Latest Sarajevo News

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...

Serbia warns against creating Albania-Kosovo union

Jul. 8, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister on Monday denounced a move by Kosovo and Albania to boycott a regional conference, accusing them of coordinating foreign policies with an ultimate aim to create a joint state in the Balkans. Kosovo, a former Serbian province, and Albania said...

Bosnian prosecutors: 12 bodies found in war-era mass grave

Jun. 21, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The prosecutor's office in Bosnia says the remains of 12 people were found in a mass grave from the 1992-95 war that was recently discovered near the capital, Sarajevo. A statement on Friday says DNA samples have been taken to determine the identity of the people whose...

Mass grave in Bosnia presumed to hold Muslim war victims

Jun. 5, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The prosecutor's office in Bosnian says a mass grave has been discovered near the capital of Sarajevo that is presumed to hold the remains of Bosnian Muslims killed during the country's 1992-95 war. A statement the office issued on Wednesday said the mass grave was...

Video prompts Bosnians to protest judicial corruption

May. 29, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians protested Wednesday outside the country's top judicial body after a secretly recorded video emerged of its head appearing to take bribes through a middleman, himself a police officer. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Sarajevo, the capital, to demand the...