Yugoslavia's last king, Petar II Karadjordjevic, laid to rest in Serbia

Prince Peter Karadjordjevic places the crown on the coffin of his grandfather inside St George's Church on Oplenac Hill, Serbia. Photo: Reuters

Yugoslavia's last king - Petar II Karadjordjevic, who fled the Nazi occupation of his country just days after being proclaimed monarch at the age of 17 - was reburied with state honours in Serbia.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 5:59am

Probe ordered after Serbian PM caught by 'Basic Instinct' prank on TV

Former model Branka Knezevic interviewed the “great man”.

"This will not go unpunished and the whole case will be fully investigated," Dacic's security adviser Ivica Toncev told Serbian state television RTS on Thursday. Neither Dacic nor his adviser were available to comment on the case.


2 Feb 2013 - 4:01am

Convictions of Croat generals overturned by UN court

War veterans celebrate during the broadcast from the International War Crimes Tribunal as the two Croat generals freed. Photo: AP

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croat generals yesterday for murdering and illegally expelling Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz, and both men returned home to a hero's welcome.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Clinton says Kosovo independence ‘not up for discussion’

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a press conference Wednesday in Croatia. Photo: AP

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said that Kosovo’s unilaterally declared independence, fiercely opposed by Serbia, was not debatable and urged their leaders to show “courage”.

1 Nov 2012 - 9:25am

England’s Caulker, Ince charged in Serbia

Tottenham's Steven Caulker (left) being challenged by Maribor's Robert Beric. Caulker and Thomas Ince have reportedly been charged by Serbian police for their role in an on-field brawl. Photo: AP

England under-21 players Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince have reportedly been charged by Serbian police for their role in an on-field brawl at the end of a match marred by racial abuse from the crowd.

1 Nov 2012 - 8:45am

Clinton to push Kosovo to step up EU, Nato integration

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is welcomed by Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga (right) on Tuesday. Photo: AP

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold talks with Kosovo leaders on Wednesday to urge them to step up its efforts for EU and Nato integration in order to secure peace in the volatile Balkans region which she is touring.

Clinton was welcomed at Pristina airport on Tuesday by Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, ahead of the formal talks beginning early on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, October 4, 2012

Marcello De Finizio makes his stand at St Peter's. Photo: AP

Besieged Saakashvili refuses to resign

4 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Briefs, September 21, 2012

Soldier unaware she's pregnant gives birth

21 Sep 2012 - 4:31am

Soccer Digest

Tiny Donji Srem in shock win over Partizan Belgrade

20 Aug 2012 - 2:40am

Party peace

Given that Belgrade was battered by bombs in the 1990s and bruised by inflation in recent years, you would hardly expect it to be saluted in 2010 as the world's party capital. But its vitality is on display 24 hours a day. It's a city of surprises.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Wilson's gold run ends

Hannah Wilson's dream of a hat-trick of gold medals was shattered when she failed to reach the final of the 50-metres freestyle at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Justice on trial

Members of the Serbian Government have so far given a series of fairly mixed and ambiguous signals over whether former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic will face trial for war crimes.

4 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Embattled leader

It looks as if 13 could be Slobodan Milosevic's unlucky number. The President of Yugoslavia has clung to power all those years, in spite of four disastrous wars and a shattered economy. At many times in the past it looked as if his regime was finished; but he has always proved unsinkable. However badly events go against him now, he will not loosen his grip without a fight.

6 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Chance for change

AFTER 13 years in which they have witnessed four wars, the disintegration of their country and bombing of their cities by Nato, Yugoslavs today have a chance to initiate momentous change.

24 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Serbia - different nationalities live in peace

I do not want to talk about the real truth, the reasons that stand behind the Nato attacks on Serbia; for that I would need a lot more space.

If South China Morning Post readers are interested, they can read a history book. But, who reads books today? People watch TV to learn the truth. Many of you have never heard the Serbian side.

29 Mar 1999 - 12:00am