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Milorad Dodik, the nationalist president of Bosnia’s Serb-run region Republika Srpska, has described as “a farce”  the decision to release a Bosnian Muslim general accused of war crimes. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslims rallied in support of a former general who faces war crimes charges on Monday, while Bosnian Serb leaders denounced a court’s decision(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, at a rally calling for an end to the direct provision system for asylum seekers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill
Asylum: the wait goes on

The treatment of asylum seekers in this State is so unsatisfactory that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees has, once again, intervened on(...)

 Palestinians carry an injured man during clashes with Israeli security forces near the eastern border of the Gaza Strip on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

At least three Palestinians were killed and more than 300 injured as thousands of protesters converged on the Gaza-Israel border for the fifth consec(...)

Vojislav Seselj: his conviction earlier this month for war crimes in the 1990s should by Serbian law see him expelled from parliament. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbia says it hopes relations with neighbouring Croatia will not sour further after they declared each other’s defence ministers persona non grata, a(...)

A photograph released by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea, in August 2017. Photograph:  Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

The mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, research by Chinese geologists shows. It means that the site is unsafe for furt(...)

South Korean soldiers lock the entrance to a beach on Yeonpyeong island, near the ‘northern limit line’ sea boundary with North Korea on Tuesday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the(...)

  President Michael D Higgins makes his address to the UN General Assembly in New York  on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Photograph: Maxwells

The world’s turbulent countries can learn something from Ireland’s successful peace process, President Michael D Higgins told a United Nations meetin(...)

Boys injured in an air raid on a wedding party in Yemen receive treatment at a hospital in Hajjah province on Monday. Photograph: Essa Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images

An air strike on a wedding party, carried out by the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen, killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens of others,(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, granddaughter of leading Irish suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts smashing the windows in Dublin Castle over 100 years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“History is just one damned thing after another,” said the historian Arnold Toynbee. Nonsense. History is lots of things happening at the same time, b(...)

Radovan Karadzic:  was found responsible for crimes including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, which claimed about 10,000 lives. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has urged United Nations judges to quash his convictions for genocide and war crimes, claiming they were b(...)

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