November 19, 2000 |
In the battle to win Bosnia's peace, thousands of NATO troops join legions of foreign bureaucrats with a multibillion-dollar arsenal of tanks, helicopters and aid money. There is also a simpler weapon: the black felt pen. In many Bosnian schools, it is not enough to teach history, art and grammar to the nation's Croatian, Serbian and Muslim children; they're also taught to hate those from other ethnic groups.
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.
July 15, 2000 |
The world's 6 billionth person is just a knock on the door away from joining the legions of Bosnians with no place to call home. Little Adnan Mevic's fortunes looked a lot better when he was born two minutes after midnight Oct. 12 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina's capital. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was in the capital on official business and needed a baby to pose with because U.N. demographers had decided that the 6 billionth person would enter the world on that day. U.N.
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. . . .