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Bosnian Croat Fighter Acquitted of Livno Killings.

Former Croatian Defence Council military policeman Zdenko Andabak was cleared of committing war crimes during an attack on the village of Grborezi in the Livno municipality in 1993.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Military Police Chief Challenges Conviction.

The wartime commander of the Bosniak Croat military police force, Valentin Coric, jailed by the Hague Tribunal for 16 years for war crimes against Bosniaks, appealed against his conviction.

- Balkan Insight - UK

The Hague has a lesson for Kenya today.

Sixty Kenyan students attended the appeal of a Bosnian Croat jailed for ethnic cleansing

- Daily Nation - KE

Swiss authorities extradite war crimes suspect to Bosnia.

Prosecutors in Bosnia say a woman wanted for war crimes she allegedly committed against Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war has been extradited from Switzerland.

- FOX News - US

Swiss authorities extradite war crimes suspect to Bosnia.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina " Prosecutors in Bosnia say a woman wanted for war crimes she allegedly committed against Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war has been extradited from Switzerland.A statement from prosecutors...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Turkey's anti-Gulen Campaign Leaves Bosniaks in Dilemma.

The failure of Bosnia's Bosniak leaders to meet Turkish demands to close down organisations allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen could cost them Ankara's support.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Court Indicts 16 for RS Banking Scam.

A court has confirmed an indictment against 16 people accused of issuing illegal loans and guarantees on behalf of a defunct bank in the mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Defence Official Fired Over Serb Troop Display.

Bosnia's parliament dismissed a deputy defence minister who agreed to allow an army regiment to attend a Bosnian Serb 'statehood day' celebration that had been banned by the Constitutional Court.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Deputy Commander Denies Ethnic Cleansing.

Former Croatian Defence Council deputy commander Milivoje Petkovic appealed at the Hague Tribunal against his 20-year prison sentence for wartime crimes against Bosniaks.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Europe's Balkan Hour.

As EU officials seek to rediscover and re-engage with the Balkans, we bring a series of articles on what the EU should and should not be doing in the Balkans, along with a variety of stories picked from across the region, not least one about Bosnia's 'pyramids'.  

- Balkan Insight - UK

'Great opportunities to boost Serbia-S. Arabia cooperation'.

Serbian First Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic spoke on Wednesday in Belgrade with the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ambassador Hani Bin Abdulah Bin Mohamed "covers Serbia on the non-residential basis from Sarajevo," the Serbian government said in a statement.

- B92 - SK

Bosnian, Croatian police break up migrant-smuggling ring

SARAJEVO - Bosnian and Croatian police said on Thursday they had arrested 13 people suspected of smuggling at least 100 migrants from Turkey into the European Union.

- Reuters - US

Bosnia, Croatia Asked to Pay Hague Defendant's €2.8m Debt

The Hague Tribunal asked Bosnia and Croatia to help pay the 2.8 million euro defence debt of Bosnian Croat ex-military chief Slobodan Praljak, who is currently appealing against his war crimes conviction.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Mulls Sacking Defence Minister Over Serb Celebration

Parliament is to discuss whether to oust the defence minister and her deputies over Bosnian Army troops' controversial presence at a banned Bosnian Serb 'statehood day' celebration in January.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Fighter Indicted for Persecution of Orasje Serbs

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Mirko Juric was charged with participating in the persecution and killing of Serb civilians and the torture of prisoners of war in Orasje in 1992 and 1993.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia's 'Pyramids' Get Celebrated from Unusual Perspective

Brussels-based photographer Thomas Nolf embraces Visoko's famous so-called pyramids for offering a divided country a positive 'ground-up' version of history.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Russia Agrees To Repay Soviet-Era Debt To Bosnia

Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia have signed an agreement to settle Moscow's $125.2 million Soviet-era debt to the Balkan country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Bohemian Bosnian Holds onto Hippie Roots

Now 66 years old, Ivica Valenta from the Bosnian city of Travnik still maintains his hippie roots five decades after he joined the counter culture movement that swept the world in the 60s and 70s and found a small, but … Continue reading → The post Bohemian Bosnian Holds onto Hippie Roots appeared first on ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Bosnian Authorities Ignore US Warnings on Crime

The Bosnian authorities are dismissing or failing to take serious notice of US government reports warning that the country is vulnerable to corruption, organized crime or even terrorism.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Ex-Military Chief Appeals for Acquittal

Slobodan Praljak, the former chief of the Croatian Defence Council's Main Headquarters, appealed against his conviction for war crimes against Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993 and 1994.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia, Croatia Asked to Pay Hague Defendant's €2.8m Debt

The Hague Tribunal asked Bosnia and Croatia to help pay the 2.8 million euro defence debt of Bosnian Croat ex-military chief Slobodan Praljak, who is currently appealing against his war crimes conviction. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Russia Says It Hopes Mladic Will Be Released For Treatment, Gave 'Necessary Assurances'

Moscow says it hopes former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic will be granted provisional release from detention in The Hague to undergo medical treatment in Russia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

European March For Aleppo Arrives In Sarajevo

Civil rights activists turned up in Sarajevo after marching through cities and towns in Europe on their way to Aleppo, Syria. The Civil March for Aleppo began in December in Berlin, as an international movement of solidarity with the Syrians who have been caught up in a civil war since 2012.

- Radio Free Europe - US

'Balkans is different - but remember what Princip triggered'

European leaders have an obvious choice in the Balkans - either deal with the problem, or wait for it to deal with them, says Carl Bildt. The former special EU envoy to Bosnia-Herzegovina proposes, in an op-ed published on the Project Syndicate website, accelerating EU enlargement and integration, and "replicating the EU ...

