Northern Kosovo is dominated by ethnic Serbs, who refuse to recognise the state they live in. The region sees tension and lawlessness.
At least nine Muslim clerics have been arrested in Kosovo. The second raid in weeks aimed at stopping young Muslims from joining Islamist fighters in northern Iraq and Syria netted 15 people total.
Car bombs have killed at least 35 people in Shiite parts of Baghdad and on its outskirts. The US military says it has dropped supplies to Iraqi troops in northern Iraq and made airstrikes against "Islamic State" units.
Police have broken up a protest by ethnic Albanians against the blockade by ethnic Serbs of the main bridge in Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. The town has often seen tension between the two ethnic groups.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up his second visit to Germany in a year. Germany's foreign minister called on China to play a greater role in global politics.
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