UN war crimes judges found radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj not guilty on all nine charges. Photograph: Andreq Cukic/AP

I first encountered the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, Vojislav Seselj, at a political rally in Bosnia in 1996 just after the end of the war, wh(...)

Migrants and refugees walk along snow-covered fields after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Syria are forecast to drop to -20 degrees this week. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Refugees and migrants crossing the Balkans are at serious risk of major health problems due to freezing winter weather, with large numbers of children(...)

Syrian refugee Farid Majid carries his daughter, Silva, on his shoulders as his brother Ahmed Majid (left) and their family make their way to the Hungarian border, in Roszke, Serbia, on August 30th. An escalation in fighting in recent weeks is set to prompt a new wave of displaced Syrians.  Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

A tenuous truce in the Syrian countryside north of the city of Homs was shattered this month, when Russian war planes started to attack the village of(...)

Migrants wait to cross the Serbian border into Croatia at Bapska last week. Tens of thousands have passed through there in recent weeks. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Though weary and far from homes they may never see again, there was relief among people walking towards the remote Croatian village of Bapska yesterd(...)

Beder Jasim, from Aleppo in Syria and his friend Ibrahim  Momtaz. “We feel great now. Thank you to Austria. In Hungary things were very bad, and we were scared. Now we feel safe” said Mr Jasim.

Thousands of migrants have arrived in Germany and Austria after Hungary eased travel restrictions and let them continue their westward voyage, giving (...)

Italian police officers carry away a migrant  from the Italian-French border in the city of Ventimiglia. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Italian police in riot gear have forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants who had been camping out for days at the country’s Mediterranean border(...)

Nepal’s  police force clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that all Irish citizens in the region have been found safe and well following the disaster. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

All 170 Irish citizens known to be in the Nepal region have been found safe and well following last weekend’s earthquake, after officials located the (...)

Migrants at the Abu Salim detention centre in Tripoli, where men sleep on pads completely covering the floors of two rooms, bedbugs swarming around them. Arab and African migrants are churning through Libya – where border security is nearly nonexistent, corruption is rampant and human smuggling operations are growing ever more callous and brazen – and boarding boats to cross the Mediterranean. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

The two eight-year-old Eritrean boys had ridden for days across the deserts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, packed in the back of a truck with two ot(...)

Nepalese victims of the earthquake carry their belongings among debris of homes on April 29th, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The family of Monaghan native Thomas Drumm say he has made contact with home and is safe and well in Nepal following last weekend’s earthquake.Mr Drum(...)

Emergency team members walk around one of the collapsed Unesco world heritage site temples in  Durbar Square  in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to make contact with 10 Irish citizens following the disaster. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to make contact with 10 Irish citizens following an earthquake in Nepal. However, the depar(...)