Where Sheehan comes into his own as a writer is the descriptions of a war-torn Sarajevo

Billed as “a tragedy, a comedy and a road trip novel”, perhaps even the publishers of Dan Sheehan’s debut Restless Souls know there’s too much going o(...)

A Bosnian Croat woman lights a candle for convicted general Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself seconds after the verdict in the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bosnian Croats have honoured war criminal Slobodan Praljak after he took a deadly draft of poison in a UN tribunal in The Netherlands, where investiga(...)

Ratko Mladic rages in court at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, Netherlands, yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters

Ratko Mladic, commander of ethnic Serb troops in Bosnia’s 1992-5 war, has now been convicted of genocide and jailed for life. But for years to come hi(...)

A woman mourns over a relative’s grave at a memorial centre near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty

Victims of Ratko Mladic have joined much of the international community in welcoming the former Bosnian Serb commander’s conviction for genocide in T(...)

 A woman walks past a mural of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2009. Photograph: Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

A United Nations court may finally mete out a measure of justice to former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, but its ruling will be reje(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney  at the Ireland-Denmark game. The association would have been guaranteed about €6.8 million in prize money for participating at the tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night represents a significant blow to the FAI as it continues its long-running battle to clear the huge burden(...)

Former Bosnian Serb general  Ratko Mladic at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague in 2011.  Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic have asked a United Nations tribunal to postpone its ruling in his genocide trial, as the court’(...)

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  during their visit at Novi Pazar on Wednesday in Serbia.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited a mostly Muslim region of Serbia with the country’s leader Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday, as they promo(...)

Rory O’Neill (aka Panti Bliss) with Garret Kelly ahead of a performance at the Sarajevo Irish Festival. Photograph: Nerma Sofic

* When asked how Garret Kelly would like to be referred to in this piece, he says, “I usually say I’m a social entrepreneur but recently I was referre(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni and French president Emmanuel Macron descend from the Italian Navy school ship Goletta Palinuro on the sidelines of the Western Balkans summit in Trieste, Italy, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrea La Sorte/EPA

In the souvenir shops of Sarajevo’s old town, popular with the tourists that throng its narrow, cobbled streets, Bosnia’s past and present sit co(...)

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