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17 Oct 17

Bosnia Exhumes 137 War Victims at Koricani Cliffs

An exhumation at the Koricani Cliffs in Bosnia has revealed the remains of 137 Bosniak and Croat civilians, suspected victims of mass killings by police in 1992.

17 Oct 17

UN Prosecutor to Report Croatia to Security Council

The prosecutor at the UN war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia, Serge Brammertz, said he will report Croatia to the UN Security Council for non-cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

16 Oct 17

Russian Minister Says Hague Tribunal ‘Should Be Closed’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia should have been shut down long ago because it is biased against Serbs.

13 Oct 17

Bosnian Army Troops Jailed for Abusing Croat Prisoners

Three former Bosnian Army servicemen were sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison for crimes against Croat civilian detainees who were held at a school near Mostar in 1993.

13 Oct 17

Bosnian Serbs Accuse Judges, Prosecutors of Bias

The Justice Ministry war crimes centre in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska complained to the country’s judicial overseer, accusing 15 state-level judges and prosecutors of anti-Serb bias.

11 Oct 17

Bosnian Serb Soldier Jailed for Wartime Rape in Foca

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Zarko Vukovic was sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a woman several times in Foca in 1992.

11 Oct 17

Mladic’s Lawyers Demand Medical Files, Claiming Negligence

Former Bosnian Serb Army chief Ratko Mladic’s lawyers demanded a full dossier on his medical treatment in detention in The Hague, alleging that “negligence” was putting his life at risk.

10 Oct 17

Karadzic Asks For a Laptop, Internet and Skype

Former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic asked the judges at the Hague Tribunal to provide him with a laptop, saying that using a desktop computer has caused him back pain.

10 Oct 17

Srebrenica Commander Oric ‘Not Ashamed’ of Wartime Actions

In his first interview after being acquitted of killing three Serb captives during wartime, the former Bosniak commander in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, said he was a “knight” on the battlefield.

09 Oct 17

Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for Wartime Rape

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Jozo Djojic was sentenced to six years in prison for committing a war crime after being found guilty of raping a woman in the Odzak area in 1992.

09 Oct 17

Serbs Express Outrage at Naser Oric Acquittal

Political leaders from Serbia and Republika Srpska strongly criticised the acquittal of the Bosnian Army’s former Srebrenica commander Naser Oric, who was cleared of killing Serb prisoners of war.

09 Oct 17

Bosnian Serb Parties Brace for Assembly Clashes

Opposition parties in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity intend to use the next session of the assembly to put President Milorad Dodik on the spot about a number of hot issues.

09 Oct 17

Trade Takes Centre Stage in Erdogan’s Serbia Visit

Economic ties, tourism and major infrastructure projects will be in focus during this week’s visit to Serbia of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

09 Oct 17

Serbian Court Dismisses Strpci Train Massacre Charges

A Belgrade court dismissed charges against five Bosnian Serb ex-fighters accused of killing 20 passengers abducted from a train in Strpci in Bosnia in 1993, saying the indictments were incorrectly filed.

09 Oct 17

Srebrenica Commander Naser Oric Acquitted of War Crimes

Naser Oric, the Bosnian Army’s former commander in Srebrenica, was found not guilty of killing three Bosnian Serb prisoners of war in 1992 - a verdict that sparked strong reactions from war victims.


17 Oct 17

Referendum Pledge Haunts Bosnian Serb Supremo

Milorad Dodik’s controversial vow to hold a referendum on the powers of Bosnia’s state courts is likely to loom large as the Bosnian Serb assembly reconvenes in a fractious mood.

09 Oct 17

Bosnian LGBTs Remain in Closet to Stay Safe


16 Oct 17

Tito's NY Penthouse Opens Doors to Potential Buyers

A real estate agency is ready to show potential buyers the 418-square-metre penthouse apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan once used by Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.

23 Aug 17

Balkan Experts Create Global Warning App

Culture and Lifestyle

29 Sep 17

Sarajevo's Metalworkers Revive their Craft

Practising traditional crafts used to be despised in Bosnia – but in times of high unemployment and stress, the contented craftsmen in Sarajevo’s Old Town feel they are the lucky ones.

11 Aug 17

Sarajevo Film Festival Under Way