Ratko Mladic's arrest, which has been hailed as a major step for Serbia toward EU membership, comes nearly 16 years after he was charged with war crimes.
Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic was arrested Thursday in Serbia, more than a decade after a warrant was issued for his arrest for his involvement in the Bosnian war of the 1990s. He was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes in 1995 and the international arrest warrant soon followed.
The European Commission is still waiting for cast-iron confirmation of the arrested man's identity before making a statement, but said it had 'all reason to believe' that the man is accused war criminal Ratko Mladic.
Rakto Mladic has been on the run since 1995, after a massacre of Bosnian Muslims was discovered. Ratko Mladic was arrested by agents of the Serbian Security Intelligence Agency.
The United Nations Security Council's vote for military intervention in Libya will add to the world's lessons in knowing when and how to act in a nation's crisis.
Lionesses stand in a cage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With help from Bolivian government officials, 25 lions were rescued from traveling circuses in Bolivia by the nongovernmental organization Animal Defenders International. Bolivian law prohibits the use of wild animals in public performances.
Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington on July 13.
Ratko Mladic, architect of Srebrenica massacre during the Yugoslavia wars, may have left evidence in thousands of hand-written pages.
Despite progress, trouble looms in Bosnia, Serbia, and Kosovo. Better engagement now by NATO and the EU can prevent backsliding.
Serbia has asked Britain to extradite Ejup Ganic, a Bosnian leader who was briefly in charge of the country and its military forces. Serbia charges him of war crimes, claiming that he ordered Bosnian forces to kill wounded Serb-led troops in 1992. The Hague says otherwise.