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Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror

May. 21, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where he allegedly was a commander in the former al-Qaida affiliate the Nusra Front. Prosecutors say in a statement that the suspect, a 47-year-old man living in...

400-year-old Bible stolen from US is found in Netherlands

Apr. 25, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 17th century Geneva Bible, one of the hundreds of rare books authorities said were stolen from a Pittsburgh library as part of a 20-year-long theft scheme, is back home. The Bible, published in 1615, was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, about 45 miles (70 kilometers)...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Apr. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from...

Runoff likely to have opposing views of Macedonia's new name

Apr. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A presidential election in North Macedonia that gave voters another chance to express an opinion on their country's new name will go to a runoff after turnout in the first round of voting Sunday was too low for a candidate to win outright, election officials said. The May 5...

Widow of Serbian strongman Milosevic dies in Russia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, who was often dubbed Lady Macbeth of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband, died Sunday in Russia at the age of 76, friends and party associates said. Serbian state television said Mirjana Markovic...

US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

Apr. 5, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office stressed that she...

Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

Apr. 5, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved, said it wants a court in The Hague to order Shell to reduce its...