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Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, right, gestures during a parade marking the 28th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Bosnia's Serbs celebrated on Thursday their self-declared holiday that has been disputed as discriminatory by the country's other ethnic groups and its top court. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnia's Serbs celebrate action that triggered 1990s war

Jan. 9, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's Serbs on Thursday observed a public holiday that has been declared illegal by the country's top court and criticized by other ethnic groups because it celebrates an action that triggered the country's devastating war in the 1990s. Several thousand people,...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a man prays among gravestones at the memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia.  Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019, charged a former Bosnian Serb general Milomir Savcic with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

Ex-Bosnian Serb general indicted for aiding genocide

Dec. 31, 2019 2:00 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops captured the...

Austrian author Peter Handke, left, receives the 2019 Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Dec. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the winners of...

Migrants board a bus near the Vucjak makeshift camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Bosnian authorities have started relocation of hundreds of migrants from the Vucjak camp to other locations in Bosnia. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnian police clear migrants from camp near old minefield

Dec. 10, 2019 11:41 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police rounded up migrants at a tent camp Tuesday and ordered them to board buses that would take them to what was described as a better facility near the capital of Sarajevo. The Vucjak camp where the migrants were living has almost no facilities. Local...

A migrant washes his face at the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Despite calls for their relocation before winter, hundreds of migrants remain stuck at a make-shift tent camp in northwestern Bosnia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

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...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, photograph, migrants walk at the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia. Hundreds of refugees and migrants remain stuck in northwest Bosnia in a makeshift camp described by numerous international organizations as dangerous and inhuman, where desperate men, including many who have made several unsuccessful attempts to cross into neighboring European Union member Croatia, sleep in a tent camp located on a former landfill, not far from a mine field left over from Bosnia's 1992-95 war.(AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

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...