Valerie Plesch

Valerie Plesch

Kosovo

Finally, a Kosovar woman leads Kosovo's National Ballet

At 28 years old, Teuta Krasniqi is the dancer behind 'No Walls', a performance about the isolation of her country.

Finally, a Kosovar woman leads Kosovo's National Ballet

US Elections 2016

Kosovar Hillari: 'I hope Hillary Clinton will win'

In Kosovo, where the Hillary boutique sells red and blue pantsuits, Kosovars explain why they are with Clinton.

Kosovar Hillari: 'I hope Hillary Clinton will win'

US Elections 2016

Kosovo shops celebrate Hillary Clinton and her style

As the US heads into Super Tuesday, the family-run "Hillary" boutiques are a symbol of Kosovar support for Clinton.

Kosovo shops celebrate Hillary Clinton and her style

Environment

Life near coal mines: Kosovo's dying villages

In Kosovo’s coal country, residents living in the polluting shadows of two power plants may soon contend with a third.

Life near coal mines: Kosovo's dying villages

Poverty & Development

Crisis on Nepal-India border as blockade continues

Three million Nepalese children under the age of five are at risk of death due to a shortage of fuel, food and medicine.

Crisis on Nepal-India border as blockade continues

Women Make Change

On the road with Kosovo's first female president

An intimate portrait of Atifete Jahjaga, the 40-year-old president determined to help survivors of wartime rape.

On the road with Kosovo's first female president

War & Conflict

A painful wait to bury Kosovo's war victims

Remains of missing massacre victims killed during the 1998-99 conflict finally given a proper burial by their families.

A painful wait to bury Kosovo's war victims

Politics

Running battles in the streets of Kosovo

Anti-government protests turn violent in Pristina just one month after a new coalition administration takes office.

Running battles in the streets of Kosovo

Features

Saving Buddhist statues: Afghanistan's big dig

Ancient statues and other artifacts are buried under Mes Aynak - and so is a $40bn copper mine.

Saving Buddhist statues: Afghanistan's big dig