- UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime' Updated: May-13-15 9:21 am
CAIRO - The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in the Middle East - such as the rampage perpetrated by the Islamic Sate group in Iraq - should be condemned as a "war crime."
- ICC urges Israel to give material for preliminary Gaza probe Updated: May-13-15 2:07 am
UNITED NATIONS - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Israel Tuesday that if it doesn't provide reliable information for her preliminary probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories she may be forced to decide whether to launch a full-scale investigation based on Palestinian allegations.
- Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start Updated: May-08-15 1:51 pm
TORONTO - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate, free for the first time since he was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15, asked Canadians for a second chance after spending 13 years in prison including a decade at Guantanamo.
- Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka Updated: May-02-15 9:37 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.
- Why it's hard for Japanese leader Abe to apologize for WWII Updated: Apr-30-15 2:29 am
For some, the "eternal condolences" offered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Americans killed in World War II were not enough.
- Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote Updated: Apr-27-15 3:25 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.