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France admits ‘torture and murder’ of Algerian freedom fighter
French forces “tortured and murdered” Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel during his country’s war for independence, President Emmanuel Macron admitted Tuesday, officially reappraising a death…
Rwanda’s children born of genocidal rape look to future
They grew up bearing the stigma of “children of torturers”, shunned by their own communities, locked in a quest for identity that decades later remains…
UN Security Council to meet Thursday on Ethiopia’s Tigray: diplomats
The UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, diplomats told AFP Tuesday. The meeting, requested by Ireland,…
Mozambique forces, jihadists committing ‘war crimes’: Amnesty
Jihadists, government forces and a “private militia” backing the authorities have indiscriminately killed hundreds of civilians in troubled northeastern Mozambique, Amnesty International said in a…
Mozambique forces, jihadists committing ‘war crimes’: Amnesty
Jihadists, government forces and a “private militia” backing the authorities have indiscriminantly killed hundreds of civilians in troubled northeastern Mozambique, Amnesty International said in a…
Blinken presses Ethiopia PM for atrocity probe
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday urged Ethiopia’s leader to allow an international investigation and called for Eritrean troops to leave after allegations…
NGOs file French case against Syria over chemical attacks
Three NGOs have filed a criminal complaint in France against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons attacks in 2013, they said…
Press watchdog files suit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi
Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday that it has asked a German court to investigate “crimes against humanity” by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over…
Mozambique forces, jihadists committing ‘war crimes’: Amnesty
Jihadists, government forces and a “private militia” backing the authorities have indiscriminantly killed hundreds of civilians in troubled northeastern Mozambique, Amnesty International said in a…
Mozambique forces, jihadists committing ‘war crimes’: Amnesty
Jihadists, government forces and a “private militia” backing the authorities have indiscriminantly killed hundreds of civilians in troubled northeastern Mozambique, Amnesty International said in a…
Press watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for…
Press watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for…
Ex-Peru president Fujimori faces trial over ‘forced sterilizations’
A judge in Peru opened proceedings on Monday against disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori and other officials accused of the “forced sterilizations” of thousands of…
‘God forgive us’: Sole survivor of 2005 Gambia massacre testifies
The sole known survivor of a massacre of some 50 African migrants in The Gambia in 2005 broke down in tears on Monday as he…
Suffering of Syria detainees ‘unimaginable’: UN panel
Thousands of civilians have been subjected to “unimaginable suffering” including torture, sexual violence and death in detention during a decade of conflict in Syria, United…
Sedra Alshehabi stands with a placard with the picture of her father Ali and a text reading 'First step but my father and 130000 are still in jail' after the verdict in the trail of Syrian defendant Eyad al-Gharib
Germany: Lessons from the first conviction of an agent of the Syrian regime
On February 24 Eyad al-Gharib was the first Syrian regime official to be convicted by a German court for aiding and abetting the torture and…
In historic first, Pope Francis to visit Iraq
Pope Francis is to arrive Friday for the first-ever papal visit to conflict-torn Iraq, aiming to encourage the dwindling Christian community to remain in their…
Francis prepares first-ever papal visit to Iraq
Pope Francis is to start the first-ever papal visit to Iraq on Friday, an act of solidarity with an ancient but dwindling Christian community and…
What is Bangladesh’s controversial digital security law?
Bangladesh saw another day of protests on Sunday following the death of a prominent writer and government critic in jail, with police firing tear gas…