Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Macedonia President Not Assassinated, Probe Says

The new probe into the former president's death has dismissed reports that the aircraft carrying Trajkovski and his staff might have exploded in mid-air, Bosnian television, FTV, reported.

The probe reportedly also dismissed suspicions that French SFOR soldiers who were running the control tower in the southwestern Bosnian town of Mostar were in part to blame for the crash.

"Macedonian president was dead before plane crashed"

"Macedonian president was dead before plane crashed"

SKOPJE -- A draft report about the 2004 plane crash in which Macedonian President Boris Trajkoviski lost his life states the victims were dead before the aircraft fell.

The draft was handed to the Macedonian authorities by Omer Kulic, who chairs an international commission that investigated the crash.

Bosnia Police Crack Marketing Crime Gang

Bosnia's State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, has arrested seven persons in an action codenamed "Gibraltar" after conducting raids in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar, Posusje and Grude, related to financial crime and corruption.

Among the suspects were some well known names from marketing agencies, the world of television and telecommunications companies.

RS Archives to put up Great War exhibition in Belgrade

BELGRADE - "Young Bosnia and the Sarajevo Assassination" (Mlada Bosna i Sarajevski atentat), an exhibition prepared by the Republika Srpska (RS) Archives based in Banja Luka to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War I, will be opened at the Archives of Yugoslavia in Belgrade on September 15.

Two Ministers Arrested in Bosnia For Tax Fraud

Jerko Ivankovic-Lijanovic and Milorad Bahilj, Agriculture and Trade ministers in the Federation entity government, were among 11 persons arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of tax evasion and fraud.

Aside from Jerko Ivankovic-Lijanovic, his brother, Mladen, a lawmaker in Bosnia's state-level House of Representatives, and other members of the family were also arrested. 

KiM Office seeks clarification of fate of missing persons

BELGRADE - On the eve of the International Day of the Disappeared, the Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) called on the competent provincial authorities, and especially the international community, to use all their powers and make maximum effort to resolve the fate of 1,711 persons gone missing in KiM and punish those responsible for crimes committed in that region.