Tens of thousands of Kosovars left the country in 2014 and the rate of out migration has jumped 40 percent since December. Asylum seekers in the EU from Kosovo now outnumber those from Syria and Afghanistan.
Serbian security forces have increased patrols and deployed elite units in an effort to stop thousands of migrants from crossing its border into Hungary.
Serbia and Kosovo have reached an agreement to establish an ethnically mixed court in the northern Mitrovica region during EU-brokered talks in Brussels.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic voiced hope on February 9 that his country could make progress soon in its bid for EU membership ahead of talks in Brussels on resuming efforts to normalize ties with Kosovo.
European foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was due on February 9 to host talks with the prime ministers of Kosovo and Serbia aimed at further normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
The UN's International Court of Justice has ruled that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide during the 1991-1995 war when Croatia broke away from Yugoslavia.
Serbia has granted citizenship to a political rival of Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas.
The UN International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has upheld genocide convictions against two Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
A film in Serbia documents a massacre of Kosovo Albanians, protesting for unpaid wages in Kazakhstan, a strike empties the business district of Karachi, Pakistan -- plus more stories from Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.
A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has started an Orthodox New Year visit to Kosovo, whose independence Serbia refuses to recognize.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is due on January 14 to visit Kosovo, whose independence Serbia refuses to recognize.