- UN rights body OKs call for postwar Sri Lanka accountability Updated: Oct-01-15 1:09 pm
GENEVA - The top U.N. human rights body on Thursday approved by consensus a resolution aimed to increase accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its decades-long civil war that left tens of thousands of people dead.
- Multinational experts to handle Maldives boat blast probe Updated: Sep-28-15 2:49 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A minister from the Maldives said investigations into Monday's blast on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's speedboat will soon be taken over by multinational experts.
- Germany offers help for Sri Lankan probe of war atrocities Updated: Sep-22-15 11:06 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Germany is ready to help Sri Lanka investigate alleged atrocities during its civil war, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday.
- Sri Lanka says it plans to create court for civil war cases Updated: Sep-17-15 10:15 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka will begin talks next month on creating a special court to examine alleged atrocities during the country's civil war, in which tens of thousands of people died, an official said Thursday.
- Maldives criticizes UN's call to free jailed ex-president Updated: Sep-15-15 6:39 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Maldives criticized the U.N. human rights chief's call to release the country's imprisoned former president, calling it an effort to circumvent rule of law.
- 'Rebel' female Buddhist monks challenge Thailand status quo Updated: Sep-12-15 1:54 am
NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand - On a rural road just after daybreak, villagers young and old kneel reverently before a single file of ochre-robed women, filling their bowls with rice, curries, fruits and sweets. In this country, it's a rare sight.