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Syria: 40 militants killed by army

Jan 15, 2015

Syria: 40 militants killed by army

At least 40 militants were killed Wednesday when Syrian army targeted their gatherings and hideouts in the southern province of Daraa, according to a military source. #Syria #Syria violence #Civil War in Syria #strife in Syria #militancy in Syria
Pope Francis meets Sri Lanka's new President, urges respect for human rights

Jan 13, 2015

Pope Francis meets Sri Lanka's new President, urges respect for human rights

Pope Francis said the work of rebuilding after the conflict must include respect for human rights -- a hugely contentious issue in Sri Lanka, which alienated the international community by refusing to cooperate with a UN-mandated investigation into alleged wartime killings of civilians. #World #Sri Lanka #LTTE #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #Sri Lanka civil war #Pope Francis #Maithripala Sirisena
No proof of ethnic cleansing by Christian militia in Central African Republic, inquiry launched

Jan 09, 2015

No proof of ethnic cleansing by Christian militia in Central African Republic, inquiry launched

Christian militia in Central African Republic have carried out ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population during the country's ongoing civil war. #NewsTracker #Civil War #Genocide #Central African Republic #Christian militia #Muslim population #UN inquiry
Has Rajapaksa overplayed his hand by seeking third term as President?

Jan 03, 2015

Has Rajapaksa overplayed his hand by seeking third term as President?

He was the president hailed as a king after crushing the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009 and ending the island nation's 25-year civil war. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Civil War #President #Rajapaksa #Tamil Tiger
Rajapaksa's vote appeal to Sri Lankan Tamils: Better to re-elect 'known devil'

Jan 02, 2015

Rajapaksa's vote appeal to Sri Lankan Tamils: Better to re-elect 'known devil'

Sri Lanka's embattled President Mahinda Rajapakse urged minority Tamils to back him in next week's election, calling himself the "known devil". #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #TheySaidIt #Sri Lanka civil war #Tamils in Sri Lanka #Civil War in Sri Lanka