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Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

Apr. 19, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes about France’s role before and during the horror in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered in 1994. ...

Mexican soldiers accused in 2014 massacre re-arrested

Apr. 01, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven Mexican soldiers who were accused in the 2014 army killings of 22 drug cartel suspects but later freed have been re-arrested, a human rights group confirmed Thursday. The newspaper El Universal reported Thursday that three of the seven are in...

Serb accused of 1999 massacre of 130 men arrested in Kosovo

Mar. 31, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s police on Wednesday arrested a Serb who is accused of war crimes during the 1998-1999 war. A statement from the prosecutor’s office said the Serb, identified only as M.A., is suspected of taking part in the massacre at Izbice, a...

Exhumation of possible Tulsa massacre victims expected soon

Mar. 24, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Researchers in Tulsa soon hope to begin exhuming the graves of at least 12 individuals who are believed to have been among the hundreds of Black people killed by a racist white mob in 1921. Oklahoma state archeologist Kary Stackelbeck said Tuesday...

Ethiopia's leader says atrocities reported in Tigray war

Mar. 23, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopia's leader on Tuesday said atrocities have been reported in Tigray, his first public acknowledgment of possible war crimes in the country's northern region where fighting persists as government troops hunt down its fugitive leaders. Prime...

Victims wait for ruling in lawsuit over Liberian massacre

Mar. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

A federal judge in Philadelphia will decide if there's enough evidence to rule in favor of survivors of a 1990 massacre during Liberia's civil wars or whether a trial should take place. A filing this week by four people who lived through a military assault on people...

The Latest: Pope honors massacre victims at Baghdad church

Mar. 05, 2021 10:03 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq to deliver a message of hope to the country's dwindling Christian community following years of unrest and amid a devastating pandemic (all times local): 5:50 Pope Francis is honoring...

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

Mar. 05, 2021 07:31 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins. Iraq was estimated to have nearly 1.5 million Christians before the 2003 U.S.-led...

Ahead of Pope visit, survivor recalls Iraq church massacre

Mar. 04, 2021 13:57 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — It began like any other Sunday in the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad for worshipper Louis Climis. That day nearly 11 years ago would end with blood-stained pews, anguish and lives lost. Six al-Qaeda-linked militants stormed and seized the...

Ethiopia now calls Axum massacre allegations 'credible'

Mar. 04, 2021 13:07 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia on Wednesday said it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum, where The Associated Press and Amnesty International have separately documented a massacre of...