- Sri Lanka leader calls for reforms to promote ethnic harmony Updated: Sep-01-15 10:36 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's president asked the country's newly elected lawmakers on Tuesday to draft political reforms to promote ethnic reconciliation and economic development in the post-war era.
- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- In shift, US backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe Updated: Aug-26-15 7:01 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes.
- Syria's attack on Douma a war crime, UN political chief says Updated: Aug-19-15 2:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. political chief is saying the Syrian government committed a war crime with its airstrikes on the Damascus suburb of Douma that killed some 100 people.
- Retrial of Vermont man in war crimes case set for early '16 Updated: Aug-18-15 11:05 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A Vermont man is expected to face a second trial early next year on charges he lied about his role in Bosnian war crimes during the early 1990s.
- Mile Mrksic, Serb army officer convicted of war crimes, dies Updated: Aug-17-15 6:58 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese authorities say Mile Mrksic, a former Serb army officer sentenced by a U.N. tribunal to 20 years in prison for his part in the 1991 torture and killings of nearly 200 Croatians during the Balkan wars, has died. He was 68.
- AP Interview: Japan war leaders' scions want reconciliation Updated: Aug-15-15 8:31 pm
TOKYO - To Hidetoshi Tojo, his great-grandfather is a man in a black-and-white documentary film he saw some 30 years ago.
- Bangladesh court sentences 2 men for 1971 war crimes Updated: Aug-11-15 5:26 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced one man to death and another to life in prison Tuesday for collaborating with Pakistan to commit mass killings and other crimes during the 1971 war for independence.
- Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN Updated: Aug-04-15 6:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.
- Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes Updated: Aug-04-15 3:14 pm
CAIRO - Amnesty International said Tuesday it has "definitely confirmed" that Sudanese government forces committed war crimes against civilians in the South Kordofan region.
- Kosovo passes law on war crimes court Updated: Aug-04-15 6:29 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.