or taxi. Group taxis (known as ''furgon''s) running multiple passengers operate on many pre-determined but unofficial routes and departure times are dictated by when sufficient passenger numbers justify running costs. Coach and minibus services also run, again according to demand, to the coast and northern and southern Albania from different locations in Tirana. International coach services connect to Greece, via Korçë or Kakavije, to Kosovo via the new Durrës-Morine highway
Flag over the transfer casket of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, prior to a memorial service at the Baghdad International Airport. Peace and humanitarian work In the 1990s, Shankar initiated a number of humanitarian projects, which continue to this date under the auspices of the Art of Living Foundation and its numerous national organizations. In 1992 he started prison programs to rehabilitate prison inmates and help them reintegrate into the mainstream. "In prison, Pravin Mahajan & Dawood’s brother join 1,500 others in yoga and bhajans", ''MUMBAI Newsline'', Mumbai, 30 April 2007. Retrieved on 2010-08-12. 1997 saw the beginning of the International Association for Human Values, a humanitarian organization, and its 5H program, which aims to bring sustainable development to rural areas and revive human values. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar", ''The Huffington Post'', 12 August 2010. Retrieved on 2010-08-12. After the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Art of Living Foundation offered free courses in stress reduction to New Yorkers. The group ran a relief program in Kosovo for the war-ravaged population and for public health, university and UN personnel. The organization started an operation in occupied Iraq in 2003 aimed at relieving the stress of the Iraqi population, particularly the rising population of traumatized widows. Biswas, Soutik. (2004-01-14) Indian stress-busters target Iraq. BBC News. Retrieved on 2011-09-07. A similar program was implemented in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2006 teaching war victims as well as UN and NGO personnel. In 2007, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited Iraq at the invitation of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki and also met with Sunni, Shia and Kurdish leaders. Art of Living guru in Iraq to talk peace. Ibnlive.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-07. He visited Pakistan in 2004 and met with political and religious leaders there as a part of his efforts to promote global peace. 'There's dignity of religion in Pakistan', The Times of India He is involved in interfaith dialogue and currently sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for the Elijah Interfaith Institute. The Elijah Interfaith Institute – Hindu Members of the Board of World Religious Leaders. Elijah-interfaith.org (2007-05-18). Retrieved on 2011-09-07. Many volunteers assisted the 2004 tsunami (2004 Indian Ocean earthquake) victims and Hurricane Katrina victims, in Haiti and many other regions of conflict and natural disaster. There is a prison stress management and rehabilitation techniques program, known as Prison SMART (Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training), which assists many prisoners and prison staff worldwide. Prior to joining the UN, Fiona worked with the European Commission and for a period with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. During her career with the UN Fiona had been involved in many of the world’s hot spots, including Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kosovo: Fiona worked in the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo to Bernard Kouchner the UN's special representative to Kosovo. An experienced linguist (linguistics), she worked in a prominent capacity with the UN for almost four years as a political analyst. At the time of her death she was political affairs officer on the staff of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (United Nations Secretary-General) to Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello. thumb Life Ball 2009; Bill Clinton, Fran Drescher and Elke Winkens (Image:Life Ball 2009 (opening) Bill Clinton, Fran Drescher and Elke Winkens.jpg) In September 2008, Drescher, a Democrat, was appointed as a U.S. diplomat by George W. Bush Administration's Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri. Her official title is Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues. In traveling throughout the world, she will support U.S. public diplomacy efforts, including working with health organizations and women's groups to raise awareness of women’s health issues, cancer awareness and detection, and patient empowerment and advocacy. Her first trip was in late September and included stops in Romania, Hungary,
demonstrated a powerful effect on enemy command and control networks in multiple military operations including Kosovo, Haiti, Panama, Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan. * March 1999: Tasmania is almost booked out for the millennium New Year's Eve party—a once-in-1000-year event for Tasmania's key resorts, hotels, motels and restaurants * 1999: Albanian refugees from Kosovo housed at Brighton (Brighton, Tasmania) military camp, renamed Tasmanian Peace Haven * 1999
