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Bosnian Serbs vote to form reserve police seen as threat by Muslims

Apr 18 2019

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted on Thursday to introduce reserve police forces, a move seen as a security threat by Muslim Bosniaks living in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic.

Protests overshadow party rallies ahead of Bosnia vote

Oct 05 2018

SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA Protests organized in Bosnia's two largest cities on Friday by a pair of fathers demanding the truth about the alleged murders of their sons overshadowed rallies for Sunday's general election.

Bosnian Serbs vote to overturn Srebrenica massacre report

Aug 14 2018

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia Lawmakers in Bosnia's autonomous Serb-dominated region asked the regional government on Tuesday to revoke a 2004 report which concluded that Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslims in and around Srebrenica during the country's 1992-95 war.

Bosnian Serb leader pushes to overturn Srebrenica massacre report

Jul 23 2018

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia The President of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic Milorad Dodik pushed on Monday to reopen debate over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, less than three months before the country votes in elections.

ArcelorMittal warns of legal action over Bosnia iron ore mine sale

May 17 2017

(In this May 15 story, corrects ownership of Ljubija mine, paragraph 3.))

ICJ rejects request for revision of Bosnia genocide ruling

Mar 09 2017

SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA, Bosnia The International Court of Justice has rejected a request from Bosnian Muslims for it to revise a decade-old ruling that cleared Serbia of direct blame for genocide during Bosnia's 1990s war, officials said on Thursday.

Bosnian Serb leader wants U.S. ambassador declared persona non grata

Jan 18 2017

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said on Wednesday he was proud of being blacklisted by the United States for obstructing a 1995 peace agreement and called on Bosnian authorities to declare the U.S. ambassador persona non grata in retaliation.

Bosnian Serbs step back from confrontation over divisive national holiday

Oct 25 2016

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted on Tuesday to make a national holiday a purely secular event in a bid to heed a court ruling that it was an act of religious discrimination against the region's non-Serb inhabitants.

Bosnian Serb leader defies prosecution summons to Sarajevo

Sep 27 2016

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia The head of Bosnia's autonomous Serb region rejected a summons by the national chief prosecutor on Tuesday, saying he would not travel to Sarajevo for questioning over his violation of a ruling by the politically-divided country's highest court.

Bosnian Serbs vote overwhelmingly for holiday disputed by a top court

Sep 25 2016

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to keep their national holiday in a referendum held despite ethnically divided Bosnia's highest court ruling it illegal.

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