#Kosovo

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.Jerusalem, Israel
Kosovo is first muslim majority country to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital.(Photo: AFP)

  • The new embassy was opened during a brief ceremony
  • Serbia has refused to acknowledge the independence of its former province
  • Kosovo's decision sparked criticism from around the world, and particularly from Muslim-majority countries

.Pristina
Jubilant Vetevendosje supporters gathered in Pristina's main square to cheer their victory.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • The triumph nearly doubled the party's last electoral showing in 2019
  • Vetevendosje party led by 45-year-old former political prisoner Albin Kurti
  • Vetevendosje joined electoral politics in 2011 and has tamped down its more radical antics in recent years

.Pristina
Kosovo and Israeli flags seen together in Pristina.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • In exchange for setting up its mission in Jerusalem, Kosovo gets recognition from Israel
  • The territory's top diplomat thanked Israel for becoming the 117th country to recognise Kosovo
  • China, Russia and five European Union members have not granted recognition to Kosovo

.The Hague, Netherlands
Hashim Thaci appeared for the first time at a special international court in The Hague on Monday. (Photo Credits: Twitter/@HashimThaciRKS)

  • Hashim Thaci, 52, is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder and torture
  • The one-time guerilla liberation hero resigned as president November 5
  • Thaci was the political chief of the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army , which battled Serb forces for Kosovo's independence 

.Hague, Netherlands
Kosovo's former president Hashim Thaci appeared for the first time before a war crimes court in The Hague. (Photo credit: Twitter/Hashim Thaci)

  • Thaci, 52, resigned as president and flew to the Netherlands where he was placed in detention centre
  • Thaci was the political chief of the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)
  • Thaci and three others have been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity

.Kosovo, Croatia
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci resigned Thursday to face trial in a war crimes court in The Hague. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Hashim Thaci said he would not appear before the court as the President of Kosovo
  • In June, prosecutors accused him of ten counts of crimes including charges of murder, torture
  • Thaci didn't specific the charges, while the prosecutors declined to comment

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Donald Trump brokered an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @realdonaldtrump))

  • US President Donald Trump recently  brokered agreements between Kosovo and Serbia
  • Kosovo are contemplating on naming a lake after Trump
  • The water body is a crucial source of drinking water for Kosovo

The Donald Trump advisor said that the US role has been to bypass politicians and focus on the issues of businessmen. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • A deal could help begin closing the conflict's bitter wounds, said Donald Trump's advisor
  • The US hopes that bringing Kosovo PM and Serbian President together could help set them on road for improved relations
  • The leaders of two countries will meet at the White House on Thursday and Friday