Latest Bosnia and Herzegovina News

Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia do little to solve waste problem

Jan. 31, 2023 07:19 AM EST

PRIBOJ, Serbia (AP) — In southwest Serbia, construction machines are being repurposed to clear tons of waste clogging the Potpec lake. Year after year during the winter months, the lake near the southwest Serbian town of Priboj fills with tons of garbage such as plastic bottles,...

Bosnia: Indian businessman charged with organized crime

Jan. 26, 2023 09:19 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Indian businessman Pramod Mittal was charged in Bosnia Thursday with heading an organized crime group and abuse of office while he was head of the supervisory board and co-owner of a coke plant in the northeastern town of Lukavac. Mittal, the...

New Bosnian government approved 3 months after elections

Jan. 25, 2023 09:47 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new government led by the small Balkan country’s first female prime minister, which will be tasked with approving sweeping reforms to further Bosnia’s European Union accession bid. The government...

Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dump

Jan. 21, 2023 07:44 AM EST

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tons of waste dumped in poorly regulated riverside landfills or directly into the waterways that flow across three countries end up accumulating behind a trash barrier in the Drina River in eastern Bosnia during the wet weather of winter and early spring. ...

Bosnian war survivors share survival tips with Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2023 08:50 AM EST

GORAZDE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Residents of eastern Bosnia's city of Gorazde do not need imaginations to understand the suffering of Ukraine's people. Three decades ago, they endured more than three years of extreme hardship as Bosnian Serbs pummeled their city with rockets and artillery from...

Serbian TV: 2 missing as rains cause flooding in southwest

Jan. 19, 2023 13:35 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Emergency teams in Serbia Thursday were searching for two people swept away by a swollen river in a southwestern town as floods led to evacuations and emergency measures, state RTS television reported. Heavy rainfall this week across the Balkans has caused...

Ex-Bosnian Serb commander given 15 years for war crimes

Jan. 19, 2023 09:27 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A former Bosnian Serb military commander was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for crimes against civilians during the country’s 1992-95 interethnic war. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina ruled that Boban Indjic participated in a 1993...

Bosnian Serbs celebrate banned holiday, praise Putin

Jan. 09, 2023 11:07 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of flag-waving Bosnian Serbs gathered on the outskirts of the capital Sarajevo Monday to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with Bosnia’s brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s. Neighboring Serbia’s top diplomat attended a...

Bosnian Serbs award Putin with medal of honor

Jan. 08, 2023 11:18 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Bosnian Serb separatist leader on Sunday awarded Russian President Vladimir Putin with the highest medal of honor for his “patriotic concern and love” for the Serb-controlled half of Bosnia. “Putin is responsible for developing and...

Bosnian ski resorts suffer as Europe sees record warm winter

Jan. 04, 2023 13:32 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — The new year's festivities are over in Bosnia, and visitors to the country's winter resorts are packing to go home. Spring-like temperatures have left little or no snow on the mountains, and it's unclear when the next visitors will arrive. The small Balkan...