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Tea & Bosnia With Lady Thatcher

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Lady Thatcher invited me to her home as the Special Envoy as well as BiH UN Ambassador. The home, conversation, and the tea served was what one would expect: neat, direct, and English.

Defending the Underdogs

John Feffer | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 2010, the European Court on Human Rights had its Brown vs. Board of Education moment when it ruled that separating Roma and non-Roma students in the Croatian school system was tantamount to discrimination based on ethnicity.

Whitewashing Genocide

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

The United Nations, which is supposed to represent the best of our collective aspirations for justice and human rights, yesterday represented the worst.

Re-living the Balkan Wars Through Serbian Eyes

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The president of the U.N. General Assembly decided to hold an all day debate on whether international justice promoted reconciliation. But his real purpose was to undermine a war crimes tribunal on the former Yugoslavia because of a perceived bias towards Serbs.

Is United Nations Good for the US?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether one perceives the U.S. as a force for good or imperial power, the UN's agenda is inevitably shaped by its veto-wielding powers, either by action or inaction. The UN is frequently injected into issues that serve the interests of its most powerful members.

When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

Kathryn Bolkovac had a passion for representing an institution that symbolizes the culture of peace, humanity and international justice like no other in the world. After living up to the moral standards set by the very same institution, her career in international law enforcement ended in April 2001.

Besieged by an Agenda: The Sarajevo Haggadah

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The trust and hope that I and others deposited with western democracies remains an illusion. Disillusioned with the Dayton Accords and current political delineations, BiH's citizens will have to recapture their own future through a revitalized, open political process.

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Brown

One false way to convince "people" the world over (including in our very own USA) that you're "doing something" when you actually have nothing to do/decide upon, is to be "on the move," with the complacent media, eager for any story, "reporting" on your "new initiative."

Disabled Sports Team Demands Right To Love

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Members of a Bosnia wheelchair basketball club are launching a campaign to legalize prostitution in the country to h...

I'll Stand By You: One Woman's Mission to Heal the Children of the World

Scott Blakeman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Scott Blakeman

Elissa Montanti's new book is a stirring reminder of the difference one very determined woman can make, against great odds and bureaucratic red tape, in the lives of children devastated by war and destruction.

UN Court Convicts Serb Officer In Genocide Case

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A U.N. war crimes court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander Wednesday of genocide for playing a key r...

Silence on Rape Is the Biggest Obstacle to Prevention

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

If part of the reason rape happens is because we allow it to, that means that to issue a guarantee that rape will stop, we have to change. And that kind of fundamental change is incredibly hard.

Banned Candidate Proud Of Porn Campaign

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

ZENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A Bosnian man who was banned from running in next month's local elections for using pornographic images on the Internet as ...

Mayoral Candidate Uses Pornographic Clips To Get Attention

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

ZENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A mayoral candidate in Bosnia's fourth-largest city is using one of the Internet's greatest lures – pornograp...

Wildfires Threaten Tourist Area

AP | IRENA KNEZEVIC | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Authorities on Tuesday declared a state of emergency around a town in Bosnia's northeast and a tourist area was evac...

Fit To Be Tried For Genocide

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM, July 13 (Reuters) - The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic will resume on Monday after doctors determined that ...

War Criminal Hospitalized During Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was rushed from a U.N. courtroom to a hospital Thursday, after complain...

Soldiers Get 142 Years For Srebrenica Massacre

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, June 15 (Reuters) - Four former Bosnian Serb soldiers were jailed for a total of 142 years on Friday for their roles in the mass execution...

Plane Crashes In Bosnia

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

BANJA LUKA , Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A small sports plane burst into flames just after takeoff in northwest Bosnia on Sunday, killing the five people on...

LOOK: Bosnia In The 90s

Posted 05.17.2012 | World

On Thursday, a judge at The Hague indefinitely delayed the proceedings in the trial of former Bosnian-Serb general Ratko Mladic, due to 'errors' made ...

Ratko Mladic Stands Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — He's no longer the swaggering general who held Sarajevo "in the palm of his hand" during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. Yet as h...

PHOTOS: Unbelievable Weather Surprise

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Sunbathing one day, snowstorm the next: Bosnians are getting whiplash from the latest crazy weather to hit the Balkans...

Thief Makes Frightening Discovery

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Sometimes thieves just get more than they bargained for. Police in Sarajevo say a man found what he thought was an ab...

Bosnia: Shame on Us All

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

On the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war we should feel anger and shame because 'the international order' is still ignoring those warning signs when they occur. We should also acknowledge the human consequences of the West's failure in Bosnia.

God Has Not Forgotten Sarajevo

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

I wonder if Jesus walks the streets of an imprisoned and wounded Sarajevo? I cannot help but love those dedicated volunteers of Adventist Development and Relief Agency. No doubt they are fulfilling Jesus' commission.