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More than 2,000 attend Sarajevo's first Gay Pride march

Sarajevo - More than two thousand people turned out in Sarajevo Sunday for the city's first Gay Pride march to protest hate crimes suffered by the LGBT community in Bosnia.

'Fear gives us energy': Sarajevo braces for first Pride parade

Sarajevo - "Ima izac!" which roughly translates as "Open the door, please!" is the defiant slogan of the Sarajevo's first-ever gay Pride parade, scheduled to go ahead this Sunday.

Bosnian party asks activists to cancel Gay Pride march

Sarajevo - A Bosnian political party on Friday urged LGBT activists to scrap plans for Sarajevo's first ever pride parade next month, warning it could "escalate" political tensions and trigger "negative consequences".

EU boosts aid for Bosnia to manage migrant influx

Sarajevo - The EU on Monday pledged 10 million euros in fresh aid to help Bosnia manage an influx of migrants crossing its territory to reach Western Europe.

Migrants injured near Bosnia border with Croatia

Sarajevo - A group of 18 migrants were found injured near Bosnia's border with Croatia and are receiving medical care, local media and police said Wednesday.

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's brother held in Bosnia

Sarajevo - Indian industrialist Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, was arrested Wednesday in Bosnia for suspected fraud and "abuse of power", a prosecutor said.

86 victims of Bosnian war buried 27 years after massacre

Prijedor - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday for the funeral of 86 Muslim victims of a massacre committed in Prijedor by Bosnian Serb forces at the beginning of the 1990s Bosnian war.

Dutch court cuts state's liability for Srebrenica deaths

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday slashed the state's liability for 350 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, saying peacekeepers had only a "slim" chance of preventing their deaths.

Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded Bosnia

Bihac - Stranded in Bosnia, thousands of migrants face yet one more hurdle on their journey towards the European Union: the scorching summer heat in the Balkans.

Bosnian Serb leader says Srebrenica atrocity a 'myth'

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik on Friday accused the country's Muslim community and the wider world of propagating a "myth" in viewing the 1995 killings in Srebrenica as genocide."Every people needs a myth -- and the Bosnians didn't have any.

Bosnia protest leader seeks asylum in Austria

Vienna - The leader of a protest movement in Bosnia that drew daily crowds for nine months said Thursday he was seeking political asylum in Austria, according to local media reports.

UN judges deny last-ditch Karadzic life sentence appeal

Den Haag - A UN war crimes tribunal Wednesday slapped down former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's challenge to an increase in his sentence for war crimes to a life term, saying its ruling was final.

Karadzic appeals life sentence for Bosnia war crimes: court

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Thursday filed an appeal against a UN court's decision to increase his sentence to life in jail for war crimes, court documents said.

Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Srebrenica - Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica massacre applauded Wednesday's decision to hand a life sentence to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide and war crimes during the 1990s.

Srebrenica survivors applaud Karadzic life sentence

Srebrenica - Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica massacre applauded the life sentence delivered Wednesday against Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide and war crimes during the 1990s.

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will spend the rest of his life in jail for the "sheer scale and systematic cruelty" of his crimes in the war that tore his country apart a quarter of a century ago, UN judges said on Wednesday.

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic: war criminal with '1,000 faces'

Sarajevo - President, psychiatrist, poet and even New Age healer -- Serb hero Radovan Karadzic lived a varied life before being convicted of war crimes in The Hague.

Karadzic trial to close, but Bosnia's divides remain open

Srebrenica - Widows of the Srebrenica massacre hope he will die in prison, while Bosnian Serbs have honoured Radovan Karadzic with a university dorm in his name.

Bosnia's Karadzic faces final war crimes verdict in The Hague

Den Haag - UN judges will rule Wednesday on former Bosnian Serb strongman Radovan Karadzic's appeal against his conviction for genocide and other atrocities during the bloody civil war in the 1990s.

Director Kusturica named advisor to Bosnia's Serb president

Sarajevo - Acclaimed Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica has been appointed an advisor to Bosnia's nationalist Serb President Milorad Dodik, according to the presidency.

Srebrenica survivors hope Karadzic gets life sentence

Tuzla - Survivors of Bosnia's Srebrenica massacre said Monday they hoped a UN court would sentence convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic to life in jail when he receives his final verdict next week.

Chetnik gathering in Visegrad spark outrage in Bosnia

Sarajevo - A gathering of the ultranationalist Serb Chetnik Movement in the Bosnian town of Visegrad on Sunday, has sparked a wave of condemnation from inside Bosnia and from the international community.

Bosnia braces for new 'surge' of migrants on Balkan route

Sarajevo - Bosnia is expecting an "escalation" of EU-bound migrants passing through its country in 2019, Bosnia's security minister told AFP, saying the European Union had failed to solve a brewing crisis.

UN judges to rule on Karadzic appeal of war crimes conviction next month

Den Haag - UN judges will rule next month on the appeal of convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, sentenced to 40 years in jail including genocide for his role in Bosnia's 1990s war.

UN judges to rule on Karadzic appeal of war crimes conviction next month

Den Haag - UN judges will rule next month on the appeal of convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic, sentenced to 40 years in jail for his role in Bosnia's 1990s war."The Appeals Chamber...

Bosnian Serbs parade for 'national holiday', angering Muslims

Sarajevo - Thousands of Bosnian Serbs cheered parading security forces in celebration of the "national holiday" of their entity, Republika Srpska, on Wednesday, despite a legal ban and objections of Bosnian Muslims who view it as a provocation.

Painful gynaecology stories unleash #MeToo tide in the Balkans

Zagreb - A tide of #MeToo testimonies about painful gynaecological procedures and abusive medical staff is rippling across the Balkans, where women are breaking taboos in patriarchal societies to share their traumatic hospital experiences.

Tension in Bosnia after arrest of leader of Banja Luka protests

Sarajevo - Tensions rose on Tuesday in a stand-off between Bosnian police and protesters after the arrest of the leader of a movement demonstrating over the unresolved death of his student son in the city of Banja Luka.

US urges Bosnia to stay on NATO path

Sarajevo - A senior US diplomat on Monday urged Bosnia to stay on the path to join NATO, a process one of its three newly-elected presidents is threatening to sabotage.

Some migrants trapped in Bosnia may not survive winter: Red Cross

Geneva - Thousands of migrants trapped near the Bosnian border with Croatia are ill-equipped to survive freezing temperatures and some might not make it through winter, the Red Cross said Monday.
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