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Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal

Nov. 7, 2019 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior American diplomat has written a highly critical assessment of the Trump administration's abrupt withdrawal of troops from northeast Syria last month, a decision that paved the way for an attack on U.S.-allied forces in the area, officials said Thursday. In an internal memo,...

The Hague court summons Kosovo speaker for questioning

Nov. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing Parliament speaker says he has been summoned for questioning by a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Kadri Veseli said Thursday he would be questioned at The Hague on Dec. 4 and is convinced...

Court sentences Congo warlord to 30 years for atrocities

Nov. 7, 2019 11:18 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court passed its highest ever sentence Thursday, sending a Congolese warlord known as "The Terminator" to prison for 30 years for crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery. Bosco Ntaganda was found guilty in July of 18 counts of war crimes and...

International Criminal Court sentences Congolese warlord to maximum 30 years for war crimes, crimes against humanity

Nov. 7, 2019 5:03 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court sentences Congolese warlord to maximum 30 years for war crimes, crimes against humanity.

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

EU human rights official criticizes Serbia defense ministry

Nov. 6, 2019 1:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A top European human rights official on Wednesday sharply criticized Serbia's defense ministry for promoting a book that attempts to deny that Bosnian Serb forces carried out a wartime attack that killed 71 people in the Bosnian town of Tuzla in 1995. Council of Europe Commissioner...

Bosnian war survivors protest Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

Nov. 5, 2019 9:52 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested Tuesday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke. Protesters...

Report says CIA-trained Afghan forces behind war atrocities

Oct. 31, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavily armed men burst into the home in the middle of night, hustling four brothers into separate rooms, their hands bound. Afghan special forces then shot them in the head and heart. The operation, the CIA-trained Afghan unit said, targeted Islamic State militants in a remote region of...

Ex-Serb fighter gets 20 years for burning civilians

Oct. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court in Bosnia on Wednesday sentenced a former Serb fighter to 20 years in prison for a wartime massacre of a group of Bosniak civilians who were locked in a house and burned alive, including a baby. The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina convicted Radomir Susnjar of taking...

Sri Lanka presidential candidate would free soldiers, rebels

Oct. 25, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The front-runner in Sri Lanka's presidential campaign promised that he will rehabilitate and release all military personnel accused of abuses in the country's civil war, according to a campaign manifesto released Friday. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said former Tamil Tiger rebels who are...