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Rwandan genocide orphan builds new lifeupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 06:07:00

Her parents murdered in Rwanda's genocide, one young woman builds new life through radio. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

French court overturns Armenian genocide denial lawupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 13:31:00

A new French law making it a crime to publicly deny the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians a century ago was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by France's Constitutional Council.

Is Europe setting up clash between Muslims and the West?updated: Fri Feb 03 2012 10:14:00

Europe and the Muslim world seem to be on a collision course that could have major political, economic and ideological ramifications. January 23, 2012, may well come to be remembered as the crucial date when Samuel Huntington's "clash of civilizations" thesis, which many of us believed discredited beyond repair, was reaffirmed.

French council to review genocide denial lawupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:54:00

French lawmakers have asked the country's constitutional council to examine a new law that punishes the denial of genocide with fines and prison time.

Turkey blasts French passage of genocide lawupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:55:00

Turkey is reacting angrily Tuesday to the French Senate's approval of a law criminalizing the denial of genocide, including that of the Armenians at the end of the Ottoman Empire.

France passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:55:00

Ivan Watson reports on the French Senate voting to criminalize public denial of the 'Ottoman Empire's' genocide of Armenians.

How will Armenian genocide bill affect France-Turkey relations?updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 05:21:00

Turkey's fraught relationship with France is set to erode further after the French Senate passed controversial legislation criminalizing any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 -- a description Turkey has rejected.

Friction over Armenia genocide issueupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:30:00

CNN's Ivan Watson explains why the French bill on what it calls Armenian genocide causes such controversy.

French Senate passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:30:00

The French Senate voted late Monday to criminalize any public denial of what new legislation calls the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians, triggering fresh condemnation from modern Turkey.

Can Arab League monitor Syria?updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 12:34:00

Concern grows in Syria that Arab League monitors aren't getting the access they need to assess the crackdown there.

Syrian activists slam Arab League mission headupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 12:34:00

The selection of a Sudanese military commander to head the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria is a "farce" because of his government's actions in the embattled Darfur region, a Syrian opposition group said Wednesday.

French National Assembly passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 18:24:00

Turkey is fuming over French legislation that would criminalize any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide last century in Ottoman Turkey.

French bill on Armenian 'genocide'updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 18:24:00

The former U.S. ambassador to Turkey responds to a French bill that makes it illegal to deny the Armenian "genocide."

Rwanda tribunal sentences 2 to life over genocideupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 07:29:00

Two key organizers of Rwanda's 1994 genocide were sentenced by a United Nations tribunal to life in prison Wednesday for their role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, a U.N. statement said.

Former Rwanda mayor jailed over genocideupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 05:41:00

A former mayor in Rwanda has been convicted of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity over the deaths of 2,000 Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide, the U.N.-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Thursday.

Court: Bosnia Serb genocide suspect faces health problemsupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 05:49:00

Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Ratko Mladic is suffering health problems, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Tuesday.

France will not extradite former Rwandan leader's widowupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:11:00

A French appeals court on Wednesday rejected a Rwandan request to extradite the widow of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose assassination sparked the 1994 genocide.

A major win for Obama's Libya policyupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 21:05:00

With Libyan rebels reaching Tripoli, the endgame is at hand. Intense fighting may lie ahead, but the power of the regime appears to be rapidly eroding.

Libya: What now?updated: Mon Aug 22 2011 21:05:00

CNN's Leone Lakhani discusses what's involved in Libya's reconstruction and transition away from Gadhafi's rule.

Amanpour's shameful moment in journalismupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:59:00

Christiane Amanpour tells CNN's Piers Morgan about missing the mark in Rwanda.

Ex-Rwanda minister jailed for life on genocide and rape countsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:59:00

A former Rwandan minister has been jailed for life for genocide and incitement to rape at the United Nations-backed court for Rwanda in Tanzania.

Mladic arrest hailed as 'important day for international justice'updated: Fri May 27 2011 07:07:00

World leaders and human rights groups celebrated the arrest of former Serbian army commander Ratko Mladic on Thursday, calling it "historic" and "an important step forward."

Bosnia genocide suspect Ratko Mladic jailed in Serbiaupdated: Fri May 27 2011 05:54:00

After more than 15 years in hiding, onetime Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was in a Belgrade jail Friday to face charges that he presided over Europe's worst massacre since World War II.

Long-sought former Hutu militia leader capturedupdated: Thu May 26 2011 20:47:00

One of the most notorious leaders of the Rwandan Hutu militia in the 1990s has been apprehended in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced Thursday.

