REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 2, 2011
The death toll in Syria’s violent crackdown on opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama and elsewhere climbed on Tuesday, spurring Western efforts to pile diplomatic pressure on Damascus.
Posted in China, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Crossfire Injuries, Government, Ground Assault, Gunfire, India, Middle-East, Military, Property Damage, Protesters, Russia, Syria, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States, tagged Bashar al-Assad, China, Civilian Casualties, European Union, human rights, India, Italy, Middle-East, Protesters, Ramadan, Russia, security forces, Syrian unrest, the United Nations, UN Security Council, United Kingdom, United States on August 2, 2011 |
Posted in Actors, Blogroll, Country, Government, Region, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, tagged China, Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, IDP camps, IDPs, internally displaced people, LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka, Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran on July 14, 2009 |
By JYOTTI THOTTAM
Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war between the government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) came to a dramatic end in May with a decisive military victory and the killing of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the Tigers’ fearsome leader. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the man who tamed the Tigers. Now his task is to heal a nation still divided by tensions between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. In a rare, wide-ranging interview, Rajapaksa, 63, talked with TIME’s Jyoti Thottam at the President’s official compound in Colombo on July 10. (more…)
Posted in Africa, Civilian Casualties, Courts, Displacement, Genocide, Government, Laws, Trials, Sudan, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, United Nations, tagged Africa, Bomb, bombing, China, Civilian Casualties, Costa Rica, Darfur, Displacement, Genocide, human rights, humanitarian aid, ICC, IDP, Indonesia, International Criminal Court, international law, international politics, law, Libya, massacre, news, politics, Refugee Camps, refugees, relief, Security Council, Sudan, The Hague, UN, United Nations on June 6, 2008 |
By Neil MacFarquhar
International Herald Tribune
UNITED NATIONS, New York: The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court presented a grim portrait of conditions in the Darfur region of Sudan to the UN Security Council, as a majority of council members pushed for what would be the first statement in three years condemning the Sudanese government. (more…)
Posted in Clusters/Mines, Diplomacy, Europe, Government, Military, United Kingdom, tagged Britain, China, cluster bombs, cluster munitions, clusters, Dublin, Dublin talks, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Israel, Military, Pakistan, Russia, uk, United Kingdom, us on May 20, 2008 |
Military chiefs urge UK to ban cluster bombs
By Richard Norton-Taylor
The Guardian (London)
Some of the most senior British former generals and Nato commanders urged the government yesterday to agree to a total ban on cluster bombs, describing them as “inaccurate and unreliable”.
Their call came as negotiations began in Dublin for an international treaty outlawing cluster munitions, which scatter large numbers of bomblets over a wide area. Many of these fail to explode at the time, only to kill and maim civilians, often long after the conflict has ended. (more…)
Posted in Civilian Casualties, Clusters/Mines, Diplomacy, Government, Laws, Trials, World, tagged Britain, China, Civilian Casualties, cluster bombs, cluster munitions, Clusters/Mines, conflict, Denmark, Diplomacy, Dublin, France, Germany, human rights, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, treaty, uk, United Nations, United States, war, weapons on May 19, 2008 |
Conference opens in Dublin to ban cluster bombs
By Robin Millard
Agence France Presse
Representatives from around 100 countries opened a 12-day conference Monday in a bid to agree a global ban on cluster bombs, one of the most lethal weapons facing civilians caught up in conflict.
The talks, at Dublin’s Croke Park Gaelic sports stadium, is aiming for a wide-ranging pact that would completely wipe out the use, production and stockpiling of cluster bombs by its signatories. (more…)