Latest Bosnian War News

Bosnia to close makeshift migrant camp on Croatia's border

Dec. 6, 2019 8:47 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian officials said Friday they will close within days a makeshift tent camp in the northwest of the country where hundreds of migrants are stranded despite snow and freezing weather. Bosnia’s security minister, Dragan Mektic, said the Vucjak camp on the border...

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...

Bosnia presidency breaks deadlock to appoint PM designate

Nov. 19, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s multiethnic presidency on Tuesday appointed a candidate to run the new government, breaking a political deadlock in the Balkan country more than a year after the holding of a general election. Bosnian Serb politician Zoran Tegeltija was tapped by the...

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...

The Latest: 60K unaccompanied minors in Italy are now adults

Nov. 8, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:15 p.m. United Nations agencies say some 60,000 migrants who reached Italy in recent years as unaccompanied minors are now 18 or older and need continued support as they transit to adulthood. The agencies presented...

EU human rights official criticizes Serbia defense ministry

Nov. 6, 2019 1:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A top European human rights official on Wednesday sharply criticized Serbia's defense ministry for promoting a book that attempts to deny that Bosnian Serb forces carried out a wartime attack that killed 71 people in the Bosnian town of Tuzla in 1995. Council of Europe Commissioner...

Official: Bosnia faces serious efforts to roll back reforms

Nov. 5, 2019 9:26 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The high representative for Bosnia warned Tuesday that the Balkan nation faces serious efforts to roll back reforms as it approaches the 25th anniversary of an ethnic war that left more than 100,000 people dead, and urged united international action to preserve two decades of...

Bosnian war survivors protest Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

Nov. 5, 2019 9:52 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested Tuesday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke. Protesters...

Ex-Serb fighter gets 20 years for burning civilians

Oct. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court in Bosnia on Wednesday sentenced a former Serb fighter to 20 years in prison for a wartime massacre of a group of Bosniak civilians who were locked in a house and burned alive, including a baby. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina convicted Radomir Susnjar of taking...

The Latest: Number of migrants crossing from Turkey rises

Oct. 16, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on the migrant inflow into Europe (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The European Union border agency Frontex says the number of people trying to enter Europe from Turkey without authorization rose sharply last month. Frontex released new statistics Wednesday...