War crimes

March 14, 2018 - 12:14 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government watchdog agency on Wednesday criticized the military's so-called "Hannibal" directive that allowed troops to use heavy force when one of their own was abducted — even at the risk of killing the soldier. The directive, used most recently during the 2014 war in...
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March 09, 2018 - 1:25 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's deputy prime minister has been acquitted of charges that resulted from two slayings during the 1998-99 Kosovo War. Fatmir Limaj was accused in 2016 of failing to prevent the killings of two Albanians in 1998, when he was a commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army. He...
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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 8:54 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:50 a.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging all parties in Syria to implement a cease-fire demanded by the Security Council on Feb. 24. The U.N. chief also is very concerned over attacks throughout the besieged...
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March 06, 2018 - 7:19 am
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. war crimes investigators said Tuesday that a Russian plane was apparently behind an airstrike in November in Syria's Idlib province that killed 84 people at a marketplace, an attack which could amount to a war crime. The findings, reported by the U.N.'s Commission of Inquiry on...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a boy who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Friday, March. 2, 2018. The Russia-ordered pause came after a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a nationwide 30-day cease-fire failed to take hold. While the relentless bombing has somewhat subsided in eastern Ghouta, home to around 400,000 civilians, the Syrian government's push to squeeze the insurgents out of the region continued. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 9:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The U.N. human rights chief says violence and killings in the embattled eastern Ghouta region and across Syria likely amount to war crimes and are potentially crimes against humanity. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, South Sudanese soldiers accused of gang-raping five foreigners, murdering a local journalist and looting a hotel, are led to their prison van after attending a hearing of their trial in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes." (AP Photo/Bullen Chol, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears. She had tried to defend her 17-year-old daughter from being raped by more than a dozen...
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In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 photo, Hussain Razaee, whose fiancee was among 30 people killed last July when a Taliban suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a bus carrying employees of the Ministry of Mines, gives an interview to The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. Abdul Wadood Pedram, of the Kabul-based Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organization said, the statements not only include accounts of alleged atrocities by groups like the Taliban and the Islamic State, but also by Afghan Security Forces and government-affiliated warlords, the U.S.-led coalition, and foreign and domestic spy agencies. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
February 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims. The statements include accounts of alleged...
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January 17, 2018 - 7:22 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its justice system is not yet capable of handling high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation. Ambassador Greg Delawie on Wednesday was...
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December 27, 2017 - 9:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged an alleged member of the Islamic State group who spent time in Syria with membership in a terrorist organization and committing a war crime. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the 32-year-old German citizen, identified only as Abdelkarim E. B. in...
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December 22, 2017 - 4:18 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States ambassador to Kosovo said Friday that he opposes a petition to amend a law governing a war crimes court, calling it a "terrible idea" that would isolate the young country. Former fighters in Kosovo's independence movement have allegedly collected more than...
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