Latest Bosnian War News

Bosniak wartime officer gets 10 years for war crimes

Jan. 22, 2021 4:52 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court on Friday convicted a former senior officer whose troops included Islamic volunteer fighters during the 1992-95 conflict of war crimes and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday ruled that wartime Bosnian Army Third...

People walk over the historic Old bridge in Mostar, Bosnia, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Divided between Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats, who fought fiercely for control over the city during the 1990s conflict, Mostar has not held a local poll since 2008, when Bosnia's constitutional court declared its election rules to be discriminatory and ordered that they be changed. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnian city of Mostar holds 1st local election in 12 years

Dec. 20, 2020 9:14 PM EST

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Long-entrenched ethno-nationalists were projected to win the first local election in Bosnia’s southern city of Mostar in 12 years, but early results of Sunday's vote also indicated multiethnic parties and alliances would be a strong part of the future city council....

Irma Baralija poses in front of the Old Bridge, one of Bosnia's best known landmarks in Mostar, Bosnia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Bosnia's ethnically divided southern city of Mostar is holding its first local election in 12 years. The vote on Sunday ends a political stalemate between two nationalist parties representing ethnic groups that has prevented Mostar’s citizens from democratically electing their local legislators. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

'Big win for democracy': Bosnian city of Mostar gets a vote

Dec. 19, 2020 6:45 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Irma Baralija is looking forward to Sunday, when she intends to vote and hopes to win her race as the southern Bosnian city of Mostar holds its first local election in 12 years. To make that vote possible in her hometown, the 36-year-old Baralija had to sue Bosnia in the...

Croat member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia Zeljko Komsic, left, listens as Muslim member Sefik Dzaferovic make a statement after refusing to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Bosnia’s Muslim and Croat representatives in the country’s three-member presidency have boycotted a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a major snub to Moscow’s top diplomat. On his second day of the two-day visit to Bosnia on Tuesday, Lavrov was due to hold talks with all three presidency members, including Sefik Dzaferovic, a Muslim, and Zeljko Komsic, a Croat, but only the Serb member, Milorad Dodik. attended the meeting. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnia's Muslim, Croat leaders boycott Russian top diplomat

Dec. 15, 2020 12:51 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Muslim and Croat representatives in the country’s three-member presidency boycotted a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday, citing his “disrespect" of the war-ravaged state in the way he met with the third member, a...

Bosnia police arrest 7 for crimes from 1992-95 conflict

Dec. 8, 2020 8:54 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested seven former Bosnian Serb police and army fighters on suspicion of committing atrocities against non-Serbs during the country's devastating 1992-95 war. The prosecutor's office said the group is suspected of crimes against humanity...