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Serbia launches probe after toxic waste dumped near Belgrade

Belgrade - The mayor of a Belgrade suburb said Saturday that a large-scale investigation will be launched following the discovery of 25 tonnes of toxic waste found dumped in a private field.

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.

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.

UN judges 'failed' by acquitting radical Serb of war crimes: prosecutors

Den Haag - UN prosecutors Wednesday sought to overturn the surprise acquittal on war crimes charges of an ultranationalist Serbian politician, arguing last year's ruling had been deeply flawed.

UN judges hear bid to quash radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN prosecutors will Wednesday seek to overturn the surprise acquittal of Serbia's Vojislav Seselj, with the firebrand politician set to snub the court, dubbed this week "a theatre of the absurd.

EU advances membership talks for Serbia, Montenegro

Brussels - The EU on Monday opened new chapters in its membership talks with Serbia and Montenegro, countries which European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he expects to join the bloc by 2025.

Europe's migrant crisis: the ghosts of Sid

Sid - Exhausted from being stuck in Serbia for months, dozens of young migrants survive in appalling conditions in Sid, a small town bordering European Union member Croatia, which they try to enter every day.

UN prosecutors seek to overturn radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN prosecutors will Wednesday seek to overturn a controversial acquittal in the case against firebrand Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, found not guilty last year of war crimes during the Balkans conflicts.

Madina, the young Afghan girl who will never see London

Sid - Madina will never know London, the city her Afghan family hoped to reach. The six-year-old's body lies in a Serbian grave after she was struck by a train at the Balkan country's border.

Mladic falls, but Milosevic loyalists on the rise in Serbia

Belgrade - The last Serb to stand trial over the conflicts that ripped apart Yugoslavia will finish his days in prison, but in Belgrade, men closely linked to wartime strongman Slobodan Milosevic are returning to high-profile jobs.

After Mladic verdict, Bosnia has yet to turn page

Sarajevo - The international court has finished its work and Bosnian Serb wartime military chief Ratko Mladic will end his days in prison, but Bosnia will struggle to turn the page on its ethnic war.

Srebrenica's ghost still haunts Dutch as UN court closes

Den Haag - As a UN war crimes court gears up to close its doors next month after two decades of putting on trial the worst offenders of the 1990s Balkans wars, a long shadow remains in The Netherlands.

Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

Den Haag - Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

A Srebrenica mother's quest for justice

Den Haag - For many July 12, 1995, was just another day long ago, but it is forever etched in Munira Subasic's mind. It was the day she met Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, and the last time she saw her son alive.

Serbian president calls on nation to 'look to the future' after Mladic

Belgrade - Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday urged his country to look to the future instead of "suffocating in tears of the past" after Ratko Mladic, the wartime Bosnian Serb military chief, was given a life sentence for genocide.

Politicians, war criminals: 10 top figures in the Balkan wars

Belgrade - Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic's life sentence Wednesday was the last of more than 80 major convictions by a UN court trying crimes committed in the wars that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

The 1990s Balkan wars in key dates

Belgrade - After a UN court found former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and war crimes, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.

Mladic: Ruthless Serb crusader dubbed the 'epitome of evil'

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, who was convicted of genocide on Wednesday, believed himself to be a crusading defender of the Serbs but was dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia" for mass slaughter at the hands of his forces.

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy over Mladic life sentence

Srebrenica - "Thank you God! I kiss you God, for the sake of our sons!" cried Nedziba Salihovic, jumping to her feet in joy as a UN court on Wednesday sentenced Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic to life in prison.

'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide, jailed for life

Den Haag - UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

Ratko Mladic still a 'legend', says Bosnian Serb chief

Sarajevo - The Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik said he believed Ratko Mladic would remain "a legend" regardless of the verdict at his genocide trial on Wednesday.

As Mladic awaits verdict, Bosnians still search for loved ones

Mastikosa - Fikret Bacic has only one dream: finding the remains of his family. It does not matter to him whether Serb general Ratko Mladic is convicted on Wednesday over their deaths in Bosnia's civil war.

UN tribunal failed to reconcile Bosnia: Mladic lawyer

Sarajevo - The UN tribunal set up to try Balkan war crimes suspects is a "political" institution that has failed to reconcile Bosnia, a lawyer for Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime military chief, said.

Time has come for justice, Mladic's victims say

Sarajevo - The time has finally come for Ratko Mladic to face justice, victims' families said Monday en route from Sarajevo to The Hague for Wednesday's expected verdict in a UN court against the Bosnian Serb wartime military chief.

For Serb defender of Sarajevo, Mladic's forces have won

Sarajevo - As one of very few Serbs to fight on the side of the Bosnian Army, Jovan Divjak cannot take ten steps in Sarajevo without being warmly greeted by people who respect the former general for defending the city and its multiculturalism.

Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

New York - UN peacekeeping hit a rock-bottom low when blue helmets in Bosnia failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, a year after peacekeepers pulled out of Rwanda as it was convulsed by mass atrocities.

Frail Mladic awaits fate in UN cell

Den Haag - For the past six years, home for the man who once commanded fear across a swathe of Bosnia has been a small, spartan cell in a UN prison, close to the dunes and the stormy North Sea.

Politicians, war criminals: figures in the Balkan wars

Belgrade - The UN court dealing with crimes committed during the wars that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia hands down its penultimate ruling on Wednesday, having delivered 83 convictions.

Mladic: Serb crusader charged over siege and slaughter

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, who faces judgement Wednesday for alleged genocide, believed himself a crusading defender of the Serbs but was dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia" for mass slaughter at the hands of his forces.

The 1990s Balkan wars in key dates

Belgrade - Ahead of the judgement Wednesday of Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.
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