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Bosnian Muslims mark 1995 massacre of thousands with burials

Jul. 11, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave. Relatives...

Erdogan attends Srebrenica victims commemoration in Bosnia

Jul. 9, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — 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 Europe since World War II. The ceremony in front of the...

Alleged extremist tortured in Mali, lawyer tells Hague court

Jul. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A defense lawyer for an alleged jihadist leader from Mali accused International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday of ignoring claims that her client was tortured in custody and called into question a judge's impartiality. Prosecutors, meanwhile, alleged that the suspect was...

Intl court convicts Congo rebel leader known as 'Terminator'

Jul. 8, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — 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 slavery for his role in atrocities in a bloody ethnic conflict in a mineral-rich...

International Criminal Court convicts Congo rebel commander of war crimes, crimes against humanity in 2002-2003 conflict

Jul. 8, 2019 5:04 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court convicts Congo rebel commander of war crimes, crimes against humanity in 2002-2003 conflict.

War crimes court-martial ends with Navy SEAL walking free

Jul. 4, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of the U.S. military's most significant war crimes cases ended with a decorated Navy SEAL walking out of court a free man after acknowledging moral and ethical mistakes, including posing in photographs with the body of an Islamic State captive he was cleared of killing. Special...

Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center

Jul. 3, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that the U.N. human rights chief said could amount to a war crime. The Tripoli-based government blamed the attack...

The Latest: UN Security Council to condemn attack in Libya

Jul. 3, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The latest on developments in Libya, where an airstrike on a migrant detention center in Tripoli killed at least 44 people (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says it will issue a statement condemning the attack on a migrant detention camp near...

The Latest: Navy SEAL sentenced for posing with dead captive

Jul. 3, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the death of a wounded war prisoner in Iraq (all times local): 12:12 p.m. A military jury sentenced a decorated Navy SEAL to four months of confinement for posing with the body of an Islamic State captive in Iraq, but a judge credited him...

Timeline: 'Sewing Circle' to murder case against Navy SEAL

Jul. 3, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

The case against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a sniper and medic accused of stabbing to death a wounded Islamic State fighter, caused fissures in the normally cohesive and secretive community of Navy SEALS, some of the world's best trained troops who often are called on for the most difficult...