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Former Bosnian general charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday charged 17 people including a retired Bosnian general with war crimes against hundreds of people, mostly ethnic Serbs, during the country's 1990s conflict.

Worker killed, nine hurt in Bosnia refinery blast

Sarajevo - An explosion at a Russian-owned oil refinery in Bosnia killed one worker and injured nine more, police said on Wednesday.

Workers injured in Bosnia oil refinery blast: report

Sarajevo - An explosion at a Russian-owned oil refinery in Bosnia slightly injured eight workers late Tuesday, local television reported citing officials.

Dodik: Bosnian Serb co-president of a nation he despised

Sarajevo - From a West-backed moderate to the torch-bearer of Bosnian Serb nationalism, Milorad Dodik is a veteran of political transformations.On Sunday he took another sharp turn: he became co-president of a country he has branded a "failed concept".

Bosnia risks political crisis after divisive vote

Sarajevo - Bosnia faced a political crisis Monday after an election left a pro-Russian nationalist holding the Serb seat in the three-way presidency and laid bare tensions between Croat and Bosnian Muslim leaders.

Nationalist Dodik claims Serb seat in Bosnia presidency election

Sarajevo - Nationalist Milorad Dodik took the lead in a vote for the Serb seat of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, as a country splintered along ethnic lines awaits final results due out later Monday.

In ethnically split Bosnia, 'others' are on the outside

Sarajevo - In a country where political power is formally shared by three ethnic groups, Bosnians who identify as "ostali" -- or "others" -- are second-class citizens.

In Bosnia, elections test country's lingering fault lines

Sarajevo - As Bosnia heads towards elections Sunday, candidates are ramping up nationalist rhetoric, testing the seams of a country still struggling to unite a quarter-century after it was torn apart by war.

'Enough lies!': Bosnian village bans politicians

Bosnia And Herzegovina - As politicians embark on their final days of campaigning for Bosnian elections on Sunday, there is one small corner of the country where they cannot pass: Podgora, a poor hamlet fed up with the government's broken promises.

Top UN judge withdraws from Karadzic case

Den Haag - The top judge in the appeals case of convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic withdrew from the case Thursday to avoid an accusation of possible bias, court documents said.

Retrial starts for Bosnia's 'defender of Srebrenica'

Sarajevo - A hero to fellow Bosnian Muslims but a villain to Serbs, the former "defender of Srebrenica" was back in court on Monday for a war crimes retrial after his acquittal was thrown out.

'My Hair, Your Hair': Bosnians weave wigs for kids with cancer

Sarajevo - Ajla Nizic did not know what cancer was when she was diagnosed with it at age four."But I knew that I lost my hair," said the Bosnian leukaemia survivor who is now 19 years old.

Bosnian Serb leader denies scale of Srebrenica massacre

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik on Tuesday called for a government report on the 1995 Srebrenica massacre to be annulled, in a provocative move that could raise ethnic tensions ahead of October elections.

Hundreds mourn Srebrenica mother who fought for justice

Srebrenica - Hundreds of mourners gathered in eastern Bosnia on Wednesday for the funeral of Hatidza Mehmedovic, a woman who lost her family in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and became a leading figure in the fight to remember the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed.

Genocide-convicted Mladic lashes NATO at court hearing

Den Haag - Convicted Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic lashed out at NATO during a court appearance Tuesday, accusing the Atlantic defence bloc of "destroying my people and my health.

Bosnia unwilling to play EU's migration border guard

Sarajevo - As EU states look to stem migrant flows to the continent, aspiring European Union member Bosnia is caught in the middle, with thousands of immigrants stuck in the impoverished Balkan country.

In Bosnia, young man's death stirs nationwide protest

Banja Luka - When the body of a 21-year-old student was found in a stream in March, police said it was an accident. But his family cried foul, unleashing a wave of protests unseen in Bosnia since 2014.

EU gives Bosnia funds to cope with migrant influx

Sarajevo - The European Commission provided Bosnia on Thursday with 1.5 million euros ($1.8 million) to help the impoverished country cope with an influx of migrants passing through on their way towards Western Europe.

Cash-strapped Bosnia struggles to cope with migrant influx

Bihac - Bosnia, one of Europe's poorest countries, is so ill-equipped to cope with a surging influx of refugees that aid workers here fear the tiny nation could be on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.

Croatia blocks extradition of suspect in Hamas murder

Zagreb - Croatia's top court on Monday blocked the extradition of a Bosnian man to Tunisia over the alleged murder of an aerospace engineer, described by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as one of its members.

Erdogan holds controversial election rally in Bosnia

Sarajevo - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Sarajevo at his only election rally outside Turkey after other European countries banned such events.

Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia

Sarajevo - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia.

Migrants held in limbo after police dismantle Sarajevo camp

Sarajevo - Hundreds of migrants were left in limbo for hours Friday after Bosnian police dismantled a makeshift camp in Sarajevo but police in the south refused to let them reach a centre offering them accommodation.

Migrants held in limbo after police dismantle Sarajevo camp

Sarajevo - Hundreds of migrants were left in limbo Friday after Bosnian police dismantled a makeshift camp in Sarajevo but police in the south refused to let them reach a centre offering them accommodation.

Bosnia helpless as migrants open new Balkan route

Bihac - A growing number of migrants are carving a new Balkan route through Bosnia to reach the European Union raising fears of a humanitarian and security crisis in the impoverished country.

Bosnia charges eight for trafficking pickpockets to France

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against eight people for running a human trafficking network that sent undocumented minors to pick pockets at tourist sites in Paris and other French cities.

Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Den Haag - Convicted criminal Radovan Karadzic on Tuesday accused Bosnian Muslims of "declaring war" on Serbs, insisting at his appeal before a UN tribunal that he had worked for peace in the Balkans.

The 1990s Balkans wars in key dates

Belgrade - From the death of Tito in 1980 to the independence of Kosovo in 2008, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts which tore the former Yugoslavia apart.

On appeal, Karadzic slams 'myths' about Bosnian war

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Monday urged UN judges to throw out his war crimes convictions, angrily denying he was behind a campaign of ethnic cleansing and murders in the Balkans conflict two decades ago.

Karadzic: Bosnia's 'evil' genocide mastermind

Belgrade - To his supporters a hero who stood up for his people, Radovan Karadzic is to others a monster who brought the horror of genocide back to Europe half a century after the defeat of the Nazis.
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