Srebrenica survivors say verdict on Karadzic too lenient, too late

Mar 25, 2016

Srebrenica survivors say verdict on Karadzic too lenient, too late

Survivors of the Srebrenica massacre said the 40-year prison term handed down on Thursday to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and genocide was not tough enough and came too late. “I am so disappointed,” said Bida Smajlovic, 64, who watched ...

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian ...

Bosnia submits EU membership application

Feb 15, 2016

Bosnia submits EU membership application

Bosnia on Monday formally submitted an application to join the EU, hoping to catch up with its Balkan neighbors after years lost following the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia. In the early 2000s, Bosnia appeared set to join the now 28-nation European Union, but deep ...

Jul 11, 2015

Stone-throwing crowd chases Serb leader from Srebrenica ceremony

A crowd throwing bottles and stones chased Serbia’s prime minister from a ceremony in Bosnia on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, underscoring the depth of anger over Belgrade’s continued denial of the crime as genocide. Bodyguards whisked Aleksandar Vucic through ...

Jul 5, 2015

Bosnian Serb leader denies Srebrenica genocide

The president of the Serb-run part of Bosnia-Herzegovina claimed Saturday that the Srebrenica genocide was a “lie,” a week ahead the 20th anniversary of the slaughter. Speaking at a commemoration for Serbs killed in villages around Srebrenica during Bosnia’s bloody civil war, Milorad Dodik ...

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 ...