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A woman wearing a gas mask takes part in a protest against air pollution, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Dozens of people, some wearing face masks, gathered for a protest because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the past weeks in the Bosnian capital after measurements in the past weeks have shown that levels of damaging airborne particles have exceeded European Union's safety norms by several times.(AP Photo/Eldar Emric)

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo

Jan. 20, 2020 10:48 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Dozens of people on Monday gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the past few weeks in the Bosnian capital. Some of the participants wore face masks at the rally Monday held outside the building hosting Sarajevo's...

A man wearing a face mask attends during a protest against the high levels of air pollution in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Cities throughout the Balkans have been hit by dangerous levels of air pollution in recent days, prompting residents' anger and government warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Protesters in face masks march against Belgrade's smog

Jan. 17, 2020 3:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of people have rallied in Serbia's capital to protest the heavy pollution that has gripped Belgrade in recent days. Many participants in Friday's protest wore face masks as they gathered outside City Hall and marched through downtown. Activists behind the event said the...

A woman walks across a busy bridge in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Serbia's government on Wednesday called an emergency meeting, as many cities throughout the Balkans have been hit by dangerous levels of air pollution in recent days, prompting residents' anger and government warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Anger, emergency measures in smog-stifled Balkan cities

Jan. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Major cities in a series of Balkan countries have been hit by dangerous levels of smog in recent days, prompting anger among residents and official warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. Serbia's government called an urgent meeting to address the problem Wednesday,...

Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, right, gestures during a parade marking the 28th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Bosnia's Serbs celebrated on Thursday their self-declared holiday that has been disputed as discriminatory by the country's other ethnic groups and its top court. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnia's Serbs celebrate action that triggered 1990s war

Jan. 9, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's Serbs on Thursday observed a public holiday that has been declared illegal by the country's top court and criticized by other ethnic groups because it celebrates an action that triggered the country's devastating war in the 1990s. Several thousand people,...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a man prays among gravestones at the memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia.  Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019, charged a former Bosnian Serb general Milomir Savcic with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

Ex-Bosnian Serb general indicted for aiding genocide

Dec. 31, 2019 2:00 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops captured the...

Bosnia prosecutor charges ex-security minister with graft

Dec. 30, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Prosecutors in Bosnia filed charges against the Balkan country's former security minister and three other people Monday for alleged corruption involving a project financed by the European Union. The organized crime and corruption department of the national prosecutor's office accused former minister Dragan...

Bosnia court sentences ex-Islamic fighter to 4 years in jail

Dec. 27, 2019 7:01 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court in Bosnia on Friday sentenced a Bosnian man to four years in prison for fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina said that Ibro Cufurovic was guilty of organizing a terrorist group. The 24-year-old was deported to Bosnia...

Gas station explosion in Bosnia kills at least 1; 20 injured

Dec. 23, 2019 9:56 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A car crashed into a gas station in eastern Bosnia on Monday, triggering a huge explosion that killed at least one person and injured 20 others, police said. Several cars were destroyed and police cordoned off the area soon after the blast near the town of Zvornik on the...

In this picture taken Thursday Dec. 12, 2019, Indian migrants Nishademi, 22, and Suhil, 23, walk with Saif, 33, Fatma, 24, and their son Omar, 1, Syrian refugees form Aleppo walk towards the border with Croatia as they attempt to enter the EU in the mountains surrounding the town of Bihac, northwestern Bosnia. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Going west, migrants wander through Bosnia in Balkan winter

Dec. 23, 2019 4:36 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's notorious Vucjak camp may have closed down after an international outcry, but the plight of migrants stranded in the country while trying to reach Western Europe is far from over. The tent camp near the northwestern town of Bihac stood on a former landfill and...

Bosnian police officers guard at the entrance of the airport in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Bosnian authorities said Thursday that a group of 25 Bosnian citizens have been sent back to Bosnia from camps in Syria, including former Islamic State fighters but also women and children. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

5 Bosnians jailed on suspicion of fighting for Islamic State

Dec. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court on Friday has sent five Bosnian citizens, who have been deported from Syria, to one month in prison pending a trial on suspicion they were former Islamic State fighters. They are part of a group of 25 Bosnians who were flown to Sarajevo on a U.S. Air...