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UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial.

A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic.

- FOX News - US

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial.

A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdict next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who faces a possible life sentence if convicted of charges including genocide.

- Stars and Stripes - US

RFE/RL: Bosnian Serb lawmakers pass resolution on 'military neutrality'.

Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a nonbinding resolution insisting on the “military neutrality” of Bosnia-Herzegovina's ethnic Serb-dominated entity, as part of an effort to oppose the country's potential membership in NATO. The post RFE/RL: Bosnian Serb lawmakers pass resolution on 'military neutrality' ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Erdogan Visit Signals Turkey's New Passion for Serbia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be shifting his Balkan focus from Bosnia and Herzegovina towards Serbia, and from religious, ethnic and political relations towards business links.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Serb War Criminals' Families Demand Case Reviews.

Relatives of Serbs convicted of war crimes by the Bosnian state court said that experts in the country's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska should review the verdicts, which they claim are biased.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Serbs Adopt Resolution on Military Neutrality.

The Bosnian Serb entity assembly has passed a largely symbolic resolution proclaiming its 'military neutrality' as a perceived counterpoint to Bosnian moves to join NATO.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Interpol Warns of Jihadists Returning to Bosnia.

Interpol's Secretary General Jurgen Stock said in Sarajevo on Wednesday that the defeat of Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria will pose a challenge to the security of European countries as fighters try to slip back home.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia's Serb region declares neutrality in bid to block NATO membership.

Bombing campaigns in 1990s make NATO membership unpopular among Bosnian Serbs The post Bosnia's Serb region declares neutrality in bid to block NATO membership appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Bosnian Serbs pass non-binding resolution against NATO membership.

Thomson Reuters SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance. The 83-member parliament in the Bosnia Serb-run part of the country ...

- Business Insider - US

Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership.

Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance.

- FOX News - US

EU moves to extend mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Meeting in Brussels on 16 October, national foreign ministers agreed to extend Operation 'Althea': the EU's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina . The extension awaits a renewed mandate from the UN. Declaring their “unequivocal commitment” to BiH as a single

- Jane’s - US

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Celtic boss rues Simunovic loss for Bayern clash

MUNICH, Oct 18 — Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has bemoaned the loss of key defender Jozo Simunovic, who has failed to recover in time for today's key Champions League clash at Bayern Munich. The Bosnia centre-half tore his hamstring in...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rule of law yet to take root - Bosnia Presidency chairman

Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Chairman Dragan Covic said in Belgrade on Monday that the rule of law had not yet taken root in Bosnia-Herzegovina . "The judiciary of BiH must become independent, the Oric verdict is not the only example that has caused different comments and that burdens the three peoples in BiH," Covic ...

- B92 - SK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia 'ready for trilateral meeting with Croatia, Bosnia'

Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday in Belgrade that Serbia is ready to hold a trilateral meeting of representatives Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to the Serbian president, this meeting "may be the most important one for our countries, but also for the entire region of the Western Balkans."

- B92 - SK

Serbia-Bosnia relations 'at high level'

PM Ana Brnabic and Ambassador of Bosnia- Herzegovina to Serbia Lazar Mirkic "agreed on Monday that political and economic relations are at a high level." During a meeting in Belgrade, Brnabic and Mirkic discussed the upcoming joint session of the Government of Serbia and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as ...

- B92 - SK

EU Foreign Ministers Reiterate Commitment To Bosnia, But Call For Reforms

Meeting in Luxembourg, European Union foreign ministers have reiterated the bloc's commitment to Bosnia-Herzegovina's EU perspective as a single, united, and sovereign country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Weekend Idea: Autumn Walk Around Shabla

Autumn is one of the most romantic seasons with its bright colors, enchanting the branches of the trees and the dark afternoons in which the sun is barely shining making the sunsets magical, all this inviting you for a walk in nature.   This is a great time to take a leisurely weekend walk, for example, in the area of ...

- Novinite - BG

The country that may never be clear of land mines

Sead Vrana started clearing land mines when he was 17. Now he fears Bosnia's countryside will never be fully cleared of the deadly weapons.

- ABC News - AU

Mourinho 'surprised' by Martinez handling of Fellaini

Martinez selected Fellaini for the game in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

- Daily Nation - KE

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Manchester United's Michael Carrick out of Liverpool clash but Romelu Lukaku is fit, says Mourinho

Carrick is suffering from a calf problem but Lukaku has shaken off the ankle knock that caused him to miss Belgium's World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovinia last week.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

EU Force Helps Bosnian Agencies Fight Terrorists in NATO-backed Drill

A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport - part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force in Bosnia and local army and police. In the exercise, part of the drill dubbed "Quick Response 2017," Sarajevo is hit by severe ...

- Voice of America - US

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU force helps Bosnian agencies fight terrorists in NATO-backed drill

SARAJEVO - A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport - part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force in Bosnia and local army and police.

- Reuters - US

'Judge who freed Oric was sending Sarajevo Serbs to camps'

Judge Saban Maksumic, head of a court chamber in that this week freed Naser Oric, is a former military judge, the daily Vecernje Novosti writes on Thursday. Oric was declared not guilty of war crimes committed against Serbs during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the first half of the 1990s - while Maksumic was reportedly, ...

- B92 - SK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian officials react as court in Bosnia frees Naser Oric

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has commented on the acquittal on Monday of Naser Oric by saying that Serbia will have to fight for justice by itself. "The lives of Serbs are not obviously not worth as much as the lives of others. Serbian tears have no parents. For justice, we will have to fight by ourselves and we will ...

- B92 - SK

Bosnian LGBTs Remain in Closet to Stay Safe

In this still traditional patriarchal society, gay people say discretion is more important than valour for purely safety-related reasons.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Srebrenica's Muslim defender cleared of crimes, Serbs protest

SARAJEVO - Naser Oric, the Bosnian Muslim commander who led the defense of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war, was cleared of war crimes against Serbs on Monday, a ruling that is set to exacerbate ethnic divisions two decades after the conflict.

- Reuters - US

Sarajevo Court Acquits a Former Bosnian Commander of War Crimes

A Sarajevo court Monday acquitted a former commander of the Bosnian Army in Srebrenica of war crimes during the Balkan wars of 1990s. Naser Oric, 50, was found not guilty of killing three Bosnian Serb prisoners of war in 1992. The court also acquitted an Oric subordinate, former Bosnian Army soldier Sabahudin Muhic of the ...

- Voice of America - US

Bosnian-Croatian spying dispute probably a distraction created by Croatia to deflect attention from upcoming war-crimes ruling

Event The Croatian weekly Nacional published two reports in recent weeks claiming that Bosnia's intelligence agency had conducted illegal surveillance of Bosnian Croat and Croatian businesspersons. However, this was denied by Bosnian Minister of

- Jane’s - US

1971 All Over Again

Expand Rohingya refugees wait for food to be distributed by local organisations in Teknaf, Bangladesh on September 13, 2017.  © 2017 Danish Siddiqui/Reuters While in Bangladesh to monitor the seemingly endless stream of Rohingya refugees crossing the border from Myanmar, I heard many comparisons. Colleagues I worked with ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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