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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.

Serbia arrests eight in its first arrests over Srebrenica massacre

Belgrade - Serbian police detained eight men Wednesday suspected of taking part in the 1995 killing of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica, the first arrests by Serbian authorities over Europe's deadliest atrocity since World War II.

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

The Hague - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.

Srebrenica victims remembered 19 years on

Srebrenica - Thousands of people gathered on Friday in Srebrenica to mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim males by ethnic Serb forces, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

Dutch state to pay historic Srebrenica compensation

The Hague - The Dutch government said Thursday it would pay 20,000 euros to relatives of three Bosnian Muslim men murdered after peacekeepers expelled them from a UN compound at Srebrenica in 1995.

Bosnian mass grave excavated at Tomasica--360 remains found

Prijedor - Friday there are reports that an area in the village of Tomasica in north-western Bosnia is being excavated, revealing a mass grave dating back to the Bosnian war. It could be the largest such grave.

Ceremony marks 16th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica

Srebrenica - Today, July 11th, marks the 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre where over 8,000 Bosniak men lost their lives in the biggest mass murder since the second World War.

Wanted war criminal Ratko Mladic arrested in Serbia

Europe's most wanted war criminal, Ratko Mladic, has been arrested in Serbia the President, Boris Tadic, announced today.

Mladic’s war diaries overshadow Srebrenica commemorations

Ex-Bosnian-Serb army Chief of Staff Ratko Mladic, the man said to have had command responsibility for the Srebrenica Massacre, has still not been traced. But, 15 years after those terrible events, his war diaries have surfaced.

General apologizes for Srebrenica ‘gay troops’ slur

Retired US general John Sheehan has apologized for his controversial suggestion that Dutch troops failed to stop the Srebrenica massacre because some of them were gay.

Karadzic: From author of kiddies books to war criminal

Radovan Karadzic has many faces. He was a doctor, a psychiatrist, a poet, and a writer of kids books. He also was the man who in the 1990s drenched Bosnia, Herzegovina and Serbia in blood and hatred - events for which he now stands trial in The Hague.

Srebrenica massacre, former Serbian officer jailed for 30 years

Former Serbian army captain Milorad Trbic was jailed for thirty years on Friday. He was charged with genocide for the killings of dozens of Muslims in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnia Lays More Victims of Srebrenica Massacre to Rest

It was on July 11 1995 that Bosnian Serb forces, under the command of General Ratko Mladic, entered the town of Srebrenica in Eastern Bosnia. Once there they forced the women and children out of the town, before slaughtering its men and teenage boys.

Dutch Government Resigns

AMSTERDAM (voa) - The Dutch government has resigned after an official report condemned its failure in 1995 to prevent the massacre of Muslims in Srebrenica, considered one of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian war. Prime Minister Wim Kok has offer...

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Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
Michael Buker