Strikes on Syria displaced camp 'likely a war crime': UN

Air strikes on a camp for displaced people in Syria's Idlib province were almost certainly not accidental and likely amounted to a war crime, the UN rights chief said on Friday.

Iraqi in decapitated head post guilty of war crime

An Iraqi migrant to Finland has been found guilty of committing a war crime after he posted images of himself on Facebook with the head of an Islamic State group fighter.

Bangladesh`s top court upholds Islamist leader`s death sentence

Bangladesh`s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader and business tycoon for war crimes, clearing the way for his execution within months.

Suspected Syrian jihadist arrested in Germany for `war crime`

A Syrian suspected of being among jihadists who kidnapped a UN peacekeeper in Damascus in 2013 has been arrested over the "war crime", Germany`s federal prosecutor said Friday.

UN Security Council warns Mali attack could be war crime

The United Nations Security Council condemned a rocket attack that killed two UN peacekeepers and a contractor Saturday in northeast Mali, warning the assault could be a war crime.

102 countries pledge not to oppose UN action on genocide

More than 100 countries have signed a "Code of Conduct" pledging not to vote against a credible UN Security Council resolution seeking to prevent or end genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.

Islamic State's destruction of Roman temple in Syria is war crime: UNESCO

Islamic State`s demolition of an renowned ancient Roman temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra is a war crime that targeted an historic symbol of the country`s diversity, the UN cultural agency UNESCO said on Monday.

Serbian PM ready to pay respect to Srebrenica victims

Serbia`s premier Aleksandar Vucic, moving to improve ties with Bosnia, said Friday that he was ready to go to Srebrenica to honour the memory of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serbs two decades ago.

Bosnia arrests former Croat soldiers over war crimes

Police arrested eight former Bosnian Croat soldiers on Thursday, who were suspected of illegally detaining and torturing Muslim civilians, including women and children, during the country`s 1990s war, prosecutors said.

Bangladesh SC upholds war criminal Mojaheed's death penalty

Bangladesh SC upholds war criminal Mojaheed's death penalty

Bangladesh`s Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty to war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed over atrocities committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

Failure to arrest Bashir violated South Africa constitution: Judge

Failure to arrest Bashir violated South Africa constitution: Judge

A South African judge on Monday criticised the government for allowing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), to leave the country in defiance of a court order.

South Africa court bars indicted Sudan leader from leaving

Sudan insisted President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a court order on Sunday banning him from leaving South Africa.

Probe Nigeria military top brass for war crimes: Amnesty

Amnesty International said Wednesday there was sufficient evidence for the International Criminal Court to probe senior Nigerian military officers for war crimes in the battle against Boko Haram.

Germany drops war crimes case against former SS soldier due to dementia

Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during World War Two because he has dementia and is unfit to stand trial, prosecutors said on Thursday.

China takes exception to Abe's wife visit to Yasukuni Shrine

China on Friday took umbrage over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, a memorial for Japanese soldiers killed in World War-II, including convicted war criminals.

Palmyra destruction by Islamic State would be considered war crime, warns EU

The European Union said on Thursday that the mass killings and the deliberate destruction of the Syrian archaeological ruins of Palmyra by Islamic State (IS) would be considered a war crime under the Rome Statute.

Palestinians denounce new Israeli settlements as `war crime`

Israeli plans to build 430 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank constitute a "war crime", a senior Palestinian official said Friday.

Punitive Israeli house demolitions a `war crime`: HRW

 Human Rights Watch called on Israel Saturday to stop razing the homes of Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis, saying the practice can constitute a war crime.

State-backed Iraq Shiite militias commit `war crimes`: Amnesty

Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians in their fightback against the Islamic State jihadist group, rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday.

War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State

The head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators.