Kosovo

Kosova (Albanian kɔˈsɔva)

noun
  1. an autonomous province of Serbia, in the SW: chiefly Albanian in population since the 13th century; Serb suppression of separatists escalated to a policy of ethnic cleansing in 1998, provoking NATO airstrikes against Serbia in 1999 and takeover by UN administration; unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Mainly a plateau. Capital: Priština. Pop: 1 847 708 (2013 est). Area: 10 887 sq km (4203 sq miles)Full Serbian name: Kosovo-Metohija (Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔmɛˌtɔhija)
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Examples from the Web for kosovo

Contemporary Examples of kosovo

  • The NATO air campaign that ended the Kosovo war in 1999 deployed 1,000 aircraft and took only six weeks to achieve its objectives.

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    How a Real Air War Could Demolish ISIS

    Clive Irving

    August 23, 2014

  • The program unites female leaders of former or current conflict zones, from Kosovo, to Colombia, to Afghanistan.

  • And while many people died in the Kosovo war, as he pointed out, none have died in Crimea.

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    Why Putin Did It

    Christopher Dickey

    March 18, 2014

  • Russia, traditionally allied with the Serbs, had vehemently opposed the action in Kosovo, and was ignored.

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    Why Putin Did It

    Christopher Dickey

    March 18, 2014

  • As a precedent, Putin cited Kosovo, which the West helped carve out of Serbia in 1999 against Russian objections.

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    Putin Hits Pause

    Christopher Dickey

    March 4, 2014

Historical Examples of kosovo

  • The seeds of the current conflict in Kosovo were sown by the Ottoman Turks as early as 1912.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • It was forced to do so by the developments in the Kosovo crisis.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Macedonia expects to lead the reconstruction effort of Kosovo.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • The Kosovo crisis started as an exercise in self re-definition.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Kosovo is no exception but it was here that the West was duped into intervention.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin