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Stories with subject: International law
  • Sudan swears in President Bashir, wanted in war crimes 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:24 am

    KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan is swearing in incumbent President Omar al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected in a landslide that extended his 25-year-old rule, despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.

  • Appeals court orders retrial for Hungary war crimes suspect 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 9:40 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - A Hungarian appeals court on Monday ordered a retrial of a communist-era official convicted of war crimes related to reprisals against civilians after the 1956 anti-Soviet revolution.

  • Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible 
    Updated: May-27-15 12:51 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.

  • Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war 
    Updated: May-26-15 11:10 pm

    JERUSALEM - A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.

  • UN says will engage Israel on 'realistic options' for talks 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:26 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations' new Middle East envoy said Tuesday that he and the U.N. secretary-general will engage Israel's new government to explore "realistic options" for a return to talks with the Palestinians aimed at a two-state solution within a reasonable time frame.

  • Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 2:43 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments.

  • UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime' 
    Updated: May-13-15 9:21 am

    CAIRO - The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in the Middle East - such as the rampage perpetrated by the Islamic Sate group in Iraq - should be condemned as a "war crime."

  • ICC urges Israel to give material for preliminary Gaza probe 
    Updated: May-13-15 2:07 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Israel Tuesday that if it doesn't provide reliable information for her preliminary probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories she may be forced to decide whether to launch a full-scale investigation based on Palestinian allegations.

  • ICC prosecutor wants probe of Islamic State group in Libya 
    Updated: May-12-15 9:28 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday her office wants to investigate alleged crimes by groups claiming allegiance to the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Libya.

  • Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start 
    Updated: May-08-15 1:51 pm

    TORONTO - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate, free for the first time since he was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15, asked Canadians for a second chance after spending 13 years in prison including a decade at Guantanamo.

  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.