Former Rwandan army chief gets 30 years for genocideupdated: Tue May 17 2011 11:40:00

A war crimes tribunal for Rwanda sentenced the African nation's former army chief to 30 years in prison Tuesday for his part in the 1994 genocide that killed 800,000 people.

2 alleged Rwandan rebel leaders face war crime charges in Germanyupdated: Wed May 04 2011 09:00:00

Two Rwandan rebel leaders went on trial in Germany on Wednesday on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and being members of a foreign terrorist group, a court statement said.

Military needs response plan to genocideupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 09:21:00

In the past 75 years, the world has been witness to genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Darfur and the Holocaust.

Will Sudan break apart?updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 09:21:00

CNN's Nima Elbagir talks with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti in his first interview with western news media.

Ban 'deeply alarmed' over call for violenceupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:33:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, distressed over a call to attack the hotel where Ivory Coast's president-elect and U.N. security forces are based, said Thursday that the forces are "authorized to use all necessary means to protect its personnel" and any others at the location.

March: Genocide vote upsets Turkeyupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 08:02:00

In March, a congressional panel passed a resolution declaring the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians "genocide".

Armenians denounce Kobe Bryant deal with Turkish Airlinesupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 08:02:00

The business deal looked fairly straightforward. Last week, American basketball star Kobe Bryant agreed to become the new celebrity face of Turkish Airlines, a growing international carrier.

New Rwandan genocide archive opensupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 18:39:00

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda opened its doors to the public Friday at the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds in the country's capital, offering an in-depth look at the horrors of the country's 1994 genocide.

Rwanda's Kagame rejects as 'absurd' genocide assertionsupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 03:33:00

The president of Rwanda on Thursday denied as "absurd" reports that Tutsis entered the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of 10 years and massacred Hutu refugees there.

Connector of the Day: Paul Kagameupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 03:33:00

Becky Anderson talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame about accusations of genocide by Rwandan troops in the Congo.

U.N. report accuses Rwanda of massacre in Congoupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 12:06:00

The Rwandan military and an allied rebel group massacred ethnic Hutus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, says a leaked draft report commissioned by the United Nations.

A timeline of the Khmer Rouge regime and its aftermathupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 07:22:00

At least 1.7 million people -- nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population -- died under the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge from execution, disease, starvation and overwork, according to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.

Victims of Khmer Rouge speak outupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 07:22:00

At Cambodia's genocide court, a New Zealander confronts the man who ran the torture prison where his brother was killed.

Attorneys: Arrest warrants against Sudan president are illegalupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:48:00

Arrest warrants issued for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for allegations of war crimes and genocide are illegal and should be revoked, according to two British attorneys.

Wanted Sudanese leader visits Chadupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:06:00

Wanted by the ICC on allegations of war crimes, Sudan's president visits Chad for a trade-bloc conference.

Wanted Sudanese leader arrives in Chadupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:06:00

The president of Sudan, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide, arrived Wednesday in Chad, Sudanese state-run Shorooq TV reported.

Sudan president faces genocide chargeupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 11:35:00

The International Criminal Court issued a second arrest warrant Monday for Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on three counts of genocide for his role in a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur.

World leaders mark 15th anniversary of Srebrenica massacreupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 07:59:00

Thousands of mourners and supporters crowded hillsides near Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sunday, to mark the 15th anniversary of the massacre of nearly 8,000 men and boys.

Thousands view genocide victims' burialupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 07:59:00

775 newly identified Bosnian genocide victims are laid to rest in front of a crowd of 50,000 at the Centre Potocari.

Ugandan police arrest Rwandan genocide suspectupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 16:13:00

A fugitive Rwandan clergyman wanted for his role in the 1994 genocide has been arrested in Uganda, a police spokesman told CNN Friday.

Ex-prosecutor: Accused war criminals use trials to appeal to fringeupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 23:57:00

A top former international prosecutor has said that Serb leaders who face war crimes trials often use the proceedings to try to enhance their reputations among "fringe groups."

Genocide blamed on gay troops?updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 08:57:00

A retired U.S. general says Dutch policy on gay troops is to blame for a 1995 genocide. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Official: Armenian genocide resolution unlikely to get full House voteupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 17:07:00

A narrowly passed committee measure that recommends the United States recognize the 1915 killings of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide will likely not get a full vote in the House of Representatives, according to a senior State Department official.

Turkey recalls envoy to U.S. over panel's 'genocide' voteupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 04:05:00

Turkey recalled its envoy to the United States following a vote by a congressional panel passing a resolution calling the killing of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey genocide.

Former Rwandan leader's wife faces genocide chargesupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:41:00

The widow of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose assassination sparked the 1994 genocide, was arrested Tuesday in Paris on a Rwandan warrant, French and Rwandan officials said.

