U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

Nov 18, 2016

U.S. proposes U.N. arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan

The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted sanctions amid warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide. Political rivalry between South Sudan’s President ...

Hollande admits France's WWII role in internment of Roma

Oct 30, 2016

Hollande admits France's WWII role in internment of Roma

President Francois Hollande acknowledged Saturday France’s “broad responsibility” for the internment of thousands of Roma by the World War II Vichy regime and in the early months of the postwar government. “The day has come, and this truth must be told,” Hollande said on ...

Cambodia genocide museum now off limits to 'Pokemon Go'

Aug 11, 2016

Cambodia genocide museum now off limits to 'Pokemon Go'

A genocide museum in Cambodia has decided to ban “Pokemon Go” after tourists were spotted playing the popular game there. Chhay Visoth, director of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, said Wednesday that signs were posted both outside and inside the museum banning the game ...

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Jun 16, 2016

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Islamic State jihadis are still committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria, United Nations rights investigators said Thursday. “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Syria, said in a statement. “ISIS ...

Apr 8, 2016

Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial

A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open. Ernst T., whose full name wasn’t given in keeping with German privacy rules, allegedly played a part in the deportation of ...