Massacres

In this photo released on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 which provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man runs between destroyed buildings which attacked during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 4:34 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. The U.N. Security Council heard a briefing from U.N...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik paid tribute Monday to a late Russian ambassador who vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have condemned as genocide a massacre committed in the town of Srebrenica in the final days of Bosnia's 1992-95 war. Dodik...
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This combination of May 26, 2017, left, and Dec. 20, 2017, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the village of Gu Dar Pyin, Myanmar before and after destruction. The Associated Press has confirmed more than five previously unreported mass graves in the village through multiple interviews with more than two dozen survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps and through time-stamped cellphone videos. The Myanmar government regularly claims massacres like Gu Dar Pyin never happened, and has acknowledged only one mass grave containing 10 “terrorists” in the village of Inn Din. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 7:51 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only "terrorists" were killed and they were "carefully buried."...
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Yanghee Lee, U.N. special envoy on human rights in Myanmar, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Lee said Thursday that the Myanmar military's violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear "the hallmarks of a genocide." Lee said she couldn't make a definitive declaration about genocide until a credible international tribunal or court had weighed the evidence but "we are seeing signs and it is building up to that." (AP Photo/Bang Sung-hae)
February 01, 2018 - 4:04 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.N. special envoy on human rights in Myanmar said Thursday that the Myanmar military's violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear "the hallmarks of a genocide." Yanghee Lee told reporters in Seoul, where she is based, that she couldn't make a definitive...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:58 am
ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities in Senegal have arrested 22 people following a massacre in the country's southern Casamance region where the suspects had been looking for firewood in the forest. Abdou Sane, president of the youth association in the village where the arrests took place, said...
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Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as during the funeral service of victims of the attacked on Mar Mina church in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 30, 2017 - 9:10 am
CAIRO (AP) — Video clips circulating on social media on Saturday show the gunman who opened fire outside an Egyptian church and a nearby store owned by a Copt in an attack that killed at least nine people walking armed and unchallenged on a residential street for nearly 10 minutes. The gunman, the...
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In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017, photo, Mohammadul Hassan, 18, is photographed in his family's tent in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh. Hassan still bears the scars on his chest and back from being shot by soldiers who attempted to kill him. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August, and many have brought with them stories of atrocities committed by security forces in Myanmar, including an Aug. 27 army massacre that reportedly took place in the village of Maung Nu. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
December 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — For six hours he hid in an upstairs room, listening to the crackle of gunfire and the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home. With every footstep that drew near, every cry that pierced the air, 52-year-old Bodru Duza braced for the soldiers to find him...
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In this Nov. 25, 2017, photo, Abdul Jabar, 61, holds on to one thing he carries around with him constantly, an identification card belonging to his late son whom he said was slain by members of Myanmar's armed forces accused of massacring civilians in his village Maung Nu, in Myanmar's Rakhine State, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August, and many have brought with them stories of atrocities committed by security forces in Myanmar, including an Aug. 27 army massacre that reportedly took place in the village of Maung Nu. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
December 21, 2017 - 1:49 am
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — Some of the massacre survivors hold precious photos or mementos that belonged to those they lost. Others bear physical scars or painful memories that swirl in their nightmares. A few survived and found the most treasured gift of all, their loved ones. More than 650,000...
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Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks in a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 08, 2017 - 7:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local): 2:20 a.m. The White House is urging all parties to "act in a matter conducive to peace" amid violent protests over President Donald Trump's decision to...
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Former Salvadoran Col. Inocente Orlando Montano Morales is seen Tuesday, Nov. 28 2017, surrounded by U.S. federal agents before boarding a flight from Atlanta to Madrid, Spain. Montano arrived Wednesday morning in Madrid to face charges that he helped plot the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, five of whom were Spanish, during El Salvador's civil war. (Bryan D. Cox/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 10:30 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge ordered Thursday a former Salvadoran colonel jailed while he awaits trial for alleged involvement in the killing of five Jesuit priests in 1989. Inocente Orlando Montano, who served as vice minister for public security in the 1980s during El Salvador's civil war, was...
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