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U.S. to Support Sri Lankan Plan on War Crimes Inquiry

U.S. to Support Sri Lankan Plan on War Crimes Inquiry Dharisha Bastians, New York Times 26 August 2015   Image: Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe, walks past former President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his swearing-in ceremony in Colombo on August 21, 2015. Shortly after the brief ceremony, a section of opposition MPs loyal to President Maithripala Sirisena’s SLFP entered into a formal agreement with Wickremasinghe’s

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Genocide Retrial for Guatemalan Former Dictator

Genocide Retrial Is Set for Guatemalan Former Dictator Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times 25 August 2015   Image: Former Guatemalan leader General José Efraín Rios Montt is currently facing trial for genocide during his time in office (Photo Credit: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images).   MEXICO CITY — A Guatemalan court ruled on Tuesday that the former dictator Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt must face a new genocide trial in the persecution of

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South Sudan Peace Deal

South Sudan’s President Signs Peace Deal With Rebels Marc Santora 26 August 2015   Image: President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya arrived in Juba, the South Sudanese capital, on Wednesday to attend the signing of the peace deal. Credit Jok Solomun/Reuters   NAIROBI, Kenya — President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, facing the threat of “immediate action” by the United Nations if he did not endorse a proposed peace deal, signed an accord with

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The Perilous Change in Darfur’s Demography

The Perilous Change in Darfur's Demography Eric Reeves, Huffington Post 24 August 2015   Image: ASHRAF SHAZLY via Getty Images   The debate about whether or not Darfur (Sudan) was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world--in general--no longer cared about how we referred to continuing ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur. But the facts of the past several years,

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War Grips Kurdish Lands Again

As Turkey Targets Militants, War Grips Kurdish Lands Once Again Tim Arango, New York Times 24 August 2015   Image: Police officers conducted searches during a security operation in Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey this month. Credit Usame Ari/Associated Press   DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Across the Kurdish lands of southeast Turkey, a bitter war that had long been stilled by a truce has suddenly come roaring back, threatening to undo a hard-won economic

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Can al-Bashir be Arrested in the U.S.?
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Let Sudan’s President Come to New York. Then Arrest Him. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Op-Ed Contributor, New York Times 24 August 2015   Image: Omar Hassan al-Bashir, president of Sudan, in April. Credit Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters   THE fugitive president of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, plans to attend a United Nations gathering later this month in New York City on the future of global development. To travel here, he needs a visa. His

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Genocide Watch Alert 2015 on Syria

Genocide Alert: The Syrian Arab Republic August 2015   Genocide Watch is issuing a genocide emergency alert for the continuing crisis in Syria. Both the Syrian state and at least three other groups are committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes daily. All four entities must be defeated militarily and their leaders should be tried for their crimes. The four warring forces include: the al-Assad regime and its allied militias; the

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North and South Korea Trade Fire Across Border

North and South Korea Trade Fire Across Border, Seoul Says Choe Sang-Hun 20 August 2015 Image: A man locking his shop after an evacuation order was issued to residents and visitors at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in South Korea on Thursday. Credit Kim Seung-Doo/Yonhap, via Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged rocket and artillery fire across their tense border on Thursday in their first

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Al Qaeda is Losing the Battle for Jihadi Hearts and Minds

Al Qaeda Is Losing the Battle for Jihadi Hearts and Minds Daniel Byman and Jennifer R. Williams, Foreign Policy 19 August 2015 Ayman al-Zawahiri's latest audio tape shows that the group that organized 9/11 is a bunch of cranky old men compared to the Islamic State. Terrorists usually try to stay in the news, but Ayman al-Zawahiri has seemed an exception. Al Qaeda’s leader has gone almost a year between public statements before breaking his silence

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ISIS Bombs Egyptian Courthouse
A security official stands guard at the site of a bomb blast at a national security building in Shubra Al-Khaima, on the outskirts of Cairo

Islamic State claims Cairo courthouse bombing which wounded 29 Ahmed Mohamed Hassan, Reuters 20 August 2015     Image: A security official stands guard at the site of a bomb blast at a national security building in Shubra Al-Khaima, on the outskirts of Cairo, August 20, 2015. Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany   Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 29 people near a state security building and courthouse

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