Bosnia and Herzegovina

Global Politics

Srebrenica elections lays bare old tensions between Serbs, Bosniaks

Srebrenica was the site of one of the worst atrocities of the lengthy Serbian civil war. Thousands of Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, were killed there. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is largely Serbian. But a quirk of policy has allowed Bosniaks who moved out of town to continue to vote in the city's elections. But that's poised to change.

Conflict & Justice

Mladic War Crimes Trial Suspended

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was suspended Thursday because of a clerical error by the prosecution. Earlier, the court heard a detailed description of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which Mladic is accused of ordering.

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Shades of Serbian massacres in Syrian violence

In the 1990s, thousands were massacred in the provinces of the former Yugoslavia. It took years, really, for the international community to intervene and stop the killing. Now some are worried the situation in Syria may devolve into that sort of mass killing -- if it hasn't already.

Global Politics

Srebrenica elections lays bare old tensions between Serbs, Bosniaks

Srebrenica was the site of one of the worst atrocities of the lengthy Serbian civil war. Thousands of Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, were killed there. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is largely Serbian. But a quirk of policy has allowed Bosniaks who moved out of town to continue to vote in the city's elections. But that's poised to change.