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Erdogan arrives for election rally in Bosnia

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Bosnia on Sunday to hold his only election rally outside Turkey, while other EU countries have banned such events ahead of Ankara's presidential and parliamentary elections next…

Bosnian Mosque Defies Time with Minaret Resembling Clock Tower

SHAFAQNA - In Dabrica village, near the province of Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Janissary soldier (soup maker), Sefer Agha, who arrived in the village at the beginning of the 1600s, built a mosque that shines with its clock tower-looking…

After the Mladic Conviction: Will Bosia find justice

SHAFAQNA- By: Henry Ridgwell LONDON — Ratko Mladic, the former general in charge of Bosnian Serb forces during the Balkans war in the early 1990s has been convicted of 10 charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes…

Bosnia arrests eight over wartime killings of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Bosnian police arrested Tuesday eight ethnic Serbs suspected of taking part in the killings of around 120 Muslim men and boys at the start of the 1990s war, prosecutors said. The eight men are suspected of a role in the “illegal…

Bosnia remembers Srebrenica: 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed in 1995 genocide

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people lined the streets of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Saturday to bid farewell to the recently identified remains of more than 120 people murdered in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The bodies of…

Bosnia's Muslims Reopen Mosque Serbs Blew up During the War

SHAFAQNA - Over 10,000 people turned out Saturday for the re-opening of a mosque in Bosnia that was blown up by Christian Orthodox Serbs during the 1992-1995 war and that became a symbol of the effort to destroy Bosnia's centuries-long multireligious…

Bosnia crackdowns on Wahhabism over wave of radicalisation

SHAFAQNA - Dozens of breakaway Muslim community groups in Bosnia face shutdown by police for their propensity to front ideas and principles similar to that of Wahhabi-inspired terror groups officials confirmed. Most of Bosnia's Muslims,…

Bosnia's Muslim Cleric Asks For Protection After ISIS Death Threat

SHAFAQNA- Bosnia's Muslim religious leader Husein Kavazovic asked authorities for protection after he was threatened by an alleged member of the Islamic State (IS) group for his denunciation of Islamic extremism. "We hope that the state's…

Bosnia’s Muslims protest against ban on religious symbols in courts

SHAFAQNA - Bosnian Muslims have marched in Sarajevo to protest against a Supreme Court ruling that bans the ostentatious wearing of all religious insignia inside courts throughout the country. Several hundred people gathered to express…

Bosnia Muslims Start New Year with Quranic Programs

SHAFAQNA- Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed the new year of 2016 with two large Quran recitation sessions.  The programs were held in the capital Sarajevo and the central city of Kakanj, according to the Arabi21 website. Titled…

10-year-old boy becomes youngest Qur'an memorizer in Bosnia

SHAFAQNA - A 10-year-old boy has become the youngest person in Bosnia-Herzegovina to memorize the holy Qur'an by heart, offering a role model for young Muslims worldwide. Abdulrahman Tabakovic, who hails from a town just a few miles outside…