Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- The trial of former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic, the last fugitive sought by the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, has resumed at The Hague.
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.
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.
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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SKOPJE/BELGRADE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A Macedonian court sentenced the archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Macedonia to three years in prison on what his denomination and activists called Wednesday, July 3, "false charges" of money laundering, while fourteen co-defendants received suspended jail terms.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A stand-off was expected Monday, October 26, between former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and the U.N. court in The Netherlands after the war crimes suspect said he would boycott the start of the long-awaited trial. Ahead of the proceedings, Serbia's Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, told BosNewsLife his country would do "its utmost" to cooperate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SREBRENICA, 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.
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.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in the Balkans on the day the U.N.'s migration agency announced that 90 people apparently drowned after a smuggler's boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast.