Latest Bosnian War News

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. ...

UK sanctions 2 Bosnian-Serb leader for undermining peace

Apr. 11, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain sanctioned two leading Bosnian-Serb politicians Monday, accusing them of encouraging ethnic hatred and jeopardizing the peace accord that ended the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina more than 25 years ago. Milorad Dodik and Zeljka Cvijanovic will be hit with...

Balkans split over Madeleine Albright's wartime legacy

Mar. 24, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A monument in Kosovo, a snake named after her in Serbia. Madeleine Albright was either loved or hated in the Balkans for her pivotal role during the southern European region's wars of the 1990s. Following the former U.S. secretary of state's death on...

'She became our voice': Albright hailed by world leaders

Mar. 23, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As she pressed the Clinton administration into action against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic over war crimes in the Balkans, Madeleine Albright would harken back to her own childhood as a refugee from war-torn Europe. World leaders recalled how Albright’s...