Throughout the war in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces have accused one another of carrying out extrajudicial killings and other grave human-rights abuses. A new report is bringing a measure of clarity and fact-finding to these explosive claims and indicates that both sides are responsible for atrocities.
Khmer Rouge second-in-command Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the head of state of the former communist regime, already have been convicted of crimes against humanity, including ordering or allowing the forced relocation of much of the Cambodian population and a slew of summary executions. But on Friday, the pair that helped run a regime under which 1.7 million people died in the 1970s returned to the courtroom to face genocide charges.
More than six months after the highly publicized kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, a newly reached cease-fire deal between the Nigerian government and the terrorist group will return the girls to their families, a spokesman for the Nigerian government announced Friday.
Surely this is a metaphor for something. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna for talks aimed at ending the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, was forced to fly commercial back to Washington after his Air Force jet was grounded because of a problem with its fuel tank.
When a Syrian army photographer code-named Caesar defected from Syria in 2013, he risked his life to sneak out thumb drives containing more than 50,000 photos that documented atrocities carried out by Bashar al-Assad's regime before and during the Syrian civil war.