War Crimes

Man Who Fought Against Islamic State Convicted In Swedish Court

A 38-year-old man living in Sweden who fought the Islamic State alongside Iraqi forces has been convicted by a court for war crimes after he posed in photos alongside the corpses of Islamic State fighters. The Örebro District Court sentenced the

A member of Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) removes a sign on a lamp post bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group as Iraqi forces advance inside the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, after the Iraqi government announced the launch of the operation to retake it …

U.N. Investigators Find More Evidence Assad Used Chlorine Gas on Civilians

United Nations war crimes investigators reported on Wednesday they have uncovered more evidence that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad used chlorine gas weapons against civilians on three occasions — one of them in the northwestern province of Idlib, where the U.N. fears Assad and his Russian allies will soon massacre civilians in a massive assault.

TOPSHOT - Um Majid (L) tries an improvised gas mask on familiy members in her home in Binnish in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province as part of preparations for any upcoming raids on September 12, 2018. - The Syrian regime and its Russian ally are threatening an offensive to retake …

Jordanian Columnist: Trump, Netanyahu ‘Much Worse’ than Hitler

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “much worse” than Hitler, a columnist writing for a Jordanian daily said, and added that some of the crimes attributed to Hitler probably didn’t take place. 

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect …

UN Court Convicts Mladic of Genocide Over Bosnia’s Horrors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity that it labeled as some of the “most heinous” in human history.

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Sweden Charges Syrian Migrant with War Crimes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have charged a Syrian asylum-seeker and a former fighter with Damascus’ government forces with war crimes on suspicion that he posed in front of dead or wounded combatants from the Islamic State group.

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International Criminal Court Demands Immediate Arrest of Saif al-Islam Qaddafi

Moammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, recently released from half a decade of captivity by a Libyan militia group, has hit a major stumbling block in his bid to become a unifying figure for war-torn Libya: the International Criminal Court wants him arrested and hauled before a war crimes trial in the Hague.

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Syrian Government Wins the Battle of Aleppo

The Russian government has announced the conclusion of military action in eastern Aleppo, and says the Syrian government is now in control of the city.

Smoke billows from the former rebel-held district of Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo, on December 12, 2016

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (pictured), who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes

The incumbent president and candidate of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) for Sudans presidency Omar al-Bashir gives a speech on March 31, 2015 in the capital Khartoum, during a campaign meeting ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections. The National Electoral Commission has said some 14 candidates …

Swedish Agency: More Migrants Equals Greater Security Risks

The Swedish Migration Board has so far this year reported over 280 migrants to the Swedish domestic intelligence forces, warning the number is much higher than in previous years. According to the head of the migration board’s special initiatives, the

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British Police Summon Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni Over ‘War Crimes’

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was summoned last week by British police for questioning on suspicion of involvement in war crimes in the IDF’s 2008 Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, prompting the Zionist Union number two to slam the British legal system as being “the theater of the absurd.”

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War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama

In his speech referencing “evil” at Hiroshima today, President Obama somehow forgot to mention the evils perpetrated by Imperial Japan or the unspeakable suffering it inflicted upon POWs and civilians who fell into its clutches. Let’s correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated is an outrage.

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