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: War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Demands ‘Reward’ at Trial

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has denied responsibility for genocide and other war crimes, saying instead he should be rewarded for trying to avoid more bloodshed.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Attend Mass Funeral of Srebrenica Victims


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

SREBRENICA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday to mark the 16th anniversary of Europe's worst civilian massacre since World War II. The remains of 613 victims only recently dug up and identified were reburied as part of Monday's commemoration.

NEWS WATCH: Activists Create Interactive Map of the Srebrenica Killings


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Young people in the Balkans have created an interactive map of Europe's worst massacre since World War II. The map and audio-visual presentations are about the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed by Serbian forces in 1995. The Internet initiative comes as Europe prepares to remember next month what is known as the Srebrenica Massacre.

NEWS WATCH: Survivors Seek Justice on 15th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

SREBRENICA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Preparations are underway for the 15th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II. On July 11, 1995 the killing began of about 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica during the Balkan conflict that broke up Yugoslavia.

NEWS WATCH: Serbia’s Parliament Apologizes For Srebrenica Massacre


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia's parliament has apologized for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims by Bosnian-Serb forces in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995. But, the declaration does not directly call the crime "genocide", as survivors had demanded.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Remember Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

massacre1SREBRENICA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have prayed and remembered the dead in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica on Saturday, the 14th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II. They also re-buried hundreds of victims recently recovered from mass graves.