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Kosovo veterans handed more 'leaked witness files' from Hague court

Pristina - Kosovo war veterans said Thursday an "unknown person" had handed them a new batch of confidential files about witnesses from a war crimes court in The Hague, in a potential major security breach.

France leads criticism of US 'attack' on ICC 

Paris - France led criticism of US sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday, saying Washington had launched a "serious attack" on the global body.

US slaps sanctions on war crimes court prosecutor

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court -- a move that The Hague-based tribunal called a "serious" attack against the rule of law.

US slaps sanctions on war crimes court prosecutor

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions Wednesday on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, objecting to an investigation of US soldiers for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

Mladic blasts genocide court as 'child of NATO'

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic said Wednesday he had been "pushed into war" and dismissed a UN court as a "child of western powers" in a dramatic end to his appeal against his conviction for genocide.

'Butcher of Bosnia' personally led Srebrenica massacre, prosecutors say

Den Haag - Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to uphold former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic's genocide conviction, saying he personally oversaw the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

Bosnian Serb general Mladic should be cleared of genocide, lawyers say

Den Haag - Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic urged a UN court Tuesday to overturn his genocide conviction, saying the charges against him were "made out of thin air".

Mladic: ruthless Serb crusader dubbed the 'epitome of evil'

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander whose appeal opens Tuesday, saw himself as a crusading defender of the Serbs but he was dubbed the "epitome of evil" for the mass killings his troops carried out during Bosnia's 1990s war.

Eerie Belgrade exhibit turns Ratko Mladic diary into art

Belgrade - For nearly four years Serbian artist Vladimir Miladinovic started his day with a morning coffee and the diary of one of the Balkans' most notorious war criminals, Ratko Mladic.

Timbuktu jihadist police chief on trial for 'unimaginable crimes'

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist police chief committed "unimaginable crimes" during a reign of terror and sexual slavery in the fabled shrine city of Timbuktu, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court at the start of his trial Tuesday.

Kosovo's Thaci quizzed by war crimes prosecutors

Den Haag - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci arrived on Monday for questioning by war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, saying that "nobody can rewrite history" over his role in the 1990s war.

'Our war was clean and just' says Kosovo's Thaci

Tirana - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Sunday defended his record, a day before flying to The Hague to be questioned by war crimes prosecutors over his role in the 1998-99 conflict.

Kosovo president to resign if war crimes charges confirmed

Pristina - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday he would "immediately resign" if a special court in The Hague confirms war crimes charges levied against him over his role in Kosovo's 1990s war, allegations he flatly denied.

Kosovo's Thaci accuses international justice of rewriting history

Tirana - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Friday accused international justice of "rewriting history" after he was charged with war crimes linked to the 1990s conflict with Serbia.

Kosovo defends 'just war' after president accused of war crimes

Pristina - Kosovo on Thursday awaited the return of President Hashim Thaci to respond to accusations of war crimes from the 1990s conflict with Serbia, as supporters and critics alike defended the "just" struggle that paved their path to independence.

Kosovo president cancels US talks with Serbia after war charges

Washington - Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci will return home Thursday after war crime charges "interrupted" his planned trip to Washington to discuss tensions with Serbia, his office said Wednesday.

Kosovo president charged with war crimes over 1990s killings

Den Haag - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country's conflict in the 1990s, a tribunal in The Hague said on Wednesday.

Kosovo president charged with war crimes in The Hague

Den Haag - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country's conflict in the 1990s, a Hague-based tribunal said Wednesday.

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sex abuse in Assad's jails

Berlin - Seven Syrians who allegedly suffered or witnessed rape and sexual abuse in detention centres under President Bashar al-Assad's government have submitted a criminal complaint to prosecutors in Germany, an NGO supporting them said Thursday.

Ramping up fight, Trump brandishes sanctions over ICC war crimes probe

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized sanctions against any official at the International Criminal Court who investigates US troops, ramping up pressure to stop its case into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

German court hears of 'inhumane' torture in Syria state prison

Koblenz - Two alleged former Syrian intelligence officers went on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of crimes against humanity in the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture by Bashar al-Assad's regime.

In Germany, Syrians take their torturers to court

Berlin - When Anwar al-Bunni crossed paths with fellow Syrian Anwar Raslan in a DIY store in Germany five years ago, he recognised him as the man who had thrown him in jail a decade earlier.

Sri Lanka calls on US to reconsider barring army chief

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Sunday said the US should reconsider its decision to refuse entry to the island's army chief over his alleged war crimes and warned that relations were being "unnecessarily complicated".

Did Trump's tweets suggest U.S. would resort to war crimes?

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that the U.S. was prepared to strike "52 Iranian sites, including those important to Iran & the Iranian culture" if Tehran retaliates for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

ICC to probe 'war crimes' in Palestinian territories

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Friday she wanted to open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, sparking a furious reaction from Israel and condemnation from the United States.

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord gets 30-year ICC sentence

Den Haag - A Congolese rebel chief nicknamed the "Terminator" received a 30-year jail term from the International Criminal Court on Thursday for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the longest ever sentence given out by the tribunal.

UN suspends Sri Lanka peacekeepers over new army chief appointment

Colombo - The United Nations has suspended Sri Lankan troops from peacekeeping duties after Colombo ignored repeated warnings and appointed a general accused of war crimes to head its army.

Sri Lanka rejects international criticism of new army chief

Colombo - Sri Lanka Tuesday rejected as "unwarranted and unacceptable" mounting international criticism of the appointment of a general accused of war crimes as the island nation's army chief.

Kosovo PM set to be grilled by war crimes court

Pristina - Kosovo's outgoing Prime Minister and wartime guerrilla commander Ramush Haradinaj left Tuesday for the Hague to be interrogated by a war crimes court as a suspect, public RTK television said.

Kosovo PM resigns after being called to war crimes court

Pristina - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a wartime commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), said Friday he has resigned after being called as a suspect before a war crimes court in The Hague.
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