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

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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.

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

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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: Heat Wave Causing Misery in Europe

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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.

NEW EUROPE: Serbian Prime Minister Chased From Srebrenica Massacre Memorial

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife Bosnia Srebrenica AnniversarySREBRENICA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- An angry crowd on Saturday chased Serbia’s Prime Minister from a ceremony in Bosnia-Herzegovina marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in which thousands of Muslims were killed by Serbian forces, amid outrage over Serbia's role in the conflict.

NEWS WATCH: UN Court Acquits Kosovo’s Ex-Premier For War Crimes; Serbia Furious

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: BosNewsLife Radio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia has condemned a United Nations tribunal in The Hague for acquitting Kosovo's former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and two of his aids of war crimes against Serbs and other civilians. The ruling, made in a retrial, was welcomed in Kosovo, which broke away from Serbia after a bloody conflict.

NEWS WATCH: Serbia, Kosovo Peace Talks Breakdown

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Listen to BosNewsLife's report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife serbiakosovoBRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to an agreement on the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, though they do not rule out an accord later this month.

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

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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.

BREAKING NEWS: Serbia Captures War Crimes Suspect Ratko Mladic

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia says it has captured former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic, one of the world's most wanted war crimes suspects. Mladic, who was detained in Serbia early Thursday, May 26, has been indicted for crimes that include the massacre of thousands of Muslims during the Balkan war.

NEWS WATCH: Yugoslav Army Chief Sentenced for War Crimes

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands-based United Nations war crimes tribunal has sentenced the former chief of the Yugoslav army, Momcilo Perisic, to 27 years in prison for war crimes during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The crimes included providing crucial military aid to Serb forces during Europe's worst massacre since World War II, and the shelling and sniping of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.

Officials Warn: Extremist Parties Threaten Eastern Europe’s Stability

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- About 1,000 people, many of them elderly Holocaust survivors, braved winter temperatures Saturday, February 13, to express concern about the rising far right groups in Hungary.