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Erdogan attends Srebrenica victims commemoration in Bosnia

Thousands of people, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attended a commemoration ceremony in Sarajevo on Tuesday before the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in …


International court convicts Congo rebel leader known as ‘Terminator’

The International Criminal Court on Monday convicted a notorious rebel commander known as “The Terminator” of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and sexual …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged he ‘got’ victim with knife

A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other …


Australian Broadcasting Corp. head concerned by police raid

The head of Australia’s public broadcaster said Friday she has “grave concern” about a recent police raid on the corporation’s headquarters in connection with a 2017 story based on leaked …


Barry McCaffrey: Trump’s war-crimes pardons would dishonor our forces

A pardon by President Donald Trump of military personnel who have been convicted of battlefield crimes or are pending general court-martial would be enormously damaging to the values of the …


Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

In a decision decried as “deeply flawed” and a “devastating blow for victims,” International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation …


UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3.5 years …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Croat war criminal’s shocking death stuns UN tribunal

Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his …


Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers’ bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, …


Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic said Monday it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their …


International court seeks probe into possible Afghanistan war crimes

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said Friday she is seeking an investigation of alleged war crimes committed in the war in Afghanistan, an unprecedented probe that could …


Sri Lankan leader will protect general accused of war crimes

Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday vowed to protect his former ambassador to six South American nations, an ex-army chief accused of crimes in the bloody final phase of the country’s …


Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country’s North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo …


Prosecutor: Denial of Yugoslav and Rwanda war crimes widespread

The chief prosecutor of war crimes in former Yugoslavia and genocide in Rwanda warned Wednesday that denial of these crimes is now widespread and efforts are underway to rewrite history.


U.K. shuts down contentious probe into Iraq War abuse claims

The British government announced Friday that it is shutting down a contentious seven-year-old inquiry into allegations of abuse by U.K. troops in Iraq. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said the Iraq …


Gen. Ratko Mladic ‘called the shots’ in Bosnian war, U.N. prosecutors say

Gen. Ratko Mladic “called the shots” as his troops murdered and expelled thousands of civilians to carve out an ethnically pure Serb mini-state in Bosnia during the Balkan nation’s 1992-95 …


Russia harshly rebuked, voted off U.N. Human Rights Council

The General Assembly voted Russia off the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions …


U.S. accuses Russia, Syria of war crimes; France seeks UN vote

The United States called Friday for a war crimes investigation of Russia and Syria, ramping up the rhetoric against Moscow for its part in a deadly military offensive in Aleppo …


Japan can’t keep apologizing for WWII, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says

TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing …


Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …


Pursuit of alleged Nazi camp guard timeless

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Center says age and the passage of time are no barriers to investigating alleged Nazi activity during World War …


AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …


Man accused of Nazi war crimes

German prosecutors said Wednesday they have issued an arrest warrant for an 88-year-old retired autoworker in Ohio, charging him with complicity in the murder of thousands of people at a …


Militia Chief Given Life Term For Murders During Civil War Lebanese Christian Is Only Warlord Convicted Of Crimes

Christian warlord Samir Geagea. Photo by Associated Press