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New UN rights probe into Sri Lankan war crimes announced

Jun 30, 2014

New UN rights probe into Sri Lankan war crimes announced

A new UN investigation into allegations of Sri Lankan war crimes will intensify international pressure on its government. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Tamil #UN #Human Rights #Tamil Tigers #Navi Pillay #Sri Lankan war crimes #UN probe #UN High Commission for Human Rights
Modi's zero-sum game: Inviting Sri Lanka, turning away Jaya, Tamils

May 23, 2014

Modi's zero-sum game: Inviting Sri Lanka, turning away Jaya, Tamils

The BJP government will find it difficult to wriggle out of this unpleasant situation now. Rajapaksa's attendance changes the complexion of an otherwise good relationship between the new government and Jayalalithaa. #Tamil Nadu #PoliticsDecoder #AIADMK #J. Jayalalithaa #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Vaiko #War Crimes #tamils #MDMK #UNHRC resolutions
Syria: Soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon for anti-govt fighters

May 19, 2014

Syria: Soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon for anti-govt fighters

In 2012, Sarout joined the Western-backed rebel Free Syrian Army movement. He rose to command a Homs brigade that bears his name. #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #War Crimes #Chemical weapons #footballer #Abdelbaset Sarout #Goal keeper
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

May 14, 2014

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Un chief called the resignation a failure of "one of the world's most brilliant diplomats" to end the conflict despite "his extraordinary talents ... a tragedy for the Syrian people." #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Ban Ki-moon #Arab League #War Crimes #UNHRC #Chemical weapons #Lakhdar Brahimi

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Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. Rights Panel Votes for Inquiry in Gaza Conflict

Navi Pillay, the high commissioner for human rights, suggested both Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes... #Hamas #Israel #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Jul 21, 2014

Nazi war crimes suspect hospitalized in the US

A Nazi war crimes suspect accused of aiding in the killings of 216,000 Jewish people at a death camp and now awaiting an extradition hearing has been hospitalized... #Hamas #Israel #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. Rights Chief: Strong Possibility of Gaza Crimes

(GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said We... #Hamas #Israel #Gaza Strip #United Nations Human Rights Council