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 ...

Oct 2, 2013

Bosnian Muslims in census quandary

Bosnia’s first census since its 1990s inter-ethnic war, which could dramatically alter the balance of power between the three main ethnic groups, poses a particular quandary for the country’s Muslims. The 1995 Dayton peace accord introduced a political system in which Muslims — known ...

Yugoslav war crimes court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

Jul 12, 2013

Yugoslav war crimes court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

The U.N.’s Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday reinstated a genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, overturning on appeal an earlier decision by trial judges. Appeal judges said the trial chamber “erred in fact in concluding that there was no evidence” ...

Yugoslavia tribunal's credibility hit

| Jul 3, 2013

Yugoslavia tribunal's credibility hit

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which saw some of its powers transferred to a new body in The Hague on Monday, has come under fire for a series of recent acquittals. But analysts say it will be future judgments on ...

Referendum flops, opening up Dubrovnik to golf

May 1, 2013

Referendum flops, opening up Dubrovnik to golf

A referendum on a controversial €1 billion ($1.3 billion) project to build golf courses, villas and hotels above Croatia’s Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik has failed due to insufficient turnout, officials said Monday. Such an outcome paves the way for a project by Israeli businessman ...

Mar 10, 2013

Victim helped make rape a war crime

Prijedor Bosnia-Herzegovina AP There were days when she prayed for a bullet to end her suffering. When she thought she was dying of a heart attack, she whispered “Thank you, God.” A young judge, Nusreta Sivac, was one of 37 women raped by guards ...