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UN chief denounces atrocities as Syrian peace talks begin

Ban Ki-Moon has described the Geneva peace talks as a “first small step towards ending the war” in Syria.<p>Speaking after the government and opposition met for the first time,the UN Secretary General warned both sides they must now be ready to find a political solution.<p>“The past three years have been …

Seven dead in tit-for-tat killings in Central African Republic | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - Seven people died in inter-religious attacks and reprisal killings in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Wednesday, a human rights campaigner said, underlining the challenge the new interim president faces in restoring peace.<p>The local Red Cross said it also found …

Romania arrests suspected hacker of Bush family emails | Reuters

BUCHAREST/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Romanian authorities have arrested a man they suspect of being the hacker “Guccifer,” famous for breaking into the email accounts of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s family and other prominent political and entertainment figures.<p>Marcel Lazar Lehel, 40, is …

Central African Republic children forced to commit atrocities - U.N. | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As many as 6,000 children in Central African Republic have been recruited by armed groups and forced to commit atrocities along religious lines in a conflict that is at high risk of spiralling into genocide, U.N. envoys said on Wednesday.<p>More than half the landlocked …

Egypt state violence at unprecedented level since July -Amnesty | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has seen state violence on an “unprecedented scale” since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July following mass protests again his rule, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday.<p>Demonstrators from the 6 April movement, Ultras and …