International law

August 09, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus driving in a busy market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing least 50 people including children and wounding 77, Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV said citing rebel Health Ministry figures. The Saudi-led...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent covering a supermarket car park pay machine near the spot where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, England. The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for the country’s use of a nerve agent in an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy and his daughter. The State Department says Aug. 8, sanctions will be imposed on Russia as the country used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 09, 2018 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said. The penalties come despite President Donald Trump's efforts to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday June 27, 2001 file photo, Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's lawyers Dragoslav Ognjanovic, center, and Zdenko Tomanovic, right, address media after the team visited imprisoned Milosevic in Belgrade. Serbian police say that a prominent lawyer, who helped defend former strongman Slobodan Milosevic before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, has been shot and killed. A police statement says that Dragoslav Ognjanovic was killed late on Saturday, July 28, 2018 outside his home the new part of Belgrade, the Serbian capital. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)
July 29, 2018 - 11:14 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Lawyers in Serbia declared a weeklong strike Sunday to protest the killing of a prominent attorney who was on the legal team that defended former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 56, was gunned down late Saturday...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017 photo, shows a deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison is shown in in Aden, Yemen. A separate, closed wing is run by Yemeni allies of the United Arab Emirates, part of a network of secret prisons in southern Yemen. In a report released Thursday, July 12, 2018, Amnesty International called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in detention facilities in southern Yemen as possible war crimes. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry, File)
July 12, 2018 - 3:11 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes. Amnesty International's call comes...
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A child is disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, after it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, following a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 10:50 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 4:45 a.m. European Union leaders got a breakthrough deal on how to deal with migration after all-night talks to overcome Italian demands for more help. EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet early...
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This photo provided on Jan. 7, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers inspecting a damages building after a bombing that targeted the office of Ajnad al-Koukaz, a militant group consisting of foreign fighters in Idlib, Syria. The Trump administration has freed up a fraction of some $200 million in frozen funds for Syria stabilization programs, leaving nearly $195 million in limbo. The State Department said June 14 that President Donald Trump had authorized $6.6 million to support the White Helmets, and the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism, a U.N. agency that is investigating war crimes committed during the conflict. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday freed up a fraction of some $200 million in frozen funds for Syria stabilization programs, a move that leaves nearly $195 million in limbo. The State Department said President Donald Trump had authorized it and the U.S. Agency for International...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court appeals judges overturned Friday, June 8, 2018 the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic. The reversal delivered a serious blow to ICC prosecutors by scrapping all the convictions in the court’s first trial to focus largely on sexual violence and on command responsibility - the legal principle that a commanding officer can be held responsible for crimes committed by his or her troops or for failing to prevent or punish the crimes. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his...
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press conference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
May 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Accusing Israel of systematic crimes, including apartheid in the occupied territories, Palestinians on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to open an investigation that could ultimately lead to charges against Israeli leaders. Israel immediately slammed the...
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Palestinian protesters burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 14, 2018 - 8:46 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times local): 3:40 a.m. Australia's prime minister has blamed the militant group Hamas for the deaths of more than 50 Palestinians under Israeli fire along the Israel-Gaza border...
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A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The world's largest body of Muslim-majority nations says it "strongly rejects and condemns" the White House's "deplorable action" to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from...
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