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21 Nov 14

Republika Srpska Opposition Claim New Support

The opposition bloc in Republika Srpska says a non-Serbian coalition, Homeland, has agreed to support their bid to form a government in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity.

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20 Nov 14

Ex-Zvornik Police Charged with Srebrenica Genocide

The Bosnian Prosecution has filed an indictment against Dragomir Vasic, Danilo Zoljic and Radomir Pantic for genocide in Srebrenica - in what has been described as one of the most comprehensive indictments concerning the 1995 mass slaughter.

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20 Nov 14

Parties Stake Claim to Run Bosnia Federation

Three parties in Bosnia's Federation entity have signed a coalition programme, paving the way for the formation of a government in the entity and possibly also at state level.

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20 Nov 14

Protocol on Sexual Violence Greeted in Bosnia

An inter-governmental protocol on investigating and documenting sexual violence in conflicts was promoted in Sarajevo on Wednesday with a message that it is vital to ensure there is no climate of impunity over such crimes.

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18 Nov 14

Regional Truth Commision One Step Closer To Establishment

The coalition of groups working to establish a fact-finding commission into the Yugoslav wars, known as RECOM, amended its statute ahead of the hoped-for formation of the commission next year.

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18 Nov 14

Bosnia Presidency Pledges End to Stale Conflicts

New Bosnia's tripartite presidency has pledged to work to overcome ethnic divisions, end the futile politics of confrontation - and move the country closer towards EU membership.

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18 Nov 14

Mladic's Witness Denies Muslims, Croats, Fled Srbac

Defence witness Milos Milincic told the trial of Ratko Mladic in the Hague that he thought most Muslims and Croats stayed in the municipality of Srbac for the duration of the war.

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18 Nov 14

Bosnia Arrests 12 Over Prijedor Killings

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency, SIPA, rounded up 12 men suspected of having committed war crimes in the Prijedor area.

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17 Nov 14

Party of Bosnian Serb PM Dismisses Bribe Claims

Party of Bosnian Serb PM Zeljka Cvijanovic has shrugged off claims that she was recorded talking about 'buying' political support, dismissing the recording at the heart of the row as a crude stunt.

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17 Nov 14

Russia Flexes Muscles on EU Bosnia Mission

After Russia abstained from voting to extend the EU peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, experts believe Moscow is testing its power within the UN.

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14 Nov 14

Bosnia Presidency's Outoing Serb Slates OHR

Ahead of the inauguration of the new three-member Presidency of Bosnia, the outoing Serb, Nebojsa Radmanovic, said it was time to wrap up the Office of the High Representative, OHR.

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13 Nov 14

Bosnia Finally Takes Control of Its Skies

Bosnia has for the first time started controlling its own airspace, which until now has been handled by neighbouring Croatia and Serbia.

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13 Nov 14

Bosnia Police Round up More Alleged Terrorists

Bosnian police have arrested another 11 suspects as part of Operation Damask, which aims to crack down on groups that are financing and organizing the recruitment of Islamist fighters abroad.

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12 Nov 14

Bosnia Dairy Farmers Vow To Block Borders

After the authorities did not meet their demands to raise taxes on imported milk and so protect domestic producers, Bosnian dairy farmers said they would block customs posts on the borders on Wednesday.

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11 Nov 14

Bosnia Sets Deadlines for New Parliaments

As Bosnia's Central Electoral Commission published the confirmed results of the elections, deadlines were set for the formation of parliaments at various levels.

Business

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04 Nov 14

Bosnian Firms Claim Slovenian Supermarket Chain 'Robbed' Them

Around a hundred Bosnian firms - which claim they were robbed when the Slovenian supermarket chain Tus quit the country leaving millions in debts to suppliers - have started a joint fight for compensation.

Culture and Lifestyle

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06 Oct 14

Vanessa Redgrave Premieres Bosnia Protest Film

Actress Vanessa Redgrave and her son Carlo Nero held the premiere in Sarajevo of their new documentary 'Bosnia Rising', which follows the events that triggered mass protests this year.