CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1994 |
As Sonja Hagel made last-minute preparations this week to take a team of physicians on her third medical mission to the Balkans, she was wondering if the threatened NATO air strike on Bosnia would alter her plans. If the Bosnian Serbs did not comply with NATO's disarmament ultimatum, she knew she wouldn't be able to fly safely into Sarajevo. "But I have other options.
May 10, 1997 |
The United States is ready to take in 5,000 Bosnian refugees whose right to stay in Germany has expired and who cannot return home because of fears for their safety, the German Interior Ministry said Friday. Kurt Schelter, a state secretary in the ministry, received assurances that the United States will take in the refugees, some of whom would be reunited with their families there, during talks at the U.S. State Department on Wednesday.
February 7, 1994 |
Mustafa Pajevic, a Bosnian soldier who was brought to the United States in an emergency humanitarian airlift last July to save his grenade-shattered left leg, is now stranded in Orange County. Pajevic is one of 19 disabled Bosnians who were flown from Bosnia to the United States in the first medical rescue mission out of that war-torn country. Now this group, including 10 who were hospitalized in Southern California, recently learned that their expected repatriation will be indefinitely delayed.
August 6, 1992 |
It's a long way from the Bronx to Bosnia. But for Mike Radoncic and many of his friends, the war that has destroyed their European homeland with a savagery not seen since World War II is just a gunshot away. On a quiet Saturday afternoon, men are gathering as usual around small tables at the Two-Star Cafe and Social Club north of Manhattan. Normally, they talk about their children, their jobs and upcoming soccer games organized by the city's South Slavic community.
December 31, 1996 |
The Central Intelligence Agency has evidence that Iranian agents secretly delivered at least $500,000 in cash to Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic for his campaign before last fall's Bosnian elections, according to classified documents obtained by The Times. The CIA discovered that the Iranians gave Izetbegovic at least two pieces of luggage stuffed with money, each containing about $250,000, to help fund his campaign in the weeks leading up to the elections, according to the documents.
July 14, 1996 |
Richard C. Holbrooke was angry. The Clinton administration's chief negotiator for Bosnia-Herzegovina had spent weeks pushing for an initiative that he thought might be the key to ending the terrible war in the Balkans.