| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen in El Salvador early Thursday burst into the offices of a human rights agency that focuses on children missing from the country’s civil war, torching documents and taking away computers, activists said.
The attack was a major...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON A rug woven long ago by Armenian orphans is presenting the White House with a tough political knot.
Dozens of lawmakers from California and other states with large Armenian-American populations want the rug put on public display. White House...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:43 AM
The local community observed the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht through addresses, poetry readings, musical performances, prayers, and remembrance during the annual commemorative program of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a committee of the Greater...
| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:20 PM
In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago.
The lawmakers have...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath.
The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:40 PM
San Jose has a big pig problem, as in 200-pound wild boars tearing up and eating their way through ritzy neighborhoods. So the city council this week came up with a solution: a three-month open hunting season within city limits.
| Nov 2, 2013
On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night.
The amount of broken...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:45 PM
A petition on Whitehouse.gov is urging President Barack Obama to display a rug woven by Armenian orphans at a refugee camp in 1920. The tapestry was donated to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, as a gift to thank Americans for their humanitarian...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A Newport Beach-based nonprofit is holding a fundraiser Sunday to benefit an East African refugee recovery program.
Living Ubuntu's goal is to focus on mind-body issues, including the effects of stress and trauma.
"Eyewitness to Genocide: The Journey of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I made a solemn promise to the group of 3,000 Iranian dissidents living there. I...