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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.

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.
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Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica
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