COE urges Armenia, Turkey to reestablish relations

Council of Europe chief Thorbjoern Jagland on Wednesday urged Armenia and Turkey to reestablish relations. Speaking in the Armenian capital Yerevan ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Jagland said that: “If there is a chance of returning to the 2009 protocols, establishing diplomatic relations, I urge both[…]

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Rwandan genocide courts shuts after 20 years

After two decades of work and 61 convictions at a cost of nearly $2 billion, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda shuts up shop amid criticism but at least with some justice served. The Tanzanian-based and United Nations-backed ICTR, set up in late 1994 to try the alleged masterminds behind[…]

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Israel’s incremental genocide in the Gaza ghetto

OPINION by Dr. Ilan Pappe – In a September 2006 article for The Electronic Intifada, I defined the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an incremental genocide. Israel’s present assault on Gaza alas indicates that this policy continues unabated. The term is important since it appropriately locates Israel’s barbaric[…]

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Gaza’s children face life long trauma

Having been witness to some of the worst cases of genocide during the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Union of Health Work Committees has expressed concern over the psychological effects the war has had on the children of Gaza. To date, more than 1500 people have been[…]

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Iran leader accuses Israel of Gaza genocide

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday accused Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting “the Zionist regime”. In a speech marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, Khamenei said Israel was acting like a “rabid dog” and “a wild wolf”[…]

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Locals rally for Rohingya

Three South African based advocacy groups say they are appalled by the global silence on the human rights violations against Muslim populations and other religious minorities in both Burma and Sri Lanka. In a joint statement on Friday, the Protect the Rohingya, Media Review Network, and Palestine Solidarity Alliance organisations[…]

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