“Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has finally visited Iowa. A visit to the US federal state for the chief of Kosovo’s executive, who is in the United States, was fixed a month after Haradinaj had failed to go there because he had not been able to obtain a US visa because he was among the leaders who were seeking the abolition of the Special Court.

Through a Facebook post, Haradinaj shared photos of the reception the US Army had prepared for himon a military base on Sunday.

‘It is a special honor to be among the most friendly army of the people of Kosovo, the American Army,’ wrote Haradinaj.

‘General Timothy Orr and the National Guard today in Iowa booked a grand reception at the military base of the Black Hawk fighter helicopter unit,’ the Kosovo Prime Minister said.” (translated from Gazeta Express)


“A judge in Kosovo ordered the detention of two men on Friday pending further investigation following a request from the U.S. Justice Department in a cyber crime case involving the trafficking of stolen identities.

Besart Hoxha 25, and Liridon Musliu 26, were among 36 people indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on suspicion of involvement in the trafficking and of causing more than $530 million in losses to consumers.

Eleven other suspects in the case have also been arrested in a number of countries including the United States, Australia, Britain, France, Italy and Serbia.

‘They will stay in a detention center for 30 days,’ prosecutor Armend Hamiti told Reuters of the two Kosovars.” (Reuters)


“(Slovenia) President Borut Pahor will be paying an official visit to Kosovo on Monday and Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country’s independence. Talks with top Kosovar officials will focus on Kosovo’s EU membership prospects, and topical issues concerning the Western Balkans. The president will also visit Slovenian troops in the country.” (STA)


“Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, in the wake of meetings in the United States, visited the Pentagon and Department of Defense today (February 9).

The premier met with General Joseph L. Lengyel – US National Guard Chief, Laura Cooper from the Department of Defense and other senior US Army officers.

‘In these meetings once again the commitment to advance Kosovo-US relations was confirmed,’ Klan Kosovo reports.” (translated from Klan Kosova)