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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Country in the Balkans
Bosnia and Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country of South and Southeast Europe, located within the Balkans. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city.


Prince Charles postponing spring tour due to coronavirus [Video]

Prince Charles postponing spring tour due to coronavirus

Prince Charles is postponing his spring tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Jordan following the coronavirus outbreak.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:47Published
How climate change triggered a second exodus in Bosnia and Herzegovina [Video]

How climate change triggered a second exodus in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ana used to live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the banks of the River Sava, along the border with Croatia. One day, the most destructive floods of the century turned her into a climate migrant...

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:12Published
Tough border control awaits migrants attempting to reach EU from Bosnia [Video]

Tough border control awaits migrants attempting to reach EU from Bosnia

Migrants attempting to reach the European Union through Bosnia and Herzegovina have a dangerous journey ahead of them.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:59Published
'We are building foundations for the next conflict': Scars of war still present in Bosnia [Video]

'We are building foundations for the next conflict': Scars of war still present in Bosnia

'We are building foundations for the next conflict': Scars of war still present in Bosnia

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:01Published

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Bosnian Serb region declares state of emergency over coronavirus

Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic declared a state of emergency on Saturday, handing legislative powers to the region's president to expedite the passage of laws to ease the impact of the coronavirus..
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Bosnia's health authorities report first coronavirus death

A Bosnian man became the first to die of the coronavirus in the Balkan country, the manager of a hospital in the northwestern town of Bihac said on Saturday.
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Bosnia charges two men with fighting for Islamic State

Two Bosnian Muslim men were charged with terrorism offences on Friday, over accusations they fought for Islamic State in Syria, the Bosnian state prosecutor's office said.
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UK's Prince Charles cancels tour of Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan over coronavirus

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have canceled their tour of Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan after being advised to do so by the British government, a spokesman for the royal couple said on Friday.
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U.N. court delays Mladic appeals hearing for health reasons

The U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia said on Wednesday the appeals hearing of former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic had been delayed on health grounds.
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Bosnia bars entry to travelers from coronavirus-hit countries

Bosnia on Tuesday barred entry to travelers from countries most affected by the coronavirus outbreak, while its Serb region shut all schools and universities and banned public events from March 11 to..
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Migrants target Croatian gateway into EU after Turkey opens border

Hisham and Said seemed close to reaching Italy, their dream destination, when Croatian authorities caught them and deported them this week back across the border to Bosnia, which is outside the..
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Bosnia confirms its first two cases of coronavirus - health minister

Bosnia confirmed its first two cases of the new coronavirus -a middle-aged man who recently visited Italy and his child, the health minister of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic said on Thursday.
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Bosnia war veterans become peace messengers as threats to stability rise

They played football together as young men. Then they fought each other in a 1990s war in three rival Bosnian armies. Now, as the country goes from one crisis to another, the three veterans feel it is..
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EU aims to admit six Balkan states under reformed process: commissioner

The European Union still aims to admit the Balkan nations of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia into the bloc, new EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on..
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Bosnia indicts Serb army general over Srebrenica genocide

A Bosnian war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday indicted a Bosnian Serb former army general for taking part in the 1995 massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, an atrocity described as..
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Bosnia jails ex-Islamic State fighter for four years

A Bosnian Muslim who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday for organizing a terrorist group and fighting for Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a Bosnian court..
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Ex-Islamic State fighters, women and children return to Bosnia from Syria

A group of former Islamic State (IS) fighters, women and children, some of them orphaned, returned to Bosnia on Thursday, the prosecutor's office said.
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Bosnia indicts convicted war criminal Milan Lukic

Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Friday indicted Milan Lukic, the Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader given a life sentence by a U.N. war crimes tribunal, for taking part in the kidnapping and killing of..
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Nobel-winning author Handke declared 'persona non grata' in Sarajevo

The Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Wednesday declared Nobel Prize-winning Austrian author Peter Handke "persona non grata" over his support for late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and denial of the..
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Bosnia moves migrants from freezing forest camp

Bosnian authorities, bowing to international pressure, begun moving migrants on Tuesday from a freezing makeshift camp in a forest to more appropriate shelter.
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Bosnia postpones repatriation of ex-IS fighters from Syria

Bosnia said on Friday that the repatriation of nine ex-Islamic State fighters, along with wives and children, from Syria that had been planned for this weekend, would be delayed until further notice.
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Migrants in Bosnia refuse to move from forest camp

Bowing to international pressure, Bosnian authorities agreed on Friday to dismantle a makeshift refugee camp of freezing snow-covered tents, but some migrants living there have been refusing food in..
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Bosnia must overhaul judiciary, end political obstruction: report

Bosnia must overhaul its complex and opaque justice system and do more to protect the rule of law if it wants to press its case to join the European Union, legal experts said in an EU-commissioned..
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Bosnia's parliament endorses new prime minister

Zoran Tegeltija was endorsed by parliament on Thursday as Bosnia's new prime minister and said he would work to make up for lost time after a 13-month deadlock on forming a government.
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Bosnia says 24 relatives of Bosnian militants coming home from Syria

Wives and children of former Islamist insurgents in Syria who are Bosnian citizens will return home to Bosnia this weekend, its presidency chairman Zeljko Komsic said on Wednesday.
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Post-war Bosnia to take full control of air space for first time