and the United States. Birra Tirana accounts for a large percentage of all beers sold in Albania, up to 30% by some accounts, making it one of the largest products made in Albania. As Secretary of Defense Cohen played a large role in directing the United States military actions in Iraq and Kosovo, including the dismissal of Wesley Clark from his post as the NATO Supreme Allied Commander (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe). Both Operation Desert Fox in Iraq and Operation Allied Force in Kosovo were launched just months after al-Qaeda carried out the United States embassy bombings (1998 United States embassy bombings) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998. Snowe supported both President Clinton's involvement in Kosovo and President George W. Bush's invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. On fiscal (fiscal policy) issues, she has voiced support for cutting taxes as economic stimulus, although she joined fellow Republican senators Lincoln Chafee and John McCain in voting against the Bush tax cuts (Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003) in 2003. However, she voted for the extension in 2011. She opposes most free trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central America Free Trade Agreement (Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement) (CAFTA). She was the only Republican to vote for the Tax Fairness and Economic Growth Act of 1992. She is a strong supporter of environmental protections. Both Snowe and fellow Maine Senator Susan Collins have embraced strong gun control measures following the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. thumb left Olympia Snowe and Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (File:Olympia Snowe and Mary Landrieu SBC.jpg) address the Small Business Committee Combat experience In service only since 1992 (after the Gulf War), the Leclerc has no notable experience in true warzone environments, but has seen deployment on multiple low-intensity conflicts, including 15 ''AMX-56 Leclercs '' stationed in Kosovo (KFOR (Kosovo Force)) and others in Lebanon (UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon)) in the context of UN peace-keeping operations, where their performance was judged satisfactory by French officials.
for the federal government to address concerns that same-sex marriage will be a step towards it. The results will be published in December or January. (CTV) * The five-year battle to live in Canada ended for Sanja Pecelj's as she arrived in Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia). Having spent 441 days in a church basement for sanctuary from being deported to Kosovo where her house had been
) is an ethnic Albanian (Albanians) politician in Kosovo who served as the Prime Minister of Kosovo for the best part of a year. He was nominated by Kosovan President Ibrahim Rugova and elected Prime Minister by the Kosovo Parliament on 23 March 2005 following his predecessor Ramush Haradinaj's indictment for war crimes and subsequent resignation. Kosumi resigned on 1 March 2006 amid widespread unpopularity and was replaced by former rebel leader Agim Çeku. He also served as the deputy chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo. DATE OF BIRTH 20 March 1960 PLACE OF BIRTH Tuxhec Kosovska Kamenica, Kosovo (Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)) DATE OF DEATH According to the documentary ''The Brooklyn Connection'', M82s smuggled into Kosovo by sympathizers in the United States have quickly become popular long range sniper rifles in the Kosovo Liberation Army. In Northern Ireland during the 1990s, the South Armagh Brigade of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) used Barrett rifles against the British Army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary police. "16.9 Based on the findings of the investigation concluding that the Barrett .50 calibre rifle used on 12 February 1997 was not the same weapon used in sniper shootings in South Armagh between 1990 and 1994..." Police Ombudsman report, 13 December 2006. Harris has variously written for the TV shows ''Bones (Bones (TV show))'' and ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'', appeared frequently as a debunker of urban legends on the TLC Network program ''Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed'', done voiceover work on an episode of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series))'', contributed to several comic book projects published by ''Dark Horse Comics'', and narrated an audiobook on Kosovo by Noam Chomsky. He has also contributed to ''National Lampoon (National Lampoon (magazine))'', the ''Chicago Tribune'', Paul Krassner's magazine ''The Realist'', and numerous other publications. The British Army has also played an increasingly prominent role in peacekeeping operation, gaining much respect for its comparative expertise in the area. In 1992, during the wars in the Balkans provoked by the gradual disintegration of Yugoslavia, UN forces intervened in Croatia and later Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina). British forces contributed as part of UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Force). Mallinson, p. 446 The force was a peacekeeping one, but with no peace to keep, it proved ineffective and was replaced by the NATO IFOR though this was in turn replaced the following year by SFOR. Mallinson, p. 447 As of 2005, Britain's contribution numbers about 3,000 troops. In 1999 the UK took a lead role in the NATO war against Slobodan Milošević's forces in Kosovo. Mallinson, p. 448 After the air war ended, the Parachute Regiment and Royal Gurkha Rifles provided the spearhead for ground forces entering Kosovo. In 2000, British forces, as part of Operation Palliser, intervened in a civil war ravaged Sierra Leone, with the intention of evacuating British, Commonwealth and EU citizens. The SAS also played a prominent role when they, along with the Paras, launched the successful Operation Barras to rescue 6 soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment (Royal Irish Regiment (1992)) being held by the rebels. The British force remained and provided the catalyst for the stabilisation of the country. Mallinson, p. 478 She has reported nearly every violent conflict since the late 1980s
