Migrants gather in a park across from City Hall in Sarajevo on May 3rd. In an election year, the issue is becoming a source of political tension in the country.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations agency is urging EU and Balkan states to help Bosnia manage thousands of migrants who are already in the country and hundreds more w(...)

 Bosnian president Bakir Izetbegovic delivers a press statement in Berlin on a visit including meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic has strongly defended Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plan to hold an election rally in Sarajevo this(...)

Milorad Dodik, the nationalist president of Bosnia’s Serb-run region Republika Srpska, has described as “a farce”  the decision to release a Bosnian Muslim general accused of war crimes. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslims rallied in support of a former general who faces war crimes charges on Monday, while Bosnian Serb leaders denounced a court’s decision(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk (left) on an official visit to Bosnian capital Sarajevo last Thursday shaking hands with members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency: Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic. Photograph:   Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnia and international organisations are calling for urgent action to manage a surge in the number of migrants arriving in the country, which people(...)

Radovan Karadzic:  was found responsible for crimes including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, which claimed about 10,000 lives. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has urged United Nations judges to quash his convictions for genocide and war crimes, claiming they were b(...)

Ryanair will begin flying from Bosnia and Herzegovina this November. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Budget airline Ryanair will begin offering flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina this November as part of its winter schedule. Two new routes, which wi(...)

EU high commissioner for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini: “The western Balkans countries are European, and will be part of the European Union.” Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Turkish accession to the EU should remain on hold because of concerns about human rights abuses, the European Commission has recommended. “Turkey con(...)

 Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj:  claims to have known nothing  about a police operation in which six men were seized and flown back to Turkey. Photograph: Hazir reka

Kosovo’s prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has sacked his interior minister and intelligence chief after police arrested and deported six Turks to the(...)

Leader of the Russian biker gang Night Wolves, Alexander “The Surgeon” Zaldostanov, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the second World War in Brest, Belarus, in 2015. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

A Russian biker gang that counts the country’s president Vladimir Putin as an honorary member is embarking on a controversial Balkan tour, despite two(...)

The president of Kosovo’s parliament, Kadri Veseli, welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker during  the European Commission  president’s visit to Pristina in Kosovo on Wednesday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Top European Union officials have told Bosnia’s leaders to heal its ethnic rifts, strengthen its economy and rule of law and agree on election reform (...)

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