The United Nations said Thursday it has documented the deaths of 93,000 people in Syria since the civil war began. And a recent revival in fortunes for the Assad regime suggests the war has no end in sight.
The British government today made an historic apology. It says it 'regrets' detaining and torturing thousands of people in Kenya in the 1950s. The Brits were trying to suppress the so-called Mau Mau rebellion. London is also to compensate the victims.
The indigenous peoples of Brazil were facing "extermination" in 1967 when a commission of inquiry reported on conditions they were facing. The Report quickly "disappeared" under the military dictatorship, only to be re-discovered earlier this year.
Kenya's new president, Uhuru Kenyatta is popular and wealthy. But even though he's occupied the highest office in the land since March, he can't shake an indictment of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
A video that appears to show rebel leader Abu Sakkar mutilating the corpse of a dead government soldier, and eating some of his internal organs, has been obtained by Human Rights Watch. Marco Werman speaks with HRW's Peter Bouckaert.
Filmmaker Marian Marzynski survived the holocaust as a child in Poland by leaving his parents behind and hiding his identity. He recently returned to Poland with other child survivors, and they tell their stories in his new film, "Never Forget to Lie."
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Diplomatic relations between Washington and Moscow have been chilly but Kerry is hoping to restore relations and to win Russian support on Syria.
Researchers say that in Germany before World War II, there were many more Nazi torture and detention sites than previously thought. The evidence comes from an archive of Nazi documents that was only opened to the public in recent years.
A few weeks ago, Israel commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day. The World's Middle East Correspondent Matthew Bell met a man there with a unique Holocaust story that he was somewhat reluctant to talk about. It's a story about revenge.
The leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group this week declared that friends of Bashar al-Assad would not let the Syrian president fall. The World's Matthew Bell reports on Hezbollah's role in the Syrian conflict.
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