Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case against Khmer Rouge

Oct 17, 2014

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case against Khmer Rouge

A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal began hearing the first genocide case against the country’s brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday, another step toward justice for an estimated 1.7 million people who died from starvation, disease and execution. Khieu Samphan, the regime’s head of state, ...

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Aug 8, 2014

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1970s reign of terror that left close to ...

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Aug 7, 2014

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict at a U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia on Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity, marking the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court. Prosecutors are demanding life in jail for ...

The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

Aug 4, 2014

The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

by Alice Ritchie

The skies above Flanders, 1917 — Indian pilot Hardutt Singh Malik is guiding his single-seater biplane fighter up through thick cloud behind his Canadian flight commander, William ‘Billy’ Barker, in search of enemy aircraft. Their dangerously blind ascent finally ends as they emerge into ...

Aug 4, 2014

Outbreak of WWI marked in Belgian city

Government leaders and royalty were to gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914. ...

Seventy years on, Europe commemorates Roma genocide

Aug 3, 2014

Seventy years on, Europe commemorates Roma genocide

Krystyna Gil was told by her Roma grandmother to “never forget.” Though she was just a child during World War II, when the Nazis began systematically exterminating Roma in her native Poland, she has done just that. “I was five years old at the ...

Spike in conflicts sees 'global peace' eroding fast

Jun 19, 2014

Spike in conflicts sees 'global peace' eroding fast

World peace has deteriorated steadily over the last seven years, with wars, militant attacks and crime reversing six earlier decades of gradual improvement, a global security survey reported Wednesday. Conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan and the Central African Republic in particular helped drag ...

U.S. man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

Jun 19, 2014

U.S. man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp. The man, retired toolmaker ...