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HVIDRA war veteran association against meeting Serbia veterans

The leader of the association of Homeland Defence War veterans that goes by the name HVIDRA and a Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) parliamentarian, Josip Djakic, on Friday said that HVIDRA did not...

Thousands of children are detained in conflict zones, report finds

Thousands of children have been detained and held without charges for months and even years in conflict zones where governments often treat children as national security threats, according to a...

Two decades later, Bosnia still burdened with war refugees

Two decades after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended there are still 98,000 people with refugee status in the country and another 30,000 who live abroad.

Indictment against Serb paramilitary leader upheld

An indictment against Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic, aka Captain Dragan, charged with war crimes against POWs and civilians in southern and central Croatia, was upheld by the Split...

Monument to children killed in Homeland War unveiled

A monument to the 402 girls and boys killed during the 1991-95 Homeland War was unveiled in Slavonski Brod on Saturday, the eastern town chosen for its location because 28 local children were...

Croatian MPs receive family of Slovak peacekeeper killed in 1990s war

Slovakia and the Czech Republic parted ways peacefully, but Croatia was not given such an opportunity, Demo said at the talks with the dead soldier's mother, Eva Rigova. He also stressed that war...

Jewish organisations commemorate Jasenovac victims

"We are here to pay tribute to all victims of the Jasenovac Camp," said Coordinating Committee chairman Ognjen Kraus in his brief address at the start of the commemoration, after Rabbi Lucijano...

Report: Russia rarely targeted Islamic State forces in Syria

Russia's claim to have mainly targeted Islamist militants during a six-month military intervention in the Syrian civil war was false, a private think tank on international affairs said in a report...

Syrian warplane shot down with surface-to-air missile, regime says

A Syrian warplane was shot down Tuesday by "terrorist organizations" using a surface-to-air missile, state news agency SANA said.

Armenia warns of war with neighbour Azerbaijan over disputed region

The sudden surge of violence in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has the potential to set off an all-out war between Armenia and neighbouring Azerbaijan, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan...

Book on suffering of Ruthenians in Homeland War launched

Those 97 Ruthenians, of whom 55 were civilians and 42 defenders, represented nearly three percent of their community in Croatia, said author Nikola Pap.

Libyan militia vows "long-term war" against unity government

An armed militia in Libya threatened Friday to wage a "long-term war" against a UN-backed unity government that said it would move to the capital Tripoli, where a rival administration is in...

Fifth year of Syria's war the worst yet, aid groups say in new report

The fifth year of Syria's civil war has been the worst yet, 30 aid agencies said on Friday in a new report entitled, "Fuelling the Fire."

Syria, Russia airstrikes on hospitals "strategy of war," Amnesty says

Airstrikes on hospitals and other medical facilities by Syrian government and Russian forces are part of a "strategy of war" designed to pave the way for ground forces to advance on northern...

Steinmeier urges trust-building to end crises in Ukraine, Middle East

Renewed dialogue and trust-building are needed to solve the complex crises faced by the world today, including the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter...