Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Jun 29, 2015

Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Serbia on Sunday unveiled a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo helped ignite World War I and still provokes controversy in the ethnically divided Balkans. Hundreds of citizens attended the ceremony in central Belgrade held on the ...

Jun 25, 2015

Bosnia grants first ever compensation to wartime rape victim

A Bosnian court Wednesday ordered two former soldiers to compensate a woman they raped during the 1990s conflict in an unprecedented ruling that could open the door to justice for thousands of victims. Bosiljko Markovic and Ostoja Markovic were each sentenced to 10 years ...

Mar 18, 2015

Srebrenica massacre suspects arrested

Prosecutors on Wednesday made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of the Srebrenica massacre killings, The Associated Press learned. It was a milestone in healing the wounds of Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II. Serbian police arrested seven men accused of taking ...

Mar 1, 2015

U.S. wants to deport more than 150 Bosnians over war crimes: report

U.S. officials have identified about 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees ...

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Jun 29, 2014

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago. On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand was ...

Bosnian Serbs erect statue to the man who ignited WWI

Jun 28, 2014

Bosnian Serbs erect statue to the man who ignited WWI

Marking the eve of the centennial of the beginning of World War I, Bosnian Serbs on Friday unveiled a monument in Sarajevo to the man who ignited the war by assassinating the Austro-Hungarian crown prince on June 28, 1914. At the other end of ...

World War I began in a city of variety: Sarajevo

Jun 14, 2014

World War I began in a city of variety: Sarajevo

by Aida Cerkez

If you find yourself on Ferhadija Street behind the old synagogue at noon, close your eyes and listen to the bells from the Catholic cathedral and the Serb-Orthodox church mixing with the Muslim call for prayer. They call this the sound of Sarajevo. And ...

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

May 23, 2014

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

Floodwaters crept lower in the shell-shocked Balkans on Thursday to reveal widespread devastation from the region’s deadliest natural disaster since records began more than a century ago. As thousands of relief workers began an immense clean-up operation, the first of some 150,000 people evacuated ...

Disease warning issued in deluged, grieving Balkans

May 21, 2014

Disease warning issued in deluged, grieving Balkans

Officials in the Balkans warned Tuesday of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher. Bosnia, where a million people were without drinking water, was in ...