Grandmother's got a tattoo? No big deal among Bosnian-Croats. Tattooing girls' hands with Christian symbols has been a tradition among Catholics in the region for a long time. But it is slowly vanishing.
During his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope is pushing for "the wealth of our differences" to be part of the conversations between religions. Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
Trouble in the Balkans is never far away, with the peninsula crisscrossed with religious and ethnic fault lines. DW's Darko Janjevic gives you a quick overview of the major players in the region.
The Dutch parliament has voted to recognize the deaths of Armenians during World War I as genocide. The decision is likely to enrage Turkey amid already strained relations with the Netherlands.
With the murder of two peaceful demonstrators in Sarajevo 25 years ago, Serbian nationalists aimed to destroy the multicultural identity of the city, and all of Bosnia. In Erich Rathfelder’s view, they succeeded.
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