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Bosnian Bank Owner, Three Others Arrested Over Loan To Srpska President

Bosnian officials say a bank owner and three other officials have been arrested in a controversy over a loan to the president of Bosnia-Herzegovina's Republika Srpska. More

Hundreds of Muslim women wearing the traditional Muslim head scarf known as a hijab protest in Sarajevo on February 7.

Bosnia Judicial Authorities Uphold Hijab Ban, Despite Protests

Bosnia-Herzegovina's supervising judicial authority has upheld a ban on wearing the Islamic head scarf and other religious symbols in courts and other legal institutions. More

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (file photo)

Montenegro Bars Russian Deputy PM

Montenegro says it has barred Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin from entering the small Balkan country. More

Judge: Serbia 'Not Cooperating' With UN Court

A judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has accused Serbia of failing to cooperate with The Hague court. More

New Insect Species Discovered In Kosovo

Scientists say they have described a new species of aquatic insect from Kosovo. More

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In Croatia, A Furor Over Nationalist's Call To Register 'Traitors'

An official of the newly elected Croatian government lit a powder keg when he proposed creating a registry of people who "betray" nationalist values.

Video Montenegro 'Has Right' To Move West

Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic says his country has a right to follow its own interests in moving toward NATO. In an interview with RFE/RL, he also says Moscow's anger over the move is more about Russia-NATO relations than about Montenegro itself.
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