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21 Aug 14

Serbia Hunt for Kosovo War Bodies Inconclusive

Investigators have failed to find more corpses of Kosovo Albanian victims during a renewed search at a quarry in southern Serbia where 45 bodies have already been exhumed. 

21 Aug 14

Bosnian Army Soldiers Indicted for Attacking Serbs

Ex-servicemen Muhamed Sisic, Tarik Sisic, Emir Drakovac and Aziz Susa are accused of wartime crimes in Rogatica and Foca, including a deadly attack on fleeing Serb civilians.

20 Aug 14

Serbian Tabloid Targets BIRN after Airline Revelations

The pro-government tabloid ‘Informer’ has published a series of allegations about the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, following its investigation into a secret government contract with the UAE’s Etihad Airways.

20 Aug 14

Montenegro Shifts Kosovo Refugees Into Containers

Refugees from Kosovo in Podgorica - whose camp burned down two years ago - have been re-housed in containers until permanent homes can be found for them.

20 Aug 14

Bosnian Serb Ex-Fighter Arrested for War Crimes

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested former Bosnian Serb fighter Dragan Glogovac on suspicion that he took part in wartime crimes against prisoners in Zavidovici.

20 Aug 14

Ukraine Rebels Appeal to Serbs to Donate

A Russian organization called the Kosovo Front has appealed to Serbs to donate money to the embattled pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

20 Aug 14

Bosnia Federation Says No to Higher Pensions

Bosnia's Federation Prime Minister has dismissed a call for higher pensions citing the cost to the economy of the May floods.

20 Aug 14

Two Albanian Chromium Miners Die in Shaft

Two miners died on Tuesday in a chromium mine in the region of Martanesh after the shaft the shaft they were working in collapsed.  

20 Aug 14

Kosovo Court to Rule on Wrangle Over Speaker

As Kosovo’s post-election deadlock continues, the constitutional court this week will hear more arguments over which political bloc has the right to name the speaker.

20 Aug 14

Croatia Moves to Toughen Referendum Rules

Embarrassed by the success of right-wing groups in overturning government policy through referendums, the Croatian authorities are changing the rules.

20 Aug 14

Basescu Ally to Run for Romanian Presidency

Elena Udrea, leader of the Popular Movement Party, PMP, and a close ally of Romania's outgoing president is to stand as the party’s candidate in the next presidential elections.

20 Aug 14

Dutch Peacekeeper Recalls Srebrenica ‘White House’ Killings

Serb forces took civilians from Srebrenica to a ‘white house’ near a UN compound and killed some of them, according to a former Dutch peacekeeping officer tasked with protecting them.

19 Aug 14

Romanian Business Mogul Dies in London

Dinu Patriciu, one of the richest people in Romania, has died of liver cancer in London.

19 Aug 14

Protected Witness ‘Refused to Alibi Bosnian Serb Soldier’

A protected witness in the trial of ex-soldier Oliver Krsmanovic, accused of killing Bosniaks in Visegrad, knew the defendant wasn’t guilty but refused to testify, the Bosnian court was told.

19 Aug 14

Bosnia Federation Forms Fund to Handle Flood Relief

Bosnia's Federation entity has belatedly set up a "Solidarity Fund", which will be in charge of handling relief for victims of May's disastrous floods.

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20 Aug 14

Love Letter to Peaceful Protest Comes to Bosnia

After the Sarajevo premiere of the film ‘Everyday rebellion’, the Iranian-born director, Arash Riahi, discussed the ‘power on non-violence’ - and its relevance to Bosnia.