Vojislav Seselj arrives for a press conference in Belgrade on Thursday after a UN court  acquitted him  of war crimes. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

A United Nations court has cleared veteran Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes charges, in a verdict hailed by allies incl(...)

It was not a matter of remote command responsibility. Of theoretical responsibility. Not a case of holding to account a commander whose minions had go(...)

Zlata Filipovic  pictured in Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

On a day in April 1992 Zlata Filipovic’s life transformed forever. The siege on Sarajevo, which lasted 44 months and killed more than 10,000 civilia(...)

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom at the  International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail for committing genocide, war crimes and crimes ag(...)

Radovan Karadzic (right) and his general Ratko Mladic pictured in April 1995. The United Nations war crimes tribunal will hand down its verdict today in Karadzic’s trial for genocide during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Photograph: Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

Radovan Karadzic finally faces a legal reckoning for his actions as Bosnian Serb leader more than 20 years ago, but today’s court verdict will find Bo(...)

Radovan Karadzic’s wife Ljiljana Zelen (left), the President of Republika, Srpska Milorad Dodik, and Mr Karadzic’s daughter Sonja at the unveiling of a plate that says “Student Dormitory – Dr Radovan Kadarzic” in Pale near Sarajevo. Photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bosnian Serb officials opened a student dormitory on Sunday named after their wartime leader Radovan Karadzic in a show of defiance before he faces Th(...)

Roma’s Bosnia-Herzegovina international Edin Dzeko spent his early years in war-torn Sarajevo. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In his remarkable book about the Bosnian war, Anthony Loyd recalls the first time after arriving in the country that he saw a dead body. He was sho(...)

Serb prime minister Aleksandar Vucic: said a testing month lay ahead for his country and the region. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

A plan to “reboot” Bosnia’s faltering European Union integration has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the country’s Serb-run region blocked a key r(...)

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting at a diocesan youth centre as part of a one-day visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

“I had a speech all ready for you but after hearing those testimonies, I feel I just have to speak off the cuff to you.” Perhaps the most moving mome(...)

A nun arranges flowers on the stage at Sarajevo city stadium ahead of the visit of Pope Francis. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Meeting with his cardinals on the day after his election in March 2013, Pope Francis exchanged a few significant words with the Archbishop of Sarajevo(...)