Latest Massacres News

'Then the killing started': Witnesses accuse Tigray fighters

Sep. 25, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One man said he counted 55 corpses as he escaped from his town in northern Ethiopia, stepping over bodies scattered in the streets. Another asserted he was rounded up with about 20 men who were shot in front of him. Yet others claimed Tigray forces went door-to-door...

Former Liberian military leader liable for church massacre

Sep. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Liberian military commander who supervised the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed civilians at a church during that country's civil war in 1990 is liable under U.S. law for participating in extrajudicial killings and torture, a federal judge in Philadelphia has...

Officials: Ethiopia's Tigray forces kill some 120 civilians

Sep. 08, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Local officials in Ethiopia alleged Wednesday that Tigray forces have killed more than 120 civilians in recent days following battlefield losses, in what would be one of the deadliest massacres of the East African nation's 10-month war. Tigray forces denied killing...

Las Vegas massacre memorial panel focusing on victim stories

Aug. 26, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A panel planning a permanent memorial at the Las Vegas site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history is focusing on stories about the more than 58 people killed by gunfire and thousands left wounded and emotionally scarred, and on lessons learned. ...

New US sanctions target Eritrea over Ethiopia's Tigray war

Aug. 23, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States on Monday imposed new sanctions over Ethiopia’s deadly Tigray conflict as hundreds of thousands of people face famine conditions under a government blockade the U.S. has called a “siege” and fighting spreads into other parts of the country. ...

Nevada tribes seek national monument status for sacred trees

Aug. 21, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

SPRING VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — Near a remote stretch of U.S. Highway 50 between Ely and Great Basin National Park, tribal people for years have been on the defensive in a fight to protect an unusual stand of sacred trees. The groves of cone-bearing evergreens — known as...

At river where Tigrayan bodies floated, fears of 'many more'

Aug. 06, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

WAD EL HILU, Sudan (AP) — From time to time, a body floating down the river separating Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region from Sudan was a silent reminder of a war conducted in the shadows. But in recent days, the corpses became a flow. Bloated, drained of color from...

New UN envoy to Bosnia faces angry opposition from Serbs

Aug. 02, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A German diplomat on Monday took office as the top international envoy to Bosnia, facing opposition from the country's Serbs, who have rejected both his appointment and a ban on genocide denial brought by his predecessor. Christian...

19 bodies reburied amid protests in search for Tulsa victims

Jul. 31, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of 19 people exhumed from a Tulsa cemetery during a search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre were reburied during a closed ceremony, despite objections from protesters outside the cemetery. “This is totally disgusting and...

Bosnian Serb lawmakers nix ban on Srebrenica genocide denial

Jul. 30, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly rejected a ban on genocide denial introduced by the top international official in Bosnia, in an act of defiance likely to fuel tensions in the ethnically-divided Balkan nation. The...