War crimes

FILE - In this Monday May 30, 2016 file photo, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal. An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also ruled Thursday April 27, 2017 on an appeal by the more than 4,000 victims that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to them. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:13 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial. The court also ruled Thursday that millions of dollars of compensation awarded to more than 4,000...
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April 18, 2017 - 5:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new book that examines previously restricted files from the U.N. War Crimes Commission cites documents showing that Adolf Hitler had been indicted as a war criminal for actions by the Nazis during World War II before his death — contrary to longstanding assumptions. The book...
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April 17, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the threat of war crimes charges or promise of safe haven finally persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? Those long-shot proposals are among several at the center of the Trump administration's strategy to resolve Syria's six-year civil war. President Donald...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Turkey's health minister, Recep Akdag said Tuesday, April 11, 2017, that test results conducted on victims of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun confirm that sarin gas was used. Officials from the World Health Organization and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons participated in the autopsies. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
April 11, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7:10 p.m. U.S. Senator John McCain says stopping Syrian President Bashar Assad's "murderous rampage" does not preclude America from fighting the Islamic State group. "The United States is the most powerful nation on earth, we can...
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FILE --In this Aug. 17, 2016 file frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. With its missile strike on Shayrat Airbase in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in north Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest atrocity of the war. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
April 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — With its missile strike on Shayrat air base in central Syria, Washington signaled that it had judged President Bashar Assad responsible for the horrific chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that drew international outrage last week. But it is not the first or even deadliest...
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Maite Parejo, lawyer for Amal Hag Hamdo Anfalis, leaves the national court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 10, 2017. A judge in Spain is hearing testimony against potential war crimes by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. The plaintiff, Amal Hag Hamdo Anfalis, is a Spanish national whose brother was allegedly abducted and tortured in the Syrian capital of Damascus, before being executed in 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White)
April 10, 2017 - 9:00 am
MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain has begun hearing testimony against potential war crimes by President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. The plaintiff, Amal Hag Hamdo Anfalis, is a Spanish national whose brother was allegedly abducted and tortured in the Syrian capital of Damascus, before being...
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Eurozone chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks at a press conference following a meeting of European finance ministers, in Valletta, Malta, Friday, April 7, 2017. Greece and its international creditors took a big step Friday toward an agreement that will ensure the cash-strapped country gets the money it needs in time to avoid a potential bankruptcy this summer. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
April 10, 2017 - 5:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The eurozone's top official has defended himself in a newspaper interview after weeks of harsh criticism for comments he made in a March interview with a German paper, saying "it looks like I committed a war crime." Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been under fire from...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 10:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6 p.m. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base is "a new crime" by the American administration that will increase tensions in the Middle East. Hezbollah warned in a statement Friday that this...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 9:42 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The United Nations Security Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. EDT for a briefing on the U.S. air strike on Syrian targets, according to the U.S. Mission spokesman. ___ 4:35 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 8:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The Kremlin says the presidential Security Council has voiced regret over the damage to U.S.-Russia ties inflicted by the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base. The Kremlin said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that...
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