Sri Lanka: Chasing peace
Nov 8, 2013
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 25, 2014
The United Nations' human rights chief called on Monday for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka's civil war, saying the government had failed to do its own credible investigation.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday February 18, 2014
The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.
World | Gardiner Harris, The New York Times | Friday January 31, 2014
A top State Department official is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday, just three days after the United States announced that it would again seek a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council pressing for an investigation into allegations of w...
World | Reuters | Tuesday January 28, 2014
An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring "chaos," and the government's national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka's president said on Monday.
World | Reuters | Saturday January 25, 2014
U.N. war crimes experts have documented more torture and killings by both sides in Syria and are confident they can build a case that could be taken up by the International Criminal Court, a leading member of the team said on Friday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday January 22, 2014
Syria on Wednesday rejected a report purporting to show the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees, calling it an attempt to undermine peace efforts as diplomats gathered in Switzerland for talks.
World | Reuters | Tuesday January 21, 2014
A Syrian military police photographer has supplied "clear evidence" showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in circumstances that evoked Nazi death camps, former war crimes prosecutors said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 12, 2014
The United States called Sunday for Sri Lanka to investigate rights abuses by security forces after a top envoy completed a fact-finding mission to the island, the US embassy in Colombo said.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 28, 2013
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said it will push for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of the civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 18, 2013
Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan could face charges of crimes against humanity and genocide during the 1971 liberation war.
World | Reuters | Friday December 13, 2013
Bangladesh executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah on Thursday for war crimes he committed in 1971.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 12, 2013
Bangladesh on Thursday hanged a senior Islamist leader known as the "Butcher of Mirpur", making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country's bloody 1971 war of independence.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 10, 2013
Bangladesh's highest court on Tuesday halted the execution of a top Islamist just 90 minutes before he was to become the first person executed for war crimes committed during the country's bloody independence fight.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 3, 2013
A growing body of evidence collected by UN investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the UN's top human rights official said on Monday.
World | Jane Perlez, The New York Times | Sunday December 1, 2013
North Korea has accused a US veteran of war crimes and on Saturday released a video of him confessing to what it said were "hostile acts" during the Korean War.
World | Reuters | Friday November 29, 2013
Sri Lanka began counting the dead from its 26-year civil war on Thursday, less than two weeks after the island nation came under intense international pressure to investigate allegations of war crimes.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2013
Continuing his tirade against India's participation in the Common Wealth Summit at Colombo, DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi today deprecated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's response to the alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka unlike the strong stand spelt out b...
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 17, 2013
A defiant President Mahinda Rajapaksa today once again rejected demands for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes during the military campaign against the LTTE.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 17, 2013
Commonwealth leaders were to wrap up a summit in Sri Lanka Sunday, looking to put on a united front after talks dominated by a bitter dispute over war crimes allegations.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 16, 2013
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today rejected British PM David Cameron's demand for an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe.