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Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in Germany while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges, a court says. Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was convicted by a Stuttgart court in 2015 of leading a terrorist...

Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

Apr. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says the former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in prison while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges. Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was convicted by a Stuttgart court in 2015 of leading a terrorist...

Investigative website says French arms used in Yemen's war

Apr. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French investigative website said Monday that weapons made in France "may have been used to commit war crimes" in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Disclose based its report on a classified note from France's military intelligence service saying that French-made weapons,...

Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a 'myth'

Apr. 13, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian...

Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

Apr. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country's transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn't hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against...

Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

Apr. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a decision decried as "deeply flawed" and a "devastating blow for victims," International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court's prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces...

International Criminal Court judges reject prosecution request to open investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan

Apr. 12, 2019 8:04 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — International Criminal Court judges reject prosecution request to open investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

Germany indicts suspected rebel over Sri Lanka war crimes

Apr. 12, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel group. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old Sivatheeban B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization,...

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Apr. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Friday The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-essential U.S. government workers to leave Sudan, following the Sudanese military's ouster of President Omar al-Bashir after months of escalating public protests against his...

The Latest: Ex-Ecuadorian president blasts 'double standard'

Apr. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is criticizing what he considers a "double standard" by Western media and governments who he says have been quick to condemn Julian Assange for...