Appellate judges at the UN war crimes tribunal increased former Serb officer Veselin Sljivancanin's initial five-year prison sentence on Tuesday and overturned his acquittal on charges in connection with the 1991 Vukovar massacre.
A UN judge entered "not guilty" pleas to the 11 counts of genocide and war crimes Radovan Karadzic faces, after the former Bosnian Serb leader refused to plead at a hearing in The Hague on Tuesday.
Judges at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague approved an amended indictment against former Bosnia Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, charging him with two counts of genocide instead of the initial one.
Judges suspended Vojislav Seselj's war crimes trial at The Hague indefinitely on Wednesday after the prosecution said witness intimidation was threatening to compromise the case.
International troops raided the homes of two of Ratko Mladic's relatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina Tuesday in pursuit of clues to the war crimes fugitive's whereabouts.
Claiming that the UN prosecutors' new war crimes indictment against him sets the stage for a "mega-trial" that could drag on for years, Radovan Karadzic requested on Wednesday a reduction in the number of charges.
Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic announced that Serbia will apply for EU membership by June.
Rasim Ljajic, Belgrade's top official in charge of co-operating with the ICTY, urged the public Tuesday to help find war crimes fugitives Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic and thus "do a good thing" for their country.
The UN war crimes tribunal convicted a former Kosovo culture minister and his aide of contempt of court Wednesday for trying to intimidate a protected witness in the trial of former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.
Hague judges and prosecutors want to avoid a repeat of the inconclusive trial against Slobodan Milosevic.
Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic now tops the ICTY most-wanted list since the arrest of Radovan Karadzic. Mladic has been running from authorities since 2000.
Croatian Serb war crimes indictee Goran Hadzic has been on the run for four years.
Retired Croatian General Ante Gotovina was arrested in December 2005 after four years of evading authorities.
Radovan Karadzic faces charges of two counts of genocide, five counts of crimes against humanity, three counts of violations of the laws or customs of war, and one count of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.