Bosnia will take full control of its air space from Thursday for the first time ever after its 1990s war of independence led to a period of oversight by international peace forces.
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Bosnia sacks children's home managers after protests over abuse

Bosnian officials bowed to pressure from protesters on Friday and dismissed the management of a residential home after an opposition lawmaker publicized photos showing children with special needs tied..
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Bosnians outraged by alleged abuse of children with special needs

Sarajevo's prosecutor has launched an investigation into the alleged abuse of children with special needs at a state-run care home in Bosnia, after a lawmaker made public photographs and a video..
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Bosnia names Serb as prime minister after compromise on NATO

Bosnia named a Serb economist as prime minister on Tuesday after a compromise between its Serb, Croat and Muslim co-presidents on submitting annual reform plans to NATO ended a 13-month deadlock..
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Bosnia's presidency nominates PM-designate after 13 months

Bosnia's inter-ethnic presidency said on Tuesday it has nominated economist Zoran Tegeltija, a Serb, as prime minister-designate, after its Serb, Croat and Bosniak members agreed on how to proceed..
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French ambassador in Bosnia summoned over Macron's 'time bomb' remark

Bosnia's presidency summoned the French ambassador on Friday to protest over President Emmanuel Macron's comment that the country is a "time bomb" due to returning Islamist fighters.
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As bigotry stirs globally, Bosnian Jews, Muslims recall lesson in tolerance

Bosnia's Jews and Muslims on Thursday marked the bicentenary of the rescue of a dozen Jews from an Ottoman-era governor's jail, saying their liberation by Sarajevo Muslims is a great example of..
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Winter poses new threat to migrants in Bosnian forest camp

Hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia living in a freezing camp in the forests of Bosnia are short of food and bedding and at growing risk as the bitter Balkan winter approaches, aid..
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Bosnian Serb ex-soldier jailed for 20 years for burning Muslim civilians

A Bosnian court jailed a former Bosnian Serb soldier for 20 years on Wednesday for setting ablaze 57 Muslim Bosniaks, of whom 26 including a two-day-old baby died, near the eastern town of Visegrad..
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Bosnia faces outflow of military personnel over low wages: Parliamentary commissioner

Bosnia is facing an outflow from its politically sensitive multi-ethnic armed forces (OSBiH) due to the failure of political institutions to approve adequate funding, the Balkan country's military..
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Council of Europe, U.N. agency urges Bosnia to move migrants camp

The U.N. migration agency and the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urged Bosnia on Thursday to relocate an overcrowded migrant camp, warning of a humanitarian risk because of "deplorable"..
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Rival Bosnia regions agree to joint program of EU-related reforms

Bosnia's two rival autonomous regions adopted a joint four-year program of socio-economic reforms in a rare display of unity on Thursday to boost growth and competitiveness in line with EU..
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Bosnia will take back and try nine captured Islamic state fighters

Bosnia is preparing to take back and try nine of its nationals suspected of fighting for Islamic State in Syria, its security minister said on Wednesday.
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U.N. calls on Bosnia to stop forcing migrants into unsafe camp

The United Nations called on Bosnia on Tuesday to stop forcing migrants to settle at an unsafe camp near the Croatian border, describing it as unfit for housing people.
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Bosnia ordered to remove church from Srebrenica survivor's land

Bosnian authorities were ordered on Tuesday to remove from a Muslim Bosniak woman's courtyard an Orthodox church which was built after she was driven out by Bosnian Serb forces who killed 22 of her..
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Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

Several thousand people marched in Bosnia's first Gay Pride on Sunday, protected by a major security operation including anti-sniper units after some conservative Muslim groups organized..
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In global first, U.N. body orders Bosnia to pay wartime rape victim

The United Nations has ordered Bosnia to compensate a woman raped by a soldier during war and to set up a nationwide war crimes reparation scheme, after the first case of sexual violence brought before..
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Eighteen migrants hurt trying to cross Bosnia-Croatia border: officials

Eighteen migrants were injured while trying to illegally reach the European Union across Bosnia's border with Croatia, Bosnian officials said on Wednesday.
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Rival Bosnia leaders agree to form government 10 months after vote

Bosnia's rival Serb, Croat and Bosniak leaders agreed on Monday to form a central government 10 months after a general election, reaching a compromise about Bosnia's integration into NATO which had..
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Bosnian court detains Indian businessman Pramod Mittal over suspected fraud

A court in Bosnia on Thursday ordered a one-month detention for Indian businessman Pramod Mittal and two other officials who have been suspected of involvement with organized crime and abuse of office..
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Dutch state partially liable for Srebrenica deaths: defense ministry

The Dutch government on Friday said it accepted the Dutch state was partially liable for the deaths in 1995 of 350 Muslim males who were expelled from a U.N. base and killed by attacking Bosnian Serb..
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Two Bosnians jailed for plotting Islamist attack on state police

Bosnia's state court on Thursday sentenced two radical Islamists to four and 2-1/2 years respectively in prison after convicting them of plotting a terrorist attack on security police.
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Germany arrests suspect linked to 2015 Paris attacks

Germany has arrested a Bosnian man suspected of involvement in Islamic State attacks in Paris four years ago that killed 130 people, prosecutors in the eastern state of Saxony said on Thursday.
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