NATO bombing of Yugoslavia The largest event of Clark's tenure as SACEUR was NATO's confrontation with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the Kosovo War. The United Nations Security Council introduced Resolution 1199 (United Nations Security Council Resolution 1199) calling for an end to hostilities in Kosovo, and Richard Holbrooke again tried to negotiate a peace. This process came to an unsuccessful end, however, following the Račak incident. Then U.S. Secretary
Ghanaian forces are frequently posted across the world as elements of United Nations peacekeeping forces. The United Nations has often relied on Ghanaian forces to conduct peacekeeping operations, in countries as diverse as Rwanda, Kosovo, and Lebanon. Currently, Ghanaian forces are posted to United Nations peacekeeping missions as follows: Due to the strong historical friendship and the deep cultural and religious ties between the two nations, Greece and Russia enjoy
; In 1999 he was posted to the 11th Engineer Battalion (11th Engineer Battalion (United States)) and deployed with them to Kosovo in May 2001, where he was responsible for daily presence patrols in the town of Gnjilane. In the spring of 2002, he received a promotion to Sergeant First Class and completed the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course in August 2002. The KCT switched from a "part conscript, part professional force" to a fully
Kosovo is landlocked in the central Balkan Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Pristina. It is bordered by the Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the south, Montenegro to the west, and the uncontested territory of Serbia to the north and east. In antiquity, the Dardanian Kingdom (Dardani#Dardanian Kingdom), and later the Roman province of Dardania (Dardani#Roman Dardania) was located in the region. It was part of Serbia in the Middle Ages, and many consider the Battle of Kosovo of 1389 to be one of the defining moments in Serbian medieval history (Medieval Serbia). After being part of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th to the early 20th century, in the late 19th century Kosovo became the centre of the Albanian independence movement with the League of Prizren. As a result of the defeat in the First Balkan War (1912–13), Ottoman Empire ceded (Treaty of London (1913)) Vilayet of Kosovo to the Balkan League; Kingdom of Serbia took its larger part, while Kingdom of Montenegro annexed the western part (Metohija) before both countries became a part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after World War I. After a period of Yugoslav unitarianism (Yugoslavism) in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the post-World War II Yugoslav (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) constitution established the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within the Yugoslav constituent republic of Serbia (Socialist Republic of Serbia).
Long-term severe ethnic tensions between Kosovo's Albanian (Albanians) and Serb populations left Kosovo ethnically divided, resulting in inter-ethnic violence, including the Kosovo War of 1998–99. Schabnel, Albrecht; Thakur (ed), Ramesh (ed). ''Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention: Selective Indignation, Collective Action, and International Citizenship'', New York: The United Nations University, 2001. Pp. 20. The war ended with a military intervention of NATO (NATO bombing of Yugoslavia), which forced the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, which became a UN protectorate (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) under UNSCR 1244. On 17 February 2008 Kosovo's Parliament declared independence (2008 Kosovo declaration of independence). It has since gained diplomatic recognition as a sovereign state by . Serbia refuses to recognise Kosovo as a state, although with the Brussels Agreement of 2013 (Brussels Agreement (2013)) it has accepted the legitimacy of Kosovo institutions and its special status within Serbia. The agreement solidified that public institutions in Kosovo are exclusively operated by Kosovo's elected government, and not Serbia's.
Kosovo is not a member of the United Nations due to its lack of diplomatic recognition from several countries. It is, however, a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, International Road and Transport Union (IRU), Regional Cooperation Council, Council of Europe Development Bank, Venice Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Within the European Union (European Union member states), 23 of 28 members have recognised the Republic; Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain have not. EU 5 "less likely than ever" to recognize Kosovo “B92 – News”, Retrieved 31 March 2014