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Serbian People

Chance for Serbia to lay Milosevic's ghost to rest

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic died in his prison cell at The Hague before judgment could be passed on him over war crimes of the most serious kind.

Monday, 13 March, 2006, 12:00am

Hope in Bosnia

THE people of Bosnia-Hercegovina, particularly the families of the dead and the millions who have lost their homes to civil war and ethnic cleansing, may be forgiven for cynicism this weekend. As the warring factions edge towards the 36th ceasefire in as many months, is there any reason to hope that this one will bring lasting peace? Surprisingly, yes.

7 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Serbs are 'second-class citizens' in Croatia

CONTRARY to the assertion of your correspondent, Mira Buljan, (South China Morning Post, September 12, 'Serbs' rampage has perpetuated war') Yugoslavia was not always a federation of six republics. From its formation in 1918, until the German invasion in 1941, Yugoslavia was a constitutional monarchy with the King of Serbia as its head of state.

19 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

War alert

SARAJEVO: Rebel Croatian Serbs, deeply involved in fighting in northwest Bosnia, were on war alert after their parliament suspended political talks with Croatia.

10 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Refusal to join truce

SARAJEVO: Croatian Serbs are refusing to join the four-month cease-fire agreed to by the main warring factions in Bosnia.

The Muslim-led Government and Bosnian Serbs signed the United Nations-brokered cease-fire on New Year's Eve and Bosnian Croats joined on Monday.

4 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Wimpish UN

THROUGHOUT the history of armed conflict, one of the main occupational hazards of being a soldier in a war zone was the risk of being shot.

24 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Threats give peace a chance in Sarajevo

THE window of my room at the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo looks out over destruction on the scale of Berlin in 1945 - wrecked buildings, weed-grown streets, piles of rubble. Every window is smashed, every wall pitted with bullet-marks.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Sex crimes are war crimes

THE history of warfare is riddled with atrocities; and rape is, sadly, one of the more frequent crimes committed by advancing armies against the local civilian population.

21 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Next Bosnian resolve

AT 7 pm tonight, NATO [the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation] will begin protective air patrols over Bosnia to enforce a seven-month-old no-fly zone. American, French, Dutch and British warplanes and German reconnaissance aircraft are already in position to begin a mission so long overdue that Serbs, Muslims and Croats alike had long assumed it would never get off the ground.

12 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Mad world

I READ the news of religious conflict between Hindus and Muslims in India and also the bloodshed in Yugoslavia between Croats and Serbs and wonder, what is happening today? All over the world, in the name of religion, very sad things are happening.

26 Jan 1993 - 12:00am