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Stories with subject: War crimes
  • Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 7:29 pm

    MIAMI - Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.

  • Abu Zubaydah called as witness in 9/11 case at Guantanamo story has photos
    Updated: May-26-16 5:38 pm

    MIAMI - A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom.

  • Afghan who faced charges at Guantanamo can now be released 
    Updated: May-20-16 7:38 pm

    MIAMI - An Afghan who once faced war crimes charges at Guantanamo has now been cleared for release from the U.S. base in Cuba, the government announced Friday.

  • A clash of ideas: Bosnian Serbs rally for and against govt 
    Updated: May-14-16 10:01 am

    BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday in separate demonstrations for and against the regional Bosnian Serb government in the northern city of Banja Luka, kept apart by police and barricades to prevent violence.

  • US diplomats walk out of Uganda president's inauguration 
    Updated: May-12-16 3:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. delegation attending Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration walked out of the ceremony in protest. At issue were his disparaging comments about an international war crimes tribunal and the presence of Sudan's leader whom the court has indicted.

  • Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 11:55 pm

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party was executed early Wednesday for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, a senior government official said.

  • Bangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 3:57 am

    NEW DELHI - After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door.

  • Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:15 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."