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Bosnia Ponders Where to Hold Former Syria Fighters

The Bosnian Minister for Human Rights and Refugees on Thursday said families of former Islamic State fighter in Syria might be accommodated near the southwest city of Mostar at the Selakovac reception centre.

"If they have no other place to stay, they may be placed in this centre. Salakovac is a possible option," Semiha Borovac told the media.

War-damaged Bosnian City Shows Solidarity With Paris

The war-damaged Bosnian city of Mostar showed its solidarity with Paris on Tuesday, when its famous Old Bridge was illuminated in blue, white and red - the colours of the French flag - on an initiative of a local NGO called the Centre for Peace and Multiethnic Cooperation.

The light show followed the massive fire that severely damaged the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame on Monday.

ECHR Lawsuit Awaits Bosnia Over Mostar Elections

The European Court of Human Rights is expected to hear a case involving elections in the southwest city of Mostar, where political disputes have prevented local elections from being held for a decade.

Irma Baralija, a politic activist and professor of sociology and philosophy in Mostar, has sued Bosnia for discrimination over the town's inability to stage local elections since 2008.

Bosnian Journalists Stage Protest After Attack on Reporter

Journalists gathered on Tuesday in Sarajevo, Mostar and Zenica to demand an end to violence against reporters in Bosnia and Heregovina, two days after Vladimir Kovacevic, a journalist at BN TV, one of the main media outlets in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, was attacked in front of his home in Banja Luka.

In Pictures: Croatians Celebrate World Cup Triumph Over Argentina

 Supporters of Croatia celebrate as they watch the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in central Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL KASAP Supporters of Croatia celebrate as they watch the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Argentina and Croatia in central Zagreb.

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