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Štrpce war crimes case "largely solved"

Štrpce war crimes case "largely solved"

BELGRADE -- The case of the murder of passengers abducted from a train in Štrpce 21 years ago is now "largely solved," Bruno Vekarić has said.

There are more than 20 suspects in the territories of Serbia and Bosnia, the Serbian deputy war crimes prosecutor told B92.

Suspected Drugs Baron's Detention Extended in Kosovo

EULEX said detention on remand has been extended until July 7 for Kelmendi, who was arrested on May 5, 2013 by Kosovo police acting on an international arrest warrant. Fuad Nikqi, suspected of assisting Kelmendi, was also arrested.

A EULEX prosecutor then opened an investigation into the case based on the same offences that Kelmendi has been accused of in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Scotland and Catalonia similar to RS - Dodik

Scotland and Catalonia similar to RS - Dodik

BANJA LUKA -- The Serb Republic, RS, should separate from Bosnia-Herzegovina as it cannot get "anything useful" from it, Milorad Dodik has told Newsweek.

The president of the Serb Republic entity cited the secession processes in Scotland and Catalonia as "similar examples."

Brammertz displeased with work of Bosnia prosecutors' office

SARAJEVO - The chief prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Serge Brammertz has said that, following a recent visit to Sarajevo, he is disappointed with the progress in war crimes investigations transferred several years ago by the ICTY Prosecutor's Office to Bosnia.

Bosnian Security Minister Axed Over Protests

The House of Peoples, one of two chambers of Bosnia's parliament, confirmed the dismissal of Fahrudin Radoncic on April 29, citing his responsibility for public unrest and attacks on state institutions in February.

Confirmation of the decision on Tuesday came with seven delegates voting for, two against and two abstaining.

Bosnia Develops Protocol on Wartime Sexual Violence

The proposed new international protocol on documenting and investigating wartime sexual violence will utilise Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 20 years of experience in dealing with sensitive cases.

Izetbegović invites Vučić to Sarajevo conference

Izetbegović invites Vučić to Sarajevo conference

SARAJEVO -- Bosnian Presidency Bakir Izetbegović told Tanjug on Monday that he has already invited Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić to participate in a Sarajevo conference.

The 5th international investment conference Sarajevo Business Forum will take place on May 14 and 15.

Bosnian Serb Party Demands Broadcasting Regulator Post

A row erupted after the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, a party from Bosnia’s Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska, insisted that the next head of the agency that regulates the country’s broadcasting and telecommunications sectors and allocates frequencies should be a Serb.

Serbia's next prime minister's first visit will be to Bosnia

BELGRADE - Serbia's next prime minister Aleksandar Vucic's first visit to a foreign country after assuming office will be to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Vucic announced this when he presented the programme of his government to the parliament, explaining that regional cooperation, along with mutual respect and agreement would be one of the priorities of the Serbian government.

Bosnia De-Mining Boss Grilled Over Corruption Claims

Dusan Gavran, director of the Bosnian Mine Action Center, BH MAC, was questioned on April 24 by the State Prosecutor on suspicions that he had misused his position and was involved in corruption.

Gavran is under investigation for offences related to misuse of position and authority, receiving bribes and misusing public documents.

US, Britain, Let Pavelic Escape, CIA Letter Says

A letter dating November 1947 by Lt Col G F Blunda, of the US Army, to Col Carl F Fritzsche, assistant deputy director of intelligence in the CIA, says the British and Americans had dumped plans to arrest Ante Pavelic, although they knew his whereabouts in the Vatican and had a prepared plan to lure him out.

President: Serbia has duty to care about RS

President: Serbia has duty to care about RS

BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić stated on Thursday that Serbia will make no moves that could destabilize Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bosnia Investigators Search Gorazde Police Veterans’ HQ

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency searched the building as part of an investigation into alleged crimes against Serbs in the area during the 1990s war.

Bosnian Capital's Torched Library Reopening on Europe Day

After much uncertainty over which institution will obtain use of the restored Vijecnica, or City Hall, the Mayor of Sarajevo, Ivo Komsic, on April 24, announced that the iconic building will be used by the city authorities, the Bosnian National Library and a museum.