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The Syrian government and Islamic State (Isis) insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, UN investigators have said.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced on Tuesday that former Yugoslav Army general Nebojsa Pavkovic, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison in January, will be sent to a prison in Finland despite requests from Serbia for war crimes convicts to serve their jail time at home.

In a recent meeting with the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society’s Farmers’ Affairs Committee, many farmers from Mon State’s Ye Township expressed their dismay at having been forced to accept compensation at below-market prices for land confiscated by the military government.

Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed al-Omda, released from detainment last week, called for reconciliation between the military-backed authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood group.

The official commemoration on Monday of the 23rd anniversary of the start of the 87-day long battle of Vukovar, which saw the Yugoslav Army and Serbian paramilitaries lay siege to the Croatian city and shell it to rubble, comes after more than a year of tensions, protests and political disputes.

Fresh searches are set to take place for the remains of Disappeared IRA victim Brendan Megraw after new information was passed to investigators.

Colombia’s government has announced the names of ten officials who are set to discuss a bilateral ceasefire on Friday with the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, in Havana, Cuba.

The Supreme Court has asked the government to furnish a written statement within 15 days over formation of a recommendation committee for Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappearance (CED) under the leadership of former chief justice.

Montenegro is to sign a cross-regional declaration with Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, committing the country to finding the bodies of 61 people still missing since the 1990s wars.

The international criminal court has persistently avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza as a result of US and other western pressure, former court officials and lawyers claim.

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