Media Coverage

9/27/2016

The chief of criminal investigations for Mexico’s attorney general resigned late Wednesday amid an internal affairs inquiry into his office’s handling of the case of 43 college students who vanished nearly two years ago.

A brief government statement said the attorney general, Arely Gómez González, had accepted the resignation of Tomás Zerón de Lucio from his post as head of criminal investigations, and “wished him success in his personal and professional projects.”

9/27/2016

International human rights officials are demanding an investigation into the brutal sexual assaults of 11 Mexican women during protests a decade ago — an inquiry that would take aim at President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was the governor in charge at the time of the attacks.

9/27/2016

A court in Peru sentenced 16 former soldiers for the 1985 massacre of 69 people in Ayacucho during the armed conflict with the Shining Path.

The sentences ranging from 10 to 25 years come after a six-year trial more than 30 years after two military patrols massacred the residents of the Accomarca village in the Vilcas Huaman province of Ayacucho, the central mountain state home to the Shining Path insurgency.

9/27/2016

Jamileh Khalifeh will never forget that fateful Thursday evening 34 years ago when the tanks began rolling toward Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps on the outskirts of Beirut. “I was standing on my neighbor’s balcony and I started screaming when I saw them,” Khalifeh said. In September 1982, she was just a young girl of 16 living in the camps with her parents, four sisters and a brother.

9/26/2016

Residents of Timbuktu in Mali still recall with horror the sight of jihadists waging a campaign of destruction against the fabled Malian city, but now some say they are ready to forgive an extremist whose trial in The Hague they see as a rare moment of justice.

The jihadist Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi had earlier pleaded guilty.

9/26/2016

Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that the battle against Islamic State militants in their former stronghold of Sirte was in its last stages, although bombings and booby traps still posed a challenge.

9/26/2016

Shift in government policy comes as abuse accusations mount against both Saudi-led coalition and Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

9/26/2016

War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal.

9/26/2016

Educators from across the province are gathering at the University of Manitoba on Monday, in hopes of teaching others about the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

9/26/2016

A conflict that lasted over five decades. An estimated 220,000 people killed. Five million displaced.

These staggering figures will be consigned to history as the Colombian government buries the hatchet with its long-time nemesis, the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group, better known by its Spanish acronym, FARC.

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