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Op-Ed: Both IS and Iraqi security forces guilty of war crimes

Baghdad - While no doubt the scale of Islamic State(IS) crimes are greater than those of Iraq security forces, both groups are guilty of what can only be termed war crimes.

Britain's first Muslim foreign minister quits over Gaza

London - Even after the last of Israel's troops had pulled out of Gaza on Tuesday, Britain's first Muslim foreign secretary, Lady Warsi, resigned. She quit on Twitter, not even extending a warning to her government.

Op-Ed: Israel has no respect for the lives of innocent children

Tel Aviv - They are supposed to be the good guys. They argue their actions are one of self defense, but anyone who values human life will see Israel does not have a halo above its head.

African rulers unite on giving themselves immunity to war crimes

African leaders have banded together to vote in favor of immunity to war crimes for their administrations. If this goes through they would have a free license to commit atrocities in many areas.

Peace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.

UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.

German prosecutors charge ex-SS soldier over 1944 French massacre

Cologne - Prosecutors in Germany have charged an unnamed 88-year-old man, identified only as Werner C., with participating in one of the worst World War II atrocities, which saw almost the entire population of a sleepy French village massacred.

US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

Review: 'The Book Thief' — War is a crime Special

It is undeniable that Nazi Germany had one of the worst, if not the worst, government in history. This is not a movie about the German Government. "The Book Thief" is an honest look at the human spirit that will grip your heart from start to finish.

Vigil for Chelsea Manning held at Wales–USA World Cup rugby match

A vigil is being held in North Wales in the United Kingdom today for Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, the imprisoned solder who passed classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Toronto Star on eve of Cheney Canada visit: arrest him

An editorial in Canada's largest newspaper has urged that Canada not provide "safe haven for torturers," on the eve of a visit by former US Vice President Dick Cheney to Toronto.

Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

The Hague - A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.

Russia urges Syria to give up chemical weapons to avoid strike

Moscow - Russia has asked Syria to surrender all its chemical weapons to "International control" in order to avoid US military strikes and then to have them all destroyed.

Op-Ed: Killing civilians in Syria avenges killing civilians how?

If we have learned anything from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, it is that there is no such thing as a “smart bomb.” Bombs will fall and kill, maim, burn, and disfigure anyone who is in the way.

Bangladesh sentences former leader 90 years for war crimes

Dhaka - The sentencing of a top Islamist leader to 90 years in prison for war crimes committed during the Bangladesh 1971 war of independence triggered widespread protests in different parts of Bangladesh.

U.S. Army soldier pleads guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians

An American soldier pleads guilty to an attack on Afghan civilians that halted military operations, and led to the Taliban calling off peace talks.

UN report highlights Congo's continuing rape crisis

Goma - A new report by United Nations human rights inspectors says Congolese troops carried out systematic rapes of women and girls numbering nearly 200 toward the end of last year.

Op-Ed: Exposing the real Free Syrian Army

Damascus - Throughout the two year civil war that has raged unabated in Syria, the Obama administration has tried very hard to portray the Free Syrian Army as a revolutionary force of freedom and democracy. However, the actual truth is much more frightening.

UN says both sides have committed war crimes in Syria's civil war

Both government forces and armed rebels in Syria's war are committing war crimes, including killings and torture, spreading terror among civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict.

Op-Ed: 54 countries complicit in US rendition programs

After the 9/11 attacks, the CIA ran an extraordinary rendition program that shipped terror suspects to different countries where they were interrogated and often tortured.

Op-Ed: Situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile to worsen

The Sudanese Defense Minister announced that more troops wouls be sent to Sudan’s South Kordofan state, after rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) claimed on Friday to have killed 21 government soldiers last week.

Op-Ed: Israel targets media in Gaza injuring several journalists

Gaza - The Israeli military extended its range of targets in Gaza Strip to include media operations and buildings used by Hamas but also foreign media outlets. At least six journalists have been wounded according to a health ministry spokesperson.

Ex-Hungarian Communist government minister held for war crimes

Budapest - One of the highest-ranking Communist war criminals to be detained has been placed under house arrest in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, on suspicion of violating the rules and customs of war, an arrest that has waited 18 years.

Tutu says 'playground bullies' should face trial at Hague

London - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu has called for former prime minister Tony Blair and former president George W Bush to face trial at The Hague International Criminal Court for their roles in the Iraq war, a war he says was based on lies.

Nazi suspect Charles Zentai wins Australia extradition case

Charles Zentai, 90, a suspected Nazi war criminal, has won his battle against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to Hungary.

Former Liberian Pres. Charles Taylor imprisoned for war crimes

Leidschendam - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for war crimes he committed by arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood diamonds."

Op-Ed: NATO doesn't want to pay for innocent deaths in Libya

NATO won't investigate the civilian deaths of a few Libyans, because to reimburse a few, thousands would follow which would be too costly. It would open investigations into a war that should have never started.

NGO: Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld found guilty of war crimes

An international tribunal has found former US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld guilty of the crime of conspiracy to allow torture in Guantanamo Bay, Bagram and Abu Ghraib.

Sgt. Robert Bales to face 17 murder counts for Afghan attack

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with seventeen counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder according to senior US officials for his March 11, 2012 raid on civilians in Afghanistan.

Gadhafi's death may be war crime, says ICC

There are “serious suspicions” that the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was a war crime, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says.
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Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, center, held responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, was arrested by Serbian police.
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