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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.

Sarajevo's uncounted and forgotten Serb victims

Sarajevo - Nearly 23 years have passed since Momcilo Salipur lost his only child, Predrag, in war-torn Sarajevo. But he recalls his son's death with brutal clarity.

Bosnian Muslim leader pays tribute to Sarajevo Serb victims

Sarajevo - A Bosnian Muslim leader on Monday paid tribute for the first time to Serb civilians killed in Sarajevo during the 1992-1995 inter-ethnic war, expressing regret for lost lives.

Bosnian Serb leader supporters, opposition protest

Banja Luka - Thousands of opponents and supporters of Milorad Dodik, head of the Bosnian Serb-run entity, held rival rallies in Banja Luka Saturday, accusing each other of corruption and treason.

Destroyed Bosnia mosque reopens after 23 years

Sarajevo - The Ferhadija mosque in the Bosnian Serb capital Banja Luka reopened to worshippers Saturday, more than two decades after it was dynamited by Serb forces in 1993 at the height of the Balkans war.

Jews commemorate 'Croatian Auschwitz', fearing far-right surge

Jasenovac - Jews mourned victims of Croatia's most notorious World War II death camp on Friday, boycotting next week's official commemorations as they accuse authorities of failing to respond to a revival of pro-Nazi ideology.

Karadzic verdict 'most important since Nuremberg': Bosnian Muslim leader

Sarajevo - Bosnia's Muslim political leader on Thursday said Radovan Karadzic's genocide conviction was the "most important verdict" since the Nuremberg trials for prominent Nazis.

Srebrenica widows slam Karadzic sentence

Srebrenica - Widows of Srebrenica massacre victims on Thursday slammed as inadequate the 40 year sentence handed down to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, as supporters dismissed the ruling as biased.

Parents of Sarajevo siege victims nervously await Karadzic ruling

Sarajevo - Twenty years after the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, in which 1,500 children were killed, the young victims' parents anxiously await a ruling on the man they hold responsible.

Karadzic expects acquittal in UN war crimes court: Report

Sarajevo - Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said "no reasonable court" would convict him, in an interview published Wednesday, a day before a UN tribunal rules on whether he committed some of Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

Bosnia's mufti urges authorities to act after Islamist threat

Sarajevo - Bosnia's Muslim religious leader Husein Kavazovic urged authorities on Tuesday to act after he was threatened by a presumed Islamic State group member following his denunciation of Islamist extremism.

Bosnia arrests UN war crimes convict on fresh charges

Sarajevo - A former Bosnian Serb policeman who has already served time in prison for taking part in a massacre during the 1992-1995 war was arrested Monday on fresh war crimes charges.

Bosnians protest against hijab ban in judiciary

Sarajevo - Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.

Gulf tourist influx to Bosnia fuels luxury developments

Sarajevo - With 360 villas and apartments around an artificial lake, swimming pools, a halal supermarket and a Muslim prayer area, the 'Sarajevo resort' is one of Bosnia's most ambitious residential projects to date.

Bosnia to apply next month to join EU

Sarajevo - Bosnia next month will officially apply to join the European Union (EU) in the hope of winning candidate status in 2017, the country's presidency said Tuesday.

Ex-member of Bosnia's presidency charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - A former Serb member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency has been charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes against Croats and Muslims in the 1992-1995 war, a Bosnian prosecutor said on Thursday.

Bosnia says arrests foiled Islamist attack in Sarajevo

Sarajevo - A Bosnian anti-terrorism prosecutor has said the recent arrests of 11 suspected jihadists prevented an attack that purportedly would have killed around 100 holiday revellers in Sarajevo, state television said Saturday.

Bosnia identifies three young sisters from 1992 massacre

Sarajevo - The Roma girls were aged just 3, 5 and 7 when Serb paramilitaries gunned them down in wartime Bosnia, along with their pregnant mother, their father and four other young siblings.
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