Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic    flew to New York for lunch with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, as Washington and the EU urged Serbia and Kosovo to make compromises.  Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has played down prospects for a swift resumption of EU-brokered talks with Kosovo, as the United States and Russia (...)

Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj: ‘If we want a solution, it exists – the recognition of Kosovo.’ Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Kosovo barred all Belgrade officials from its territory on Thursday, as the country’s prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said the only way to improve r(...)

Members of a Kosovo  special police unit  near the village of Cabra, northwestern Kosovo, during  police raids. The  operation against “organised crime” has sparked tensions with Serbia.  Photograph: AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

Serbia put its military on full alert on Tuesday after an armed police operation in neighbouring Kosovo led to the detention of about 30 people, inclu(...)

Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj near the monument dedicated to missing persons in Pristina, Kosovo, on new year’s eve. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Two former Kosovo rebel commanders have travelled to The Hague for questioning about their forces’ 1998-9 war with Serbian troops, as a new internatio(...)

The prime minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, speaking during the COP24 UN climate change conference  in Katowice, Poland, on December 3th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

Serbia has warned that it could send its military into Kosovo if the mostly ethnic Albanian state’s planned new army posed a threat to its Serb minori(...)

Oliver Ivanovic, who was murdered on January 16th. On Friday police detained suspects for suspected involvement in the killing. File photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Kosovo have arrested four ethnic Serbs in an investigation into the murder of politician Oliver Ivanovic, prompting street protests and comp(...)

Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj at the parliament in Pristina on Thursday. Kosovo’s move to slap Serbian imports with a 100 per cent tariff triggered a new surge of tensions between the former  foes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has called for calm after Kosovo imposed 100 per cent tariffs on goods from Serbia and Belgrade claimed its neighbour was boosting (...)

Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Parliament in Kosovo, which relies on NATO troops for its protection, voted on Thursday to set up a 5,000-strong national army though its Serb minorit(...)

Ripped poster of  Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Mitrovica. Photograph: Armend Nimani

The face of a man turning to smile over his shoulder, as if leaving friends with a last joke as he walks away, now looks out from graffitied walls aro(...)

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic listens at a forum in Alpbach, Austria, in August. File photograph: Herbert Neubauer/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Kosovo and Serbia will resume EU-brokered talks on how to establish normal relations on Friday, amid conflicting hopes and fears that s(...)

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