Risk of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ in Burundi, UN investigators warn

Risk of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ in Burundi, UN investigators warn

Burundi’s government is behind systematic human rights violations, including executions and torture, UN investigators said Tuesday, warning of possible crimes against humanity and the looming risk of “genocide”. Three experts commissioned by the UN human rights office recommend the establishment of a commission of inquiry after examining abuses over 14 months through June 30. Violence […]

Motive unclear as investigators search for clues in New York bombing

Motive unclear as investigators search for clues in New York bombing

A bomb that tore through an upscale New York neighborhood injuring 29 people was an act of terror, the state governor said Sunday, but the motive is unknown and there has been no claim of responsibility. Heavily armed police and National Guard soldiers deployed throughout New York as the city of 8.4 million prepared to […]

French investigators formally identify second church attacker

French investigators formally identify second church attacker

A day after the Islamic State (IS) group released a video purportedly showing the two jihadists who attacked a northern French church and killed a priest, investigators formally identified the second assailant on Thursday. The French prosecutor’s office on Thursday identified the second assailant who attacked a church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray as […]

Egyptian investigators start analysing flight recorders from crashed EgyptAir plane

Egyptian investigators start analysing flight recorders from crashed EgyptAir plane

Investigators have begun examining the black box flight recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, hoping to establish the cause of the disaster, authorities said Sunday. The Airbus A320 operating Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens between the Greek island of Crete and the north coast […]