Amnesty says Russians may have committed war crimes in Syria

Dec 23, 2015

Amnesty says Russians may have committed war crimes in Syria

Russia’s bombing of Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said Wednesday, presenting what it said was evidence that the air raids had violated humanitarian law. “Russian airstrikes in Syria have killed ...

Decapitation of seven Shiite Hazara hostages sparks massive Kabul protest

Nov 12, 2015

Decapitation of seven Shiite Hazara hostages sparks massive Kabul protest

Thousands of protesters marched coffins containing the decapitated bodies of seven Shiite Hazaras through the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday to demand justice for the gruesome beheadings, which the United Nations says may be considered a war crime. Demonstrators gathered in west Kabul and walked ...

'14 Gaza conflict may have seen both Israel, Hamas commit war crimes: U.N

Jun 23, 2015

'14 Gaza conflict may have seen both Israel, Hamas commit war crimes: U.N

A U.N. investigation on Monday accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing possible war crimes in last summer’s Gaza war, finding that Israeli airstrikes on residential buildings caused many civilian deaths and suggesting Israeli leaders knowingly endangered them. The report, which Israel rejected ...

Iraq calls for air power to protect antiquities

Mar 10, 2015

Iraq calls for air power to protect antiquities

Iraq urged a U.S.-led military coalition on Sunday to use air power to protect the country’s antiquities from Islamic State fighters looting and destroying some of the world’s greatest archaeological treasures. A government minister said the coalition, which has carried out 2,800 airstrikes against ...

Jan 1, 2015

Palestinians join war crimes court after U.N. rejection

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council. The move, which angered Israel and ...