Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists

Time was running out for thousands of Iraqis trapped by jihadists, with the US today saying it was assessing rescue options and the UN warning of "potential genocide".

US jets strike jihadists in Iraq

US jets struck jihadist positions in northern Iraq, a potential turning point in a two-month crisis Washington said was threatening to result in genocide and to expose US assets.

Thousands at pro-Gaza march in Rotterdam

Thousands of people protested in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam today against what some labelled Israel`s "genocide" in Gaza, media reported.

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Gaza conflict

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

Erdogan launches new attack on Israel with Hitler comparison

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday launched a fresh virulent attack against Israel over its actions in Gaza, comparing the mentality of some in the Jewish state to Adolf Hitler.

UN report sees no genocide in Central African Republic

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

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

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`

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. 

Armenia genocide: Obama urges `full` acknowledgement of facts

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

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

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.

UN chief urges C. Africa leaders to avert new genocide

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.

Verdict in landmark Rwanda genocide trial due in Paris

A French court is due to deliver its much-anticipated verdict in the landmark trial of a Rwandan Army captain accused of complicity in genocide, just weeks ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 atrocity.

French court rejects extradition of Rwanda genocide suspects

France`s top court reversed a decision to extradite three Rwandans wanted by Kigali for their alleged role in the 1994 genocide that claimed some 800,000 lives.

Veerappa Moily blames Modi for 2002 Gujarat `Genocide`

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dr. Veerappa Moily said that prime ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, had deliberately shielded the 2002 `genocide` in Gujarat.

Central African Republic risks genocide: UN expert

The UN chief`s special adviser on genocide prevention is warning of a "high risk of crimes against humanity and of genocide" in the Central African Republic.

Uganda parliament backs troops in South Sudan

Uganda`s parliament endorsed on Tuesday the government`s decision to send troops to neighbouring war-ravaged South Sudan.

Bangladesh PM Hasina says BNP chief Zia resorting to `genocide`

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today accused her archrival and BNP chief Khaleda Zia of resorting to "genocide" equating the 28 deaths during the recent deadly opposition-enforced strikes and blockades to mass murder.

India won`t rest till implementation of 13th amendment: P Chidambaram

India on Saturday asserted that it would not rest till the Sri Lanka implemented the 13th amendment and insisted on an "elaborate, independent and genuine probe" acceptable to the international community into the `genocide` by that government during 2009 civil war.