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Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons today warned the government of the dangers of delay in addressing serious crimes and human rights violations that occurred during decade-long Maoist insurgency. Members of the commissions submitted their interim reports to the government one year after the formation of commissions.

Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that most of them are probably dead.

As Colombia edges closer to peace between the government and FARC guerrilla movement, diverse sectors of the country's society will have a chance to formally have their voices heard on the matter of peace and collectively pitch in to the final leg of the end-of-war process that’s been more than three years in the making.

Hundreds of hardline nationalists gathered outside the United Nations' office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday to protest against a visit by the U.N. human rights chief who will assess Sri Lanka's progress in prosecuting alleged war crimes.

The democracy movement of the Nobel Peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is negotiating with Myanmar’s military over the composition of the next government, including a possible deal that would allow her to be president, two senior members of her party said on Friday.

As they put on their new dresses and checked their make-up, Nang Kyan Khan and Nang Htwe Yin were excited about the festival ahead. At 7pm on December 28 the two pre-school teachers said goodbye to their families in remote Mong Paine village and left in a taxi – a rare treat – which the fun-loving 20-year-olds had hired to take them over the rough tracks of northern Shan and into neighbouring Nant Onn. They never made the celebrations.

A European Parliament resolution criticised Serbia for staging an official welcomes for a released war criminals and urged Belgrade to do more to find missing persons from the 1990s conflicts.

Mourners gathered to mark the 22nd anniversary of the shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace and to remember the 68 people who were killed in the blast in 1994.

The parliamentary presidency voted to reintroduce sponsorship of an event in Bleiburg in Austria commemorating the deaths of tens of thousands of Nazi-allied Croatian troops and civilians.

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will ask President Obama to help implement a peace accord that his government expects to sign with the Farc rebel group next month.

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