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Serbia (i/ˈsɜːrbiə/, Serbian: Србија / Srbija, IPA: [sř̩bija]), officially the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Република Србија / Republika Srbija), is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; it also claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents.

Following the Slavic migrations to the Balkans from the 6th century onwards, Serbs established several states in the early Middle Ages. The Serbian Kingdom obtained recognition by Rome and Constantinople in 1217; it reached its peak in 1346 as a relatively short-lived Serbian Empire. By the mid-16th century, the entire territory of modern-day Serbia was annexed by the Ottoman Empire, at times interrupted by the Habsburgs. In the early 19th century, the Serbian Revolution established the nation-state as the region's first constitutional monarchy, which subsequently expanded its territory. Following disastrous casualties in World War I, and subsequent unification of Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina with Serbia, the country co-founded Yugoslavia with other South Slavic peoples, which would exist in various political formations until the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, which had devastating effects for the region. As a result, Serbia formed a union with Montenegro in 1992, which broke apart in 2006, when Serbia again became an independent country. In 2008 the parliament of Kosovo, Serbia's southern province with an Albanian ethnic majority, declared independence, with mixed responses from the international community.

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Dr. Alona Fisher-Kamm - An interview with Israel’s ambassador to Serbia

The Jerusalem Post 02 Jul 2020
A few years ago, Serbia became the first European country to adopt a law regarding the restitution of Jewish property that was seized during World War II ... Serbia should be commended for adopting unanimously in 2016 that law that allows restitution of Jewish property, not only to the heirs but also to the Jewish community in case there are no heirs....

Novak Djokovic, Wife Test Negative For Coronavirus

Radio Free Europe 02 Jul 2020
Djokovic tested positive after playing in an exhibition tournament he organized in Serbia and Croatia amid the pandemic ... At the time, participants did not break any local laws in either Serbia or Croatia as those countries had relaxed restrictions implemented because of the pandemic....

Kosovo and Metohija is an Integral Part of Serbia

GlobalResearch 28 Jun 2020
International law (the UN Charter, the OSCE Final Act) and the Constitution of Serbia are the only starting points carrying any prospect of successful negotiating, and not any trade law ... Reciprocity is not a proper term for the relation of Serbia as an entirety vis-à-vis Kosovo and Metohija as her part....

I’m an election observer and the lack of scrutiny created by coronavirus scares me. It ...

The Independent 28 Jun 2020
With a super-majority in parliament, some observers have suggested that the government of Aleksandr Vucic in Serbia will start down the path set out by Viktor Orban in Hungary and the Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland - an erosion of democratic norms and restrictions on the freedom of the media....

Kosovo’s Thaci accuses international justice of ‘rewriting history’

Arab News 26 Jun 2020
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Friday accused international justice of “rewriting history” after he was charged with war crimes linked to the 1990s conflict with Serbia by special prosecutors in The Hague ... After the bombshell announcement, Thaci canceled a planned trip to the US where he was set to discuss lingering tensions with Serbia....

Dozens detained after pro-Serb protests in Montenegro

Federal News Radio 26 Jun 2020
Main opposition parties in the country of 620,000 people are seeking closer ties with Serbia and Russia ... Tensions in Montenegro also have soared in recent months over a religious property law that is opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church. Thousands have protested the law, which the church says would allow the state to take away its property....

Remember America’s Great Kosovo Ally? Never Mind the War Crimes!

Antiwar 26 Jun 2020
His effort to reconcile Kosovo and Serbia, from which the former seceded in 2008, risks an embarrassing crash after the indictment of Kosovar President Hashim Thaci of war crimes ... Kosovo was an autonomous area within Serbia, not a separate province, like Bosnia and Croatia ... No doubt, both Serbia and Kosovo need growth....

‘The only thing Novak Djokovic did wrong is apologise’ – Man Utd star wades into ...

Tennishead 25 Jun 2020
Respected,. I see that in the last few days, there has been a campaign against Novak Djokovic for organizing a tournament in Belgrade, although according to the laws of the state of Serbia, everything was in order and it was organized at a high level ... However, I’m not worried ... No, Nole. They will be apologizing to you – soon ... Nemanja Matic ... ....

Kosovo president cancels US visit over war crimes indictment

Press TV 24 Jun 2020
The announcement was made Wednesday by Richard Grenell, the special presidential envoy for Serbia and Kosovo peace negotiations ... Kosovo began its push for independence from Serbia in early 1990s but only achieved that goal after enduring a decades-long ethnic cleansing ... Kosovo's army plan risks new conflict with Serbia....

Kosovan president Hashim Thaci charged with war crimes

The Irish Times 24 Jun 2020
Wednesday’s charges are the first the body has brought, and will be tried by a Hague-based court under Kosovo law. Election landslide boosts Serbia's president before Kosovo talks Serbia wants more than EU accession in return for Kosovo recognition Kosovo says US, not EU, now leading push for deal with Serbia....

Kosovo's president has pulled out of a White House meeting with Serbia following his indictment ...

Lebanon Express 24 Jun 2020
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president has pulled out of a White House meeting with Serbia ... Kosovo Eastern Europe Europe Serbia....

War crimes… Hashim Thaci…prosecuted… Kosovo independence from Serbia

The Eastern Herald 24 Jun 2020
... (KLA) during the war that led to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia ... The Kosovo court and the prosecutor’s office are governed by the laws of Kosovo, but international judges and prosecutors work in it, and they are funded by the EU, which both Kosovo and Serbia seek to join....

War crimes prosecutor indicts Kosovo president Thaci

Metro USA 24 Jun 2020
... Army (KLA) guerrillas during the war that led to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia a decade later ... The Specialist Chamber is governed by Kosovo law but is staffed by international judges and prosecutors, and is funded by the EU, which both Kosovo and Serbia are keen to join....