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Srebrenica attack shows Balkan wounds still run deep

Belgrade - An attack on Serbia's prime minister on a visit to Bosnia to mark the Srebrenica massacre has exposed wounds that still run deep nearly two decades after the Balkan wars dragged bloodily to a close.

Ties between Serbia and Bosnia remain fragile 20 years after war

Belgrade - Relations between Serbia and Bosnia have remained tenuous since the end of the Bosnian conflict 20 years ago, as underscored by the stone-throwing attack on the Serbian premier at a ceremony Saturday marking the Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnian presidency 'condemns' Srebrenica anniversary incident

Sarajevo - Bosnia's presidency on Saturday strongly condemned a stone-throwing attack by an angry mob that forced Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to flee a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Belgrade calls Srebrenica incident 'assassination attempt'

Belgrade - Serbia on Saturday said an attack on its prime minister at a ceremony marking the Srebrenica massacre 20th anniversary was an "assassination attempt" and demanded condemnation of the incident by Bosnia.

Serbia says 'reconciliation' with Bosnia to continue despite incident

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday affirmed his commitment to reconciliation with Bosnian Muslims after a stone-throwing mob chased him from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Serbian PM arrives at Srebrenica for 20th anniversary ceremony

Srebrenica - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic arrived on Saturday to Srebrenica to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre committed in the Bosnian town by Bosnian Serb forces.

Attack on Serbia PM mars Srebrenica massacre anniversary

Srebrenica - An angry crowd hurling stones and plastic bottles forced Serbia's premier to flee a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslims in Bosnia, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

Coffins of 136 victims brought to Srebrenica memorial

Srebrenica - Thousands turned out to pay respects Friday on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre as 136 more coffins of identified victims were brought to a memorial centre to be buried the next day.

Dutch blue helmets remember Srebrenica's dreadful days

Den Haag - One remembers the excruciating pain of a wounded child, the other the suicides of those who had abandoned all hope.

Srebrenica's ghosts still haunt the Dutch 20 years on

Den Haag - Two decades after the Srebrenica massacre, one burning question still sears the Netherlands's collective consciousness: could Dutch UN peacekeepers have done more to save almost 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys from slaughter?

Srebrenica massacre: Key figures prosecuted for war crimes

Den Haag - Over more than a decade, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has indicted 20 suspects for crimes committed in July 1995 at Srebrenica. All were arrested and brought to The Hague.

Merkel urges Bosnia to work for future without 'genocide'

Sarajevo - Germany on Thursday urged Bosnia to work towards a future in which a "genocide" such as the massacre of Muslims 20 years ago would no longer be possible."I came here at the time when we remember the Srebrenica genocide...

Convoy of Srebrenica victims' remains arrive in massacre site

Srebrenica - A convoy carrying the coffins of 136 newly-identified Srebrenica victims arrived Thursday in the Bosnian town where the massacre took place, for their burial on the 20th anniversary.

'This cursed month of July': Srebrenica still haunted by massacre

Srebrenica - Two decades after thousands of Muslims were slaughtered by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica, the town remains locked in a cycle of recrimination and regret that peaks each year in the anniversary month of July.

Srebrenica's 'chief butchers' yet to be sentenced, 20 years on

Belgrade - As the top Bosnian Serb leaders of the time, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic are the alleged chief architects of the Srebrenica massacre. But, 20 years on, they have yet to be sentenced for Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

Russia vetoes UN move to recognize Srebrenica 'genocide'

New York - Russia vetoed a draft UN resolution that would have recognized the Srebrenica massacre as genocide, triggering warnings the bitter diplomatic wrangling could spark renewed violence.

Thousands march to remember Srebrenica victims

Lokvine - Survivors of the Srebrenica massacre set out with thousands of others Wednesday on a solemn 105-kilometre march ahead of the 20th anniversary of the killing of nearly 8,000 Muslims near the UN-protected enclave.

20 years on Serbs refuse to call Srebrenica 'genocide'

Belgrade - Their leaders have paid their respects to the victims, begged forgiveness "on their knees," and deplored a "heinous crime," but Serbia and Serbs still stubbornly refuse to call the Srebrenica massacre a genocide, experts say.

Twenty years on, Srebrenica survivor remembers hours in hell

Srebrenica - If you glanced at him, you would not know what the energetic old man had been through. But 20 years on from the Srebrenica massacre, his narrow, wrinkled face is still marked by fear.

UN divided on calling Srebrenica 'genocide' 20 years on

New York - The UN Security Council has postponed a vote recognising the Srebrenica massacre as genocide after Russia threatened to veto the draft text, even as Serbia's prime minister called for reconciliation 20 years after the slaughter.

Serbian PM to go to Srebrenica for massacre anniversary

Belgrade - Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia said Tuesday he would attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre this weekend in a bid to forge reconciliation.

West, Russia clash at UN over Srebrenica

New York - The UN Security Council pushed back until Wednesday a vote on a draft resolution recognizing the Srebrenica massacre 20 years ago as genocide after Russia threatened to veto the measure.

20 years of search and solitude for Srebrenica mothers

Sarajevo - It's been 20 years since Fatima, Rejha and Sabaheta lost their sons and husbands in the Srebrenica massacre -- but the grief is still as raw as if they disappeared yesterday.

Genocide, the gravest and hardest crime to prove

Den Haag - Genocide, the key charge arising from the Srebrenica massacre two decades ago, is the gravest crime in international humanitarian law, yet it is also the most difficult to prove.

Bosnian Serb leader says Srebrenica genocide is a 'lie'

Sarajevo - The president of the Serb-run part of Bosnia claimed Saturday that the Srebrenica genocide was a "lie", a week ahead the 20th anniversary of the slaughter.

Srebrenica victims to be buried at memorial ceremony

Sarajevo - The newly identified remains of 136 people killed in the Srebrenica massacre will be buried at ceremonies next week marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide.

Dutch state apologises for three Srebrenica deaths

Den Haag - The Netherlands has for the first time apologised to relatives of Bosnian Muslim men murdered at Srebrenica in 1995, the Dutch defence ministry said on Thursday.

Serbian PM ready to pay respect to Srebrenica victims

Belgrade - Serbia's premier Aleksandar Vucic, moving to improve ties with Bosnia, said Friday that he was ready to go to Srebrenica to honour the memory of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serbs two decades ago.

Bosnian Serbs to seek Russia's veto of UN Srebrenica resolution

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said Wednesday he would ask Russia to use its veto to prevent the adoption of a UN resolution on the Srebrenica genocide which is being drafted by Britain.

Dutch UN commanders not liable for Srebrenica deaths: Court

Den Haag - A Dutch appeals court ruled Wednesday that three former UN commanders will not be prosecuted for the deaths of three Muslim men who were murdered after leaving a UN compound in Srebrenica in 1995.
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Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
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