Pope denounces Armenian `genocide` in Yerevan visit

Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey`s fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis: UN

Islamic State is committing the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday.

Italy outlaws Holocaust denial, incitement to racial hatred

Denying the World War II Nazi Holocaust is now a crime in Italy punishable with between two and six years in jail after the Parliament outlawed incitement to racial hatred.

Erdogan blasts `tainted blood` of German MPs over genocide vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused German lawmakers of Turkish origin in the German parliament of having "tainted blood" after they backed a resolution recognising massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Turkey `recalls ambassador` over German genocide resolution

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Berlin after the German parliament passed a contentious resolution describing the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported, quoting the Turkish prime minister.

Germany calls 1915 massacre a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

Germany calls 1915 massacre a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

The German parliament, despite a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, on Thursday approved a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide". Turkey was equally scathing, calling the resolution a "historic mistake".

Germany risks Turkish fury with genocide vote

German lawmakers prepared to pass a resolution Thursday recognising the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, as Turkey warned the vote would test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of Srebrenica massacre, jailed for 40 years

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of Srebrenica massacre, jailed for 40 years

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted by UN judges of genocide for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the worst war crime in Europe since World War Two, and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims: United States

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims: United States

The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi`ite Muslims, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, a finding that is unlikely to greatly change U.S. policy toward the group.

Islamic State persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a genocide: Hillary Clinton

Islamic State persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a genocide: Hillary Clinton

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Islamic State violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide.

Cambodia tribunal charges former Khmer Rouge cadre with genocide

The official, Yim Tith, also faces counts of murder and violating the Geneva Convention for his alleged role in Pol Pot`s government.

102 countries pledge not to oppose UN action on genocide

More than 100 countries have signed a "Code of Conduct" pledging not to vote against a credible UN Security Council resolution seeking to prevent or end genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.

Tamil activist demands referendum in Sri Lanka

A Chennai-based prominent Tamil activist, today demanded human rights wing of the United Nations to conduct an investigation into the "genocide" in Sri Lanka.

Muslim groups sue Myanmar president

A coalition of Muslim groups has filed suit in New York against Myanmar President Thein Sein and other government officials for alleged crimes against the Rohingya minority, which they say amount to genocide.

Genocide against Christians in Middle East: Pope Francis

Pope Francis called for an end Thursday to what he said was the "genocide" of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond.

Merkel urges Bosnia to work for future without `genocide`

Germany on Thursday urged Bosnia to work towards a future in which a "genocide" such as the massacre of Muslims 20 years ago would no longer be possible.

Convoy of Srebrenica victims` remains makes way to massacre site

A convoy carrying the coffins of 136 newly-identified Srebrenica victims left Thursday to head for the Bosnian town where the massacre took place for their burial on the 20th anniversary.

Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Srebrenica

Former US president Bill Clinton will visit Srebrenica for a commemoration Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the mass murder of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces.

Russia vetoes UN move to recognize Srebrenica `genocide`

Russia vetoes UN move to recognize Srebrenica `genocide`

Russia vetoed a draft UN resolution Wednesday that would have recognized the Srebrenica massacre as genocide, triggering warnings the bitter diplomatic wrangling could spark renewed violence.

Sudan says all `normal`, President Omar al-Bashir to return after AU summit

Sudan says all `normal`, President Omar al-Bashir to return after AU summit

Sudan insisted President Omar al-Bashir`s visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a court order Sunday banning him from leaving South Africa.