Bosnian Serb candidate for mayor of Srebrenica Mladen Grujicic: he denies that the  massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the town in 1995 amounted to genocide, stoking fears among Bosniaks that the town’s tragic recent history could be played down. Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Concern is growing in Srebrenica amid confusion over whether a Bosnian Serb, who denies that the 1995 massacre there was genocide, has ousted the Mus(...)

Milorad Dodik, president of Republika Srpska, pictured on an election poster calling for votes for a referendum on their statehood day this Sunday, in Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The Serb-run region of Bosnia, Republika Srpska, will hold a referendum on Sunday despite a ban from the state’s highest court, fierce criticism from (...)

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(...)

Supporters of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj during a rally in Belgrade last month. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

When Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj was controversially cleared of war crimes last month, cheers were heard far to the east of Belgrade. “(...)

A supporter of Vojislav Seselj holds a placard depicting Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic during an anti-government rally in Belgrade. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Belgian lawyer Serge Brammertz has dedicated almost 15 years of his life to putting war criminals from former Yugoslavia behind bars. On Thursday at (...)

It was not a matter of remote command responsibility. Of theoretical responsibility. Not a case of holding to account a commander whose minions had go(...)

Neither the presenter nor the studio anchor remarked on the incident at the time, but the broadcaster later reported it to police

A live television weather report from northern Serbia was interrupted on Friday by a man who waved what appeared to be a handgun in front of the camer(...)

Patricia Gannon: ‘Nothing could have prepared me for living in a country at war and under sanctions.’

The Chinese have a saying about living in interesting times and very often throughout my 20 years in Serbia, this has come to mind. Around the time (...)

Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj (behind the flag) and his party members burn the Croatian national flag in front of the Croatian embassy during a protest marking the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s four-day Operation Storm. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Croatia and Serbia have held starkly contrasting ceremonies to mark 20 years since Croat troops crushed Serb separatists in an operation that caused (...)

Soldiers returning from particiption in Operation Storm, which in just three days reclaimed almost 20 per cent of Croatia’s territory. Photograph: Ilie Bumbac/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago in eastern Europe, a region on the periphery of a country in crisis took up arms against the new government. With the help of fighters(...)

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