NEW EUROPE: World Mourns Victims Of Srebrenica Massacre At 20th Anniversary

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

srebrenicaaSREBRENICA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the world to mourn the loss of thousands of victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War Two, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the atrocity in the Bosnian town Srebrenica. "We can offer no solace that fully addresses the pain borne by the victims' families. But we must look back at Srebrenica with clear eyes, commemorate the tragedy, and learn from it," he said.

NEWS WATCH: Sarajevo Recalls Shots That Sparked World War One Amid Controversy

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- Famed Austrian musicians, government leaders and residents have gathered in Sarajevo to commemorate that the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago in what is now the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Yet, the events were overshadowed by different interpretations over what sparked one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

NEWS WATCH: Bosnia Marks 100th Anniversary Of Assassination That Sparked World War I

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

gavrilo_2957116bSARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- The capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina is marking the 100th anniversary of the assassination that sparked World War I, but Serbian and Bosnian Serb representatives are boycotting the events in Sarajevo.

MISSION WATCH: Dozens Die In Balkans Worst Flooding; Christian Workers Rush

By Stefan J. Bos with additional reporting by Laura Ieraci


BELGRADE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis appealed for prayers for the victims of floods in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, while Christian aid workers rushed to the region, amid reports that as many as 40 people have drowned over the last three days.

NEWS WATCH: Many Injured In Bosnia’s Worst Unrest Since War

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

bosnia-4SARAJEVO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Violent anti-government protests are spreading throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina with reports that more than 150 people have been injured in the worst unrest since the end of the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.

NEWS WATCH: Heat Wave Causing Misery in Europe

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picturenowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Central and Eastern Europe is trying to overcome a stubborn heat wave that has overshadowed Europe's largest music festival and caused wild fires in the Balkans.

NEWS WATCH: UN Tribunal For Ex-Yugoslavia Marks 20th Anniversary Amid Controversy

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king willem-alexanderBy Stefan J. Bos, Chief Internatonal Correspondent BosNewsLife

THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has marked its 20th anniversary on Monday, amid concern about the future of some cases. Dutch King Willem-Alexander was among those invited to commemorate the occasion at a time when the United Nations court is under pressure to end its operations.