Wednesday 7 September 2011
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.
August 16, 2011
Bosnia Divided On Palestinian Request For Statehood Support
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas met with Bosnia's three-member, interethnic presidency and Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj on August 15, the second day of his visit, and said after the meetings that he expected Bosnian help that was pledged for the Palestinian territories' planned declaration of statehood in the United Nations next month.
August 13, 2011
Interview: Morton Abramowitz On The 'End Of Bosnia'
Morton Abramowitz, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and former president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, recently co-wrote an article titled "The Death of the Bosnian State." RFE/RL asked him what he meant by this.
August 11, 2011
In Bosnia, Even Donating Blood Highlights Divisions
When would-be blood donors arrived at the Transfusion Institute in Sarajevo, they were stunned to hear that administrative barriers prevent donated blood from being sent between the Muslim and Croat Federation and the rest of Bosnia.
August 09, 2011
Pristina's New Customs Duties Aimed At Pressuring Bosnia
Kosovo's recent decision to embargo imports from Serbia and take control of its northern border checkpoints made international headlines. But Pristina also imposed a 10 percent duty on imports from Bosnia-Herzegovina, a step designed to push Sarajevo toward recognizing Kosovo's independence.