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22 Sep 14

Bosnian Serbs Erect Huge Cross Above Sarajevo

The unauthorised installation of the cross on a hill above the Muslim-majority city besieged by Serb forces in wartime caused outrage, with reports that some people tried to pull it down.

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22 Sep 14

Genocide Trial Archive Opens at Srebrenica Memorial

The Sense news agency, which covers war crimes trials, opened the new archive of case documents, witness testimonies and forensic evidence at the Srebrenica genocide memorial centre in Potocari.

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19 Sep 14

US Officials Slate Bosnian Politicians Over Floods

Two top US officials in Bosnia have torn strips off Bosnia's political class, saying they did little or nothing to help victims of the May floods.

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18 Sep 14

Mladic Witness: Sarajevo Market Massacre ‘Staged’

A witness testifying in defence of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic said there was evidence that a deadly attack on a Sarajevo market was faked to blame the Serbs.

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18 Sep 14

Bosnian Croat Fighter Tried for Killing Teenager

Ivo Crepulja, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, went on trial for shooting a teenage Bosniak boy dead in a village in the Kakanj area in 1993.

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17 Sep 14

Hundreds of Balkan Jihadists Have Joined ISIS, CIA Says

The latest CIA report says several hundred jihadists from a number of Balkan countries have joined the extremist group Islamic State in the Middle East.

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17 Sep 14

Bosnia Shrine Town Gets Highway to Croatia

Bosnia opened ten new kilometers of highway on September 16, running from the tourist hub and shrine town of Medjugorje to the border crossing with Croatia.

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17 Sep 14

BIRN Missing Persons Documentary Debated in Sarajevo

Bosnian society isn’t paying enough attention to the issue of the 8,000 people still missing since the 1990s war, a debate after the screening of the BIRN documentary film was told.

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16 Sep 14

Bosnia Mosques Close Doors to Election Campaigners

A call by Bosnia’s Islamic Community for politicians to stay away from mosques indicates that faith communities do not want to be manipulated for political purposes, analysts suggest.

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15 Sep 14

Sarajevo Plagued by Stray Dog Attacks

With media full of reports of dogs attacking city residents, the authorities have promised to get the strays off the streets, but it’s not clear that their plan will work.

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12 Sep 14

Bosnia Serb Leader Rubbishes Secession Plan

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has dismissed reports that he planned to declare the Republika Srpska independent during the Crimea crisis, and was only stopped by the Serbian Prime Minister.

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12 Sep 14

Bosnia Ministers' Party Claims Arrests Were 'Political'

Members of the party of a recently arrested minister say the police action was aimed at sabotaging their election campaign.

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12 Sep 14

Bosnia Parties Broke Promises, Survey Shows

A survey by the Istinomjer project showed that Bosnia's key political parties met only a few of almost 2,000 promises they made over the past four years.

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11 Sep 14

Bosnian Prosecutor Keeps Two Ministers Detained

Prosecutor's Office says two Federation entity ministers arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of fraud and tax evasion are to be kept in detention for a month.

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11 Sep 14

Interpol to Use Bosnia Victim Identification Expertise

Interpol signed an agreement with the International Commission on Missing Persons to create an international victim identification resource that uses techniques pioneered in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Business

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

Culture and Lifestyle

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20 Aug 14

Same-Sex Comedy Tickles Sarajevo Festival-Goers

‘Love Island’, by Jasmila Zbanic and Aleksandar Hemon - which tackles the thorny issue of same-sex love from a comic angle - got a warm reception at the Sarajevo Film Festival.