Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
One month after the escalation of the largest protests seen in Bosnia in two decades, hundreds of people are still taking to the streets of Sarajevo, Mostar, Zenica and other towns each day.
Heavy police forces in Sarajevo secured the streets and prevented the protesters of blocking the main crossroads on Friday.
Bosnia's Prosecutor's Office has denied eavesdropping and rebuffed claims that it works unde the influence of the country's main Bosniak parties.
“It is sad that some judicial officials, even judges... join in media attacks on institutions,” the Prosecutor said on Wednesday.
The former Croatian President on Friday is to propose a new Dayton-style agreement on Bosnia in Mostar, where he is due to deliver a speech.
Mesic's proposal involves Croatia initiating the main changes to the 1995 Dayton Ohio deal, which ended Bosnia's 1992-5 war.
An ex-prisoner told the trial of four former Serb guards accused of abusing inmates at the Batkovic camp in north-east Bosnia in 1992 that one guard hit him for around ten days in a row.
BELGRADE - No genocide was committed during the war in Croatia, and even Serbia and Croatia are aware of this, Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has said, adding that the two countries' mutual genocide lawsuits will be dropped by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Women to assume greater role in Balkan militaries
Military officials said they are working to attract, employ and retain women more effectively.
Serbian servicewomen assemble AK-47 assault rifles at the Sombor barracks. Serbia has instituted a 20 percent quota for women at its military academy in Belgrade. [AFP]
Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness
Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.
The region's Olympians, like alpine skier Igor Laikert of BiH, returned home from Sochi this week with many memories. [AFP]
The Bosnian state court said that the increasing number of war crimes prosecutors being employed to tackle a huge case backlog meant that it could need more courtrooms to try suspects.