October 14, 2000 |
Ratko Tisanovic's eyes move unconsciously to his calloused hands as he ponders how his role in the brutal siege of Sarajevo changed his life. "Before the war, you couldn't find what we had anywhere else in Europe," recalls the former restaurateur who now earns barely enough from a sawmill job just outside Sarajevo to pay for the cigarettes that help take his mind off hunger and sorrow. "But we lost all of this because we went to war for a state of our own," he concedes.
July 19, 2000 |
Angry over the arrest of a Serbian militant who allegedly attacked ethnic Albanians, thousands of Serbs blocked roads Tuesday into their part of this Kosovo city and staged mass rallies to demand the man's release. French soldiers backed by six armored personnel carriers blocked the main bridge over the Ibar River, which divides the Serbian and ethnic Albanian communities, refusing to allow even U.N. employees to cross.
March 30, 2000 |
Her face was hidden by a screen, her voice scrambled electronically. Identified as Victim No. 50, she opened her private chamber of horrors Wednesday, telling the world how she and women like her were forced to become the sexual property of Bosnian Serbs. "They would point their finger: 'You, you and you,' " said the rape victim, who was 16 at the time of her Bosnian war ordeal.
March 10, 2000 | ,
In a striking change from Washington's wartime sympathies, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright praised the leadership of the Serb-run half of Bosnia on Thursday, pronouncing it ahead of the rest of the country on political and economic reforms. With Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik at her side, Albright said moderate forces in Republika Srpska, as the Serbian entity is known, "have been fighting the good fight. . . .
August 3, 1999 |
A former Bosnian Serb police commander was flown to The Hague on Monday, hours after his arrest by NATO peacekeepers in Bosnia, to stand trial on charges of enslaving and raping Bosnian Muslim women during the 1992-1995 war. Radomir Kovac, 38, was detained early Monday in his apartment in Foca in southeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.
October 5, 1998 |
Sabira Pazarac's strength and persistence went a long way in keeping her family together. The Muslim seamstress opened her store almost every day of Bosnia-Herzegovina's 3 1/2-year war and furiously sewed clothes custom-ordered by the wives of the men who were, essentially, her Serbian captors. "People were saying: 'How can you work? They are rounding people up and shooting them, and you just sit behind your sewing machine,' " she said. "That is what sustained me.