- B92 - SK

Halilhodzic looking for team leaders to fill Hasebe gap against UAE

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is confident his players can overcome the loss of captain Makoto Hasebe for Thursday's vital World Cup qualifier away to the United Arab Emirates. But the Franco-Bosnian coach refused to reveal who would take the captain's armband when his side goes in search of revenge for its controversial ...

- The Japan Times - JP

6 arrested in Bosnia over suspected migrant smuggling

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina " Bosnian authorities say they have detained six people as part of an international investigation into an illegal migrant smuggling ring.Bosnia's prosecution office said in a statement Wednesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

6 arrested in Bosnia over suspected migrant smuggling

Bosnian authorities say they have detained six people as part of an international investigation into an illegal migrant smuggling ring.

- FOX News - US

6 arrested in Bosnia over suspected migrant smuggling

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian authorities say they have detained six people as part of an international investigation into an...

- Townhall.com - US

Bosnian Police Officials' War Crimes Trial Opens

Dragan Vikic, the wartime commander of interior ministry police units in Sarajevo, and Jusuf Pusina, a former Bosnian interior ministry official, went on trial over the killing of eight prisoners of war in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Ratko Mladic Asks for Hospital Treatment in Russia

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has asked for temporary release from detention in The Hague to go for treatment in Russia because of a potentially life-threatening condition'.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Ex-Defence Chief Appeals Against Conviction

Bruno Stojic, former defence minister of the unrecognised Bosnian Croat wartime statelet of Herzeg-Bosna, denied involvement in a joint criminal enterprise to create a greater Croatian state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Mladic Seeks Release For Treatment, Lawyers Say Russia Gave Guarantees

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic are seeking his provisional release from detention in The Hague on medical grounds, and say that Moscow has guaranteed he will be returned to custody if he is sent to Russia for treatment.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia, Bosnia sign deal settling Soviet-era debt

Bosnia and Russia have signed an agreement to settle Moscow's $125 million Soviet-era debt to the Balkan country.

- FOX News - US

Mladic lawyers call for Bosnian Serb general's release

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic say he is seriously ill and could die if he is not provisionally released from custody for treatment while he awaits verdicts in his United Nations trial.

- FOX News - US

Fiddling in Sarajevo as Europe Unravels

The pointless summit in Sarajevo showed only that Brussels remains in the grip of a dangerous illusion that the Balkans can remain perpetually unstable but peaceful in Europe's waiting room. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Wartime Leader Denies Criminal Enterprise

Jadranko Prlic, the former premier of the unrecognised wartime Herzeg-Bosna statelet, appealed against his war crimes conviction, denying involvement in a joint criminal enterprise with Croatian officials.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Croat Wartime Leaders Appeal Against Convictions

Six former high-ranking officials from the Bosnian Croat wartime statelet of Herzeg-Bosna are appealing against war crimes convictions in a Hague Tribunal case which also has implications for Croatia.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Cancer Patients 'Waiting Months for Drugs'

Cancer patients in Bosnia are waiting months for medications, according to a professional in the healthcare industry - and the situation could get worse in coming years.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Former Bosnian Croat Leader Prlic, Five Others Appeal War Crimes Convictions

An appeals hearing for former Bosnian Croat leader Jadranko Prlic and five others will begin at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Zlatko Lagumdžija: Southern Gas Corridor is the 21st century's project

"The Southern Gas Corridor is the 21st century's project. This is now going to Europe, through Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia," former Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has told AZERTAC.

- AzerNews - AZ

Bosnia Minister Says Vucic Met Dodik 'Out of Pity'

Bosnia's security minister mocked a brief meeting between Serbia's Prime Minister and the Republika Srpska President, Milorad Dodik, insisting Dodik was 'persona non grata' in Serbian political circles.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU warns Western Balkans leaders against 'playing with fire'

The EU has told Balkan leaders "to quit playing with fire, and set aside their political quarrels." Reuters is reporting this from Thursday's summit of regional prime ministers held in Sarajevo.

- B92 - SK

'Vucic only met with Dodik because he took pity on him'

Dragan Mektic says the meeting on Thursday between Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic and RS President Milorad Dodik "lasted only 16 minutes." Mektic - minister of Security of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a member of the SDS, an opposition party in the Serb Republic - added that the meeting "only took place because Vucic took pity on ...

- B92 - SK

Croatia Hopes for Exoneration in Bosnia War Crimes Appeal

Croatia is hoping that it will be exonerated of any wrongdoing in wartime Bosnia and Herzegovina during appeals in The Hague against the war crimes convictions of six former Bosnian Croat leaders.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Top EU Official to Balkan Leaders: Embrace European Future

The European Union's enlargement commissioner urged Balkan leaders Thursday to stop stoking regional tensions and fully embrace their European future. Johannes Hahn addressed the prime ministers of Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, who met in Sarajevo as part of preparations for a summit of some EU ...

- Voice of America - US

Karadzic Contests Prosecution Appeal for Tougher Sentence

Radovan Karadzic asked the UN court to reject a prosecution appeal to increase his sentence to life imprisonment and find him guilty of genocide in seven more Bosnian municipalities in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

U.N. Court Declines to Reopen Bosnia’s Genocide Case Against Serbia

The International Court of Justice denied a request by a member of Bosnia’s collective presidency to review the case because it had not been approved by all three leaders.

- International NY Times - US

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