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Augustin Bizimana: Genocide architect who cheated justice to the end

Nairobi - An agricultural scientist who became an architect of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, Augustin Bizimana cheated justice to the end, lying buried in a corner of Congo as investigators strove for decades to bring him to book.

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country's 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday.

US hails arrest in France of Rwanda genocide 'financier'

Washington - The United States on Monday hailed the arrest in France of a key fugitive in the Rwandan genocide as a milestone and pledged to help find others at large.

France a sought-after country for Rwandan genocide suspects

Paris - The arrest of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in a suburb of Paris has raised some difficult questions for France.

France arrests fugitive 'financier' of Rwanda genocide

Paris - Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, was in French custody Saturday after a quarter of a century on the run, and now faces likely trial at an international tribunal.

The Mossad mission to capture architect of Holocaust

Paris - On May 11, 1960, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was nabbed by a team of Israeli spies after years on the run in Argentina, ending a long manhunt.

Living in post-Nazi Dachau: painful childhood memories

Munich - Jean Boehme still remembers the number of the Nazi concentration camp block where he lived as a child: 31C.He went to school in block 33, and recalls that a nearby watchtower was transformed into a makeshift bistro.

Armenia decries crimes against 'civilisation' on genocide anniversary

Yerevan - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday decried crimes against "civilisation" and demanded an apology from Turkey as his country marked the 105th anniversary of the WWI-era Armenian genocide.

Warsaw remembers World War II ghetto uprising with low-key events

Warsaw - Poland commemorated the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising on Sunday, replacing its annual official ceremonies with low-key gatherings on site or online as the coronavirus pandemic prevented any big events.

Germany marks Holocaust anniversary in shadow of virus

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pledged on Sunday to fight Holocaust denial as a trio of former Nazi concentration camps mark the 75th anniversary of their liberation in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Holocaust memorial sites fight new threat from far right

Berlin - From swastikas sprayed on the walls to Hitler salute selfies, far-right provocations are a growing problem at the sites of former Nazi concentration camps in Germany.

Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

Colombo - The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN's highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

Syria parliament recognises Armenian genocide

Damascus - Syria's parliament on Thursday recognised the 1915-1917 killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, as tensions run high with Turkey after deadly clashes in northwest Syria."The parliament...

Israel Holocaust memorial admits historical 'errors' at Auschwitz event

Jerusalem - Israel's Holocaust memorial centre apologised Tuesday over "errors" in films screened during a high-profile ceremony last month that distorted events related to the Soviet Union and Poland during World War II.

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

Den Haag - The UN's highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims,rex as international justice stepped into the crisis for the first time.

ICJ to rule next week on urgent measures in Rohingya genocide case

Den Haag - The UN's top court said Wednesday it will deliver its decision next week on whether emergency measures should be imposed on Myanmar over alleged genocide against its Rohingya Muslims.

Placating Turkey, Trump admin says doesn't recognize Armenian genocide

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration said Tuesday it does not consider the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 to be genocide, seeking to placate Turkey which was angered that the US Congress recognized it as such.

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Washington - The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Washington - The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

Suu Kyi criticised for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

Den Haag - The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims on Thursday after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Suu Kyi slammed for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

Den Haag - The Gambia hit out Thursday at Aung San Suu Kyi's "silence" over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel peace laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

Den Haag - Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court Wednesday, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya call for Myanmar's Suu Kyi to acknowledge atrocities

From squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya who fled a brutal Myanmar military crackdown are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge the mass atrocities as she defends her country against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in UN court showdown

Den Haag - Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country's defence at the UN's top court on Tuesday.

After meeting Erdogan, US senator blocks genocide measure

Washington - A US Republican lawmaker who met with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blocked a Senate resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, after a similar measure overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives.

Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court

Den Haag - Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN's top court on Monday over the Southeast Asian nation's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, Gambia's government said.

Armenians hail historic 'genocide' vote in US House

Yerevan - Armenians on Wednesday rejoiced over the historic vote in the US House of Representatives that recognised as "genocide" mass killings of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago.

Joy in Armenia, fury in Turkey as US House recognizes 'genocide'

Washington - Armenia rejoiced but Turkey was furious on Wednesday after the US House of Representatives passed a historic resolution recognizing mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Crowds gathered for the funeral of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, paying their final respects to a man considered the chief ideologue of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Former Khmer Rouge cadres and relatives paid their final respects to "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, ahead of a cremation ceremony in Cambodia for the man considered the chief ideologue of the murderous regime.
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