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195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

Apr. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based international law enforcement agency. Interpol said in a statement Friday...

India objects to U.S. Navy ship's patrol without consent

Apr. 09, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to a U.S. Navy ship conducting a “freedom of navigation” patrol in its exclusive economic zone without its prior consent. "We have conveyed our concerns regarding this passage through our EEZ to the government of U.S.A...

Kenya court suspends gov't move to close 2 refugee camps

Apr. 08, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's high court on Thursday suspended the government move to shut down two camps that hold hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn neighboring countries. Justice Antony Mrima issued the temporary order, which will run for 30 days, after...

Israel rejects ICC probe, saying it lacks jurisdiction

Apr. 08, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it would formally reject the International Criminal Court's decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, denying that it has committed such crimes and saying the court lacks the jurisdiction to investigate. ...

Biden lifts Trump sanctions on international court officials

Apr. 02, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Friday lifted sanctions that Donald Trump had imposed on two top officials of the International Criminal Court, undoing one of the past administration's more aggressive moves targeting international institutions and officials. Secretary of State...

Russian activists issue report on rights abuses in Syria

Apr. 02, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian human rights activists released a report Friday that chronicles alleged war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law during the 10-year conflict in Syria. Activists from the Memorial Human Rights Center, the Civic Assistance...

UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

Mar. 31, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Wednesday that the country faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale” and urged the U.N. Security Council to consider “potentially significant action” to reverse the Feb. 1 military coup and restore...

ICC judges uphold acquittal of former Ivory Coast president

Mar. 31, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the acquittals of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and former minister Charles Ble Goude on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence. Both were...

Serb accused of 1999 massacre of 130 men arrested in Kosovo

Mar. 31, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s police on Wednesday arrested a Serb who is accused of war crimes during the 1998-1999 war. A statement from the prosecutor’s office said the Serb, identified only as M.A., is suspected of taking part in the massacre at Izbice, a...

Aid group reports killings by Ethiopian troops in Tigray

Mar. 24, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that its staff saw Ethiopian government troops shoot and kill four men they forced off a civilian bus on a road in the embattled region of Tigray. Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, said...