Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik rejects rulings that the Srebrenica massacre was genocide. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has criticised Bosnian Serb officials for launching new investigations into atrocities committed in Srebrenica and Sarajevo during t(...)

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik: accused of ramping up nationalist rhetoric. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has denounced Bosnia’s Serb-run region for quashing a report that recognised crimes committed by Bosnian Serb forces at Srebrenica i(...)

 Vojislav Seselj: “I am proud of all my war crimes and crimes against humanity and am ready to repeat them.” File photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

A UN war crimes court on Wednesday overturned an acquittal of Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj on charges of persecution and inhumane acts – but the(...)

 Bosnian Croat, Slobodan Praljak (right) enters the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia shortly before his death on Wednesday. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA.

Bosnian Croat war crimes convict Slobodan Praljak used cyanide to kill himself in court after losing his appeal, according to preliminary postmortem f(...)

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic gives a thumb up as he enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday for the verdict in his genocide trial. Photograph: Peter De Jong/ EPA

The prosecutor at the UN court which sentenced the former “Butcher of Bosnia”, Ratko Mladic, to life imprisonment on Wednesday for genocide, war crime(...)

Sick Rohingya woman Anowara Begum along with her husband and children after disembarking from a boat that crossing Naf river and landed in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the UN secretary general described the(...)

Hizbullah supporters carry the coffin of Mustafa Badreddine during his funeral in Beirut on Friday, May 13th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

A UN-backed court is expected to request conclusive evidence – perhaps in the form of DNA – that a Hizbullah commander killed last week was the same m(...)

Radovan Karadzic listening to the verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands, last month. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Photograph: AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, sentenced last month to 40 years in jail for war crimes including the genocide of more than 8,000 Muslims(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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