War crimes - the best personalized free web-based Email en en War crimes Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Trump CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted on war crime and genocide charges, will not attend an Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia this weekend in which President Donald Trump is a guest of honor, citing private reasons, Sudanese state media reported Friday. Al-Bashir has instead assigned his Minister of State Taha al-Hussein to represent him a... Fri, 19 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-05-19T12:20:00Z Sudan's president risks overshadowing Trump's Muslim speech WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping the Muslim world's leaders join him in confronting extremist ideology when he attends a weekend summit in Saudi Arabia. But the event could be overshadowed by a surprise attendee: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court and shunned by the United States for t... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:12:00 GMT 2017-05-17T17:12:00Z Sudan's president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to this weekend's summit in the Saudi capital with U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders from across the Muslim world, Saudi officials close to the king said Tuesday. Al-Bashir, who has been Sudan's leader since 1989, is wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Nethe... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:03:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:03:00Z Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years. The court also ruled Thursday that millions of dollars of compensation awarded to more than 4,000 victims would be... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:35:00 GMT 2017-04-27T16:35:00Z New book says Hitler was an indicted war criminal at death UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new book that examines previously restricted files from the U.N. War Crimes Commission cites documents showing that Adolf Hitler had been indicted as a war criminal for actions by the Nazis during World War II before his death — contrary to longstanding assumptions. The book, "Human Rights After Hitler" by British academic Dan Ples... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-04-18T22:12:00Z After US strikes, Trump's Syria plan starts coming into view WASHINGTON (AP) — Can threatening war crimes charges persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? What about guaranteeing his safety in exile? These long-shot proposals are at the center of the Trump administration's new effort to resolve Syria's six-year civil war. Though still evolving, President Donald Trump's plans for Syria have come into c... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-04-17T22:01:00Z The Latest: Revised UN resolution on Syria attack circulated BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12: 30 a.m. Britain, France and the United States have circulated a revised U.N. draft resolution that would condemn the reported use of chemical weapons in northern Syria and demand that all parties provide speedy access to investigators to the sites. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:48:00Z Chemical weapons attack latest in litany of Syria atrocities BEIRUT (AP) — With its missile strike on Shayrat air base in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest atrocity of the war. Rights groups and many Middle Eastern and Western nations say ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-04-10T18:57:00Z Judge drops 2 non-capital charges in 9/11 case at Guantanamo MIAMI (AP) — A military judge on Friday dismissed two relatively minor charges against the five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who have been accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Army Col. James Pohl accepted a defense argument that the five-year statute of limitations had run out on two non-capital charges: attacking ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:49:00 GMT 2017-04-08T02:49:00Z The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do in full public vie... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:31:00Z The Latest: UN humanitarian chief says $6 billion pledged BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:15 a.m. The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Step... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:18:00 GMT 2017-04-06T02:18:00Z The Latest: Rebel official says UN 'responsible' for deaths BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top Syrian rebel representative says he holds U.N. mediator Staffan De Mistura "personally responsible" for the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 70 people in northern Syria one day ago. Mohammad All... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:41:00 GMT 2017-04-05T14:41:00Z The Latest: Russian says rebel-held town in Syria exposed BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 4 a.m. The Russian Defense Ministry says a rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike. The ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement ea... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-04-05T01:05:00Z Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes reduced to rubble. "This is how Trump liberates Mosul, by killing its inhabitants," the caption reads. ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:09:00 GMT 2017-03-31T18:09:00Z UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes. The resolution approved by the U.N.'s most powerful body expands previous measures which w... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:05:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:05:00Z Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors who risked their lives working in Syrian hospitals described horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleaded with U.S. lawmakers to protect and save millions of people from an escalating humanitarian crisis. They testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the sixth anniversary of Syria's bitter c... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-03-15T21:11:00Z Polish court issues arrest warrant for US man in Nazi case WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States on war crimes charges. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villa... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:19:00 GMT 2017-03-15T20:19:00Z Besieged areas in Syria get aid for the first time in months BEIRUT (AP) — Trucks carrying food and other aid began entering four besieged areas in Syria on Tuesday for the first time in months, offering hope to tens of thousands of residents. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least two trucks carrying food baskets and baby formula entered the northwestern villages of Foua and Kfarya, which are besieged by ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:30:00 GMT 2017-03-14T19:30:00Z Report accuses Syria of 'slaughter' of people trapped by war UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights group. Physicians for Human Rights says in the report that the Syrian government consistently exploited... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-03-14T14:40:00Z UN: South Africa's ICC withdrawal revoked after court ruling JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court has been revoked, the United Nations secretary-general says, stalling what would have been the first-ever departure from the tribunal that pursues the world's worst atrocities. A notice dated Tuesday on the U.N. treaty website says the move comes after a South African cour... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:44:00 GMT 2017-03-08T13:44:00Z UN: If confirmed, chemical attacks in Mosul a war crime IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations warned that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul, if confirmed, would be a war crime and a serious violation of international humanitarian law, according to a statement released Saturday. "This is horrible," Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator in Iraq said in the statement, "there is never justification ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-03-04T19:04:00Z Germany arrests 2 Syrian extremist suspects BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested two Syrians suspected of being members of the extremist Nusra Front, one of whom allegedly was involved in the slaying of dozens of civilians. The federal prosecutor's office said Thursday that 35-year-old Abdalfatah H.A. is suspected of war crimes over the killing of 36 Syrian government employees by his unit in March 2013. The... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-03-02T15:28:00Z UN panel alleges Aleppo war crimes; Syria talks inch forward GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel said Wednesday the evacuation of eastern Aleppo, after months of siege and aerial bombing by Russian and Syrian forces, was one of many war crimes committed by those fighting for control of the city. The findings came amid open-ended peace talks mediated by a U.N. envoy, and could bolster opposition demands for a political trans... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-03-01T20:48:00Z Watchdog: Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza war JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's official government watchdog issued a long-awaited report Tuesday in which it found the military was ill-prepared to counter the threat of underground tunnels used by Hamas militants during the 2014 Gaza war, and that the Cabinet was not provided enough information to make proper decisions about it. The state comptroller's report... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:46:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:46:00Z 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US TAKES STRICTER IMMIGRATION STANCE A pair of Homeland Security memos lay bare how many of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will be targeted for deportation. The short answer: a lot. ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:28:00 GMT 2017-02-22T13:28:00Z UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, a spokesman said Tuesday. The world body received the letter from the tiny West African nation on Friday, said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general. Gambia was one of three A... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-02-14T16:24:00Z Lawyer's accident trips up 9/11 case at Guantanamo GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A military judge brought a quick halt to the first session of the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal in 2017 on Wednesday because of the absence of a defense lawyer who broke her arm and couldn't make it to the U.S. base in Cuba. Army Col. James Pohl postponed several days of hearings on 33 pretrial motions in the case o... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-01-25T19:04:00Z IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday. It was the extremist group's latest attack on world heritage, an act that the U.N. cultural agency called a "war crime." A Syrian gov... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-01-20T23:04:00Z Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died, Serbia's state broadcaster reported. He was 78. Trifunovic, a native of Bosnia, reportedly died on Sunday in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:00 GMT 2017-01-17T16:53:00Z Obama ends US economic embargo of long-estranged Sudan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged African government and build on positive signs of counterterrorism cooperation. A week before leaving office, President Barack Obama signed an executi... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-01-13T19:09:00Z