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Aleppo bombardment most likely war crime: UN

Syria`s government forces and their allies have almost certainly violated international law and probably committed war crimes by the latest bombardment of civilians hoping to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo, the UN human rights chief said on Wednesday.

Dec 14, 2016, 23:58 PM IST

EU says Russian assault on Aleppo may be war crime

The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Russia for the bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying devastating air strikes by Moscow and Damascus could amount to war crimes.

Oct 18, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Philippine crime war claiming 44 lives a day: Police

An average of 44 people are being killed each day in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on crime, according to police data released today that showed the death toll surging to nearly 3,000.

Sep 06, 2016, 17:42 PM IST

Bodies of 14 executed in Libya's Benghazi found: Medical Centre

A hospital in Libya's second city Benghazi said today it had received the bodies of 14 people killed execution-style, in what the UN envoy said was a war crime.

Jul 22, 2016, 19:54 PM IST

Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reform

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Jul 22, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

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.

May 06, 2016, 23:48 PM IST

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.

Mar 21, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

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.

Mar 08, 2016, 10:29 AM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

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.

Nov 29, 2015, 03:23 AM IST

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.

Oct 24, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 22:34 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2015, 20:05 PM IST
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.

Jun 16, 2015, 20:42 PM IST
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.

Jun 15, 2015, 19:56 PM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2015, 22:06 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

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.

May 28, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

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.

May 22, 2015, 18:48 PM IST