Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Power company workers repairing the transmission system and cleaning the area last week found human bones on the banks of the river Bosna near flood-stricken Doboj.
Lejla Cengic, of the Institute for Missing Persons, on May 26 said the flood had washed away part of the river bank, which is why the bones became visible.
The trial of seven indictees charged with crimes in Kotor-Varos begins with the reading of indictment and presentation of introductory statements by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Defence teams.
From sportsmen from Bosnia and Serbia who raised money together to volunteers who went from one part of the country to another to help people, Bosnia’s recent floods have prompted many to put solidarity ahead of ethnic divisions.
BELGRADE - The Belgrade Philharmonic will close the regional cycle dubbed Pika-Tocka-Tacka with a humanitarian concert in Zagreb on Monday.
Before and after the concert, funds will be raised at the Vatroslav Lisinski Hall for the flood-affected citizens in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, reads the website of the Belgrade Philharmonic.
No one was hurt in the 30-minute dramatic storm that overwhelmed Skopje's water collection system and took residents by surprise, police reported late in the evening.
Unlike in neighbouring Serbia and Bosnia, where rivers recently overflowed causing massive floods, the storm in Skopje was short-lived and the River Vardar did not burst its banks.
As the floodwater recedes from Bosnian towns that were submerged over the past eight days, concern is shifting to the threat of contagious diseases and to the cost of repair.
While thousands of homes have been destroyed, many roads and railways are also damaged, as are factories and farms.
Turkey supports donor conference for Bosnia
ANKARA -- Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has signed a book of condolences opened at the embassy of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Ankara.
Davutogu did so "on the occasion of the tragic balance of the floods in this, for Turkey, brotherly state," said reports.
Russia sends aid to Serb entity in Bosnia
BANJA LUKA -- A plane carrying humanitarian aid from Russia landed late on Thursday in Banja Luka, in the Serb entity (RS) of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
This was reported by the Nezavisne Novine newspaper.
The Ilyushin Il-76 airlifted some 37 tons of goods intended for the RS areas affected by severe floods.