War crimes

Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 12, 2017 - 2:45 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says an Amnesty International report accusing its forces of violating international law during the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul is "irresponsible." Col. Joe Scrocca, a coalition spokesman, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "war...
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Ramush Haradinaj, parliamentary election Prime Minister candidate from the PAN coalition (PDK, AAK, NISMA), posses for a picture with a supporter during the closing election campaign rally in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday, June 9, 2017. Kosovars go to the polls on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable issues. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
June 10, 2017 - 11:34 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovars vote on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable problems. There is the thorny issue of the border demarcation deal with Montenegro that brought down the previous government; the continuation of fraught talks with Serbia...
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May 22, 2017 - 12:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly leading a militia in Syria that was responsible for torture and killings. The dpa news agency reported Monday that the 42-year-old man, whose nom de guerre was Abu Dhib, or "Father of the Wolf," faces possible life imprisonment...
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A Kosovar walks past a giant banner reading in Albanian "Ramush Haradinaj is Kosova" with a portrait of former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj in capital Pristina, Kosovo Thursday, April 27, 2017. A French court has refused to extradite Haradinaj to Serbia to face war crimes charges. The court in the northeastern town of Colmar said Haradinaj has been released. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
April 27, 2017 - 2:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges, prompting anger in Serbia and joy in Kosovo in a case that has aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors. The court in the northeastern town of Colmar released...
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FILE - In this Monday May 30, 2016 file photo, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal. An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also ruled Thursday April 27, 2017 on an appeal by the more than 4,000 victims that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to them. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
April 27, 2017 - 12:34 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years. The court also ruled Thursday that millions of dollars...
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FILE - In this Monday May 30, 2016 file photo, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal. An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also ruled Thursday April 27, 2017 on an appeal by the more than 4,000 victims that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to them. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
April 27, 2017 - 10:40 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years. The court also ruled Thursday that millions of dollars...
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FILE - In this Monday May 30, 2016 file photo, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal. An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also ruled Thursday April 27, 2017 on an appeal by the more than 4,000 victims that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to them. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:13 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial. The court also ruled Thursday that millions of dollars of compensation awarded to more than 4,000...
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April 18, 2017 - 5:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new book that examines previously restricted files from the U.N. War Crimes Commission cites documents showing that Adolf Hitler had been indicted as a war criminal for actions by the Nazis during World War II before his death — contrary to longstanding assumptions. The book...
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April 17, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the threat of war crimes charges or promise of safe haven finally persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? Those long-shot proposals are among several at the center of the Trump administration's strategy to resolve Syria's six-year civil war. President Donald...
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FILE --In this Aug. 17, 2016 file frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. With its missile strike on Shayrat Airbase in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in north Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest atrocity of the war. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
April 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — With its missile strike on Shayrat air base in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest...
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