Hungary Asks Court To Probe ‘Islamic State’ Crackdown On Christians


By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosministernow

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's foreign minister says his country has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the "brutal actions" committed against Christians by the Islamic State group.

NEWS WATCH: Kosovo Elections Overshadowed By Violence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRISTINA, KOSOVO (BosNewsLife)-- Less than half of Kosovo's 1.8 million voters have dared to participate in local elections, which have been overshadowed by violence. On the Serb-side of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica a group of masked men broke into the main polling center.

NEWS WATCH: EU’s Ashton Expects Breakthrough In Kosovo Dispute

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Catherine-AshtonPRISTINA/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Serbia and Kosovo are close to a deal to end the ethnic partition of the former Serbian province.

BosNewsLife Week in Review: Christians Killed, Jews Called ‘Security Risk’ By Extremists (Nov.25-Dec.2)


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's November 25-December 2 news week began with a massive explosion as at least five people were killed and dozens injured when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Concerned Over Kosovo After Deadly Border Clashes


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRISITINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency session to discuss Kosovo, where the NATO military alliance and the European Union are struggling to restore a tense peace after border clashes near Serbia killed one ethnic-Albanian policemen and injured four others. NATO says its peacekeepers have taken control of two contested border crossings, but concerns remain about the future.

NEWS WATCH: US Envoy Condemns Kosovo Partition Plans, Ethnic Tensions

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon has concluded a four-nation trip through the Balkans, where he expressed concern over ethnic tensions and unresolved war crimes. He also said the U.S. does not accept the partition of Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

 

NEWS WATCH: Kosovo Prime Minister Claims Victory In Tense Elections


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRISTINA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci claimed victory Sunday, December 12, in Kosovo's first parliamentary elections since it declared independence from Serbia, but the vote was overshadowed by ethnic tensions and allegations of fraud.