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Rappler's latest stories on Herzegovina


How the EU plans to tackle the migrant crisis

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:42 PM

There are plans to set up reception centers to separate genuine refugees fleeing war from economic migrants who will be sent back home

MIGRANT CRISIS. A migrant holds his child and looks for relatives in front of the train heading for the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, September 23, 2015. File photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Russia vetoes UN move to recognize Srebrenica 'genocide'

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:41 AM

UPDATED The veto triggers warnings the bitter diplomatic wrangling could spark renewed violence

Serbia arrests 7 over 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:49 PM

The 7 identified only by initials are said to be members of a Bosnian Serb wartime special police unit suspected of having committed war crimes against the civilian population

REMEMBERING THE GENOCIDE. A Bosnian Muslim girl weeps at the Potocari Memorial Center during the funeral in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 July 2014, where 175 newly-identified Bosnian Muslims were buried. Fehiim Demir/EPA

Nationalists win Bosnia's elections

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:08 AM

Nationalist candidates from Bosnia s Croat Muslim and Serb communities win the country s three man presidency underlining continued ethnic strains 20 years after the Balkan state s civil war

ONE OF THREE. Bakir Izetbegovic, member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency, speaks to journalists after voting at one of polling stations in Sarajevo center on October 12, 2014. Photo by Elvis Barukcic / AFP

Bosnia goes to polls amid economic woes, ethnic splits

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Some 3 3 million voters are eligible to cast ballots to elect three members – a Croat a Muslim and a Serb – of the joint presidency as well as a new central parliament

A picture taken on October 9, 2014 in Sarajevo shows several campaign posters hanging in a street. Elvis Barukcic/AFP

34 miners trapped after Bosnia quake

Sep 05, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Esad Civic manager at the Raspotocje says the miners are doing well and have enough clean air to wait for the arrival of rescue teams

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

Jul 17, 2014 - 7:55 AM

Families of the victims had sued the Dutch government over the 1995 killings accusing Dutch UN peacekeepers of failing to protect the 8 000 people slaughtered by ethnic Serb forces just a few months before the end of the Bosnian war – an act two international courts have ruled was genocide

REMEMBERING THE GENOCIDE. A Bosnian Muslim girl weeps at the Potocari Memorial Center during the funeral in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 July 2014, where 175 newly-identified Bosnian Muslims were buried. Fehiim Demir/EPA

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing that sparked WWI

Jun 28, 2014 - 3:53 PM

On June 28 1914 a Bosnian Serb nationalist shot dead the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife setting off a chain of events that sucked Europe s great powers into four years of war

REENACTMENT. A replica of the car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie drove on June 28, 1914, stands in front of the 'Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918', in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 27, 2014. In front of the building, Bosnian Serb assassin Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife on 28 June 1914. EPA/FEHIIM DEMIR

Messi off the mark as Argentina wins World Cup opener

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The diminutive striker provided the two decisive moments of the match for Argentina s goals

GOAL. Argentina's Lionel Messi (L) scores the 2-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group F preliminary round match between Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 June 2014. Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Protest-hit Bosnia mourns Ottoman archives lost in riots

Feb 11, 2014 - 7:17 AM

The full extent of the destruction is still being investigated but one of the affected depots housed the oldest documents from between the Ottoman Empire times and World War II

DAMAGED. A yellow "Police Crime Scene" tape surrounds Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidency building in the country's capital Sarajevo, on February 9, 2014. Elvis Barukcic/AFP

Poverty, joblessness underpin Bosnia's bloody riots

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED A shadow economy endemic corruption and a complex post war political structure that enables squabbling politicians to block reforms are seen as key impediments to improving the economy

UNREST IN SARAJEVO. People watch police vehicles set ablaze during a demonstration in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 07 February 2014. Dzenan Krijestorac/EPA

Miss Earth 2013 Fearless Forecast

Dec 06, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Who will win the Miss Earth crown? Here s Drew Francisco s fearless forecast

BEAUTIES WITH AN ADVOCACY. The 2013 Miss Earth Candidates, presented to the media. All photos by Jose Del

Bosnia first post-war census reopens old wounds

Oct 02, 2013 - 10:44 AM

The historic census is expected to reveal the extent of the upheaval from the 1992 95 war but also to affect the terms of the deal that ended it

Angelina Jolie fights war zone rape

Mar 26, 2013 - 8:33 AM

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie joins UK Foreign Secretary William Hague in condemning war zone rape and sexual violence

JOINING FORCES. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie want to end sexual violence in conflict zones. Photo from the William Hague Facebook page

Karadzic tells war crimes court he should be rewarded

Oct 16, 2012 - 4:21 PM

I should have been rewarded for all the good things that I ve done because I did everything within human power to avoid the war and to reduce the human suffering Karadzic told the Hague based court

Europe's first hijab-wearing mayor to take office in Bosnia

Oct 10, 2012 - 8:11 AM

Amra Babic 43 who regularly wears the hijab won 30 percent of the votes in the mayoral race in Visoko a town of some 40 000 people near Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina

Amra Babic, the newly elected mayor of the central Bosnian town of Visoko, poses in her office in Visoko on October 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC

Angelina Jolie in Sarajevo for film festival

Jul 08, 2012 - 8:10 AM

US superstar Angelina Jolie whose recent directorial debut dealt with the 1992 95 war in Bosnia arrived on Saturday July 7 as a special guest of the Sarajevo Film Festival

SARAJEVO'S HONORARY CITIZEN. Angelina Jolie receives the award that was conferred to her on April 6. Screen grab from YouTube