Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'
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Friday 15 October 2010
It was beginning to look like film interrupted for Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie last night as she embarked on an emergency charm campaign to persuade the authorities in Bosnia to change their minds after they withdrew permission for her to shoot scenes for a war-time romance set in the Balkans.
Monday 04 October 2010
More than three million voters went to the polls yesterday in general elections in Bosnia, which are likely to keep up the deep ethnic divisions and bring no solution to the political stalemate in the country that has barely recuperated from the bloody war of the 1990s.
Friday 24 September 2010
A largely unknown Bosnian actress has won the lead role in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the 1992-95 Bosnian war.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Angelina Jolie has chosen young Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic for the lead role in her directorial debut — a wartime love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Belgrade is having a gloomy time in foreign courts. First the International Court of Justice last week gave an advisory opinion on Kosovo's 2008 independence declaration which was widely seen as a significant victory for Kosovo.
Wednesday 28 July 2010
A judge yesterday threw out an attempt by Serbia to extradite a former Bosnian president for war crimes after ruling that the request was "politically motivated" and an abuse of the British judicial process.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
The extradition of former Bosnian leader Ejup Ganic to face trial for alleged war crimes in Serbia was blocked today.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
A Bosnian court has jailed a man for 10 years for taking part in the massacre of 8,000 people at Srebrenica in 1995.
Monday 12 July 2010
Weeping among endless rows of coffins, tens of thousands gathered yesterday in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica to bury hundreds of massacre victims on the 15th anniversary of the worst crime in Europe since the Nazi era.
Saturday 10 July 2010
For decades in the former Yugoslavia, school textbooks had a question to which everyone knew the answer: what is the geographical centre of our homeland? That was simple – Sarajevo.
Friday 11 June 2010
A victory for justice, for sure, and a red-letter day in the annals of the Hague war crimes tribunal, now nearing the end of its life and preparing for closure. The soldiers of Ratko Mladic's once all-conquering Bosnian Serb army never expected to face a trial. As they swept through eastern Bosnia on their murderous rampage in 1992, cutting a swathe through one unarmed Muslim town after another, they used to boast to foreign reporters about how convinced they were that no one could even touch them.
Friday 11 June 2010
Two high-ranking military enforcers of ethnic cleansing for the wartime Bosnian Serb leadership were yesterday convicted of genocide for the 1995 murders of almost 8,000 men and boys after their troops overran the safe enclave of Srebrenica.
Thursday 20 May 2010
Wartime diaries written by the fugitive former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, General Ratko Mladic, have been handed to prosecutors at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague to use as evidence against Radovan Karadzic.
Sunday 18 April 2010
This album's roots lie deep in the Balkan tradition of sevdah, the urban folk music of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which touches on sadness, but is mostly about making love by moonlight.
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