Australia said on Thursday that its special forces were suspected of being responsible for 39 unlawful killings in Afghanistan, as it released a long-awaited report into alleged war crimes committed in the South Asian nation. Australia launched the inquiry in 2016, amid reports from whistle-blowers and in the local media[…]
Some 84 per cent of Canadians want a war crimes probe into Israel, a new poll surveying views over several issues, including a potential International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of alleged Israeli war crimes, and the possibility of moving Canada’s embassy to Jerusalem, has found. The survey, sponsored by Canadians[…]
The threat of a new Gaza war continues to rise as Palestinians demand an end to the devastating 13-year-long blockade and Israel tightens the screws on Gaza’s economy while targeting Hamas positions. Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed Hamas military sites early on Tuesday in response to the incendiary balloons launched[…]
Israel again attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to what it said were continued launches of “explosive balloons” from the Palestinian territory. Dozens of helium balloons laden with incendiary material have been deployed in recent days in a bid to pressure Israel to ease its[…]
A fact-finding mission to Libya has been established by the United Nations’ top rights body after prosecutors from the International Criminal Court said that mass graves discovered recently may constitute war crimes. The UN Human Rights Council on Monday adopted by consensus a resolution strongly condemning all acts of violence[…]
The world’s first trial of a senior member of the Syrian military for war crimes is underway in Germany despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because both the accused are in custody, German law says it is important to proceed with the case quickly in the interests of[…]
Masih Ur-Rahman’s seven children and wife were killed in a US air strike on their house last September in Wardak, a central Afghan province. Four other relatives in the house, all children, also died. “I lost everything in this life,” he told Al Jazeera. “I ask myself every day, how could[…]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a Congolese former rebel leader known as “The Terminator” to 30 years in prison after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes, including murder, rape and sexual slavery. The sentence on Thursday was the highest-ever penalty handed down by theThe Hague-based court. Bosco[…]
With aid and training from the CIA, Afghan paramilitary forces have carried out a spree of war crimes and other “grave” abuses against civilians – including torture and executions – an investigation by Human Rights Watch found. Interviewing eyewitnesses, US special operators, and personnel in the Afghan military, the NGO[…]
The UN Security Council has failed to condemn the deadly air raid on a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli amid global outrage over the attack that killed 44 people and wounded 130 others. Earlier, the United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, condemned the air raid saying it “clearly could[…]
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