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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
ICC to probe allegations of British crimes during Iraq war

May 14, 2014

ICC to probe allegations of British crimes during Iraq war

The Hague-based court had previously concluded an examination of similar accusations in 2006, but it did not launch a full investigation because the information did not meet the "required gravity threshold." #World #NewsTracker #Britain #Iraq War #UK #International Criminal Court #War Crimes #British troops

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ICC to probe allegations of British crimes during Iraq war

Jul 01, 2014

Police called after man spotted in Stormtrooper costume

A Kansas man's first day dressed in his hometown as his Star Wars alter ego ended with a visit from the authorities but they were no match for Stormtrooper Sam — mainly because he didn't actually commit a crime...
ICC to probe allegations of British crimes during Iraq war

Jul 01, 2014

Police called after man spotted in Stormtrooper costume

A Kansas man's first day dressed in his hometown as his Star Wars alter ego ended with a visit from the authorities but they were no match for Stormtrooper Sam — mainly because he didn't actually commit a crime...
ICC to probe allegations of British crimes during Iraq war

Jun 30, 2014

New UN Rights Probe Intensifies Pressure on Sri Lanka

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new U.N. investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka will intensify international pressure on its government and could probe the purported responsibility of senior Sri Lankan officials with U.S. ties. MoreIsraeli Pri...