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War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis

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VIOLENCE IN BURUNDI. In this file photo, Kenyan activists and Burundians residing in Kenya hold a candlelight service to call for peace in Burundi, that has been gripped by violence between police and armed groups since April. File photo by Dai Kurokawa/EPA

An ICC prosecutor says she had been following events since April 2015 when Burundi was thrown into turmoil by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would run for a third term

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Apr. 25, 2016) — The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said Monday, April 25, she was opening a preliminary probe into violence in Burundi, which has been engulfed in a deep political crisis for a year. Continue reading War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis

ISIS blasts kill more than 140 as US, Russia press Syria truce

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TRIAGE. A handout picture made available by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows wounded Syrians receiving medical care at a hospital in Damascus, Syria, February 21, 2016. SANA/Handout/EPA
US Secretary of State John Kerry says a provisional deal has been reached on the terms of a truce in Syria’s brutal 5-year conflict, only for the bloodshed to intensify on the ground

SAYYIDA ZEINAB, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — A string of suicide bombings near a Shiite shrine outside Syria’s capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed at least 142 people Sunday, February 21, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.

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At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus

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The Syrian state broadcaster says a car bombing and two suicide attacks ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, killing 30 and wounding dozens

DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — At least 30 people were killed Sunday, February 21, in a series of attacks, including a car bombing, near a Shiite shrine south of Syria’s capital, state television and a monitor said.

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