Latest Yugoslav Wars News

Kosovo: EU "too weak" to steer talks with Serbia

Apr. 29, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Kosovo's president is ruling out any prospect of an agreement on his country's relations with Serbia without the participation of the United States, saying Monday that the European Union is "too weak and disunited" to steer negotiations between the feuding Balkan neighbors on its own. Hashim...

Thousands mourn Bosnian government critic slain in ambush

Apr. 25, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sobbing with grief, thousands of Bosnians attended the funeral Thursday of a prominent Bosnia Serb businessman and government critic who was gunned down earlier this week in a mafia-style ambush. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including a private security...

As tensions rise, Bosnian Serb businessman slain in ambush

Apr. 23, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm was shot dead along with his bodyguard in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution that sparked a shootout. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including Sector Security, was...

Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic

Apr. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were placed in her husband's...

Kosovo court orders Serb man detained for war crimes trial

Apr. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has ordered a Serb man to be detained while he awaits trial on charges of genocide and war and humanitarian crimes during Kosovo's 1998-99 war for independence. The court says in a statement Monday that the man, identified only by his initials as Z.K., is suspected of...

Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a 'myth'

Apr. 13, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian...

Iron Maiden singer made honorary citizen of Bosnia's capital

Apr. 6, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's capital city made Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen Saturday for a concert he performed while Sarajevo was under siege during the 1992-95 war. Mayor Abdulah Skaka presented the award at a ceremony in Sarajevo City Hall, which was badly...

Bosnia top courts upholds ban of Serb holiday

Mar. 29, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's top court on Friday upheld a ban on a controversial Serb holiday that is seen as discriminatory to the country's Muslims and Croats. Bosnian Serbs criticized the ruling as political. The dispute reflects ongoing ethnic divisions in Bosnia long after the end of...