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Gaddafi’s rockets dent sense of security in Misrata

Rockets have landed in rebel-held Misrata for the first time in weeks, signalling the city remains within range of Muammar Gaddafi's artillery fire.

Nato holds Georgia war games, Russia fiercely critical

Nato launched military exercises in former Soviet Georgia on Wednesday under a storm of criticism from Russia and following a rebellion in Georgia.

Georgia says coup under way at military base

Georgia said on Tuesday a Russian-planned plot had been uncovered within the military of the former Soviet republic and a rebellion was under way.

Georgian opposition alleges arrests before rallies

Georgia's opposition said dozens of supporters had been detained overnight ahead of mass rallies against President Mikheil Saakashvili on Thursday.

Rice in Georgia to secure peace plan

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Georgia on Friday to show Washington's support for its embattled ally.

Russia to send new troops in Georgia stand-off

Russia said on Saturday it was sending reinforcements into South Ossetia, a region of Georgia where Russian forces are supporting separatists.

Nato holds line in tense north Kosovo after riots

Nato troops secured a hostile strip of north Kosovo on Tuesday after Serb riots in Mitrovica killed one Ukrainian United Nations police officer and forced the pull-out of UN personnel from the Serb stronghold. The violence was the worst since Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority declared independence from Serbia on February 17.

Kosovo awaits recognition, and Serb challenge

Kosovo looked forward on Monday to recognition by the Western powers who went to war to save its Albanian majority, but Russia served notice the new state will never be forced on its Serb allies in the territory. Fireworks brought to a close a day of celebration in the Kosovo capital Pristina, where Parliament adopted a declaration of independence from Serbia.

Kosovo votes ahead of independence showdown

The breakaway province of Kosovo holds a parliamentary election on Saturday, ahead of a showdown with Serbia over the ethnic Albanian majority's demand for independence. Prime Minister Agim Ceku is stepping down, so the election will bring in new leadership.

Kosovo senses ‘whiff’ of independence

There was a ''whiff of statehood'' in the cold air in Kosovo on Friday, according to the Pristina daily Express. ''The whole world is watching Martti Ahtisaari's briefcase, which is bringing Kosovo the right to self-determination,'' the paper wrote.

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