Although the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo was closed in 2012, thanks to the efforts of staff and activists, the country's shared Muslim, Jewish and Christian heritage is once again on show to the public.
Germany's foreign intelligence agency BND is increasingly focusing on the Balkans and especially Muslim-majority Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Berliner Zeitung reports. Bosnia faces a growing influence from the Gulf states.
Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the fates of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia were sealed. Though the countries were created in a similar way after World War I, they ended up very differently.
The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage sites may amount to war crimes, a new resolution adopted by the UN Security Council says. Officials have warned of "cultural cleansing" in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
At the moment, the image of religion is one characterized by fanatics carrying out attacks in the name of God. Now, the German government wants to strengthen support for its peace-spreading potential.
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