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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 1987 file photo, a man holds his son's hand as they make their way along a debris littered street in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus in the occupied West Bank after a curfew was imposed on the camp. Western countries are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, awakening to a new reality of economic collapse, overwhelmed hospitals and home confinement. But for millions across the Middle East and in conflict zones elsewhere, much of this is familiar.   (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)

Survivors of world conflicts offer perspective amid pandemic

Mar. 25, 2020 2:20 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — As Western countries reeling from the coronavirus pandemic awaken to a new reality of economic collapse, overwhelmed hospitals, grounded flights and home confinement, it's tempting to think the end of days is at hand. But for millions across the Middle East and in conflict...

Missouri man faces extradition to Bosnia on war crime charge

Mar. 23, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved the extradition of a St. Louis County man to Bosnia, where he faces a war crime charge for allegedly raping a female prisoner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen's order on Friday won't result in Adem Kostjerevac's...

In this photo taken Monday, March 16, 2020, Serbian Army soldiers stand guard outside the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Belgrade, Serbia. Although the global COVID-19 pandemic has not hit Eastern and Central Europe with such a force compared to Italy, Spain and France, health officials throughout the region are sounding alarm about the lack of medical staff, facilities, equipment and enough hospital beds to handle several virus outbreaks simultaneously. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Balkans fights virus amid lack of doctors, medical supplies

Mar. 18, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The main Serbian hospital treating patients infected with coronavirus looks like an abandoned building, but it isn’t. With its rundown facade, peeling walls and rooms crammed with metal beds, the downtown Belgrade clinic for infectious diseases has for decades been a symbol...

Kosovo not ready to lift 100% tariff on Serbia, Bosnia goods

Mar. 13, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo will not lift its 100% tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia any time soon because the coalition government could not agree on whether the import taxes should be phased out or abolished all at once, the country's prime minister said Friday. Prime Minister Albin Kurti said...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. International judges on Wednesday March 11, 2020, postponed an appeal hearing for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic against his convictions on charges including genocide because Mladic is due to undergo surgery. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

Mladic appeal hearing postponed due to scheduled surgery

Mar. 11, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International judges on Wednesday postponed an appeal hearing for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic against his convictions on charges including genocide because Mladic is due to undergo surgery. The hearing had been scheduled for March 17-18 at the International...

Bosnia police move hundreds of migrants to a refugee camp

Mar. 11, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Wednesday moved hundreds of migrants, who have been sleeping rough in a central town, to a refugee center near Sarajevo. Police rounded up the migrants at the bus and railway stations in the town of Tuzla and transferred them to the camp in Blazuj. No...

A girl takes a picture near candles as she takes part in a vigil for the victims of a shooting in Hanau, Germany Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

Feb. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

HANAU, Germany (AP) — In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday that their community was targeted after a gunman shot and killed nine people of foreign background. Residents...

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)

Bosnian Serb leader calls for dissolution of Bosnia

Feb. 20, 2020 8:55 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Bosnian Serb leader on Thursday renewed calls for Bosnia’s dissolution and pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions, a move slammed by Western envoys as a challenge to the U.S.-sponsored peace agreement that ended Bosnia’s...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, reviews the honour guard with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin during a welcome ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Shoigu is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Russian defense minister visits Serbia amid Balkan tensions

Feb. 17, 2020 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russian military cooperation with Serbia has reached a “fundamentally” new level, Russia’s defense minister said Monday as he visited his Balkan ally amid rising tensions in the volatile region. Sergei Shoigu said in Belgrade on Monday: “For our part, we...