Serbian President Boris Tadic has done a remarkable job in overseeing the arrest of Gen. Ratko Mladic, the former head of the Bosnian Serb Army. For years, Tadic has had to stand by as foreign leaders and diplomats accused him and his government of not doing enough to track down Mladic.
A man who entered the presidential building in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday armed with at least one hand grenade surrendered to police after several hours inside the building, a journalist with Serbia's national news agency said.
The arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, offers a clear indication of Serbia's shift towards the West in recent months after years as an international pariah even with Belgrade still at odds with the international community over the status of the breakaway province of Kosovo.
Serbians have hailed the surprise success of President Boris Tadic's pro-Western party in parliamentary elections as a key step forward along the country's path towards membership of the European Union.
Ljuban Panic, a 23-year-old business studies student from Novi Sad, Serbia's second city, has walked 80 kilometers through the Fruska Gora mountains to attend the Democratic Party's final rally in Belgrade ahead of Sunday's crucial parliamentary elections.
The United States recognized the Balkan territory of Kosovo as "an independent and sovereign state" Monday, promising the infant republic's president that Washington "will be your partner and your friend."
European Union diplomats are highly relieved that Boris Tadic, the incumbent and leader of the Serbian Democratic Party has repeated his 2004 triumph over Tomislav Nikolic, once again overturning his rival's first round lead in the final vote.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, 64, died in The Hague Saturday, Netherlands, just months before his war crimes trial before the U.N. international war crimes tribunal was expected to end.
Boris Tadic, a pro-Western reformer with the Democratic Party, has won the Serbian presidential election, receiving 53.5 percent of the vote, while Tomislav Nikolic got 45.1 percent, an independent election group reported.