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Bosnian Serb warlord Ratko Mladić disrupts genocide verdict hearing

Bosnian Serb warlord Ratko Mladić disrupts genocide verdict hearingRatko Mladić, the Serb warlord who terrorised Bosnia in the 1990s, was on Wednesday forcibly removed from court after a shouting outburst delayed the reading of the verdict in his trial for the last genocide committed in Europe. The delay was extended as rumours began to circulate that the former Bosnian Serb commander, who had appeared healthy when sitting in court, had suddenly been taken ill. As he entered the ICTY courtroom, Mladic had infuriated relatives of the victims as gave a broad smile and gave a thumbs up to the cameras.



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Afghan warlord backs elections, rejects US troop increase

Afghan warlord backs elections, rejects US troop increaseInfamous Afghan warlord and ex-prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar rejected any increase in US troops Saturday as he said elections were the only way to bring stability to the war-torn country. The 70-year-old, known widely in the international press as the “Butcher of Kabul”, told reporters that Afghanistan desperately needed “a strong central government led by a powerful president”. “Without this it is impossible to bring peace and stability to the country,” he said, in his first press conference with foreign media since returning to Afghanistan after more than twenty years in exile.



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Afghan former warlord Hekmatyar rallies supporters in Kabul

Afghan former warlord Hekmatyar rallies supporters in KabulBy Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of Afghan former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar rallied in Kabul’s main football stadium on Friday, making a stark demonstration of force in the city his fighters helped destroy during civil war two decades ago. A day after his return to the capital after years in hiding, Hekmatyar renewed his call for peace with the Taliban and stepped up his criticism of the national unity government headed by President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. “Let’s bring peace to the country first and tell the foreign forces that Afghans are able to sort out their issues themselves and we want them to leave Afghanistan,” he said.



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Former warlord Hekmatyar calls for peace with Afghan Taliban

Former warlord Hekmatyar calls for peace with Afghan TalibanBy Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to Kabul on Thursday after two decades in hiding, calling for peace with Taliban insurgents and criticizing the Western-backed government, which he said was not working. Hekmatyar’s comments in a ceremony at the presidential palace highlighted the complications likely to face President Ashraf Ghani, who signed a peace deal with Hekmatyar last year that brought his Hizb-i-Islami party into the government fold. Calling his former allies in the Afghan Taliban “brothers”, Hekmatyar, a charismatic speaker whose address was frequently interrupted by shouts of acclamation, portrayed himself as a mediator able to bring peace.



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