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The unveiling of portraits of Gavrilo Princip and Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the exterior of the Sarajevo Museum mark the start of a series of events commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
Polling stations closed on Sunday evening across Kosovo in an election whose outcome remains hard to call owing to the tight competition between the main parties.
Stay tuned for all the latest developments, election results and reactions as Kosovo goes to the polls to elect a new government.
The people of Kosovo go to vote today in an election whose outcome is the most uncertain in the history of the country’s independence.
At least three people are reported dead following an explosion at the Kosovo A power station just outside Pristina on Friday.
Serbian experts will examine the site of another suspected mass grave near the town of Raska, where the bodies of 37 Kosovo Albanians killed during wartime have already been found.
With elections approaching on Sunday, authorities in Pristina have increased measures in order to prevent poll fraud.
Prime Minister Hashim Thaci’s Democratic Party of Kosovo claimed victory in parliamentary polls to secure a third term in office despite a low turnout at Sunday’s vote.
Goran Zubac, the director of the State Investigative and Protection Agency, was charged with failing to deal with violent unrest during mass protests in Bosnia in February.
Dario Kordic, former leader of the self-proclaimed wartime statelet called the Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna, was released after serving 17 years of his war crimes sentence.
Former Bosnian Serb policeman Dragomir Andan testified that his military leader Ratko Mladic told him in 1992 that his biggest problem was fighting to rein in paramilitary groups.
The House of Peoples of the Bosnian Parliament has finally adopted a law on anti-money laundering – bowing to EU threats – but it has yet to agree on changes needed to criminal law.
Former Bosnian Army soldier Edin Dzeko was jailed for 12 years over the killings of six Croat fighters and a civilian couple in the village of Trusina near Konjic in 1993.
The grim business of destroying the corpses of thousands of cattle and other livestock, killed in the recent floods, is drawing to a close in Bosnia.
The prosecutor told the UN that there was still a huge backlog of war crimes cases from the Bosnian conflict and progress towards clearing them by the 2023 deadline was unacceptably slow.
After days of uncertainty, the Srpska Lista has opted at the 11th hour to take part in the election campaign.
While voters have a range of parties to choose from on June 8, the ideological differences between most of them appear slim.
A memorial plaque dedicated to the former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, who is on trial for genocide and other crimes in Bosnia, has been erected on the hills above Sarajevo.
After years of interruptions, the authorities announced the start of construction work on a high-standard state prison.
The former local government chief in the town of Pale told Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that Bosniaks were not expelled from the area, but wanted to leave.
For the second day in a row, Bosnian police have arrested two men suspected of war crimes committed in the towns of Sekovici and Busovaca during the 1992-95 conflict.
Kosovo leaders will be competing aggressively for votes in the last few days of the election campaign, partly because the outcome is unusually unpredictable.
Kosovo may be gearing up for polls on June 8, but there is no sign of election activity in the northern, Serbian half of the town of Mitrovica.
After Serb leaders in northern Kosovo said they were quitting election-related activities in a dispute over ballots, Serbia’s Prime Minister has said that Kosovo Serbs should vote in the election.
At least 900 housing units are to be built over the next three years for the most vulnerable refugees, mostly Roma displaced from Kosovo in the war of the late 1990s.
Bosnian police have arrested two men suspected of committing war crimes against civilians and prisoners in Zavidovici and Brcko during the 1992-95 conflict.
Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic lived normally at his apartment in Belgrade from 1997 until 2001, his former security officer told his war crimes trial in The Hague.
Bosnian Serb leader is poised to block parliament’s adoption of laws on money-laundering, on the grounds that the issue should have been decided by Bosnia’s entities.
The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was told that his forces never intentionally cut electricity supplies to Sarajevo civilians during the war.
Serbs in Kosovo should not boycott June 8 general elections because a boycott will not solve any of their problems, a debate on Friday in the Serb-run northern part of Mitrovica heard.
An exhumation is being launched near the flood-hit town of Doboj after recent heavy rains uncovered human remains suspected to be those of victims of the 1992-95 war.
After the Bosnian parliament failed to adopt legislation to tackle money-laundering, Council of Europe experts urged other states to be vigilant in financial dealings with the country.
The trial of Bosniak former soldier Vehid Subotic over a massacre in the village of Dusina near Zenica in 1993 was told that an eyewitness saw the defendant order the killings.
The remains of 27 people, believed to be Kosovo Albanians killed by Belgrade’s forces during the 1990s war, were exhumed from a quarry near the south Serbian town of Raska.
Parents of 102 children who were killed or went missing in Prijedor during the 1992-95 war launched a campaign urging the local authorities to finally erect a memorial in the town.