The Great Mosque of Tirana, which Turkey is building for €30m in the Albanian capital, will be the biggest mosque in the Balkans. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

By the time he turned 40, Ahmet had co-written 14 Turkish television series and worked in theatre and film, and was raising a son and a daughter with (...)

Vjosa Osmani, election candidate for prime minister from the opposition party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) with her daughter during an electoral rally in Pristina. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty

Two of Kosovo’s opposition leaders have said they are ready to discuss forming a coalition government after finishing neck-and-neck in a snap parliame(...)

A poster of Vjosa Osmani, election candidate for prime minister from the opposition party Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), on a bus stop in Pristina. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP

Kosovo is preparing to vote in an unpredictable parliamentary election that could see a former rebel commander replaced as the head of government by t(...)

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 (...)

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