Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began
Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide
French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday. The probe has been a major source of tension between the two countries after seven people close to current Rwandan President Paul Kagame were charged…
Armenia demands 'stronger message' from Turkey on 1915 genocide
The Armenian President said he expected a "stronger message" from his Turkish counterpart on the centenary of the 1915 massacres
Pope calls Armenian slaughter ‘first genocide of 20th century’
POPE Francis I yesterday honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century,” a politically explosive declaration that will certainly anger Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, defended his pronouncement by saying it was his duty…
Iran's leader says Saudi air strikes causing genocide
Iran's leader on Thursday condemned the military intervention by its main regional rival Saudi Arabia in Yemen as genocide, sharply escalating Tehran's rhetoric against the two-week-old campaign of air strikes. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saudi Arabia would not emerge victorious from the war in Yemen, where Iran-allied Houthi fighters who control the capital Sanaa have…
Rwanda welcomes France's declassification of genocide documents
Rwanda's justice minister on Wednesday welcomed France's declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.