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Bosnia, Serbia pledge to improve ties

Belgrade - Bosnia's joint presidency and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic pledged Wednesday in Belgrade to improve fragile ties, after a stone-throwing mob chased the Serbian leader from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Five arrests as 'terror attack' on Kosovo water supply feared

Pristina - Five people suspected of planning a "terrorist attack" aimed at contaminating the water supply in the Kosovo capital Pristina have been arrested, officials in the breakaway Serbian territory said Sunday.

Srebrenica attack shows Balkan wounds still run deep

Belgrade - An attack on Serbia's prime minister on a visit to Bosnia to mark the Srebrenica massacre has exposed wounds that still run deep nearly two decades after the Balkan wars dragged bloodily to a close.

Ties between Serbia and Bosnia remain fragile 20 years after war

Belgrade - Relations between Serbia and Bosnia have remained tenuous since the end of the Bosnian conflict 20 years ago, as underscored by the stone-throwing attack on the Serbian premier at a ceremony Saturday marking the Srebrenica massacre.

Belgrade calls Srebrenica incident 'assassination attempt'

Belgrade - Serbia on Saturday said an attack on its prime minister at a ceremony marking the Srebrenica massacre 20th anniversary was an "assassination attempt" and demanded condemnation of the incident by Bosnia.

Serbia says 'reconciliation' with Bosnia to continue despite incident

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday affirmed his commitment to reconciliation with Bosnian Muslims after a stone-throwing mob chased him from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

B92 radio, voice of resistance to Milosevic, shuts news service

Belgrade - Serbia's legendary radio B92, the symbol of resistance to late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, has shut down its news service, its journalists said Friday.

Srebrenica's 'chief butchers' yet to be sentenced, 20 years on

Belgrade - As the top Bosnian Serb leaders of the time, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic are the alleged chief architects of the Srebrenica massacre. But, 20 years on, they have yet to be sentenced for Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

EU to help Balkan countries struggling with migrant wave: Merkel

Belgrade - The European Union will help Hungary and western Balkan countries struggling with an influx of migrants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. "Greece and Italy were the first destination for refugees and migrants...

20 years on Serbs refuse to call Srebrenica 'genocide'

Belgrade - Their leaders have paid their respects to the victims, begged forgiveness "on their knees," and deplored a "heinous crime," but Serbia and Serbs still stubbornly refuse to call the Srebrenica massacre a genocide, experts say.

Serbian PM to go to Srebrenica for massacre anniversary

Belgrade - Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia said Tuesday he would attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre this weekend in a bid to forge reconciliation.

Amnesty accuses Balkans of abusing EU-bound migrants

Belgrade - Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Balkan countries of mistreating migrants passing through their territories on the way to the European Union, saying people fleeing war were being "shamefully let down".

Assassin who sparked WWI gets statue in Belgrade

Belgrade - A statue of a Bosnian Serb nationalist whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, and who is seen here as an icon of Serb patriotism, was inaugurated here Sunday.The two-meter (6.

Kosovo fails to amend constitution on warcrime court

Pristina - Kosovo's parliament on Friday failed to adopt constitutional amendments needed for the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

Serbia seeks extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander

Belgrade - Belgrade has asked Switzerland to extradite former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric, who was arrested in Geneva on a war crimes warrant from Serbia, Serbia's official news agency reported Sunday.

Serbian PM ready to pay respect to Srebrenica victims

Belgrade - Serbia's premier Aleksandar Vucic, moving to improve ties with Bosnia, said Friday that he was ready to go to Srebrenica to honour the memory of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serbs two decades ago.

Serbia PM 'shocked' by Hungary plan to build anti-migrant fence

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he was "surprised and shocked" by the Hungarian government's plan to close the border with Serbia and erect a four-metre-high (13-foot) fence along their shared border to keep out migrants.

Slovenia detains former Kosovo PM on Serbian warrant

Pristina - Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, acquitted by a UN court of war crimes during the 1990s Kosovo conflict, said he was detained Wednesday at Ljubljana airport on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia.

Kosovo ex-guerillas protest against war crimes court

Pristina - Some 1,000 Kosovo Albanians, mostly veterans of the 1990s war with Serbia, protested Wednesday against the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

Serbian leader postpones Bosnia trip for Muslim ex-fighter arrest

Belgrade - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic Monday called off a visit to Bosnia after a member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency opposed his trip over the arrest of a former Bosnian Muslim fighter on Serbian war crimes charges.
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