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Sarajevo - U2 - 19 Years Ago - It Was Real

Merima Trako | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Merima Trako

Nineteen years ago I was on my way to the first concert of my life. I was seventeen. It was exhilarating, exciting. The day was full of promise that the history was about to be made. I was no ordinary teenage girl.

Living Dangerously: Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

Egypt. It would happen in just a matter of days, he insisted. I agreed that something was brewing, but I dismissed his notion that it could happen so soon

Robert de Niro Says Donald Trump Is 'Totally Nuts'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.13.2016 | Entertainment

SARAJEVO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro said on Saturday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should n...

Meeting Mohamed: The Children's War Report Reading Club

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

I watched as they walked away, heading towards downtown Cairo, Mohamed in the middle, like some kind of political leader surrounded by his people. I wondered what it would take for him or one of his friends to one day be just that in a country that had been politically and socially sterilised by dictatorship.

Coffee with the Souls of Srebrenica

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Photo: Sanjin Avdičević, - Sto Te Nema? monument,Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, July 11, 2014 For most, the Srebrenica Genocide has become a footno...

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

How to Be a Good Loser: A Guide to Being a Refugee

Dragana Kaurin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Dragana Kaurin

It's generally not war that refugees choose to remember, but the people who help you. My mother's colleague who snuck us out of Serbia, French volunteers who took refugee kids camping, and those who came to welcome us at the airport when we were resettled in Ohio; those are the people I think of daily. I hope Basel finds such people on his path too.

How One Woman Used Lipstick To Take A Stand Against Bosnian Snipers

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.06.2016 | OWN

When international humanitarian Zainab Salbi began fighting for women's rights in the early '90s, she was just 23 years old. It was the midst of the B...

Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The battle for the survival of Sarajevo deserves a much greater devotion than can be addressed in a short blog. It has been given too little attention by film makers and politicians, and its lessons and links to current ills still too often not comprehended. Those politicians who failed in their initial test to rescue Sarajevo then set into refashioning the story to reflect their own stereotypes and agendas. Many were also eager to escape the responsibility for allowing the longest modern siege of a city to perpetuate for almost four years, and no one could claim ignorance of either the suffering or the methodology of the siege.

Sarajevo: the city steeped in stories

THINK Global School | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

The tram, adorned in a blanket of graffiti, makes its first stop since I stepped on. The tired doors creak open to reveal the mall. Home to all the fo...

My Love Letter to Sarajevo

THINK Global School | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

I can't believe you were the one to catch my eye. I don't believe in love at first sight, but the second I saw you, I was already in too deep. I had never seen such a place like you, with your enigmatic past and thriving future.

Bosnia's War of Kindness

THINK Global School | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

Walking through Sarajevo in 2016, I realize just how incomplete my narrative of BiH once was. I'm not reminded of war as much as I'm reminded of kindness, in the face and warm welcome of each local I encounter.

The Future of Nostalgia

Francis Levy | Posted 09.04.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Margalit Fox's Times obituary of Svetlana Boym, the Curt Hugo Reisinger professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at Harvard ("Svetlana Boym, 56, Scholar of Myth and Memory Dies, NYT, 8/22/13) discusses one of her works, The Future of Nostalgia.

Child Poverty: a View From Sarajevo

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Poverty in the modern world is a reality we can change. Poverty should be seen and understood today as a scandal that calls for moral and practical action.

21st Century Sarajevo

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

20 years is a long time. What human beings can accomplish in just two decades can be astounding, just look back at the internet (such as it was) in 1995. Now think of how transformed 21st century lives have become by the two decade evolution of computer technologies.

Women's Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade. I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade. I am also the author of "The Diary of the Political Idiot," maybe the first war diary written by a woman distributed over the Internet.

This Bosnian Muslim Family Is Hand Carving A Special Chair For Pope Francis

The Associated Press | AMEL EMRIC | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion

ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carv...

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

This Is What 30 Years As A Frontline Photojournalist Looks Like

HuffPost Italy | Alessandro Luigi Perna | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

Massimo Sciacca is perhaps the most important Italian photojournalist around. In 1998, he received first place at the World Press awards, and in 2015 ...

Beloved Sarajevo Shoe Shiner Who Sang Amid Sniper Fire During War Honored After Death

The Associated Press | Aida Cerkez | Posted 01.06.2015 | Good News

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When customers say they're wearing shoes his dad used to shine, Ramiz Hasani polishes them with special care, an...

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

It Hasn't Been a Good Day: William Dalrymple, Bosnia, Punjab, Zimbabwe and ... Robin Williams

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

He was a year younger than me, I note immediately. That's so very young, I say to myself. It saddens me because I enjoyed his work, all the way from his television days in the early 1980s to his recent, sporadic appearances on the big screen.

Sarajevo 1914 and New York City 2001: Is It Happening Again?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Sarajevo 1914 does not appear so distant, at least in terms of rhetoric and inclination to dehumanize the other. But, then perhaps our awareness has been raised to the danger.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.