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02 Dec 16

Ratko Mladic’s Trial Moves Closer to Final Judgment

After accusations of genocide, ethnic cleansing, brutal detentions and a punishing siege, lawyers in the four-year trial of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic begin to present their closing arguments next week.

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01 Dec 16

Sarajevo Siege Novel Celebrates Decency Under Fire

Wartime Sarajevo-based correspondent Kevin Sullivan’s new novel The Longest Winter tries to reflect the humanity and courage of people living in the Bosnian capital during the 1992-95 siege.

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29 Nov 16

War Tourism Flourishes in Bosnian Capital

As official figures show tourist numbers rising in Bosnia and Herzegovina, conflict-themed attractions in Sarajevo like the War Hostel and Tunnel of Hope show that the 1992-95 siege continues to fascinate visitors.

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29 Nov 16

Ethnic Battle Turns Toxic Over Southern Bosnian Town

The bitter struggle between Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats to control the southern town of Stolac holds echoes of the worsening relations between the two communities and their leaders in the country at large.

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28 Nov 16

‘Black Book’ Threat Alarms Bosnian Serb Free Thinkers

Critics of the ruling party in Republika Srpska fear the President’s threat to publish a blacklist of its enemies marks the start of a witch hunt.

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25 Nov 16

Puhalo: Bosnian Salafists’ Terror Tag is ‘Malicious’

After spending two months with members of the Salafi movement in Bosnia, social psychologist Srdjan Puhalo says it is time to stop demonizing the community as terrorists.

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24 Nov 16

Bosnian War Childhood Museum Edges Closer to Opening

Despite funding setbacks and broken promises of support, the War Childhood Museum will open in Sarajevo in December to exhibit people’s personal mementoes of growing up during the conflict, its director says.

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22 Nov 16

Bosnian Schools Feel Heat From War on ‘Gulenists’

The Turkish government’s crusade against the exiled cleric Fetullah Gulen has left staff and students at a chain of schools in Bosnia feeling vulnerable.

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21 Nov 16

Spike in Child Trafficking Causes Concern in Bosnia

As the number of young victims of human trafficking in Bosnia dragged into child labour and sexual exploitation grows, experts say the courts are too indulgent in dealing with perpetrators. 

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21 Nov 16

Bosnia’s New Chief Prosecutor Undergoes Stormy Start

After Gordana Tadic became Bosnia and Herzegovina’s new acting chief prosecutor, controversy erupted as the prosecution was accused of bias over the arrests of ten Bosnian Croats on war crimes charges.

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16 Nov 16

Bosnian War Crimes Claims Still Trouble Croatia

The political storm caused by war crimes allegations against Croatia’s defence minister again raised uncomfortable questions for Zagreb about its military role in the 1990s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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15 Nov 16

Croat Hardliners Use Bosnia Arrests to Weaken Plenkovic

Frenzy over arrests in Bosnia is being orchestrated to undermine Croatia’s moderate Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, sources say.

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14 Nov 16

Before Trump and Brexit, Milosevic

Slobodan Milosevic exploited popular grievances to mobilise a mob and seize control, with disastrous consequences for Yugoslavia - now the West can learn some lessons from his rise to power.

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09 Nov 16

Trump Triumph Celebrated and Mourned in Balkans

While many Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins hailed the victory of Donald Trump, many Albanians and Bosniaks are lamenting the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

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09 Nov 16

Don’t Expect Balkan U-Turns From Trump Presidency

Serbs may be rejoicing over the Republican candidate’s win, but substantial changes in US relations with the region are unlikely.