Sarajevo, which was ‘besieged, blockaded, and bombarded by aircraft, artillery, mortars, tank and heavy machine gun rounds’ during the siege of the city by Serbian forces in the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bullet-scarred walls flash by the window of the taxi during the brief night journey through winding narrow streets from the airport into Sarajevo. (...)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie leave Sarajevo City Hall on June 28th, 1914, the day of their assassination. Four days later the Turin correspondent of Italian daily La Stampa referred to fears in Serbia that Germany could attack their country in response to the murders. Photograph: JU Sarajevo Museum)/handout via Reuters

AFTER THE SARAJEVO TRAGEDY Anti-Serb demonstrations have now spread [from Sarajevo] to Mostar. As a Croat man was going into a shop in Mostar o(...)

The war to end all war
  • World
  • June 28, 2014, 01:00

‘The outbreak of war in 1914 is not an Agatha Christie drama at the end of which we will discover the culprit standing over a corpse in the conservato(...)

Wartime commander of the Bosnian Serbs, Ratko Mladic, opened his defence against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity on Monday

The wartime commander of the Bosnian Serbs, Ratko Mladic, opened his defence against charges of genocide and crimes against humanity on Monday, when o(...)

Serbian student Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, igniting conflagration of WWI & subsequent world events into present day, in jail cell awaiting trial. Photograph: Time Life Pictures

His name may not be as instantly recognisable as Franz Ferdinand, but the 19 –year-old assassin who killed the heir to the Austrian throne in Sarajevo(...)

Nearly 11,000 Muslims are living in difficult conditions in Boda, 140km from the Central African Republic’s capital,  Bangui. Photograph: Thierry Bresillon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Scores of ruined houses flank the road into Boda. The roofless, blackened walls and charred timber are the scars of a three-day rampage of mutu(...)

A protester stands near a fire set in front of a government building in Tuzla today as Bosnians protest over job shortages and political inertia. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

Protesters in Bosnia set fire to government buildings and fought with riot police today as anger over unemployment and political inertia fuelled a th(...)

Bosnian Muslims speak with a surveyor in Krusev Do as part of Bosnia’s first postwar census. Photograph: Reuters

Bosnia’s first census since its devastating 1992-1995 war – a survey intended to reveal the long-lasting effects of that conflict – is stoking the eth(...)