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Sarajevo, Bosnia
Sarajevo, Bosnia

Karadzic Verdict Could Be Turning Point In BiH

By Drazen Remikovic Victims are hoping for a fair verdict in the recently-concluded trial of suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic, which experts say could improve the relationship between the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The wartime president of the BiH’s Serb Republic, later renamed Republika Srpska (RS), Karadzic is the most senior official, […]

Flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
Islamic State flag

Islamic State Circulates Threats Via ‘Media Kiosks’ In Syria, Iraq

By Waleed Abu al-Khair The “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) has set up dozens of “media kiosks” in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, in an effort to disseminate its extremist ideology, observers told Al-Shorfa. Locals are constantly forced to read religious material circulated by the group’s elements, retired schoolteacher […]


Toward A Lasting Ceasefire In Gaza

To achieve a durable ceasefire, not only must Israel significantly change its policy toward Gaza, but, no less importantly, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organisation must take further steps to implement their reconciliation agreement in order to enable reconstruction and stabilise daily life in the Strip, according to the International Crisis Group. Some two months […]