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Thirty-eight-year-old Shova Bhatta observes fast in Teej every year for longevity of her husband, whom she has not met for years. Her husband, Shyam Bhatta, was disappeared by the then Maoist rebels 13 years ago. The rebels took her husband on October 4, 2001 from Bisendevi Temple of Old Naikap in Kathmandu. She has never seen him again.

People living in areas where republican and loyalist violence was at its most intense in Northern Ireland are the socio-economic losers of the peace process, according to new research published ahead of the 20th anniversary this week of the Provisional IRA’s historic ceasefire.

Around 100 people laid flowers at a commemoration on Thursday to honour the 34 victims who were killed when a mortar fired from Bosnian Serb positions above the city fell onto the crowded market area on August 28, 1995.

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.

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