Mar 21, 2013 13:59 EDT
Sri Lanka must launch an in-depth probe into claims that government troops killed 40,000 civilians during a 2009 offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels that ended its three-decade civil war, the UN Human Rights Council said Thursday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:22 EDT
Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has confirmed he will call for a "historic" ceasefire on Thursday, the start of the Kurdish New Year, a lawmaker said after meeting the jailed PKK chief.
Mar 17, 2013 08:06 EDT
Hundreds of Sudanese refugees fled heavy fighting in South Sudan, United Nations officials said Sunday, warning of "serious concerns" over the presence of armed groups in border camps.
Mar 16, 2013 14:17 EDT
Syria's regime are expanding its use of cluster munitions in its conflict with rebel forces, causing "mounting civilian causalities," Human Rights Watch warned on Saturday.
Mar 14, 2013 10:27 EDT
The balance of power in Syria will eventually shift to rebel forces but a protracted civil war risks destabilising the whole region, a leading think-tank warned Thursday in its annual report on world military strengths.
Mar 12, 2013 07:45 EDT
The United Nations has moved hundreds of peacekeepers to a troubled state in South Sudan ahead of an expected government offensive against a rebel group, a UN envoy said.
Mar 06, 2013 03:00 EST
The number of Syrians who have fled their country since a deadly civil conflict erupted two years ago has hit one million, the UN's refugee agency said Wednesday.
Mar 02, 2013 11:50 EST
Four wounded Syrian regime soldiers are being treated at a north Iraq hospital after clashes with rebels on the Syrian side of the border, the Iraqi defence ministry's spokesman said on Saturday.
Feb 28, 2013 23:11 EST
Thailand may have secured talks aimed at ending nine years of conflict in its Muslim-majority south, but analysts say the real battle lies ahead -- overcoming mistrust and winning over young rebels.
Feb 26, 2013 19:00 EST
The United States on Tuesday marked 10 years of war in Darfur, warning that without political talks the Sudan region may face another decade of the devastating conflict.
Feb 26, 2013 08:51 EST
Heavy fighting has occurred between government and rebel forces in a strategic Sudanese border town, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, giving the first independent confirmation of the key battle.
Feb 22, 2013 02:46 EST
The world may have tired of the civil war in Sudan's Darfur but for Fatima there is no escape from its painful legacy, a decade after fighting began.
Feb 22, 2013 00:04 EST
A huge car bomb near the headquarters of Syria's ruling party killed nearly 60 people and caused widespread destruction in the deadliest attack to hit Damascus since the civil war erupted.
Jan 25, 2013 16:56 EST
A record number of Syrian refugees have flooded neighbouring Jordan over the past 24 hours, the UN said on Friday, as violence raged unabated in several flashpoints across the strife-torn country.
Jan 22, 2013 18:33 EST
The family of an American reporter who contributed videos to Agence France-Presse (AFP) appealed for his release on Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of his kidnapping in Syria.
Jan 22, 2013 11:57 EST
Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor on Tuesday began his appeal against a 50-year prison sentence, with his lawyers arguing he could not be linked to weapons used by rebels to commit brutal crimes during the African nation's savage civil war.
Jan 22, 2013 08:25 EST
Liberian warlord Charles Taylor on Tuesday began his appeal against a 50-year prison sentence handed down by Sierra Leone's UN-backed special court for fuelling the west African nation's savage civil war.
Jan 22, 2013 04:01 EST
Prosecutors and lawyers defending former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor on Tuesday begin their appeals at Sierra Leone's UN-backed special court over his 50-year prison sentence for fuelling the west African nation's savage civil war.
Jan 21, 2013 02:01 EST
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a "serious effort" to end the conflict raging in northern Myanmar, where ethnic minority Kachin rebels accused the military of breaking its ceasefire.
Jan 17, 2013 12:48 EST
Central African Republic President Francois Bozize officially appointed opposition figure Nicolas Tiangaye prime minister of the country's new national unity government Thursday, in line with a peace deal struck with rebels last week.