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Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

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.

Kosovo leaders at odds over Serbia border changes

Pristina - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Wednesday resumed their public dispute over possible border changes to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes.

Justice at last for Kosovo's 'second-class victims'?

Pristina - Twenty years after the war for Kosovo's independence, victims of alleged war crimes committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas have all but given up hope of justice.Now, finally, relief may be on the horizon.

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

Gracanica - A possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal ethnic animos...

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.

New film explores war's dark shadow over Croatian youth

Zagreb - "Mum, am I a Srbenka?" Nina Batinic recalls asking as a seven-year-old in a new film that highlights Croatia's still fragile inter-ethnic relations more than two decades on from the country's bloody war.

'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.

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.

Hundreds mourn slain Kosovo Serb politican at funeral

Belgrade - Hundreds of people mourned at the funeral of moderate Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic on Thursday, two days after his murder raised tensions in the volatile region.

Kosovo probes Serb politician's shock killing

Kosovska Mitrovica - Investigators Wednesday were probing the killing of a prominent Kosovo Serb politician, which observers warned could worsen tensions in the volatile region.

Kosovo probes Serb politician's shock killing

Kosovska Mitrovica - Investigators Wednesday were probing the killing of a prominent Kosovo Serb politician, which observers warned could worsen tensions in the volatile region.

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.

Bosnia's glorification of war criminals 'unacceptable': prosecutor

New York - Bosnian nationalists are making "unacceptable provocations" by glorifying convicted war criminals and denying crimes from the 1992-1995 war, the UN prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia said Wednesday.

Montenegro moves towards arresting MPs over coup plot

Podgorica - Montenegro's parliament on Monday moved towards lifting the parliamentary immunity of two pro-Russian opposition MPs over their suspected involvement in a foiled coup last October.

Bosnian Serbs mark divisive 'national holiday'

Pale - Serbs in Bosnia celebrated on Monday a deeply divisive holiday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for Muslims.

Bosnian Serbs mark divisive 'national holiday'

Pale - Serbs in Bosnia celebrated on Monday a deeply divisive holiday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for Muslims.

Bosnian Serbs mark divisive 'national holiday'

Pale - Serbs in Bosnia celebrated on Monday a deeply divisive holiday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for Muslims.

Bosnian Serbs to hold divisive 'national holiday'

Sarajevo - Serbs in Bosnia are set to hold a deeply divisive holiday on Monday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.

Bosnian Serbs criticised for awarding war criminals

Sarajevo - The Council of Europe on Tuesday criticised authorities of Bosnian Serb-run entity Republika Srpska (RS) over a decision to honour three convicted war criminals, including wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic."The decision...

Bosnia is 'a failed concept': Serb leader

Banja Luka - Bosnia is "a failed concept," Serb leader in the Balkans country Milorad Dodik said Tuesday, adding that he "thinks a lot" about a referendum on independence for his Republika Srpska.

Dutch Srebrenica peacekeepers may sue for 'mission impossible'

Den Haag - About 100 former Dutch UN peacekeepers may sue the government for sending them to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, after the defence ministry admitted it had been a mission "impossible," lawyers said Tuesday.

Bosnian Serb leader summoned over referendum

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik was summoned on Monday by state prosecutors to a hearing over a controversial referendum held at the weekend despite a constitutional court veto.

Bosnian Serbs vote on disputed 'Republic Day'

Pale - Serbs in Bosnia voted Sunday to keep celebrating a statehood day in January, a date tied to the divided nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.

Bosnian Serbs vote on 'national holiday,' in challenge to Sarajevo

Banja Luka - Serbs in Bosnia headed to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to mark their "national holiday", in a referendum that has placed the country's fragile institutions under pressure.

Bosnian Serbs defy Sarajevo with referendum

Sarajevo - Despite a constitutional court veto and criticism from the West, Serbs in Bosnia will vote Sunday on whether to celebrate their "national holiday", ramping up tensions in the fragile country.

Bid to prosecute Dutch Srebrenica commanders thrown out

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday dismissed a claim that Dutch commanders should be prosecuted for failing to prevent the deaths of three victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Orthodox spiritual head mourns WWII death camp victims

Jasenovac - Visiting ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, on Saturday commemorated the victims of Croatia's most notorious World War II death camp.

Bosnia's Muslim leader warns Serb side over referendum

Sarajevo - A Muslim leader in Bosnia has warned that his Bosnian Serb counterpart is "playing with fire" by planning a controversial referendum on when the country's Serbs celebrate their national day.

Sarajevo's uncounted and forgotten Serb victims

Sarajevo - Nearly 23 years have passed since Momcilo Salipur lost his only child, Predrag, in war-torn Sarajevo. But he recalls his son's death with brutal clarity.
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