Thursday 29 September 2011
September 29, 2011
Witness: My Weekend At 'The Hague Hilton'
The road for former Yugoslavia's war criminals ends here, at "The Hague Hilton." In this section of the international war crimes detention center in Scheveningen, 40 or so accused by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia live in remarkable harmony and comfort awaiting trial or sentencing.
September 28, 2011
Bosnia To Mark Embarrassing Anniversary
Just days before the first anniversary of a general election on October 3, leaders of Bosnia's main political parties failed on September 26 in their latest attempt to reconcile views on how the country should function, and left it without any agreement on a new central government.
September 26, 2011
Interview: OIC Secretary-General Says Palestinian State 'Conducive To Peace'
Established in 1969 and boasting 57 states, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has emerged as a key supporter of the Palestinian's quest for membership in the UN. Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Turkish academic who has headed the OIC since 2005, spoke with RFE/RL correspondent Nikola Krastev in New York.
September 06, 2011
Ex-Yugoslav General Gets 27 Years
The UN war crimes tribunal has found the former chief of the Yugoslav army, Momcilo Perisic, guilty of murder, persecution, and attacks on civilians in Bosnia and Croatia during the Balkans wars in the 1990s, and sentenced him to 27 years in prison.
September 02, 2011
Podcast: '5 Days Of War' Is Hell, Plus Classic Iranian Psychedelic Rock
Director Renny Harlin's latest movie is about the Russo-Georgian war of 2008 and is called "5 Days of Hell," but as one reviewer noted, it feels like an eternity if you're in the audience. Plus, Jamie Kirchick in Libya, psychedelic rock from Iran, and the world's 6th billionth person, once celebrated, now lives in poverty.
August 27, 2011
Once Celebrated, World's 6 Billionth Baby Now Lives In Poverty In Bosnia
On October 12, 1999, Adnan Nevic was born the world's 6 billionth citizen -- cradled by the head of the UN and recognized worldwide as a population milestone. But now he lives in poverty, with little support from the state or the outside world.
August 26, 2011
A Difficult Childhood For World's 'Baby 6 Billion'
Adnan Nevic, an 11-year-old boy living in the Bosnian town of Visoko, is better known as Baby 6 Billion -- the baby designated by the UN in 1999 as the Earth's 6 billionth inhabitant. But today, Adnan and his family -- including a father suffering from cancer -- live in poverty.
August 22, 2011
Bosnia: How To Wriggle Out Of The Palestinian Statehood Vote
In the space of just one week, both Israeli and Palestinian officials have descended on Bosnia -Herzegovina in an attempt to influence officials in Sarajevo ahead of a September vote on Palestinian statehood at the United Nations. Both are counting on Bosnia's vote, and both have an equally strong chance of getting it.