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Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

Srebrenica - Bosnian Muslims marked the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

International courts 'more needed than ever', 25 years after Srebrenica

Den Haag - Twenty-five years after the Srebrenica massacre international courts like those which tried the perpetrators of the slaughter face an uncertain future but are needed more than ever, experts say.

Srebrenica massacre, 25 years on Muslims still face Serb denial

Srebrenica - Relatives of the Bosnian Muslims killed in the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II are getting ready to mark 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday, but for many Serbs the episode remains a myth.

Srebrenica widows agonise over the dead and missing, 25 years later

Srebrenica - Fatima Mujic prays every day for the husband and three sons killed in the genocide against Bosnian Muslims that unfolded over several summer days in the town of Srebrenica 25 years ago.

Dutch court cuts state's liability for Srebrenica deaths

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday slashed the state's liability for 350 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, saying peacekeepers had only a "slim" chance of preventing their deaths.

Bosnian Serb leader says Srebrenica atrocity a 'myth'

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik on Friday accused the country's Muslim community and the wider world of propagating a "myth" in viewing the 1995 killings in Srebrenica as genocide."Every people needs a myth -- and the Bosnians didn't have any.

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.

Hundreds mourn Srebrenica mother who fought for justice

Srebrenica - Hundreds of mourners gathered in eastern Bosnia on Wednesday for the funeral of Hatidza Mehmedovic, a woman who lost her family in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and became a leading figure in the fight to remember the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed.

Srebrenica award to Bosnian Serb leader angers victims' families

Sarajevo - Authorities in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica angered relatives of the 1995 massacre there by handing its top municipal award on Sunday to the leader of the Bosnian Serbs, local media reported.

Thousands mourn Srebrenica massacre victims

Srebrenica - Thousands gathered in Srebrenica on Tuesday to mark the 1995 massacre of about 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, with some relatives of the victims giving their loved ones a proper burial for the first time.

Thousands mourn Srebrenica massacre victims

Srebrenica - Thousands gathered in Srebrenica on Tuesday to mark the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, with some giving their loved ones a proper burial for the first time.

Dutch state found partly liable for Srebrenica deaths

Den Haag - A Dutch court ruled Tuesday that the state was partly to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Muslims in Srebrenica, as the 1995 genocide cast another shadow over the country two decades on.

Dutch Srebrenica peacekeepers to sue state for damages

Den Haag - More than 200 Dutch former UN peacekeepers are suing the government for damages for sending them to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, after the defence minister called it a "mission impossible.

Srebrenica massacre trial adjourned to February

Belgrade - The first-ever trial in Serbia for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, was adjourned on Tuesday until February over legal proceedings.

Serbian suspects appear at Srebrenica massacre trial

Belgrade - Eight Serbian men appeared Monday before a Belgrade court over their alleged role in the Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, in the first-ever such case to be handled by the country's judiciary.

Bosnian Serb formally elected Srebrenica mayor

Sarajevo - A Bosnian Serb has been elected mayor of Srebrenica, triggering alarm among relatives of thousands of Muslim men and boys who were massacred there by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995.

'Nobody could have foreseen Srebrenica': Dutch court told

Den Haag - The Dutch state on Thursday appealed against a court ruling which found it liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnians during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, saying nobody could have foreseen the massacre.

Srebrenica vote count halted with Serb set to win mayoral poll

Sarajevo - Vote counting was interrupted Wednesday in Srebrenica, scene of the massacre of thousands of Muslims during the Bosnian war, as police were deployed to secure ballot boxes with an ethnic Serb poised to become mayor.

Bosnian Serb declares victory in Srebrenica

Srebrenica - The Bosnian town of Srebrenica, known for the wartime massacre of 8,000 Muslims by Serb forces, looked set to get its first Serb mayor in 17 years after elections on Sunday.

Srebrenica votes with Bosnian Serb tipped for mayor

Srebrenica - Twenty-one years after the death of her brother in the Srebrenica massacre, Sehida Abdurahmanovic anxiously awaits Sunday's local elections in Bosnia, in which a Serb is favoured to become her mayor.

Thousands remember Srebrenica massacre victims

Srebrenica - Twenty-one years after they were killed in Europe's worst massacre since World War II, the remains of 127 people were finally laid to rest Monday in Srebrenica.

Sarajevo pays homage to recovered victims of Srebrenica massacre

Sarajevo - Hundreds of people paid homage Saturday to 127 victims of the Srebrenica massacre in wartime Bosnia, whose bodies have been found in mass graves.

Key facts about the Srebrenica massacre

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Thursday faces judgement for crimes committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war including the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity committed on European soil since World War II.

Srebrenica mass grave uncovered 20 years after massacre

Sarajevo - Bosnian forensic experts have started exhuming the human remains from a recently uncovered mass grave believed to contain victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the war crime prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Serbian PM pays respects to Srebrenica Muslim victims

Srebrenica - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic paid his respects Wednesday to the Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, months after he was chased from a ceremony in the Bosnian town by an angry stone-throwing crowd.

Bosnian Muslim war crimes defendant demands case dropped

Den Haag - A former Bosnian Muslim commander has called on international justices to order Bosnia to drop war crimes charges against him, arguing he has already been tried in the case, officials said Monday.

Srebrenica families ask pan-Europe court to try Dutch commanders

Den Haag - The families of three Bosnian Muslims who were killed after leaving UN protection in 1995 have asked the European Court of Human Rights to prosecute three ex-UN commanders for their deaths, their lawyer said Sunday.

Bosnian Muslim war crimes defendant pleads not guilty

Sarajevo - Former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric pleaded not guilty Monday to war crimes during the country's 1992-1995 war, media reports said.

Serbia charges 8 over Srebrenica massacre

Belgrade - Serbia's war crimes prosecutor on Thursday charged eight men with participation in the 1995 slaughter of some 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica, the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

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.
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Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
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