Latest Bosnia and Herzegovina News

The Latest: EU calls for closure of migrants camp in Bosnia

Nov. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. European Union officials have reiterated their call for the closure of a camp in northwestern Bosnia where hundreds of migrants are living in poor conditions with almost no facilities. An EU delegation warned during a visit...

Storm sweeps through make-shift migrant camp in Bosnia

Nov. 16, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A storm in Bosnia has swept through a bleak makeshift camp for migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe, blowing many tents away. Migrants staying in the Vucjak camp near Bosnia’s border with Croatia were appealing for help on Saturday after spending a...

Rights group: Bosnian migrant camp “dangerous and inhumane”

Nov. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent humanitarian group is warning that migrants trying to reach Western Europe are living in “dangerously cold and harsh conditions” in Bosnia, where hundreds rallied on Friday amid tensions over the influx of people fleeing war and poverty. The...

Migrants huddle in the cold in makeshift camp in Bosnia

Nov. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy, gray clouds hung low above a makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia’s border with Croatia, heralding more rain and misery for hundreds of people stuck in the remote tent field as they try to get to Western Europe. Rain this autumn has turned the Vucjak camp into a...

The Latest: European police break up migrant-smuggling ring

Nov. 14, 2019 8:19 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on immigration to Europe (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The European Union law enforcement agency says police across the continent have concluded a two-year investigation into a “massive” criminal network that was using trucks to smuggle migrants into...

EU migration chief warns Bosnia of looming winter crisis

Nov. 14, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official is warning Bosnian authorities of a likely humanitarian crisis this winter due to appalling conditions in overcrowded migrant camps in the country. EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called Thursday for the closure of the...

Bosnian border police sound alarm over migration pressure

Nov. 12, 2019 2:28 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The chief of Bosnia's border police warned Tuesday that his guards cannot contain the migratory pressure along the country's eastern border with Serbia and that the situation could easily escalate and put in danger the overall stability of the politically fragile nation....

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Nov. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a new push to send back captured foreign fighters to their home countries, a Turkish official said. The move...

Bosnia: Citizens who fought for IS in Syria can return

Nov. 11, 2019 10:54 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia on Monday said it will take back the country's citizens who have been captured while fighting for the Islamic State group and who will face legal proceedings upon return to the Balkan country. About 260 Bosnian citizens remain in the camps in Syria, including...

Bosnia summons French ambassador over Macron remarks

Nov. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's government has summoned France's ambassador to explain remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that the Balkan country was a "ticking time-bomb" due to a "problem of returning jihadists." The chairman of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, Zeljko Komsic, also...