The Sri Lanka government will release 130,000 Tamil refugees from internment camps starting Dec. 1. Was the decision prompted by international pressure or domestic politics?
The latest boat people are Sri Lankan refugees caught in Indonesia while fleeing to Australia highlights the tricky waters countries must navigate between offering asylum and stopping human traffickers.
The military says it killed Velupillai Prabhakaran, top deputies, and his son, a day after the rebel movement admitted defeat.
The militant group's chief of international relations announced Sunday that the war had reached its "bitter end."
The government stripped Norway of its peace-broker role after Tamil protesters attacked the Sri Lankan embassy in Oslo.
The Tamil Tigers left their stronghold and fled to an area where thousands of civilians are trapped.