Tag: Bosnia

Migrant men wait in line for their lunch in front of an abandoned school dorm, near the center of the western-Bosnian town of Bihac, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Bosnia Fears Becoming New Calais as Migrants Surge Across Border

More and more migrants have been flowing across the border into Bosnia in recent months, hoping to cross into Croatia and the European Union, but the numbers may be fueling prior tensions between ethnic and religious groups in the country.

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PICS: Buses With 270 Migrants Waved Through Bosnia Amid Chaos

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A convoy of buses with 270 migrants, including children that were stuck in central Bosnia, was allowed to pass after several hours of political bickering on Friday — reflecting the chaotic situation in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx.

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UN Court Convicts Mladic of Genocide Over Bosnia’s Horrors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity that it labeled as some of the “most heinous” in human history.

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Bosnian Town Defends Virgin Sightings, Despite Pope’s Doubt

MEDJUGORJE (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) (AFP) – Pope Francis is dismissive of claims that the Virgin Mary appears daily in Medjugorje, but Danielle Pitau is convinced that her pilgrimage to the small Bosnian town cured her of cancer.


8 Times Hillary Clinton Pushed Fake News

Former Secretary of State and two-time presidential campaign loser Hillary Clinton wants Congress to stop people from reading “fake news” — after spending her political career promoting and defending herself with the exact same thing.


Bosnian Europhiles and Pro-Russian Separatists to Face off in Crucial Election

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians will vote Sunday in local elections marked by a battle over who will run the municipalities in the part of the country run by Bosnian Serbs — a pro-European Union coalition or the already ruling separatist party with close ties to Russia.

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Mass. Rep. Seth Moulton Demands Obama Admit 400% More Syrian Refugees, Now

A Massachusetts left-wing congressman in a closely-held letter passed to Breitbart News called on colleagues to ramp up the flow of Syrian refugees less than 48 hours after terrorist Omar Mateen executed 49 revelers at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub and wounded at least 50 more.

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Report: Radical Islamist Enclave Growing In South-East Europe

Balkan state and European Union neighbour Bosnia is a “safe-house for radicals” and enjoys a “stable terrorist infrastructure” according to a major German news magazine. From a population of just 3.8 million an estimated 300 individuals have left 45-per-cent-Muslim Bosnia


Bosnia to Apply Next Month to Join EU

Bosnia next month will officially apply to join the European Union (EU) in the hope of winning candidate status in 2017, the country’s presidency said Tuesday. “We obtained from the Dutch presidency a date, February 15, to submit our application


Bosnia to Apply for EU Membership in January

SARAJEVO – After years of delay, Bosnia will officially apply in January to join the European Union, encouraged by the bloc’s positive assessment of its reform progress, the chairman of the Balkan country’s three-man presidency said on Thursday. Bosnia signed


WATCH: Angry Crowd Chases Serbian PM from Srebrenica Ceremony

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandr Vucic has been chased from a Srebrenica memorial ceremony by an angry crowd throwing stones and bottles. The incident happened as thousands of people gathered in the Bosnian town to remember the 1995 massacre of 8,000


Pope Francis Calls Sarajevo ‘The Jerusalem of Europe’

In his one-day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina Saturday, Pope Francis held up Sarajevo as an example for the whole world of peaceful coexistence among Jews, Christians, and Moslems, who for centuries maintained their distinct cultures and beliefs yet lived together in harmony.

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Report: 3,000 Jihadists Have Made Home in Europe’s Balkans

Islamist Black flags are waving in Bosnia, just a step away from Italy and far nearer than neighboring Libya. A “potential candidate country” for the European Union, Bosnia shares a long, unguarded border with Croatia, an EU member since 2013.

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Pope Francis: Curb Migration by Making Home More Attractive

Though a staunch defender of a human right to migration, Francis addressed the immense damage done to nations when their best and brightest leave home for greener pastures, a reality that has struck Bosnia and Herzegovina with a special vengeance.

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Islamic State Flags Appear, then Disappear, in Bosnian Village

(Reuters) – Flags and emblems of Islamic State, pictured on Wednesday on houses in a Bosnian village, disappeared on Thursday under threat of action by police wary of the dangers posed by radical Islamists returning from Syria and Iraq.