Report: ‘Christians Flee Bosnia Amid Discrimination, Islamization’

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RealAudioMP3 Listen to BosNewsLife's news report via Vatican Radio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians are massively leaving post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina amid mounting discrimination and Islamization, according to a new report released Friday, October 12.

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

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.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Demands ‘Reward’ at Trial

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Listen: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has denied responsibility for genocide and other war crimes, saying instead he should be rewarded for trying to avoid more bloodshed.

NEWS WATCH: Bosnia Votes for Future of Divided Nation

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SARAJEVO/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina have begun casting ballots in general elections that are seen as crucial for the future of the fractured nation where politicians seek membership in the European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). There are international concerns the country will fall apart along ethnic lines.

NEWS WATCH: Bosnian Serb General Sentenced For Genocide

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife images BUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir to life imprisonment for crimes committed during the Balkan war in the mid-1990s, including his involvement in killing thousands of Muslims.

NEWS WATCH: Bosnia Marks 100th Anniversary Of Assassination That Sparked World War I

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife gavrilo_2957116bSARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BosNewsLife)-- The capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina is marking the 100th anniversary of the assassination that sparked World War I, but Serbian and Bosnian Serb representatives are boycotting the events in Sarajevo.

NEWS WATCH: Serbia Pledges Cooperation As Karadzic Trial Adjourns

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife icty1BUDAPEST, 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.

NEWS WATCH: Last Bosnian Refugees Return Home From Hungary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary afp-hague-radovan-karadzic-court190_01BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Mental patients who fled the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s have returned home after years in a refugee facility in Hungary.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Attend Mass Funeral of Srebrenica Victims

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SREBRENICA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday to mark the 16th anniversary of Europe's worst civilian massacre since World War II. The remains of 613 victims only recently dug up and identified were reburied as part of Monday's commemoration.

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.