Syrian rebels "seeking advice" from ex-KLA
DAMASCUS, PRIŠTINA -- The Syrian opposition is seeking advice from a former member of the ethnic Albanian KLA - "now a politician" - on "how to overthrow Bashar al-Assad's regime".
This is according to "a Syrian dissident", who was quoted by news agencies.
The AP reported that Amar Abdulhamid, "an activist in exile", said that "an example of a country emerging from a nightmare and appearing as a state" can be inspiring for Syria's "dissidents".
The statement was made in apparent reference to the unilateral declaration of independence made by ethnic Albanians in Kosovo some four years ago.
According to reports on Thursday, Abdulhamid is "one of three Syrian opposition activists visited Kosovo, where they met with former members of the KLA".
The now disbanded so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was considered to be a terrorist group by the Serbian authorities.
Meanwhile, the United Nations said that clashes Syria, which began in March last year, left more than 9,000 people dead, while the government in Damascus said that the lives of 3,838 people - 2,493 civilians and 1,345 members of the Syrian security forces - were lost.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 20:52 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Should the Serb Progressives (SNS) form the next government, Serbia's prime minister will be Jorgovanka Tabaković, a rally in Belgrade heard late on Thursday.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 15:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Agriculture and Trade Minister Dušan Petrović stated Thursday it was impossible to change the ongoing agricultural policy at the moment.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 14:34 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
VALJEVO -- Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac backed Thursday the announced increase in the number of KFOR troops in Kosovo.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 13:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
LONDON -- It is time for EULEX to prioritize probes and prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in its latest report on Kosovo.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 13:00 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović stated on Thursday that regional cooperation was one of the priorities of Serbia's foreign policy.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 12:52 | Source: Beta | Comments: (13) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Foreign diplomats have requested from Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga to allow OSCE to organize Serbian parliamentary and presidential elections in Kosovo.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 12:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
WARSAW -- Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković met Thursday in Warsaw with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 12:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo and international institutions plan to make Kosovo a completely independent state in September but without a solution for the north, Koha Ditore writes.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 11:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) deputy leader Slavica Đukić-Dejanović stated early Thursday that the SPS would remain in power after the forthcoming elections.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 10:36 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Perpetrators of dozens of murders are serving long sentences and the Zemun gang has been destroyed after the arrests in Spain, says Serbia's justice minister.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 09:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) has determined the comprehensive list for the May 6 parliamentary elections.
četvrtak 26.04.2012 | 09:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
VIENNA -- The first group of Austrian Operational Reserve Forces (ORF) troops, requested by KFOR ahead of the Serbian elections, will be deployed to Kosovo on Friday.