Iraqi authorities said Sunday the remains of 123 people killed by Islamic State (IS) group militants had been removed from a mass grave in the Nineveh governorate in order to start the process of identifying them. In one of its worst crimes in Iraq, IS carried out a massacre at[…]
The Iraqi government is seeking to open a “Al-Khasfa” tomb in the country’s northern governorate of Nineveh, where some 2,000 bodies of civilians killed by Daesh are buried, local media reported yesterday. Saad Al-Abdali, a member of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ board, told Assabah that the opening of the[…]
The violation of graves at the Mowbray cemetery has been roundly condemned, with calls for the police to bring the culprits swiftly to book. About 80 gravesites at the burial grounds located near Groote Schuur hospital were tampered with, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with most of the[…]
The fight to preserve Bo-Kaap’s heritage now faces another obstacle – with the potential auctioning of two pockets of land at the historic Tana Baru cemetery. As Bo-Kaap residents wage an ongoing battle against gentrification and the burden of high municipal tariffs, it now faced with the reality that two erven[…]
The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colors of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, had been[…]
Malaysia has said it believes 139 people are buried in graves at remote detention camps used by people smugglers on the Thai border which were discovered on the weekend. Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said on Thursday that each grave site contained the remains of one person, not multiple[…]
Parminder Singh carefully lifted one of the bloated bodies from his boat as he described the horrors confronting Indian Kashmir residents after the worst floods in a century. After days of trying and with waters receding, Singh finally managed to return to his house in Indian Kashmir’s main city of[…]
Thousands gathered Sunday for a final farewell to 284 people killed in Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war, after their remains were exhumed from one of the largest mass graves found in the country. “I hope it will be easier now,” said 48-year old Suad Tatarevic, who came to bury some 40 family[…]
The remains of 24 people, believed to be Muslims killed during Bosnia’s 1990s war, were exhumed from several graves unearthed by May’s devastating floods, an official said Friday. Floodwaters removed a three-metre (10 feet) layer of ground exposing several small graves on the left bank of the Bosna river in[…]
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