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Rwandan ex-mayors to appeal French life terms over genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors will appeal their conviction and life sentences for taking part in the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide, their lawyers said Thursday.

French court jails two Rwandan mayors for life over genocide

Paris - In a landmark ruling, a Paris court jailed for life Wednesday two former Rwandan mayors accused of orchestrating the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.

French MPs vote to criminalise denial of Armenian genocide

Paris - French members of parliament voted unanimously Friday to criminalise the denial of all crimes against humanity, including failure to admit that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces was a "genocide".

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

Geneva - Nadia Murad, a slight, soft spoken Yazidi woman from Iraq, endured a three-month nightmare as a sex slave of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Turkey blocks German MPs' base visit after genocide row

Berlin - Turkey has barred a German delegation from visiting an air base used to fight jihadists in Syria, amid a bitter diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara, officials said Wednesday.

Turkey mulls retaliation in Germany genocide row

Ankara - Turkey is planning retaliatory steps against Berlin after Germany's parliament recognised the World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a genocide, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Germany hits back at Erdogan comments in Armenia row

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's office hit back Monday at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a blistering row over a German parliamentary vote declaring the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians.

Turkey will never accept Armenian genocide 'blackmail': Erdogan

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Saturday Turkey would never accept charges the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians in World War I, saying the accusations were being used as "blackmail" against Ankara.

Germany-Turkey rift: Diplomatic storm or passing squall?

Istanbul - Turkey reacted with predictable fury to the passing of a resolution by the German parliament recognising as genocide the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire but it remains to be seen if the move will have wider repercussions.

Turkey, Germany seek to limit damage over genocide dispute

Istanbul - Turkey and Germany on Friday vowed their critical alliance would not be broken by a ferocious dispute sparked by the German parliament's resolution recognising the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Nations that recognise the Armenian 'genocide'

Paris - A growing number of parliaments, mainly in Europe, have voted laws or resolutions explicitly recognising the Armenian "genocide", while others hold back from using the term which infuriates Turkey.

Turkey says German parliament genocide resolution 'historic mistake'

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday slammed as "null and void" and a "historic mistake" the German parliament's resolution recognising the World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Turkey recalls envoy over Germany's Armenian 'genocide' decision

Berlin - Turkey recalled its envoy to Germany and threatened consequences Thursday, in a furious reaction over the Bundestag's decision to adopt a resolution recognising the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide.

Germany to vote on Armenia 'genocide' to Turkish ire

Berlin - German lawmakers are preparing to pass a resolution Thursday that recognises the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, despite stark warnings from Turkey that the vote could hurt ties.

Erdogan urges 'common sense' over Germany's Armenia genocide bill

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Germany against the adoption of a parliamentary resolution recognising the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", saying it would harm the countries' relationship.

Germany risks Turkey wrath with Armenian genocide vote

Berlin - Germany's parliament votes Thursday on a resolution that brands the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, drawing a clear warning from Turkey's president that it would harm ties.

Rwanda genocide perpetrator gets life in prison in Sweden

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Monday sentenced a Swede of Rwandan origin to life in prison for genocide and war crimes for his involvement in the 1994 massacres.Claver Berinkidi, 61, moved to Sweden in 2002 and was naturalised in 2012.

Rwandan mayors on trial in France over 1994 genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors went on trial in Paris on Tuesday, accused of orchestrating "massive and systematic summary executions" during the central African country's 1994 genocide.

Rwandan mayors to go on trial in France over 1994 genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France on Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country.

Rwandan genocide survivors hope for justice from Paris trial

Kayonza - Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Damascene Rutagungira still cannot bear the sight of the Catholic church in the eastern village of Kabarondo, where his family was massacred before his eyes.

Confronting darkness in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge stronghold

Sangkha - Standing next to cages that once housed political prisoners, former Khmer Rouge foot soldier Tho Lon gets a surprisingly sympathetic hearing from a clutch of students, despite his work for a regime that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population.

George Clooney in Yerevan for Armenian genocide commemorations

Yerevan - Hollywood star and rights advocate George Clooney on Sunday joined emotional ceremonies in Yerevan marking the 101st anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

German orchestra accuses Turks of pressure in 'genocide' row

Berlin - A German orchestra said on Saturday that Turkey attempted to pressure it and the EU to keep the term "genocide" out of a concert marking the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

Serbia, Russia criticise UN court after Karadzic verdict

Belgrade - Serbia and Russia on Friday criticised the UN war crimes tribunal, alleging bias after it convicted wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide.

Karadzic trial shows genocide hardest crime to prove

Den Haag - A complex verdict against Radovan Karadzic, found guilty of genocide at Srebrenica but acquitted of the same charge in other Bosnian towns, has again shown that the "most heinous" of crimes is the hardest to prove.

Key genocide suspect transferred to Rwanda for prosecution

Kigali - Top level Rwandan genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa was flown from Kinshasa to Kigali on Sunday to face trial three months after his arrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ISIS committing genocide, says Kerry

U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to declare that Islamic State is committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, citing the UN definition. The stunning unanimity of the vote puts pressure on Obama's administration to do more.

US: Islamic State carrying out 'genocide'

Washington - The United States declared Thursday that the Islamic State group's slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shiites in Iraq and Syria amounts to a genocide and vowed to halt it.

Armenian president creates coalition with anti-Turkish party

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday invited a fiercely anti-Turkish party to join his government, in a controversial power-sharing deal highlighting a stalemate in efforts to normalise ties with arch-foe Ankara.

Rwanda jails ex-pastor for life for genocide killings

Kigali - A Rwandan court has sentenced a former pentecostal pastor to life in prison for leading a massacre of people sheltering in his church during the 1994 genocide, reports said Thursday.
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