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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

UN tribunal clears Kosovo ex-PM of war crimes

Kosovo's ex-prime minister Ramush Haradinaj during his retrial in The Hague. Photo: AFP

The UN Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday acquitted Kosovo’s ex-prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two aides in a retrial on charges of murder and torture during the 1990s war of independence from Belgrade.

29 Nov 2012 - 5:31pm

Briefs, October 8, 2012

French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with a Jewish leader. Photo: AFP

Venezuelans go to polls in tough test for Chavez

8 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

Writer won't give up on ideals

Popular mainland writer Li Chengpeng, who had earlier announced that he would run for a seat in his local legislature as an independent candidate, said yesterday that official pressure had not suppressed his ideals.

Members of legislative bodies on the mainland are normally nominated by local party organs, and independent candidates are rare.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

History of the ICG

History of the ICG

Having seen his own childhood disrupted by the second world war, Professor Metod Klemenc of Yugoslavia had a vision to promote peace and friendship through sports among young people around the world. Thus, he organised the first International Children's Games and Cultural Festival in 1968 in which teams from nine European cities took part.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A symbol for war crime survivors or dogmatic fanatic?

When Carla Del Ponte started work in The Hague more than six years ago, she pinned the mugshots of three men to the wall behind her desk: Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic.

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Chance for Serbia to lay Milosevic's ghost to rest

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic died in his prison cell at The Hague before judgment could be passed on him over war crimes of the most serious kind. Nonetheless, justice was served: there can be no more appropriate place for such a ruthless leader to end his days.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Milosevic under trial in victors' court

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic faced the Hague tribunal on charges for crimes against humanity during conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

23 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

'We beat them quite easily the last time, but they surprised us a bit today'

THE result was expected but the manner in which Yugoslavia beat China was not. The world champions had to work hard for their 84-64 victory in the opening game of the FIBA Diamond Ball tournament at the Hong Kong Coliseum yesterday.

Four years ago, at the Atlanta Olympics, Yugoslavia toyed with China, winning their quarter-final match 128-61, but how things have changed.

3 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Free elections

I regularly read the South China Morning Post, because sometimes, it sees events in Europe from a different angle.

4 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Gavrilovic double brings down his 'dream team'

Fleet-footed Zeljko Gavrilovic has always dreamt of representing his country at full international level, but scoring against them had never crossed his mind.

4 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Bold move

Belgrade: Australia's new ambassador to Belgrade met Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, in a move likely to anger the US. Australia denied reports the relations were part of a deal to secure the release of three of its aid workers jailed during last year's Nato air strikes.

14 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Fifty years ago

LONDON (September 12): THE London Sunday Times said today that Britain had agreed in principle to grant the Yugolslav Government a five-year credit of GBP9,000,000.

This with the dollar credit of GBP5,000,000 'is the result of a recent Anglo-American decision to give economic aid to genuinely independent and non-Cominform Communism wherever it appears'.

12 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Azerbaijan detained Russian cargo plane

Azerbaijan has detained a Russian cargo plane carrying six MiG jet fighters possibly bound for Yugoslavia, news reports said.

The plane, impounded last Thursday, also had on board 30 pilots and technicians. The crew said it was bound for Yugoslavia, then changed its story to North Korea. Russia's Foreign Ministry said Kazakhstan was its destination.

24 Mar 1999 - 12:00am


5 - Christian Vieri (Italy), Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina).

4 - Marcelo Salas (Chile), Luis Hernandez (Mexico), Davor Suker (Croatia), Ronaldo (Brazil).

3 - Thierry Henry (France), Cesar Sampaio (Brazil), Bebeto (Brazil), Rivaldo (Brazil), Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), Oliver Bierhoff (Germany), Dennis Bergkamp (Holland).

9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am