Kosovo Foils Terror 'Plot to Poison Water Supply'

Kosovo police arrested five persons on Saturday suspected of planning to poison the water supply to the city of Pristina in Lake Badovc.

Three were arrested in the vicinity of the Badovc Lake, police said, while two others were arrested later.

On Sunday, the Basic Court in Pristina ordered a month's detention for all five.

Water supply turned off in Kosovo capital Pristina after arrests

Water supplies to almost half of Kosovo's capital city Pristina were turned off on July 11 after police arrested three people on terrorism charges close to an artificial lake. 

Two other men were arrested later in the day. All face terrorism charges, police said, without giving any further details. 

Kosovo Migrants Flown Home from Hungary

Around 70 Kosovar immigrants were flown back from Budapest to Prishtina  on a flight organized by the Ministry of Interior of Kosovo.

The passengers were a wider group of Kosovar migrants to countries including Austria, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Finland and Hungary whose temporary asylum status in these countries had expired.

Kosovo on Alert Over Serb Orthodox Holiday

Police have boosted their presence throughout Kosovo in preparation for the main religious holiday of the Serbian minority.

Ice thrown at Serbian Pilgrims in Gjakova

Kosovo police arrested two members of the nationalist Vetevendosje Movement for throwing ice at a bus carrying pilgrims to Serbian Orthodox ceremonies in the western town of Gjakova.

Kosovo President Hails Round-up of Suspected Militants

The President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, on Monday praised the country's police for rounding up 40 suspected Islamist militants, saying that “Kosovo will not be a shelter for extremism.”

“We will never allow our country to become a source of criminal and terrorist acts that threaten peace and stability,” she said.

Winter Drought Threatens Kosovo Capital's Water

While parts of northern Europe endure their wettest winter since records began,  authorities in the Kosovo capital, Pristina, say they must continue curbing the water supply following a winter drought.

Gjelosh Vataj, from the Regional Water Company, said the local Batllava lake reservoir had lost a couple more centimetres in only 24 hours.