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 Vienna Philharmonic Vijecnica 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 water 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

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest 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

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3 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.

NEWS WATCH: Bosnian Serb General Sentenced For Genocide

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife images BUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir to life imprisonment for crimes committed during the Balkan war in the mid-1990s, including his involvement in killing thousands of Muslims.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Demands ‘Reward’ at Trial

Listen: RealAudioMP3 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.

Report: ‘Christians Flee Bosnia Amid Discrimination, Islamization’

RealAudioMP3 Listen to BosNewsLife's news report via Vatican Radio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians are massively leaving post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina amid mounting discrimination and Islamization, according to a new report released Friday, October 12.

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