Bosnia

Bosnian Muslim Politician Wages Veiled Fight Against Prejudice

ZENICA, Bosnia, Sept 29  – Politicians across Europe are calling for a ban on the Islamic veil but Bosnian Muslim Indira Sinanovic is defying the trend as well as widespread prejudice in her own country, becoming the first fully-veiled woman here to run for public office. Sinanovic, 37, wears the niqab – a garment that

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EU Accepts Bosnia’s Membership Application; a Long Process Ahead

BRUSSELS, Sept 20 – The European Union’s 28 member states on Tuesday accepted Bosnia’s membership application, taking a step forward in what is certain to be a long process that Sarajevo hopes will eventually give it a place in the bloc. The EU said Bosnia, which applied to join in February, had made progress on

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Gulf Tourism Frenzy in Bosnia Delights Business, Polarises Locals

By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO, Aug 21 – Abdulah Al Sanousi enjoys the breeze in the lush resort outside Sarajevo where his family bought a flat to escape the summer heat at home in Kuwait, one of thousands of new Gulf buyers whose investment has polarized local opinion. They discovered mountainous Bosnia, where half the population

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Srebrenica Buries 127 Victims of Massacre, Serbs Absent Over Genocide Denial

By Maja Zuvela SREBRENICA, Bosnia, July 11 – Thousands of Muslim Bosniaks paid respect to 127 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre buried in individual graves on Monday in a ceremony avoided by Serbs after survivors said they were not welcome because they denied genocide had occurred. Nationalist Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko

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Ramadan Around The World

A look at how Ramadan is celebrated across the world. BY Arfa Shahid UNITED COLORS OF ISLAM: Muslim worshippers stretch their hands to touch the door of Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It was rebuilt by Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) after elements of nature eroded its foundation. PRAYING FOR PEACE: A Palestinian girl prays in front of the

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Historic Bosnian Mosque Reopens in Move Towards Reconciliation

By Gordana Katana and Maja Zuvela BANJA LUKA, Bosnia May 8 – Thousands of Muslims flocked to the capital of Bosnia‘s Serb region on Saturday for the reopening of a historic mosque destroyed during wartime, a ceremony seen as encouraging religious tolerance among deeply divided communities. Twenty years after the devastating war between its Muslim Bosniaks, Orthodox Serbs and Catholic

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Bosnian Court Sentences Imam For Recruiting Daesh fighters

SARAJEVO, Nov 5 (Reuters) – A Bosnian imam was jailed for seven years on Wednesday for recruiting fighters for Daesh in Syria and Iraq, under a new law aimed at stopping people joining militants in the Middle East. Husein Bosnic, known as an unofficial leader of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement in Bosnia, was arrested last year

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