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They certainly looked intimidating, sitting in the parliament of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Members of a group called “Serbian Honor” (Српска ЧАСТ), they claim to be involved in “humanitarian” work in Republika Srpska and neighboring Serbia. But according to other reports, ...
The town of Visegrad, now located in Republika Srpska, was the center of thorough ethnic cleansing early in the war, as it switched from having a Bosniak to a Serb majority, the daily writes. An estimated 3,000 Bosniaks were killed there. Bosniak rape victims have long claimed that some 200 women were ...

Starting from September, when the new school year begins, pupils in high schools in Republika Srpska will have mandatory religion classes. Over the next few months, officials from Republika Srpska and the Serbian Orthodox Church will work on a detailed plan for the classes. “This will be done, for sure, ...
After the Bosnian War (1992-1995), Bosnia and Herzegovina split mainly into two autonomous governments, the Bosniak and Croat-led Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Serbian-led Republika Srpska. The region handles foreign affairs and other matters as the sovereign nation of Bosnia and ...
Instead of roaring into town amid throbbing engines and clouds of smoke, the tattooed, potbellied bikers arrived by car and minivan in Banja Luka, the capital of Republika Srpska, a would-be state born in bloodshed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Anxious about the cold weather, they left their bikes ...
A coalition of non-Serbian parties, "Together for Bosnia", which gathers nine Bosnian Croat and Bosniak parties, will contest the October general elections in Republika Srpska together, representing what they describe as a pro-Bosnian platform. They intend to “fight against discrimination and fight for the ...

Nearly two dozen members of the pro-Kremlin motorcycle group Night Wolves have visited Banja Luka, the administrative center of Bosnia's predominantly Serb entity, Republika Srpska, as part of what they are calling a "Russian Balkans" tour. Because of bad weather conditions, instead of riding in on ...
Commenting of the recent opinion poll in Serbia, which demonstrated 58% support to the Russian leader, Dodik noted, "I am sure that if such a poll were conducted in Republika Srpska, the results would be the same." Russia held its presidential election on Sunday, March 18. Eight candidates were running for the highest ...
The military buildup is taking place in Republika Srpska, a largely autonomous region in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where most of the population is Serbian. Local police and other security officials are receiving military-style training from Russia and amassing military equipment, according to documents ...
Perhaps I was just too dumbfounded, and puzzled at how the president of Republika Srpska could ban teaching about the siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica genocide -- as if these topics were even part of the school curriculum in his entity. After reading the article, I realized that the unsettling past would ...
The war officially ended with the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, which divided Bosnia into two entities — the Federation and Republika Srpska (RS) — and gave the newly independent Bosnia a complex system of governance that rewards ethnic-based politics. Despite its shortcomings, the ...
When the Dayton Accords were signed in 1995, they established a complicated power-sharing structure consisting of two mostly autonomous regions, Republika Srpska (majority Serb) and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (majority Bosniak and Croat), as well as a weak national government.
Republika Srpska will adopt a unified curriculum with Serbia covering four key educational subjects from the start of the next school year, sparking criticism from Bosniak politicians in the Serb-dominated entity. The unified curriculum will apply to the so-called 'national' set of subjects - language, history, ...
After several hours of discussions on Saturday, the Serbian Democratic Party, the strongest member of Republika Srpska's opposition Alliance for Changes, announced party leader Vukota Govedarica as its candidate for president of Bosnia-Herzegovina's Serbian-dominated entity in elections this October.
Military exercises with the participation of NATO's A-10 aircraft squadrons are being planned in Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Serb Republic (Republika Srpska) in 2019. That's according to a report by “Dnevnik,” a Sarajevo-based website, referencing official documents of the Ministry of Defense of ...
"The video and its publication should be placed in its proper context," Azinovic said, adding that 10 days earlier an actual, suspected paramilitary formation from Serbia had marched fully armed through the streets of Banja Luka, in Republika Srpska, during official celebrations marking that northern Bosnian ...
During his two terms as president of the Republika Srpska — and two more as prime minister — Mr. Dodik has ruffled more than a few feathers. Despite warnings from the international community, and in violation of a ruling from Bosnia's highest court, he pressed for a referendum in 2016 on whether to ...

Milorad Dodik on Tuesday said he would cut Ramiz Salkic's salary by 20 per cent because the Bosniak [Muslim] Vice President of the Republika Srpska had "told notorious falsehoods that inflict inevitable damage on the RS's reputation”. Dodik said earlier on Tuesday that “the permanent war-like rhetoric of ...
The Dayton peace agreement ended the Bosnian conflict just over 22 years ago, dividing the country into two semi-autonomous parts: the Republika Srpska (RS) and a Muslim-Croat federation. The deal stopped the killing but created a system that rewarded ethnically based politics. Nationalist parties have ...
Quantities of automatic weapons will be delivered to the Republika Srpska Ministry of the Interior only a few days before a new training centre for RS police will open, where specialists from Russia will run the training, the Bosnian news site Zurnal reported on Friday. Last year, the RS Interior Minister, ...
In contrast to the U.S. sanctions, Dodik gave the Night Wolves an award on January 9 for their “emphasis on the affirmation of human rights, tolerance among people, the rule of law and freedom, and the strengthening of friendly relations between the Russian Federation and [Republika Srpska].”.
In February, it was reported that at the beginning of 2019, NATO will hold exercises on the Manjaca training range near Banja Luka, the main city of Republika Srpska and use A-10 airplanes armed with Vulcan cannons, the ordnance of which carries “some type of depleted uranium.” This was reported, in ...


 

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