Latest Bosnian War News

Bosnian Serb leader prays for Trump's return, praises Putin

Jun. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Sunday he hoped former U.S. President Donald Trump would return to power and that the Serbs would “wait for appropriate global circumstances” to reach for their goal of seceding from Bosnia, which he called an...

US sanctions 2 Bosnian officials for undermining peace

Jun. 06, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The United States sanctioned two prominent Bosnian officials Monday, accusing them of threatening the peace, stability and prosperity in their country which has never fully recovered from its brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s. The U.S....

UK minister: Russian meddling 'must be stopped' in Bosnia

May. 26, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss visited Bosnia's capital Thursday to reaffirm the U.K.’s commitment to the ethnically divided Balkan country amid growing fears of what she described as malign influence from Russia. Truss was meeting with...

Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

May. 13, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier went on trial Friday in Kyiv for the killing of an unarmed Ukrainian civilian, marking the first war crime prosecution of a member of the Russian military from 11 weeks of bloodshed in Ukraine. The soldier, a captured member of a...

Top global official: Bosnian Serbs are trying to `secede'

May. 11, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia warned Wednesday that Bosnian Serbs are trying to “secede” and undermine the country’s sovereignty, and he urged the international community to safeguard the rights of all its people and uphold the peace agreement that ended...

Bosnia calls election for Oct. 2 amid political tensions

May. 04, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia will hold a presidential and parliamentary ballot on Oct. 2 amid ethnic tensions and a row over an election reform. The state election authorities on Wednesday scheduled the vote despite demands from Bosnian Croats that the new election...

Live Updates | Russians fight in streets of Ukrainian town

Apr. 18, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

KVIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military official said street battles have begun and evacuation is impossible in the town of Kreminna. That's one of only two spots where the Ukrainians said the Russians managed to break through on Monday along a front stretching for hundreds of miles. ...

Bosnians warn Ukrainians: It's a long journey to justice

Apr. 18, 2022 04:23 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — Regardless of how the Russian war in Ukraine ends, getting justice for human rights abuses suffered during the conflict will inevitably be a long and painful process for those who survive to tell of the atrocities they witnessed. That's the message from...

Russian embassy in Bosnia warns of destabilization

Apr. 13, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Russian embassy in Bosnia on Wednesday criticized the suspension of a Bosnian Serb property law and warned of potential destabilization in the tense Balkan country unless the decision by the top international official is revoked. The embassy...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 11, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters although the number is almost certainly much higher, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday. ...