Bosnian leader: 'Ethnic cleansing' continues 15 years after warupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 09:31:00

As the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic resumed Monday in the Netherlands, a member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's rotating presidency said that, in effect, "ethnic cleansing" continues -- 15 years after a brutal civil war there ended.

African Union urges United Nations to halt al-Bashir caseupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 07:52:00

The African Union has called on the United Nations Security Council to delay war crimes proceedings against Sudan's president, saying a decision allowing genocide charges harms peace efforts.

Sudanese ambassador speaks outupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 07:52:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a provocative interview with Sudan's ambassador to the U.N.

Judges allow genocide charge against Sudanese leaderupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:01:00

Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled Wednesday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir may be charged with genocide for his role in a five-year campaign of violence in western Sudan's Darfur region.

Envoy: U.S. negotiates with genocidal regime in Sudanupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 20:17:00

The United States' special envoy to Sudan reluctantly agreed Thursday that he is negotiating with a government that is accused of carrying out genocide in Darfur in western Sudan.

Arrest highlights clergy's role in Rwanda genocideupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 05:26:00

Against the chilling scale of the Rwandan genocide, the events that unfolded on May 7, 1994, at the Kibeho College of Arts appear as a blip of horror.

Karadzic's war crimes trial to go on despite boycottupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 08:50:00

Prosecutors in the long-awaited war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic said they will push ahead Tuesday, though the Bosnian Serb leader is expected to be a no-show once again.

Karadzic boycotts start of war crimes trialupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 16:01:00

U.N. judges adjourned the long-awaited war-crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic on Monday after the former Bosnian Serb leader refused to appear on the opening day.

Clergyman linked to Rwandan genocide seized in Italyupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 06:59:00

A Rwandan accused of "complicity" in the massacre of students at the college he headed during the country's genocide 15 years ago has been arrested in Italy, where he served as a clergyman, an international police agency said.

Karadzic to skip Bosnia genocide trial, court saysupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:40:00

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic intends to skip the start of his war crimes trial because he says he has had too little time to prepare, a spokeswoman for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Thursday.

Karadzic war crimes trial set for late Octoberupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 05:42:00

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to begin October 26, the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague said Friday.

Commentary: Were Darfur promises for real?updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 09:25:00

We have been part of an extraordinary social phenomenon over the past four years surrounding Darfur: the development of a genuine anti-genocide people's movement. It's succeeded in cultivating a number of true champions in the political sphere, led by three former senators: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Barack Obama.

Former Rwandan governor convicted of genocideupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 06:50:00

A United Nations court convicted a former governor of Rwanda to life in prison for his role in a 1994 genocide that left about 800,000 dead in the central African country.

Al-Bashir prosecutor pushes for genocide chargeupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 10:00:00

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court says he has evidence to prove Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is guilty of genocide, even though he is not charged with the crime.

Rwandan to face genocide charges in Finlandupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 07:04:00

Finnish prosecutors will file genocide charges against a Rwandan man in the killings of 15 people during Rwanda's ethnic cleansing bloodbath in 1994, authorities said Monday.

Tears mark 15th anniversary of Rwanda genocideupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:43:00

The 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda brought American U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to tears as she reflected on her personal memories surrounding the slaughter.

'Killing fields' survivor documents Cambodian genocideupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 22:24:00

Youk Chhang knows the truth about the Cambodian genocide perhaps better than anyone in the world.

'Crime against humanity'updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 22:24:00

Youk Chhang takes CNN's Christiane Amanpour to the secured vault where thousands of Khmer Rouge documents are kept.

International Court issues arrest warrant for Sudanese presidentupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 17:17:00

The International Criminal Court at the Hague issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur.

Scream Bloody Murder: In our wordsupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 13:43:00

Christiane Amanpour and members of the CNN documentary team describe the making of 'Scream Bloody Murder.'

The world's most heinous crimeupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 13:43:00

They share a deep sorrow: an idealistic American who tried to protect the Kurds of Iraq, a Canadian general who refused to follow orders in Rwanda, a French priest who fought for the soul of Cambodia.

Voices of hope in the face of evilupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:41:00

No one teaches reporters how to cover a war, much less wars that include genocide. Most of us rely on the wisdom of experienced colleagues and a lot of on-the-job training.

Bone detectives seek genocide answersupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:39:00

The man's remains lie on a table. Next to him are the bones of his 22-year-old son and the remains of another son. But no one yet knows which of the man's two missing boys the third set of remains could be.

Witness to tortureupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:39:00

Nusreta Sivac witnessed torture and rape while imprisoned in a Bosnian concentration camp. Viewer discretion advised.

