Yugoslav Wars

June 12, 2019 - 5:57 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the deployment of NATO troops in an operation that helped stop a Serb military crackdown on ethnic Albanians that left more than 10,000 dead. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-...
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Kosovo police special unit members secure the area near the village of Cabra, north western Kosovo, during an ongoing police operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A Kosovo police operation against organized crime in the north, where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives, has sparked tension, and Serbia ordered its troops to full alert. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 29, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clashes between Kosovo's police and local Serbs, with several people injured, and two U.N. personnel...
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Kosovo police special unit members secure the area near the village of Cabra, north western Kosovo, during an ongoing police operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A Kosovo police operation against organized crime in the north, where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives, has sparked tension, and Serbia ordered its troops to full alert. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 28, 2019 - 7:28 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia put its troops on full alert Tuesday after heavily armed police in northern Kosovo entered Serb-populated Mitrovica, firing tear gas and arresting nearly two dozen people. It was the latest flare-up in long-simmering tensions between Serbia and its former province,...
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Bosnian police officers guard crime scene in Glamocani, near Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday April 23, 2019. Slavisa Krunic, a prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm, was shot dead along with his bodyguard in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution, late Monday. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
April 23, 2019 - 9:39 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm was shot dead along with his bodyguard in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution that sparked a shootout. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including Sector...
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Workers place the stone onto the tomb of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic during her funeral at the yard of his estate in his home town of Pozarevac, Serbia, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Markovic died last week in Russia where she had been granted asylum. The ex-Serbian first lady had fled there in 2003 after Milosevic was ousted from power in a popular revolt and handed over to the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were placed in her...
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FILE - A Monday, July 11, 2016 file photo of Bosnian people saying prayers in front of coffins during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." Milorad Dodik, head of Bosnia's multi-ethnic joint presidency, spoke during a conference discussing war crimes. His comments defy international court rulings that said genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave and have angered Bosnian Muslims. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
April 13, 2019 - 12:36 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern...
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Vojislav Seselj, center, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, holds a burning NATO flag as he and others gather for a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Members of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party gathered for a protest on Sunday in the Serbian capital to mark the 20th anniversary of the NATO led bombing campaign against Serbia in 1999. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 24, 2019 - 9:39 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade is commemorating the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo is hailing the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect...
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A crying woman with the Mothers of Srebrenica is hugged after the court upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, Karadzic heard the final judgment upholding 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and increased his 40-year sentence to life. (AP Photo/Peter Dejongl)
March 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Muslim member of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency says former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic "got the punishment he...
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Relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide weep as they hear news on the decision of the UN appeals judges on former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the convictions of Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and increased his sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 20, 2019 - 2:15 pm
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as...
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction. United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold or overturn Karadzic's 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as his 40-year sentence. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
March 20, 2019 - 10:28 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and increased his sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment. Karadzic showed almost no reaction as...
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