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Migrants Clash with Police on Bosnia-Croatia Border

Several migrants and refugees were injured when they tried to break through a police cordon on Wednesday that has been preventing them from entering EU member Croatia at the Maljevac border checkpoint in northern Bosnia, local media reported.

Bosnia: Migrants clash with police, break through cordon

They are headed towards the border.

The cordon was set up by the Border Police of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)

According to information from Sarajevo-based media, the clash between police officers and migrants has produced injuries.

Migrants, Refugees Block Bosnia-Croatia Border Crossing

Some 200 migrants and refugees blocked the main road towards Bosnia's border crossing with Croatia on Wednesday morning, resulting in the Maljevac border checkpoint being closed to all traffic, the Bosnian border police said.

Balkan States Mull Halting Arms Sales to Saudis

Both Croatia and Montenegro have said they are discussing the possibility of halting arms exports to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but neither has made a decision yet.

15 Serb War Victims Exhumed in Croatia, Says Belgrade

The Serbian government’s Commission for Missing Persons said that the remains of 15 Serbs who were killed in the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm in 1995 have been exhumed.

Migrants Gather on Serbian, Bosnian Borders to Enter Croatia

Some 400 migrants and refugees gathered on Tuesday on Bosnia and Herzegovina's border with Croatia, with a similar number massing on Serbia's border with Croatia, local media reported.

Croatian police announced that misinformation had been spread that the EU state would open its borders.

Serb Ex-Paramilitary Pleads Innocent to Croatia Crimes

Former paramilitary Stevan Budac, accused of wartime crimes against Croat and ethnic Hungarian civilians in eastern Croatia, pleaded not guilty as his retrial started in the city of Osijek.

Anti-Migrant Protest Held in Bosnian Border Town

Some 1,000 people in the Bosnian town of Bihac, on the border with Croatia, staged their third consecutive evening protest on Monday, demanding that state-level officials find a proper solution to the rise in the number of migrants and refugees arriving in the area.

  People of Bihac gathered in the town centre, demanding the relocation of migrants and refugees Photo: Courtesy of N1

Vucic talks about "hardest moments of his career"

Vucic, now Serbia's president - whose party came to be as an offshoot of the Serb Radicals (SRS) in 2008 - said these moments had to do with "the signing" of the (EU-brokered 2013 Kosovo) Brussels agreement, and the reduction of salaries and pensions.

Croatian Ex-Premier Convicted of War Profiteering

Zagreb County Court on Monday convicted former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader of war profiteering for accepting an unlawful payment of 3.6 million kunas (around 485,000 euros) during talks between Austria's Hypo Bank and the Croatian government.

The talks took place during the war, between late 1994 and March 1995, when Sanader was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Croatian Unions Protest Against Pension Reforms

Few thousands of Croatian workers and union members gathered in Zagreb's Europe Square on Saturday to show their bitter disapproval of planned pension reforms.

Croatia Still Confining Disabled in Institutions, Activists Say

Several disabled people's and human rights organisations, Inclusion Europe, the European Network on Independent Living, the Centre for Peace Studies Croatia, Human Rights House Zagreb, and Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday said in a letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic that Croatia should stop confining children and adults in institutions.

One Dead After Explosion in Bosnian Oil Refinery

One worker died and six others were taken to hospital for treatment after an explosion on Tuesday in the oil refinery in the town of Brod, in the north of Bosnia's mainly Serb entity, Republika Srpska. The explosion occurred in the petroleum processing facility at around 9:30pm local time and the cause is still unknown.