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26 Jul 16

Gulen Schools Fight Provokes New Tensions in Bosnia

Row over schools operated by alleged Turkish coup leader could spark new conflicts and aggravate divisions in Bosnia according to experts.

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22 Jul 16

Radovan Karadzic Appeals Against Genocide Conviction

Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic is appealing against the Hague Tribunal’s verdict sentencing him to 40 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity.

sarajevo-crimes-against-humanity-museum-opens-07-22-2016
22 Jul 16

Sarajevo Museum of Crimes Against Humanity Opens

The Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992-1995 has opened in Sarajevo, displaying the personal belongings of victims among exhibits exploring Bosnia’s wartime history.

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20 Jul 16

Failure to Reform Bosnia TV Dismays Workers

Workers at Bosnia's state TV, BHRT, have reacted angrily after parliament failed to reform the public service network's crumbling finances on Tuesday.

compulsory-break-in-gravest-crimes-cases-07-19-2016
20 Jul 16

Appointments Delay Puts Trials on Hold in Republika Srpska

Cases handled by the Special Prosecutor’s Office for the fight against organized and economic crime in Republika Srpska have been postponed for months due to delays in appointing prosecutors.

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20 Jul 16

Ratko Mladic Demands Halting of ‘Biased’ Trial

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic have asked for his trial to be halted and two judges removed because of the ‘systematic bias’ of the UN court in The Hague.

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20 Jul 16

Sarajevo Siege Symbol Hotel Reopens

The hotel once known as Holiday Inn, the base for many foreign journalists during the 1992-5 war, is reopening in the Bosnian capital.

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19 Jul 16

Hague Rejects Croatia Bid to Clear Ex-Leader Tudjman

The Hague Tribunal rejected Croatia’s request to be involved in the appeal against the conviction of six Bosnian Croat wartime officials, thwarting Zagreb’s strategy to prove the innocence of 1990s President Franjo Tudjman.

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19 Jul 16

Bosnia's Muslims Keep Worried Eye on Turkey

Bosniaks - Bosnian Muslims - many of them admirers of President Erdogan, are keenly following latest developments in Turkey, where a military coup was quashed at the weekend.

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18 Jul 16

Bosnians Hope For Good News at EU Council

Bosnia hopes for a positive response to its membership application at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, after securing last-minute approval of a key measure sought by Brussels.

bosnian-serbs-to-hold-referendum-on-rs-national-holiday-07-15-2016
15 Jul 16

Bosnian Serbs to Hold Referendum on Disputed Holiday

The National Assembly in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska voted to hold a referendum on the entity’s annual holiday after the Constitutional Court ruled it discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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14 Jul 16

Austria Jails Balkan-Born Jihadi Recruiter

An Austrian court sentenced a Muslim radical preacher, Mirsad Omerovic, better known as Ebu Tejma, to 20 years in prison for recruiting volunteers for Islamic State.

brexit-will-curtail-uk-s-engagement-in-balkans-experts-07-13-2016
13 Jul 16

Brexit Will Curtail UK’s Engagement in Balkans, Experts

An expert panel at London’s LSE said Britain’s exit from the EU will also lead to its de-facto exit from the Balkans.

bosnian-muslims-accuse-government-of-discrimination-07-12-2016
13 Jul 16

Delay in Concordat Frustrates Bosnian Muslims

Bosnia's Islamic Community has accused the government of discrimination, as approval of a hoped-for concordat continues to be subjected to delays.

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12 Jul 16

Bosnian Serb War Deaths Commemorated Near Srebrenica

Hundreds of Bosnian Serbs in the village of Zalazje, near Srebrenica, commemorated the anniversary of the deaths of 69 people killed by the Bosnian Army on July 12, 1992.

Premium

bosnia-s-diaspora-untapped-resource-for-state-building-07-24-2016
25 Jul 16

Bosnia’s Diaspora: Untapped Resource for State-Building

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 1.5-million-strong diaspora is increasingly sending less money back home, but this underused resource could provide the country with expertise as well as investment to boost economic development.

13 Jul 16

Srebrenica: An Intimate Genocide

12 Jul 16

IVF Clinics Find Fertile Ground in Bosnia

Business

bosnia-biomass-energy-potential-lies-unexploited-07-22-2016
25 Jul 16

Bosnia Failing to Exploit Biomass Potential

If forest-rich Bosnia made full use of the potential from biomass energy, it could meet around 7 per cent of its electricity needs, but the resource is not being exploited, experts say.

17 Jun 16

Bosnian Serb Power Plant Plan Remains Grounded

Culture and Lifestyle

bosnian-artist-carves-sculptures-from-pencils-07-21-2016
22 Jul 16

Bosnian Artist Carves Sculptures on Pencils

Jasenko Djordjevic, a miniature enthusiast and artist from Tuzla, is creating hundreds of tiny sculptures - carved on the tops of pencil tips.

06 Jun 16

Sarajevo Bakery Braces for Ramadan Bonanza

28 May 16

More to Mostar than a Bridge