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Bosnian town defends Virgin sightings, despite Pope's doubt

Medjugorje - Pope Francis is dismissive of claims that the Virgin Mary appears daily in Medjugorje, but Danielle Pitau is convinced that her pilgrimage to the small Bosnian town cured her of cancer.

Light plane crash in Bosnia leaves five dead

Sarajevo - Five people, including three children, were killed when a light plane crashed in southern Bosnia on Saturday, police said.The police were alerted at 3:50 pm (1550 GMT) "that a plane had crashed near Mostar.

Common language spells divisions in the Balkans

Sarajevo - Nicotine addicts in Bosnia are warned three times on their cigarette packets that "Pusenje ubija" ("Smoking kills") -- but this isn't an attempt to hammer home the health message.

Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp

Jasenovac - Croatia honoured on Sunday the victims of its most brutal World War II death camp, an event again snubbed by ethnic Serbs, Jews and anti-fascists who accuse authorities of tolerating a pro-Nazi ideology.

Bosnian Serbs accuse Croatia's Gotovina of war crimes

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb police are pressing charges against retired Croatian general Ante Gotovina accusing him of war crimes against civilians during Bosnia's 1990s conflict, police and media said Wednesday.

Polluted air causing early deaths in fossil-fuelled Balkans

Tuzla - Stuck between a landfill and a coal-fired power plant, residents of the Bosnian village of Divkovici are dying of asphyxia, poisoned by some of the most polluted air in Europe.

Bosnia appeals UN ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Sarajevo - Bosnia on Thursday asked the United Nations' top court to review its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the 1990s civil war.

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Sarajevo - Bosnia will ask the United Nations' top court to review its 2007 ruling which cleared Serbia of genocide during the country's civil war, Bosnia's Muslim leader said Friday.

Race for kilowatts empties Bosnian lake

Konjic - Bosnia's fisheries watchdog gazes over an expanse of sand and mud, a space once occupied by a large thriving lake but recently emptied in the race for electricity production.

Ex-army officer convicted of Srebrenica massacre dies in jail: report

Sarajevo - Ljubisa Beara, a former senior Bosnian Serb army officer jailed for life for genocide over the 2005 Srebrenica massacre, has died in a German prison aged 77, Bosnia media reported Friday.

Telling stories of wartime childhood in Bosnian museum

Sarajevo - Ballet slippers, tinned food and drawings by a sister killed from shelling are found among the objects in a new Sarajevo museum used to tell stories of life during Bosnia's war through the eyes of children.

Bosnian Serbs mark divisive 'national holiday'

Pale - Serbs in Bosnia celebrated on Monday a deeply divisive holiday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for Muslims.

Bosnian Serbs to hold divisive 'national holiday'

Sarajevo - Serbs in Bosnia are set to hold a deeply divisive holiday on Monday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.

Bosnia's main university suspends classes during Muslim prayers

Sarajevo - Bosnia's main university will not hold classes during Muslim Friday prayers, prompting criticism from some that it represents a step towards Islamisation.

Roma breaks glass ceiling in Bosnia but challenges remain

Zavidovici - Five years ago a bar owner refused to serve him but today Redzo Seferovic is the first Roma elected to head a municipal council in Bosnia.

Bosnia jails seven jihadists for joining IS

Sarajevo - A Sarajevo court in charge of terrorism cases Monday sentenced seven Bosnian jihadists to up to three years in prison for having joined the Islamic State group in Syria.

Bosnian Serbs criticised for awarding war criminals

Sarajevo - The Council of Europe on Tuesday criticised authorities of Bosnian Serb-run entity Republika Srpska (RS) over a decision to honour three convicted war criminals, including wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic."The decision...

Bosnian Serb formally elected Srebrenica mayor

Sarajevo - A Bosnian Serb has been elected mayor of Srebrenica, triggering alarm among relatives of thousands of Muslim men and boys who were massacred there by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995.

Bosnia is 'a failed concept': Serb leader

Banja Luka - Bosnia is "a failed concept," Serb leader in the Balkans country Milorad Dodik said Tuesday, adding that he "thinks a lot" about a referendum on independence for his Republika Srpska.

Srebrenica vote count halted with Serb set to win mayoral poll

Sarajevo - Vote counting was interrupted Wednesday in Srebrenica, scene of the massacre of thousands of Muslims during the Bosnian war, as police were deployed to secure ballot boxes with an ethnic Serb poised to become mayor.
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