News Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic and his general Ratko Mladic are seen on Mountain Vlasic in April 1995

Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'

Jolie left reeling after Bosnia interrupts her directorial debut

It was beginning to look like film interrupted for Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie last night as she embarked on an emergency charm campaign to persuade the authorities in Bosnia to change their minds after they withdrew permission for her to shoot scenes for a war-time romance set in the Balkans.

Bosnians vote in general elections but reconciliation slow in a nation still divided

More than three million voters went to the polls yesterday in general elections in Bosnia, which are likely to keep up the deep ethnic divisions and bring no solution to the political stalemate in the country that has barely recuperated from the bloody war of the 1990s.

Unknown Bosnian actress gets Jolie film role

A largely unknown Bosnian actress has won the lead role in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Angelina Jolie picks Bosnian actress for lead role

Angelina Jolie has chosen young Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic for the lead role in her directorial debut — a wartime love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man.

Diana Jenkins: My support for a fellow Bosnian

Serbian prosecutors should do the right thing and drop their case altogether

Charles Crawford: Belgrade must accept history and finally confront need for action on Srebrenica

Belgrade is having a gloomy time in foreign courts. First the International Court of Justice last week gave an advisory opinion on Kosovo's 2008 independence declaration which was widely seen as a significant victory for Kosovo.

Allowed to remain in Britain, the Bosnian accused of war crimes

A judge yesterday threw out an attempt by Serbia to extradite a former Bosnian president for war crimes after ruling that the request was "politically motivated" and an abuse of the British judicial process.

Ex-Bosnian leader's 'war crimes' extradition blocked

The extradition of former Bosnian leader Ejup Ganic to face trial for alleged war crimes in Serbia was blocked today.

Soldier jailed for Srebrenica deaths

A Bosnian court has jailed a man for 10 years for taking part in the massacre of 8,000 people at Srebrenica in 1995.

15 years on, thousands bury victims of Srebrenica

Weeping among endless rows of coffins, tens of thousands gathered yesterday in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica to bury hundreds of massacre victims on the 15th anniversary of the worst crime in Europe since the Nazi era.

Sarajevo draws new generation of tourists, 15 years after war

For decades in the former Yugoslavia, school textbooks had a question to which everyone knew the answer: what is the geographical centre of our homeland? That was simple – Sarajevo.

Marcus Tanner: A victory for justice, but not for reconciliation in the Balkans

A victory for justice, for sure, and a red-letter day in the annals of the Hague war crimes tribunal, now nearing the end of its life and preparing for closure. The soldiers of Ratko Mladic's once all-conquering Bosnian Serb army never expected to face a trial. As they swept through eastern Bosnia on their murderous rampage in 1992, cutting a swathe through one unarmed Muslim town after another, they used to boast to foreign reporters about how convinced they were that no one could even touch them.

Officers guilty of 1995 massacre in Srebrenica

Two high-ranking military enforcers of ethnic cleansing for the wartime Bosnian Serb leadership were yesterday convicted of genocide for the 1995 murders of almost 8,000 men and boys after their troops overran the safe enclave of Srebrenica.

Karadzic tribunal to see Mladic diaries

Wartime diaries written by the fugitive former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, General Ratko Mladic, have been handed to prosecutors at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague to use as evidence against Radovan Karadzic.

Album: Amira and Merima Kljuco, Zumra (World Village)

This album's roots lie deep in the Balkan tradition of sevdah, the urban folk music of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which touches on sadness, but is mostly about making love by moonlight.

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