Two key organizers of Rwanda's 1994 genocide were sentenced by a United Nations tribunal to life in prison Wednesday for their role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, a U.N. statement said.
Rebel forces have declared a cease-fire after four days of fighting in the North Kivu province of eastern Congo, the French ambassador to the United Nations said after Security Council talks on the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
I suppose I am most attuned to the plight and particular circumstances of refugees, because I am one myself. When the Islamic Revolution swept Iran, my homeland, back in 1979, I left the country and came West. I ended up at a university and later at CNN in the United States.