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16 May 99
A short sharp campaign is becoming a prolonged and devastating war. When the human cost of a "humanitarian intervention" becomes too high, is it time to stop the bombing?
1 May 99
NATO member states remain unanimous about the bombing campaign against Yugoslavia. But the difficult decisions are yet to be made.
19 Apr 99
The Security Council has not authorised the bombing. But whatever the legalities of NATO's campaign against Yugoslavia, the action has broad support at the UN.
27 Mar 99
You’d have to be insane not to go crazy in Belgrade today: the hip urban capital is now a ghost-town, with only phantom rallies for Milosevic and incredible war mongering on the airwaves. Above it all, the sirens wail.
24 Mar 99
Unlike the strikes in Bosnia in 1995, NATO does not have UN authorisation to proceed with the bombing of Serbia and Montenegro. It is also unlikely to be able to avoid the use of ground troops. Whatever the events, NATO is in the Balkans to stay.
18 Mar 99
As the Paris talks ended, both delegations did what had been expected of them. The question then turned to what, after weeks of threats, the West would do.
12 Feb 99
Almost all the details at the Kosovo talks are decided, and the key decisions are clear: independence is out, NATO is in, and Milosevic stays on top.
11 Jan 99
Serbia's opposition parties have come together to issue President Milosevic an ultimatum: call elections by the end of April or face united and unrelenting mass protest.

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Young people protesting in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, condemning the raids organised by the Georgian police at Bassiani night club. Some demonstrators compared it with the Russian style crackdowns and held placards saying "We do not need another Putin here". (Photo: IWPR)
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What was behind the demonstrations that led to the brink of “civil war”?