Stories tagged: genocide
Thu., April 20, 2017, midnight
Review: ‘The Promise’ falls flat
History is rife with horrific events that somehow manage to demonstrate true humanity and heroism. Many of these events are underreported, underrepresented and misunderstood, such as the Armenian Holocaust – …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide
Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda’s president that he hoped his apology …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Kelly Ripa plans return to daytime talk show Tuesday
Kelly Ripa is returning to her daytime talk show, ending an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join “Good Morning America.” Ripa will be back Tuesday on …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
President Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings ‘genocide’
President Barack Obama declined Friday to call the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, breaking a key campaign promise as his presidency nears an end.
UPDATED: Thu., March 24, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of genocide and nine other charges Thursday at a U.N. court, and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
U.S. slaps ‘genocide’ label on Islamic State attacks against minorities in Iraq, Syria
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday labeled the Islamic State’s merciless persecution of religious minorities as genocide, a long-awaited determination that resonates politically but doesn’t compel the United States …
Wed., March 16, 2016, noon
Kerry to miss deadline on Islamic State genocide question
A State Department spokesman says Secretary of State John Kerry will miss Congress’s deadline for deciding whether atrocities by the Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Syria war at critical juncture five years after the spark
After five years of bloodshed – after a quarter of a million deaths, and the flight of millions of refugees – Syria has arrived at a critical juncture: A diplomatic …
Fri., March 15, 2013, 10:29 a.m.
Genocide prevention topic of human rights banquet
A world expert on preventing genocide will be keynote speaker at the 16th annual human rights banquet in Coeur d’Alene next month.
Sat., April 24, 2010, 1:43 p.m.
Obama marks genocide without using word
SHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Candidate Obama repeatedly promised he’d call the almost century-old massacre of Armenians in Turkey as genocide. President Obama twice now has refused to do so.
Sun., April 12, 2009, midnight
Replacing genocide with hope
The memories, good and bad, came flooding back to Carl and Teresa Wilkens last week upon their return to Rwanda, a verdant place they once called home before the streets …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2009, midnight
Efforts against genocide garner acclaim
A Spokane professor and author of a book on the psychology of genocide is one of 20 persons nationwide to receive a fellowship to build local awareness of global atrocities. …
Thu., Jan. 8, 2009, midnight
Khmer Rouge victims still await justice
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, the specter of the murderous regime still haunted Cambodia on Wednesday as victims remembered the countless dead …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2008, midnight
Ex-colonel found guilty of genocide
NAIROBI, Kenya – The ringleader of the 1994 Rwanda genocide was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his role in the early days of an ethnic slaughter that eventually …
Sat., April 14, 2007, midnight
ENEMIES OF HATRED
Along with the 1 million people who were massacred in Rwanda 13 years ago, a memorial in the capital of Kigali also remembers the victims of another genocide: the 6 …
Sun., April 27, 1997, midnight
Hutus Say Villagers Came To Kill Thousands Of Rwandan Refugees Have Vanished From Camps In Zaire; Many Too Weak To Walk
A malnourished Hutu refugee is weighed at an aid station in Zaire Saturday. As many as 100,000 refugees have vanished from camps in rebel-controlled central Zaire. Photo by Associated Press