Latest Bosnia and Herzegovina News

Bosnian lawmakers break deadlock and appoint prime minister

Dec. 5, 2019 9:00 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian lawmakers have appointed a new prime minister, paving the way for the formation of a government more than a year after a general election. The members of Bosnia’s parliament on Thursday voted 29 to 8 to approve Bosnian Serb politician Zoran Tegeltija as...

European official urges closure of Bosnian migrant camp

Dec. 3, 2019 8:18 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A top European human rights official on Tuesday demanded the immediate closure of a makeshift tent camp in northwestern Bosnia where hundreds of migrants remain stranded despite snow and freezing weather. “It should be closed as we speak,” Dunja Mijatovic, the...

Activists warn Balkan rivers at risk from hydropower plants

Nov. 28, 2019 12:11 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Unspoiled rivers in the Balkans are facing new dangers from small hydropower plants that have sprouted up across the region in recent years, environmental experts warned Thursday. In a declaration issued after a meeting in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, they urged Balkan...

The Latest: Quake death toll in Albania now at 26

Nov. 27, 2019 9:06 AM EST

DURRES, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a deadly earthquake in Albania (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The Albanian Defense Ministry says the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake has now reached 26. Some 650 people were injured, and rescuers are still digging through rubble in search of survivors. The...

The Latest: UN sends disaster assessment experts to Albania

Nov. 26, 2019 2:02 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a deadly earthquake in Albania (all times local): 8 p.m. The United Nations says it is sending two technical experts from the U.N. Disaster Assessment and Coordination office to Albania following the earthquake that struck the country. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

Rescuers comb building rubble after Albanian quake kills 21

Nov. 26, 2019 1:34 PM EST

DURRES, Albania (AP) — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday as the death toll from a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania climbed to 21, with more than 600 people injured. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt across the southern...

European monitors report magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in Bosnia, hours after deadly Albanian quake

Nov. 26, 2019 4:35 AM EST
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — European monitors report magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in Bosnia, hours after deadly Albanian quake.

Cold weather comes, no relief in sight for Bosnia’s migrants

Nov. 23, 2019 5:06 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Despite the approach of harsh weather, hundreds of refugees and migrants are still stuck in northwest Bosnia in a makeshift camp described by international organizations as dangerous and inhumane. Desperate men, including many who have made several unsuccessful attempts to...

Bosnian govt fires care home overseers over abuse claims

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The government of one of Bosnia’s two autonomous parts on Friday fired members of the oversight team of a public care home, yielding to popular pressure after an opposition lawmaker published photos of abuse of special needs children. The decision was taken the...

Protesters decry Bosnia’s ‘systemic’ abuse of disabled kids

Nov. 21, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Around 1,000 people protested outside a government building in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo after an opposition lawmaker published shocking photos of special needs children tied to beds and radiators in a nearby government facility. The protest included scores of...