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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.

'No paramilitaries' among Bosnian Serbs, leader says

Banja Luka - The photographs showed more than a dozen tough-looking men posing in military fatigues, staring sternly at a camera, reportedly part of a pro-Russian paramilitary unit.

UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.

UN war crimes judges quash radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN judges Wednesday found radical Serb Vojislav Seselj guilty on appeal of crimes against humanity, but the firebrand politician will remain a free man because of time already served behind bars.

UN judges to rule in appeal against radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - Firebrand Serb leader Vojislav Seselj will learn Wednesday whether UN war crimes judges uphold an appeal against his acquittal for war crimes in the 1990s Balkans conflict.

War crimes judges to rule in radical Serb leader appeal

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges will rule Wednesday in an appeal brought by prosecutors against the surprise acquittal of radical Serb Vojislav Seselj, accused of atrocities committed during the 1990s Balkans wars.

Sarajevo cable car reopens 26 years after siege start

Sarajevo - Sarajevo cable car reopened Friday, 26 years after it was destroyed at the start of the city's 1990s bloody siege, as the last reconstructed symbol of the Bosnian capital.

Migrants take new Balkan route through Bosnia

Sarajevo - A new Balkan route through Bosnia has opened up for migrants, four years after a crisis in which more than one million people landed on Europe's shores.

An ancient holy book symbolises the fate of Sarajevo's Jews

Sarajevo - Eli Tauber, a pillar of Sarajevo's Jewish community, waited anxiously for worshippers to arrive at the synagogue as there must be at least 10 men present before starting the Sabbath prayers.

Bosnian Serb Karadzic's appeals hearing in April: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic will face judges at a UN tribunal in April where he, as well as prosecutors, have appealed his 40-year jail sentence, the Hague-based tribunal announced Tuesday.

Bosnian Serb Karadzic's appeals hearing in April: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic will face judges at a UN tribunal in April where he as well as prosecutors have appealed his 40-year jail sentence, the Hague-based tribunal announced Tuesday.

Sarajevo decides against honouring Turkish author Pamuk

Sarajevo - Sarajevo has dropped plans to proclaim Turkish Nobel literature laureate Orhan Pamuk an honorary citizen of the Bosnian capital, a move the opposition claimed was done out of fear of offending Turkey's president.

Bosnian Serb strongman says he will run for presidency

Belgrade - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, who regularly threatens secession, said Friday he would run for Bosnia's tripartite presidency later this year despite believing it was a "failed" state.

Kosovo court prosecutor stepping down, vows work will go on

Den Haag - The prosecutor for a special tribunal set up to try crimes committed in the late 1990s in Kosovo announced Thursday he is stepping down, as his term has expired.

Croatia leader visits site of wartime massacre of Muslims

Sarajevo - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic made an unexpected visit Thursday to the site of a massacre of Muslim civilians by Bosnian Croats during the country's 1990s war, an atrocity that led to several war crimes convictions.

Chinese chosen to build controversial Croatia bridge

Zagreb - A Chinese consortium was chosen to build a controversial bridge deemed vital for Croatia's tourism industry, officials said Friday, announcing the first significant Chinese investment in the European Union member.The 2.

Bosnian Serb leader says independence 'legitimate goal'

Belgrade - The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Tuesday that they were moving towards the "highest possible" level of independence, which he said was a legitimate political goal in a country deeply divided since its 1990s war.

Tributes to 'justice done' as Yugoslav war crimes court closes

Den Haag - Tributes flowed Thursday to mark the end of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), whose groundbreaking work brought to justice those behind the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
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