Latest Sarajevo News

Hungary's PM denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric

Dec. 22, 2021 21:45 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian officials and religious leaders on Wednesday denounced suggestions voiced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman that the integration of Bosnia into the European Union will be challenging because of its large Muslim population. ...

Glamour night for Bosnia migrants presenting fashion brand

Dec. 17, 2021 06:36 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — For an evening, some migrants in Bosnia were able to escape the hardship of their everyday lives for the glamour of fashion world. A fashion show featuring migrant models was held on Thursday evening in Bosnia’s capital, Sarajevo, presenting a...

Vaccine skeptics in Eastern Europe having change of heart

Dec. 16, 2021 03:13 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Some former vaccine skeptics in Eastern Europe have shifted over to the other side as coronavirus infections surge, countries are making it more difficult for the unvaccinated to travel abroad and authorities battle against government distrust and vaccine...

Bosnian ski resorts benefit from lax anti-virus measures

Dec. 12, 2021 02:59 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As most European nations impose new restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant, Bosnia is taking a relatively laissez-faire approach to soaring COVID-19 infections in the region, much to the delight of its winter tourism industry. ...

Bosnia arrests 5 ex-soldiers for war crimes in Sarajevo

Dec. 07, 2021 05:46 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities on Tuesday arrested five ex-soldiers for crimes against Serb civilians in Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war. The group are suspected of killing at least eight civilians and of crimes against at least 100 victims, including...

EU praises Bosnia for improved migration management

Nov. 19, 2021 11:39 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union praised as a sign of progress the opening of a new migrant facility Friday in Bosnia, which had been criticized over the plight of migrants stranded in the dysfunctional Balkan country during their long trek to richer destinations. ...

Flash floods in Bosnia prompt evacuations, power outages

Nov. 05, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Bosnia, prompting evacuations, causing power outages in most of the capital, closing a key facility for oxygen used for COVID-19 patients and submerging roads in some parts of the Balkan country on Friday. ...