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Probe launched into soldiers' line-up at prohibited Banja Luka ceremony

The Defence Ministry of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday opened an official investigation into the deployment of a dozens of servicemen of the country's army...

Bosniak presidency member announces investigation into Banja Luka troop review

The Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, on Monday announced an investigation into the review of the country's army...

Opposition: Banja Luka troop review tantamount to coup

The review of Bosnia and Herzegovina Army personnel in Banja Luka as part of celebrations of the unconstitutional Republika Srpska Day is tantamount to a coup...

Parade held in Banja Luka to celebrate self-proclaimed Republika Srpska Day

Several hundred Bosnian Serb police officers, firemen, civil protection personnel and war veterans paraded through central Banja Luka on Monday as part of...

Dodik questioned in Sarajevo over unconstitutional referendum

After months of stalling, Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik was questioned at the Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office in Sarajevo on Friday in...

Bosnian Serb entity announces its census results

The statistical office of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska on Friday published its results of a 2013 census in Bosnia and Herzegovina which...

Dodik announces celebrations on 9 Jan. despite court's ban

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has said that 9 January will be marked in Banja Luka with a high-profile celebration and a parade of local police officers,...

Serb entity court rules Bosniak pupils not entitled to Bosniak language

The Banja Luka District Court has ruled that the rights of Bosniak children in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska, have not been denied by their...

Dodik wants to step up cooperation with Chinese Communist Party

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said on Sunday the Bosnian Serb entity and his Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) party would step up...

PM, Banja Luka bishop talk status of Croats in Bosnian Serb entity

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday received the Bishop of Banja Luka, Msgr Franjo Komarica, and discussed the difficult position of Croats over the...

More than 100 parties to run in Bosnia's local elections on Oct 2

Slightly more than 3.2 million registered voters will have the opportunity to elect new municipal and town councils as well as municipal heads and mayors in...

Bosnian prosecution investigating Serb entity referendum

The Bosnian Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a Bosnian Serb entity referendum which breached the law and the constitution, and the...

Serb referendum: 99.81 pct vote 'yes'; Bosniaks say data forged

The turnout in Sunday's referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska (RS) was 55.75% and 99.91% voted "yes", the RS commission implementing the...

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum for disputed entity holiday

Nearly all who went to the polls on Sunday in a disputed referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's controversial official holiday voted for keeping...

Referendum: Nearly 100% of Bosnian Serbs for keeping observing 9 Jan as holiday

Nearly all who went to the polls in a disputed referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's official holiday voted for keeping marking 9 January as the entity's...

Bosniaks in Serb entity urged not to vote in referendum

Republika Srpska (RS) Vice President Ramiz Salkic on Friday called on Bosniaks in RS, the Bosnian Serb entity, not to participate in a referendum on Sunday,...

Bosnian Constitutional Court temporarily bans Serb entity referendum

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday dismissed a motion by the Serb entity's government that the Court reconsider its ...

Bosnian state court upholds ban to RS authorities to use electoral roll for referendum

The Appeals Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday upheld a decision of the State Electoral Commission (SIP) to reject the...

Bosnian Serb authorities intend to use police records as electoral roll

Authorities in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska (RS) do not intend to back out of conducting a referendum planned for 25 September on the issue of the...

Bosnian Serb leader says won't back out of referendum

The referendum planned for 25 September on the issue of the Bosnian Serb entity's national holiday, will be held as planned, the President of the...

Vucic says doesn't want to interfere in Serb entity referendum

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Banja Luka on Friday that he would not interfere in decisions by Bosnian Serb authorities regarding a...

Plans for Sept referendum in Serb entity fuel political conflicts in Bosnia

The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has deteriorated in recent months and that will have not only political but also economic repercussions, the...

Banja Luka-based association marks Jadovno Remembrance Day

A Banja Luka-based association of descendants of the victims of the World War II, Ustasha-run death camp Gospic-Jadovno-Pag, on Saturday organised a...

Three attacks on reporters recorded in Banja Luka on Saturday

The Press Club in Banja Luka on Sunday strongly condemned the physical attack on Croatian RTL television reporter Petar Panjkota which occurred in that city on...

30,000 demonstrators gather in Banja Luka for rival political rallies

An estimated 30,000 people gathered in the Republika Srpska (RS) capital of Banja Luka at noon on Saturday for separate demonstrations called by the government...

Vucic: We have to prevent possible unrest between political rivals

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday warned that protest rallies announced for May 14 in Banja Luka by supporters of ruling and opposition...

War-destroyed Ferhadija mosque, landmark of Banja Luka, reconstructed

A 16th-century grand mosque in the north-western Bosnian city of Banja Luka was reopened on Saturday, 23 years to the day after it was levelled by Bosnian...

Thousands of Muslims flock to Banja Luka for reopening of Ferhadija mosque

Thousands of Muslim believers are flocking to Banja Luka on Saturday to attend a ceremony marking the completion of the reconstruction of the Ferhad Pasha...

Bosnia can take 2,000 refugees at the most

Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are preparing facilities that could accommodate refugees if the migrant wave across the western Balkans turns...

Vucic says Serbia to continue supporting Bosnian Serb entity

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic vowed in Banja Luka on Saturday that support to Republika Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Serb entity,...
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