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UN report sees no genocide in Central African Republic

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 05:29

A new UN report says "ample evidence" exists that both sides in the devastating conflict in Central African Republic have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, but it says it`s too early to speak of genocide or ethnic cleansing.

Sri Lanka reacts strongly to Jayalalithaa`s genocide remarks

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 23:20

Sri Lanka today reacted strongly against the genocide remarks made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against the country over the Tamil issue and said it will make formal objections to India over her comments.

Warring South Sudan rivals ready for peace talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:55

South Sudan`s president and rebel chief prepared Friday to meet for the first time since brutal civil war broke out nearly five months ago, amid international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide.

Turkish PM denies Armenian massacre constituted `genocide`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 19:46

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied the World War I killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire amounted to genocide, just days after his government offered condolences over the massacres for the first time. 

Iran wants `Israel`s destruction`: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 01:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned anew on Sunday of a nuclear-powered Iran at the annual Holocaust memorial for the victims of the Nazi genocide, saying Tehran wants "our destruction".

Armenia genocide: Obama urges `full` acknowledgement of facts

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:42

US President Barack Obama said Thursday that the "full, frank and just acknowledgement" of facts surrounding the World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire was in everyone`s interest.

Armenia accuses Turkey of `utter denial` on genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 15:43

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" for failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians as genocide.

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:35

The diplomat who was president of the UN Security Council in April 1994 has apologised for the council`s refusal to recognise that genocide was taking place in Rwanda.

Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 07:42

Kigali: Rwanda Monday began a week of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide that saw the massacre of some 800,000 Tutsi victims.

Rwanda genocide anniversary marred by row with France

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 17:10

Preparations in Rwanda Sunday for the commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the genocide were overshadowed by a major spat with France amid renewed allegations that Paris was complicit in the killings.

UN chief urges C. Africa leaders to avert new genocide

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 00:02

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea on Saturday to the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to prevent a new genocide on the continent, 20 years after Rwanda.

Rwandan ex-intel chief convicted in genocide trial

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 05:25

Paris court delivered France`s first-ever conviction for genocide, sentencing a Rwandan former intelligence chief to 25 years in prison over the 1994 killings of at least 500,000 people in the African country.