Latest Bosnia and Herzegovina News

The Latest: Balkans sizzle under summer sun, warning issued

Aug. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on weather in Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The Balkans are sizzling under scorching heat, with authorities warning people to stay indoors. In Bosnia and Croatia on Monday, temperatures soared to over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the highest so far in the...

The Latest: Croatia says migrants deterred without force

Aug. 7, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Europe's immigration crisis (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Croatian police say they didn't use force against 18 migrants who were allegedly injured trying to cross illegally into the European Union country from Bosnia. Police confirmed in a statement that...

The Latest: Sea-Watch gets migrant safety reprieve

Aug. 1, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A Dutch court has given Mediterranean migrant rescue organization Sea-Watch until the end of the year to ensure that its Sea-Watch 3 ship complies with beefed-up safety regulations. Thursday's ruling...

Bosnia: Migrant hit by train, another one's body found

Aug. 1, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A migrant has died in Bosnia after he was hit by a train reportedly while sleeping on railway tracks. Police say the accident happened early Thursday in the northwestern town of Bihac where thousands of migrants have been stuck while trying to move toward Western Europe....

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

Jul. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PRIJEDOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several thousand people attended a funeral service in Bosnia on Saturday for 86 Muslims who were slain by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country's 1992-95 war. Relatives of the victims, religious leaders and others gathered at a soccer stadium near the...

Remains of at least 6 people found in Bosnia mass grave

Jul. 19, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian prosecutors say the remains of at least six people have been unearthed from a mass grave in eastern Bosnia. They said in a statement on Friday that the people buried in the grave most likely were Muslims from the area around the town of Visegrad who were killed...

Bosnian Muslims mark 1995 massacre of thousands with burials

Jul. 11, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave. Relatives...

Erdogan attends Srebrenica victims commemoration in Bosnia

Jul. 9, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attended a commemoration ceremony in Sarajevo on Tuesday before the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II. The ceremony in front of the...

Erdogan's security guards scuffle with Bosnian border police

Jul. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards have scuffled with Bosnian border police at Sarajevo airport after the guards refused to hand over their weapons on arrival. The border police said the incident ended once Erdogan stepped out of the...

Thousands in Bosnia march in memory of Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 8, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people joined a peace march on Monday through forests in Bosnia in memory of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. The 100-kilomenter (60-mile) march traces a route taken by Bosnian Muslims while they fled the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica...