February 21, 2014 |
The United States has the right - and a duty - to try to tamp down political violence in Ukraine, which continued early Thursday despite the announcement of a truce between the government and opposition leaders. It was appropriate for Vice President Joe Biden to telephone President Viktor Yanukovich earlier this week to counsel restraint, and for the State Department to announce that some Ukrainian leaders involved in repressing protesters won't be allowed to travel to the United States.
October 2, 1987 |
The government and leftist rebels announced today that they will meet next week in Madrid in the first peace talks ever held in 25 years of political violence here. Julio Santos, spokesman for President Vinicio Cerezo, told reporters, "On Tuesday a delegation from the government of Guatemala will be in Madrid for the conversations." Leftist rebels announced their position in a communique published in the newspaper El Grafico and sent to a radio station.
April 30, 1988 |
Maoist guerrillas hacked to death three sisters whom they accused of helping counterinsurgency forces in a mountain hamlet 370 miles from Lima, police said Friday. Police said Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels dragged the three out of their house Thursday night in the village of Runguyoq in Ayacucho, south of the capital, and, in a brief "people's trial" before the rest of the villagers, sentenced them to death for helping the army.
October 3, 2004 |
Protesters demanding the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide hurled stones and fired shots in the air Saturday as the death toll from a surge of political violence in the Haitian capital rose to 14. At least five men were killed Friday by gunmen outside the home of an anti-Aristide community leader in the seaside slum Village de Dieu, residents said Saturday.
August 16, 1994
South Africa's new black-led government has begun slowly but steadily to grapple with the legacy of apartheid and the complex challenges that lie ahead. On Thursday , President Nelson Mandela will address the new all-race Parliament in Capetown and give himself a report card on the progress achieved during the first 100 days of his administration. Analysts give him a mixed review so far. The economy has picked up, but foreign investors remain gun-shy.
February 21, 1994 |
Feuding Yemeni leaders signed a reconciliation agreement Sunday designed to end a six-month leadership crisis and bring about political and economic reforms. In a state ceremony here, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his vice president, Ali Salim Bidh, signed the 32-page document, which also bore the signatures of 39 other Yemeni politicians.
March 31, 1998 |
The Algerian government Monday rejected a proposal for a U.N. inquiry into the political violence that has claimed more than 65,000 lives in this North African country. Bill Richardson, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called Thursday for U.N. experts to be allowed into Algeria to conduct an inquiry into the violence. "The No. 1 problem in Algeria is terrorism," said Abdelaziz Sebaa, a spokesman for the Algerian Foreign Ministry. "The allegations that have been put forward . . .
August 27, 1986 |
At least 2,000 opponents of the government of President Zia ul-Haq have been jailed in the last two weeks, police said today. The government accused the opposition of trying to dismember Pakistan. A few peaceful demonstrations were reported across the country today as the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, an alliance of 11 opposition parties, sought to sustain its drive to oust Zia, an army general who took power in a 1977 coup.
May 15, 1994 |
Assailants burst into a house in a black township and opened fire, killing 12 people, in a shocking return of political violence that had virtually disappeared during last month's election. The killings occurred Friday night in the violence-racked township of Thokoza. The victims ranged in age from 13 to 25 and were staying in an abandoned house, police Capt. Janine Smith said. Ten bodies were found inside the house and two were outside amid spent cartridges from AK-47 assault rifles.
May 27, 2001 |
Peru will establish a truth commission to investigate human rights abuses committed by leftist rebels and government security forces in the 1980s and early '90s, the justice minister has said. The commission will aim to clarify the causes of the political violence that left 30,000 people dead and at least 4,000 missing, Justice Minister Diego Garcia Sayan told reporters Friday.