Tribunal Convicts Former Serbian Officials of Crimes in the Balkans

It was the first time in the three decades of the tribunal’s history that officials in the wartime Serbian government were found guilty of playing a role in atrocities in neighboring countries.

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Ratko Mladic Loses Final Appeal in Genocide Conviction

The confirmation of the verdict against the Bosnian Serb former commander, convicted in 2017 of crimes against humanity for his role in the Balkan wars, closes a grim chapter in European history.

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‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’: Jasmila Zbanic on Dramatizing Genocide

For years, Jasmila Zbanic hoped someone else would dramatize the worst atrocity of the Balkan wars. Instead, she did so with “Quo Vadis, Aida?” and it has been nominated for an Oscar.

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Turned Back by Italy, Migrants Face Perilous Winter in Balkans

Advocacy groups and legislators say a practice of informal deportations violates Italian, European Union and international laws. At least one court in Rome agreed.

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Many Migrants Still Stranded in Bosnia as Freezing Cold Sets In

Local authorities have refused to reopen an E.U.-funded housing facility for the migrants, bringing criticism that Bosnia has failed to provide basic humanitarian assistance required by international law.

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Hundreds of Migrants Stranded in Freezing Weather in Bosnia

Up to 700 people lacking winter clothes, sleeping bags and tents have slept outside after a temporary camp was dismantled. Local hostility has blocked efforts to relocate them.

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When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

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Amnesia Grips a Bosnian Spa That Served as a Rape Camp

A forest health resort promotes its therapeutic waters and fine dining but bristles with anger at any mention of its gruesome past.

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Under a Divisive Peace, Wartime Rifts Hobble Hope in Bosnia

The Dayton Accords, which ended fighting in the country 25 years ago, created a dysfunctional system that put power in the hands of politicians stoking ethnic division.

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Why NASA Picked Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover

Jezero crater, the destination of the Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.

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Madeleine Albright: The Best Response to the Coronavirus Is Resilience

These are hard times, but we have seen worse. Courage, staying calm and counting on one another can get us through.

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