Media Coverage

8/25/2016

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Wednesday marked the anniversary of the mountain reconciliation, saying all parties must do everything in their power to avoid the reoccurrence of violence.

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8/25/2016

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of the mountain reconciliation that brought together Christians and Druze by holding a mass to inaugurate Al-Saydeh Church in Chouf’s Mukhtarato.

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8/25/2016

Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of being a failed state.

8/25/2016

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday announced that a plebiscite seeking the ratification of a peace deal between his administration and FARC rebels will be held on October 2.

8/25/2016

Colombia’s FARC rebels will take part in the 2018 elections as a formal political party, but this is mainly a political warm-up. The guerrillas will receive five guaranteed seats in both the Senate and the House.

8/25/2016

Former first vice president of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar has thrown prospects of stability in the country into further uncertainty after his allies said they were rethinking their role under the August 2015 peace agreement.

8/25/2016

The Israeli military on Wednesday cleared its forces of wrongdoing in three deadly incidents that took place during the 2014 Gaza war — including an airstrike that killed 15 members of a single family.

8/25/2016

Civilians who fled to Australia during the Sri Lankan civil war may never have their crucial testimonies heard in a war crimes court.

8/24/2016

An Ivory Coast court on Monday adjourned Simone Gbagbo's trial for crimes against humanity until October 10, after the former first lady complained she was too tired to proceed.

"When I sent for the defendant this morning, she made it known that she was very tired and she asked us to take account of her counsel's request to let her rest," state prosecutor Ali Yeo told the court in Abidjan.

8/23/2016

One former prisoner described undergoing desperate jailhouse surgery performed with a scavenged razor blade. A woman told of her gang rape by a military commander and his troops, each awaiting his turn. Another man recounted thirst-crazed prisoners licking spilled water from the floor “like cats.”

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