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Nine Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims

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Nine Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims

Nine Serbs have been arrested for taking part in the killings of 44 Muslim civilians in the early 1990s.

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic's genocide appeal set for August

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic's genocide appeal set for August

Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life behind bars in 2017 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Bosnia Muslims commemorate 25 years since <em>Srebrenica</em> genocide

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Bosnia Muslims commemorate 25 years since Srebrenica genocide

On July 11, 1995, after capturing the ill-fated town, Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in a few ...

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twenty-five years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried

Scientists have slowly unlocked what was once described as the 'biggest forensic puzzle anywhere in the world,' tracing the remains of the 8,000 ...

Sam Hamad

Genocide denier Peter Handke's Nobel Prize embodies Europe's Islamophobia

Comment: Awarding the Nobel prize for literature to 'genocide denier' Peter Handke reflects the Islamophobia and fascism of our times, from ...

The New Arab

Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

Peter Handke, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely accused of denying the Bosnian genocide.

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

Hind Berji

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

China is sparing no effort in its attempt to erase any proof of its Uighur Muslim population.

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

Pakistan called for an urgent UNSCR meeting regarding occupied Kashmir as fears of a genocidal war by India looms.

Mediterranean countries step up efforts to find missing migrants

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Mediterranean countries step up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries have pledged to step up efforts to trace nearly 18,500 migrants who have disappeared since 2014.

Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

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Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is being remembered by Syrians following his death on Saturday.

Kofi Annan dies at 80

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Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former UN secretary-general has passed away aged 80, his foundation has said.

Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

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Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

More than 20,000 migrants have disappeared or died while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war crimes-related one against Syria's government to reach US court.

The New Arab & agencies

Bosnia's 'eternal refugees' await historic Mladic verdict

Nearly 9,000 Bosnian citizens still live in 156 refugee camps across the country after fleeing the brutal 1992-1995 war that killed over 100,000 ...

The New Arab & agencies

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic faces historic war crimes verdict

UN war crimes judges will hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, who orchestrated ...

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Marking Bosnia massacre, Yazidis demand genocide recognition

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Marking Bosnia massacre, Yazidis demand genocide recognition

Yazidis from Iraq on Tuesday joined commemorations in Bosnia for the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslims, calling for IS atrocities against ...

Paul Iddon

An Iraqi-Kurdish precedent for proposed Syrian 'safe zones'?

Analysis: As the proposal of safe zones inside Syria gains traction, Iraq's Kurdistan may provide one such model - though likely to be opposed ...

UN security council unanimously backs observers to Aleppo

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UN security council unanimously backs observers to Aleppo

The 15 member security council made a rare show of unity over Syria, after Russia backed down and supported a French-drafted resolution aimed at ...

UN to vote on deploying observers to Aleppo

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UN to vote on deploying observers to Aleppo

The UN Security Council will vote on a French proposal to dispatch monitors to oversea the evacuation of Syrians from the war-torn city.

Obama: Syria's Assad, Russia, Iran have blood on hands

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Obama: Syria's Assad, Russia, Iran have blood on hands

US President Barack Obama has declared that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are responsible for the ...

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