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Karadzic Blames Islamic Militants For Bosnia Bloodshed

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, defending himself against charges of Europe's worst genocide since the Ho...

Ejup Ganic, Ex-Bosnian Leader, Arrested At London Airport

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British police arrested a former senior Bosnian leader in London Monday on a Serbian warrant alleging he committed war crimes, to the o...

Mass Grave of History: The Vatican's WWII Identity Crisis

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Julia Gorin

In enshrining the Church's divided World War II loyalties by canonizing the ambivalent pope at the time, the Church would be announcing to the world what it's made of. Pius should be neither demonized nor sanctified.

'Empathic Civilization': Why Empathy Is Essential For Doctors And In Conflict Resolution

Jodi Halpern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jodi Halpern

When empathy is guided by a deeper understanding of each other's perspectives, it offers enormous promise for helping us build global cooperation.

My Letter Published in the Wall Street Journal: Bob Dole's Corrupted Opinion on Bosnia

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julia Gorin

Below is the original version of my letter that the Wall Street Journal published today. Because of space considerations, there was no room for the wh...

Ethnic tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina cause concern

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Ivana Howard grew up in Bosnia, and covers the region for the National Endowment for Democracy, a private non-profit organization that promotes democr...

Mostar High School Tries To Bridge Bosnia's Divides

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The Mostar Gymnasium, a bustling high school of 650 students, lies at the crossroads of Bosnia's divides. Located on a b...

Kosovo Offers Model For Nation-Builders, Despite Problems

washingtonpost.com | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRISTINA, KOSOVO -- Nearly two years after the newest country in the world declared independence, outside powers are still firmly in control. ...

Full Show: January 6, 2010

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Please view the original post to see the video. Watch the full show from Wednesday, January 6: an American military official condemns U.S. intelligenc...

Writer Eli Tauber Tells Stories Of Jews Saved In Bosnia

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Nicole Itano SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- In 1941, when Sarajevo's Jews were being rounded up and sent to concentration camps, Dr. Muhamed Ku...

Bosnia: Return to Severalije

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Kira Kay, for the Pulitzer Center The smells coming from Ramiz Sinanovic's homemade distillery weren't so appetizing, but the promise of the fruit ...

Nir Rosen Responds to Criticism

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nir Rosen, for the Pulitzer CenterIn response to my article on Afghanistan in the Boston Review, several members of the Illinois State Nationa...

Radovan Karadzic Attends UN War Crimes Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Radovan Karadzic appeared at his U.N. war crimes trial on Tuesday for the first time since it began last week, claiming...

"Fragile States: Bosnia" airs on World Focus 1/6

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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More than a dozen years have passed since Bosnia and Herzegovina's bloody civil war ended. ...

U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fourteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, refugees are still living in mud huts.  In Bosnia, following Balkanization, people lacked heat and ...

Seeing Iraq In Light Of What Happened In Rwanda, Bosnia, And Herzegovina

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zainab Salbi

As an Iraqi, I am sad to see the lack of political will or desire to gather all sectors with the purpose of rebuilding the country, learning from peer countries like Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ethnicity still divides Bosnia, threatening its fragile peace

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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A fragile peace still hangs in Bosnia and Herzegovina where an estimated 100,000 people were killed and another 2 million displaced during the ethnic ...

Radovan Karadzic Boycotts His Own War Crimes Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — His chair was empty, his headphones lay idle on the desk. In Courtroom One at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, outrage...

Switzerland, Slovakia qualify for World Cup

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Switzerland and Slovakia earned Europe's final two automatic berths for next year's World Cup on Wednesday night, while Argentina tried to beat out Uruguay and Ecuador for South America's last certain spot in the 32-nation field.

Costa Rica played at the United States, which clinched its sixth straight berth last weekend, and the Ticos hoped to stay ahead of Honduras and gain the final automatic place from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine finished second in their groups and joined Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Ireland and Russia in the European playoffs. They will be drawn into four pairs on Monday, and the winners of home-and-home, total-goals matches on Nov. 14 and 18 will qualify for next year's 32-nation field.

By the end of Wednesday, 23 of the 32 nations will have been determined for next year's tournament in South Africa.

In addition to the U.S., Mexico had ensured a berth in CONCACAF, while Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Serbia and Spain had clinched automatic berths in Europe. Brazil, Chile and Paraguay had earned berths from South America, and Australia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea won Asia's spots. Ghana and Ivory Coast joined host South Africa, which qualified automatically as host.

How We Should Really Be Viewing Afghanistan

Melissa Roddy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melissa Roddy

The U.S. bears much responsibility for the destruction of Afghanistan during the 1980s and 1990s. We have a duty to help Afghans rebuild their country and to defend them against their enemy who we've long enabled.

Bosnia FM decries Lieberman remark 'Bosnia is al-Qaida breeding ground'

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Bosnia's Foreign Minister phoned his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman Thursday evening to decry the latter's public suggestion that Bosnia is a p...

Radovan Karadzic, Former Bosnian-Serb Leader, Heard Discussing Massacre In Phone Tap Evidence

Times Online | David Charter in the Hague | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sensational new wireteap evidence of Radovan Karadzic discussing the mass slaughter of 300,000 Muslims was unveiled today at the genocide trial of the...

Nostalgic Serbs board the 8.15 to Sarajevo

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The last time Husein Kratina boarded a train in Belgrade bound for his native Bosnia-Herzegovina was more than 18 years ago. That last trip ...

This Week in Magazines: Armani on Newspapers, Traveling With a Purpose

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Hurrah! Giorgio Armani thinks newspapers are cool (sort of)!... A new magazine about traveling "with a purpose"... A melancholy look at Bosnia and the Dayton Accord.. and more.

Bosnia: Tensions Rising 14 Years After War Ends

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia -- Fourteen years after the United States and NATO intervened to stop war and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, the old divisions and hatre...