrate and an influx of peasants from Kosovo and elsewhere seeking work in the city's factories.
www.e-paranoids.com /p/pr/pristina.html   (1412 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Confrontation over Pristina airport
Details of Russia's surprise occupation of Pristina airport at the end of the Kosovo war are revealed in a new BBC documentary on the conflict.
A contingent of 200 troops, stationed in Bosnia, was already rolling towards Pristina airport.
Amid fears that Russian aircraft were heading for Pristina, General Clark planned to order British tanks and armoured cars to block the runways to prevent any transport planes from landing.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/671495.stm   (535 words)

 CNN - NATO's advance guard reaches Pristina - June 12, 1999
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia (CNN) -- The advance guard of NATO's peacekeeping force arrived Saturday in Kosovo's provincial capital, where a small Russian force awaited them at the city's airport.
A massive convoy of British and French military vehicles rolled into Kosovo around the same time, transporting the first NATO footsoldiers to step into into the province since the 19-member military alliance began a bomb campaign that was halted this week after 79 days.
Russian soldiers perched atop their military vehicles as residents lined the streets cheering, chanting and tossing flowers onto the convoy of trucks and armored personnel carriers, which were marked with the bold letters "KFOR," the symbol for the international peacekeeping force.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9906/12/kosovo.05   (1433 words)

 Pristina Suffers Airstrikes During Daytime NATO Raid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As planes roared overhead, hundreds of ethnic Albanians about 12 miles southwest of Pristina were fleeing in a convoy of about 130 tractors pulling wagonloads of villagers.
In Pristina, just minutes after a missile exploded Monday afternoon near a blue Ford Escort XR3, journalists saw one of the dead in the rear passenger seat with a hole the size of a fist in the back of his head.
They were hitched by rope to wagons covered with plastic tarps to keep the refugees and their few belongings warm and dry.
www-tech.mit.edu /V119/N19/Balkans.19w.html   (536 words)

 lipljan1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Pristina, March 17-18
Once a city of 40.000 Serbs Pristina is now ethnically cleansed city.
The lower row photos show the burned church of St. Nicholas in Pristina.
www.kosovo.com /pogrom_march/pristina1/page_01.htm   (155 words)

 Serbia Info News / Two more persons killed in Pristina
Pristina, June 25 (Beta) - Members of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army killed Thursday morning in the suburbia of Pristina, Suncani breg, the post employee Zlatko Radulovic.
According to the non-official sources, unknown persons tried yesterday in Pristina an attempt of rape of a girl, who succeeded to escape the rapists by jumping from the third floor of a building.
The identity of the girl remains unknown, but it is quoted in Pristina that the girl in question was of Serbian nationality.
www.serbia-info.com /news/1999-06/25/12876.html   (140 words)

 Rocket hits Serb flats in Pristina, no one hurt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PRISTINA (Reuters) - A rocket-propelled grenade crashed into a block of Serb flats in the Kosovo provincial capital Pristina on Monday night but no one was injured, British peacekeepers said.
It was the first attack with a heavy-calibre weapon in Pristina since April, when an rocket-propelled grenade struck a building opposite the main Grand Hotel where two Serb journalists were known to live.
International authorities said in a new study released this week that serious ethnic violence in Kosovo, most of it by Albanians targeting Serbs or their wartime collaborators, had tailed off of late, in part thanks to improved policing.
www.balkanpeace.org /hed/archive/oct00/hed996.shtml   (499 words)

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Crowds had gathered in Pristina in expectation of the Russian arrival, cheering as British and American flags were burned.
The BBC's Mike Williams in Pristina: "Sound of gunfire announced their arrival"US Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott had left Moscow after inconclusive talks on the future of the Russian presence in Kosovo when the reports came through about the convoy arriving in Serbia on Friday morning.
The Nato troops were due to travel along the strategically important road from Blace, in Macedonia, Pristina, British paratroopers and gurkhas were to fly across the border by helicopter to seize high ground overlooking the road.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/99eeu/Russian_troops_arrive_in_Pristina_   (684 words)

 EU urges Belgrade and Pristina to ease friction over Kosovo - EUbusiness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Belgrade and Pristina "should not do anything which could create tensions" in the province, EU external relations chief Chris Patten said in a speech to the deputies of the Kosovo assembly.
Talks between two sides called by international officials in Kosovo had been scheduled for this summer, but were delayed due to heightened ethnic tensions in the province.
After Pristina, Patten will travel to Belgrade for talks on Friday with Serbia and Montenegro's leaders, focused on the possible start of negotiations on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement, the first step toward country's possible integration within the European Union.
www.eubusiness.com /afp/030911164235.6axky0c8   (339 words)

 22 OCT. HILL PRESS CONFERENCE IN PRISTINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pristina, Kosovo -- U.S. Special Envoy for Kosovo, Ambassador Christopher Hill, said the United States is not yet satisfied with the level of compliance on the part of Serbia-Montenegro, which agreed October 12 to pull back security forces from Kosovo.
Today I also brought with me a lawyer from the State Department, Jonathan Levitsky, who will stay here in Pristina, where he is going to continue to work on the political agreement, on the political track.
So Jonathan Levitsky will remain here in Pristina for as long as it takes to try to get a new draft, and make sure we have accommodated to the extent that we can the Albanian issues.
www.usembassy.it /file9801/alia/98102310.htm   (1169 words)

 TAASI-pristina advantage
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 Pristina¬ô font. Fonts for Windows and Mac
Pristina is the work of British designer Phill Grimshaw, a calligraphic typeface that displays all the natural, unrestrained qualities of cultured penmanship.
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