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Swiss arrest former Bosnian muslim commander Oric
Swiss border guards on Wednesday arrested former Bosnian muslim commander Naser Oric in the Geneva region, the Swiss news agency ATS reported. Arrested at the…
Sudan’s Darfur offensive forces 78,000 to flee: UN
At least 78,000 people and possibly as many as 130,000 have been driven from their homes during the Sudanese army’s offensive in Darfur this year,…
Burundi President Wields Constitutional Court Ruling
A May 5 decision by Burundi’s Constitutional Court is now serving as a weapon for President Pierre Nkurunziza and his regime. Despite unprecedented internal protests…
Britain seeks UN resolution on Srebrenica genocide
Britain is drafting a UN Security Council resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre and reflect on the UN’s failure to prevent…
Turkey pulls envoy from Brazil over Armenian genocide recognition
Turkey said it has recalled its ambassador to Brazil for consultations after the country’s senate passed legislation recognising the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces…
Spain drops probe into camaraman killed in Iraq by US shell
A Spanish judge on Tuesday shelved a criminal investigation into the killing of a Spanish cameraman by a US tank shell in Iraq in 2003…
Eritrea calls UN report of horrific rights abuses ‘vile’ lie
Eritrea on Tuesday dismissed a UN investigation detailing systematic human rights abuses as “outrageous claims” aimed at destabilising the isolationist Red Sea state. The UN…
Turkey pulls envoy from Brazil over Armenian genocide recognition
Turkey said it has recalled its ambassador to Brazil for consultations after the country’s senate passed legislation recognising the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces…
UN keeps Israel off child rights blacklist
The United Nations on Monday released a “List of Shame” of children’s rights violators but did not include Israel, despite an outcry over the death…
Sweden’s ‘feminist foreign policy’ a matter of human rights: FM
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Monday said her “feminist foreign policy” goals were aimed at obtaining better respect for human rights worldwide. Wallstrom announced…
Horrific abuses ‘systematic, widespread’ in Eritrea: UN probe
Eritrea’s government is responsible for systematic and widespread human rights abuses on an almost unprecedented scale, driving some 5,000 Eritreans to flee every month, a…
Global Court Wrestling in Africa
The International Criminal Court (ICC) – the first permanent global court mandated to investigate and prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – has…
Sudan’s Bashir forms new government: state media
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir formed a new government late Saturday, state media reported, more than a month after he swept elections boycotted by the mainstream…
Sudan’s Bashir names new foreign, oil, defence ministers: TV
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir started forming a new government late Saturday, state television reported, more than a month after he swept elections boycotted by the…
Jordan accepts family request for burial of Iraq’s Aziz
Jordan said Saturday that former Iraqi foreign minister Tareq Aziz will be buried on its soil after approving a request from his family to hold…
The Kenyan town kept afloat by a foreign army
Alphonse ‘Junior’ Mutiso, the 32-year-old proprietor of ‘Cpt John Cooks Curio Shop’ in Nanyuki, Kenya, is an expert in British military badges. “There are the…
Tareq Aziz, voice of Saddam’s brutal rule, dies at 79
Iraq’s jailed former foreign minister Tareq Aziz, who used his mastery of English to put a gloss on Saddam Hussein’s murderous regime for two decades,…
Tareq Aziz, voice of Saddam’s brutal rule, dies at 79
Iraq’s jailed former foreign minister Tareq Aziz, who used his mastery of English to put a gloss on Saddam Hussein’s murderous regime for two decades,…
Mission Partly Accomplished for Rwanda Tribunal
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is set to close its doors this year after pronouncing judgment in its last Appeals trial. Whilst this…