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COVID research into wormwood gives Bosnian herbalist a boost

Oct 16 2020

LJUBINJE, Bosnia/POTSDAM, Germany After years of struggling for business in the sunny southeastern corner of Bosnia and Herzegovina, herbalist Petar Mihic's phone hasn't stopped ringing since German scientists discovered that sweet wormwood might help treat COVID-19.

Bosnia's fruit growers prove resilient amid pandemic downturn

Aug 21 2020

BRCKO, Bosnia Plum season is upon us, and in the orchards of northern Bosnia fruit growers are busy with the harvest, most of which will be processed at local factories and shipped to buyers in the European Union and Russia.

Virus spike pushes Sarajevo Film Festival online

Aug 14 2020

SARAJEVO The Sarajevo Film Festival will be launched entirely online on Friday after a spike in coronavirus cases forced organisers to cancel plans to stage Europe's first in-person movie fair since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Srebrenica survivor on mission to find massacre victims' remains

Jul 07 2020

KAMENICE, Bosnia Srebrenica genocide survivor Ramiz Nukic has made himself a promise - he will search for the remains of victims of the mass killing 25 years ago until the last of them is found.

Coronavirus keeps pilgrims away from Bosnian shrine

Jun 25 2020

MEDJUGORJE, Bosnia Any other summer over the past four decades, more than 100,000 pilgrims would have packed into the southern Bosnian village of Medjugorje to mark the day when a group of teenagers said they started seeing visions of the Virgin Mary.

Bosnians protest as officials accused of COVID-19 graft

May 30 2020

SARAJEVO Thousands of Bosnians took to the streets on Saturday to protest against bad governance, nationalism and corruption as senior government officials face graft accusations related to the procurement of defective ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

IMF says Bosnia's failure to disburse IMF emergency aid is unprecedented

May 29 2020

SARAJEVO Five weeks after the International Monetary Fund gave Bosnia $370.46 million in emergency aid to help combat the coronavirus crisis, the funds have still not been disbursed due to a disagreement between its rival ethnic leaders, officials said.

Sarajevo protests Mass for slain Nazi allies with march for their victims

May 16 2020

SARAJEVO Thousands marched through Sarajevo on Saturday to commemorate victims of the Ustasa regime, a puppet state founded by Croat fascists and allied to Nazi Germany, and to oppose a Catholic Mass held in the city for Ustasa and their families, slain at the end of World War Two.

Bosnia reports sharp rise in coronavirus cases after relaxing lockdown

Apr 29 2020

SARAJEVO Bosnia reported on Wednesday its sharpest daily rise in new coronavirus infections this month after its two autonomous regions had gradually begun to ease lockdowns.

Even under best outlook, World Bank sees Western Balkans economies shrinking up to 5.6%

Apr 29 2020

SARAJEVO Economies in the Western Balkans region will contract by up to 5.6% under the best scenario of how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in Europe, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

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