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    Sarajevo, 28 Feb. (AKI) – Bosnia’s majority Muslims have stepped up their drive for the abolition of the Serb entity Republika Srpska (RS). Created under the 1995 Dayton accord that ended Bosnia's civil war, the RS has been called a "genocidal creature" by Muslim member of Bosnia's three-man rotating state presidency, Haris Silajdzic. Due to the unstable situation in the country, the mandate of the high representative of the international community in Bosnia (OHR) was on Tuesday extended by a year. But the European Union has meanwhile decided to reduce its forces in Bosnia (EUFOR) - from the present 6,000...
  • Utah mall gunman was Srebrenica survivor, cousin says

    02/15/2007 8:28:40 AM PST · by Red6 · 85 replies · 1,961+ views
    CNN ^ | 15 Feb 2007 | Reuters
    CERSKA, Bosnia (Reuters) -- The 18-year-old gunman who shot five people to death in a Salt Lake City, Utah, shopping mall was a survivor of the siege that ended in the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Bosnia's 1992-95 war, a cousin said on Wednesday. Sulejman Talovic, who was killed by police after Monday's shooting spree in which he also wounded four people, fled his village with his family during the Bosnia war to Srebrenica, a U.N.-protected enclave, Redzo Talovic said. They spent two years in the town, during which Bosnian Serb forces besieged the enclave and Talovic's grandfather was...
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina marks 1st Islamic school anniversary in Balkan

    REL-BOSNIA-ISLAMIC-SCHOOL Bosnia-Herzegovina marks 1st Islamic school anniversary in Balkans SARAJEVO, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- A grand ceremony was held here Monday marking the 470th anniversary of the establishment of the first Islamic school in the Balkans. The ceremony was inaugurated by Muslim Representative of the Bosnian Presidency Haris Silajdzic, who said Islam entered the country through righteous call for Islam and conviction, rather than the use of sword. The Islamic school was established by Khesro Bey, the first Ottoman ruler of Bosnia-Herzegovina, who was mainly interested in science and culture. Islam was an option, albeit a challenge to the Bosnian...