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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.

Bosnian Serb declares victory in Srebrenica

Srebrenica - The Bosnian town of Srebrenica, known for the wartime massacre of 8,000 Muslims by Serb forces, looked set to get its first Serb mayor in 17 years after elections on Sunday.

Srebrenica votes with Bosnian Serb tipped for mayor

Srebrenica - Twenty-one years after the death of her brother in the Srebrenica massacre, Sehida Abdurahmanovic anxiously awaits Sunday's local elections in Bosnia, in which a Serb is favoured to become her mayor.

Bosnian Serb leader makes demand over summons

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said Tuesday he was ready to respond to a prosecutor's summons over a controversial referendum, but demanded that the hearing be held outside Sarajevo.

Bosnian Serb leader summoned over referendum

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik was summoned on Monday by state prosecutors to a hearing over a controversial referendum held at the weekend despite a constitutional court veto.

Bosnian Serbs vote on disputed 'Republic Day'

Pale - Serbs in Bosnia voted Sunday to keep celebrating a statehood day in January, a date tied to the divided nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.

Bosnian Serbs vote on 'national holiday,' in challenge to Sarajevo

Banja Luka - Serbs in Bosnia headed to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to mark their "national holiday", in a referendum that has placed the country's fragile institutions under pressure.

Bosnian Serbs defy Sarajevo with referendum

Sarajevo - Despite a constitutional court veto and criticism from the West, Serbs in Bosnia will vote Sunday on whether to celebrate their "national holiday", ramping up tensions in the fragile country.

Orthodox spiritual head mourns WWII death camp victims

Jasenovac - Visiting ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, on Saturday commemorated the victims of Croatia's most notorious World War II death camp.

Bosnia's Muslim leader warns Serb side over referendum

Sarajevo - A Muslim leader in Bosnia has warned that his Bosnian Serb counterpart is "playing with fire" by planning a controversial referendum on when the country's Serbs celebrate their national day.

Thousands remember Srebrenica massacre victims

Srebrenica - Twenty-one years after they were killed in Europe's worst massacre since World War II, the remains of 127 people were finally laid to rest Monday in Srebrenica.

Sarajevo pays homage to recovered victims of Srebrenica massacre

Sarajevo - Hundreds of people paid homage Saturday to 127 victims of the Srebrenica massacre in wartime Bosnia, whose bodies have been found in mass graves.
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