Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatia President Denies Insulting Bosnia in Israel

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, on a three-day visit to Israel, on Wednesday denied calling neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina an unstable country taken over by militant Islam and connected to Iran - remarks reported in a Jerusalem Post article that sparked hostile reactions in Bosnia and Herzegovina - and which the newspaper has since deleted.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier’s Crimes Against Humanity Appeal Rejected

The Bosnian Constitutional Court has dismissed as unfounded Dragan Marinkovic's appeal against his conviction for committing crimes against humanity in the village of Zutica in the Milici municipality of eastern Bosnia in 1992.

"The Constitutional Court finds that there is no violation of the right to a fair trial," said the decision, which was handed down on July 17.

No Decision Yet on Where Karadzic Will Serve Sentence

Radovan Karadzic in the courtroom in The Hague in March 2016. Photo: EPA/ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/POOL.

The UN's war crimes court has yet to decide here the former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic will be sent to serve his life sentence, BIRN has learned.

Bosnia Signs Missing Persons Search Agreements with Croatia, Serbia

Bosnia's Council of Ministers signed separate agreements in Sarajevo on Tuesday with the governments of Serbia and Croatia on working rules and procedures as part of a protocol intended to make the search for the remaining thousands of missing persons from the 1990s wars more effective.

Bosnia Finds Two War Victims in Hidden Grave

The Bosnian state prosecution said on Tuesday that the human remains were found in Carevo Polje in the Jajce municipality and are believed to be those of Bosnian Serb war victims.

Aluminij’s Executioners Must Face Justice in Bosnia

This situation is even more remarkable given even a cursory glance at global aluminum prices. While aluminum prices have not fully recovered from their peak just before the 2008 financial crisis, they have returned to their price point in the early 2000s - which is higher than what the metal was trading for during most of the 1980s and 1990s.

Bosnians Protest Against Croatia’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan

Bosnians gathered in front of the Croatian embassy in Sarajevo on Monday, protesting over possible plans being mulled by neighbouring Croatia to build a landfill site for radioactive waste at Trgovska Gora, near the border with Bosnia.

Bosnian Ministers Fail to Adopt National War Crimes Strategy

The Council of Ministers, the executive branch of Bosnia and Herzegovina's state-level government, has been criticised for again failing on Tuesday evening to consider a revised national strategy to clear up the country's large backlog of war crimes cases.

Bosnia Detains Brother of Indian Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal

The Prosecutor's Office in the Canton of Tuzla, one out of ten units in Bosnia's Federation entity, on Thursday said the younger brother of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal had been arrested in connection with reports that up to 11 million euros had been withdrawn from the country in a suspicious way and deposited in a company that he owned.

Talibans took over responsibility for the assault on Croatian soldiers

Hina reports that wounded soldiers are the members of the 10th Croatian contingent (HRVCON) which is situated in Afghanistan since March 2019, as a part of NATO Resolute Support Mission, while the members of the armed forces of Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina also belong to this Contingent.

Croatian Soldier Killed, Two Others Injured, in Afghanistan

One Croatian soldier has died and two others have been injured after a suicide bomber slammed his motorcycle into a vehicle they were travelling in near a NATO military base on the outskirts of Kabul in Afghanistan, the Croatian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Kosovo Arrests 18 in Police Hunt for Illegal Arms

Kosovo Police launched a large-scale operation in the early hours of Wednesday to confiscate illegal arms, targeting numerous locations across the country and arresting a total of 18 people, the police confirmed.

Bosnia’s Mostar Commemorates War-Blasted Bridge’s Reconstruction

Flowers were lowered from Mostar's Old Bridge on Tuesday night at a commemoration for the victims of the 1990s wars in the Balkans held as part of an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the bridge's reconstruction.

Bosnia’s First State Prison to Open After 13-Year Wait

Justice Minister Josip Grubesa told reporters in Sarajevo on Tuesday that Bosnia and Herzegovina's first state-level prison will finally open on Auigust 1, a move set to address the country's current lack of adequate jail capacity.