War crimes

Israeli policeman tasers a Palestinian activist in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar , West Bank, which is slated for demolition, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
October 17, 2018 - 7:07 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans...
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FILE - The combo of file photos shows Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left, on Nov. 26, 2014 and Yazidi woman from Iraq, Nadia Murad on Dec. 13, 2016 as they both address the European parliament in Strasbourg, France. The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 was awarded to the Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. (AP Photos/Christian Lutz, file)
October 05, 2018 - 3:59 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering...
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Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. "The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the Nobel committee said in its citation Friday. (Norwegian Church Aid via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 10:25 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Congolese surgeon who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize says he is dedicating the award to "the women of all the countries of the world wounded by conflict and confronted by violence every day."...
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September 25, 2018 - 5:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it documented 16 cases in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim woman, Rukaya Begum, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son Mahbubur Rehman, left and her daughter Rehana Bibi, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. A team of independent investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes have issued a searing critique of the United Nations' own operations in the country just as bloodshed erupted in August 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
September 18, 2018 - 9:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations' own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Dr. Sima Samar, chairperson of Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan rights workers, including Sama, are warning that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's blistering attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity in Afghanistan, prolong the war and embolden those carrying out acts of violence. In a speech Monday, Bolton said Washington would not cooperate with The Hague-based court and threatened it with sanctions, saying it put U.S. sovereignty and national security at risk. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
September 11, 2018 - 12:49 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan rights workers warned Tuesday that a blistering U.S. attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity in Afghanistan, prolong the war and embolden those committing acts of violence. In a speech Monday, U.S...
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Palestinians girls sit by newly made shed in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Israel says Khan al-Ahmar was illegally built and has offered to resettle residents 12 kilometers (7 miles) away. Critics say its removal is meant to make room for an Israeli settlement. Israel's Supreme Court rejected an appeal last week, paving the way for demolition. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
September 11, 2018 - 12:10 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A top official said Tuesday the Palestinians have filed a new complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court, after the United States said it would resort to any means to protect its allies against such actions at the international war crimes body. The...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:33 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on reaction to closing of Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A top Palestinian official says the Palestinians have filed a war crimes claim against Israel at the International Criminal Court over its planned...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018, file photo, Yemeni people attend the funeral of victims of a Saudi-led airstrike, in Saada, Yemen. An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of people last month is an "apparent war crime," an international rights group said Sunday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
September 02, 2018 - 12:41 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of people last month is an "apparent war crime," an international rights group said Sunday. The report came days after U.N. human rights experts said all sides in the...
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Since March last year, the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency has said Yemen — already the Arab world's poorest country — is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
August 28, 2018 - 4:33 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen's conflict intensified 3½ years ago, including rape, torture, arbitrary detention and use of child soldiers. Their report —...
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