Dragoslav Ognjanovic (wearing shades) back in 2001: was shot dead on Saturday night outside his apartment block in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and his son (26) was injured. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic

Serbian lawyers have gone on strike in response to the apparent contract murder of one of their colleagues, Dragoslav Ognjanovic, who helped defend al(...)

A 2002 file image of Dragoslav Ognjanovic, adviser to Slobodan Milosevic, being surrounded by  media during the course of Milosevic’s trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Photograph: Paul Vreeker/Reuters.

A prominent Belgrade lawyer who in the past helped to defend the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead in front of his home on Satur(...)

 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(...)

Mitrovica band Proximity Mine, which is made up of ethnic Albanians and Serbs, at the Mitrovica Rock School. Photograph: Flickr

In 1980s Yugoslavia, Mitrovica in northern Kosovo was famous for its metal and its music. More than 20,000 employees blasted and drilled lead, zinc, (...)

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic  and her Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic inspect the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony  in Zagreb on Monday. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

The presidents of Croatia and Serbia have agreed to disagree about the Balkan wars of the 1990s but pledged to focus on solving practical problems th(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic during their meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss trade, energy and weapons deals, as Belgrade conti(...)

A screen grab  from  video provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) shows former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic shouting at the presiding judge during the verdict hearing in his genocide trial, in The Hague. Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison. Photograph: EPA

On a day when the world re-examined the darkest events of recent Balkan history, and condemned them, Serbia’s leaders urged their people to turn the o(...)

The Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Centre and Cemetery in Potocari, Bosnia, where many victims of the Srebrenica massacre of Muslim men and boys are buried. Photograph:  Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Serbia’s leaders have called on its people to look to the future after the conviction for genocide of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic, whos(...)

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(...)

Ana Brnabic became  Serbia’s first female and first openly gay prime minister last month. Photographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When Ana Brnabic became Serbia’s first female and first openly gay prime minister last month, the country’s civil society may have been expected to ha(...)

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