Commentary: Leadership key to preventing genocideupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:38:00

In this age of electronic media communications, Americans are increasingly confronted in their living rooms -- and even on their cell phones -- with information about and images of genocide and mass atrocities virtually anywhere they occur.

They killed their neighbors: genocide's foot soldiersupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:36:00

Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Slobodan Milosevic. They are household names, infamous for masterminding genocide. But who were the foot soldiers who did the dirty work?

'A horror movie and a snuff movie'updated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:30:00

"I'm angry at having presided over the first genocide of the 21st century," said Mukesh Kapila, a British doctor and former U.N. official.

Radovan Karadzic appears at Hague hearingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 05:50:00

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared Tuesday at The Hague for a pre-trial hearing to discuss an amended indictment on war crimes and genocide charges.

Karadzic defiantupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 05:50:00

A defiant Radovan Karadzic refused to enter a plea before the international criminal court. CNN's Paula Netwon reports.

Rwanda genocide suspect moved to Africaupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 01:18:00

A former top Rwandan official charged for his alleged role in genocide during the 1990s has been transferred to a U.N. detention facility in Africa.

Time.com: The Ethnic Toll in Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 11:40:00

Refugees recount how neighbor turned against neighbor and why some Ossetians can no longer live with Georgians

France denies role in Rwandan genocideupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 13:52:00

France on Wednesday said accusations by Rwanda that French politicians and military officials helped prepare and carry out the 1994 Rwandan genocide are "unacceptable."

Amanpour: Karadzic arrest is big step forward for Balkan nationsupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 20:50:00

The arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic is an important step in the reconciliation process in the Balkans, Christiane Amanpour, CNN senior international correspondent, says.

Genocide suspect's rise, fallupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 20:50:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour recalls the rise to prominence and notoriety of captured Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.

Sudanese president charged with genocideupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 06:58:00

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed genocide charges against Sudan's president for a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur.

CNN exclusive: ICC prosecutor on Darfur chargesupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 08:43:00

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is seeking the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of genocide in a five-year campaign of violence in the country's Darfur region. Luis Moreno-Ocampo spoke exclusively to CNN's Nic Robertson ahead of his announcement on Monday of the charges.

Sudan calls meeting over 'genocide charge'updated: Sun Jul 13 2008 05:17:00

Sudan has asked for an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers ahead of the expected indictment of the country's president for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, according to reports.

Time.com: Sudan President Could Face Chargesupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 16:00:00

U.N. officials and diplomats said the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will seek an arrest warrant Monday charging Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur

18 students arrested in Darfur protest at White Houseupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 21:43:00

A group of student protesters were arrested Sunday after they called on President Bush to end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan, and refused to leave the front gates of the White House.

Fortune: Olympic sponsors ignore Darfur protestupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 12:19:00

Good citizens speak out when they see injustice. Can good corporate citizens be expected to do the same?

Cambodia genocide trial under wayupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 22:20:00

The U.N.-backed genocide tribunal opened its first formal hearing in the Cambodian capital on Tuesday with the alleged chief torturer of the Khmer Rouge the first to appear.

Ex-Cabinet officials to co-chair task force to prevent genocideupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 16:20:00

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense William Cohen announced Tuesday they will co-chair a task force to develop guidelines to help future U.S. governments deal with genocide.

Police arrest Khmer Rouge suspectsupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 03:38:00

Ieng Sary, the foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s, and his wife were arrested by a U.N.-backed genocide tribunal Monday, court officials announced.

Time.com: A War Crime Trial Over Wordsupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 10:00:00

A Serbian nationalist leader is charged over hate speech that prosecutors say incited mass murder and torture

Vote on Armenian 'genocide' resolution put offupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 21:10:00

Supporters of a congressional resolution that would have declared the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians "genocide" dropped their call for a vote on the measure Thursday.

Time.com: The U.S. and Turkey: Honesty Is the Best Policy updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 02:55:00

Recognizing the Armenian genocide may seem risky, but keeping quiet is the bigger danger

Speaker Pelosi hedges on genocide resolution voteupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 17:08:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday said it "remains to be seen" whether a House resolution labeling as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by what is now Turkey will get a vote on the House floor.

Is it just? Is it wise?updated: Wed Oct 17 2007 17:08:00

Congressional and administration leaders on both sides of the issue speak out on the Armenian genocide resolution.

Bush on genocide resolutionupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 17:08:00

President Bush says a resolution calling the killing of Armenians 'genocide' would hurt relations with key ally Turkey.

Hoyer: Dems 'revisiting positions' on 'genocide' resolution updated: Wed Oct 17 2007 05:11:00

Some Democrats appear to be wavering on a highly contentious House resolution labeling Turkey's treatment of Armenians in World War I as genocide.

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