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Stories with subject: War crimes
  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:16 am
  • TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.

  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:46 pm
  • TOKYO - A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.

  • Rights groups ask Nepal to scrap amnesty provision 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:31 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by Nepal's government should be rejected because they might allow people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency to escape punishment.

  • Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:55 pm
  • SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench, and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull, and caressed it.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

  • UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:19 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.

  • UN rights chief blames most crimes on Syrian gov't 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:49 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Atrocities by the Syrian government "far outweigh" crimes by the opposition fighters and Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is "mostly responsible" for the human rights offenses in the three-year war, the U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday.

  • AP Exclusive: EU to set up court for Kosovo crimes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:29 pm
  • PRISTINA, Kosovo - The European Union plans to set up an international tribunal focusing exclusively on crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during their war with Serbia, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Indian envoy calls for Sri Lanka power sharing 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:25 pm
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - India's ambassador urged Sri Lanka's government on Friday to expedite power sharing with ethnic minority Tamils after a recent United Nations resolution authorized an international war crimes investigation.

  • Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect arrested in France 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:13 am
  • SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - French police detained a former Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of locking dozens of civilians inside a house before setting it ablaze, killing 59 people during the 1992-95 war, Bosnian authorities said.

  • UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:46 am
  • GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to renew its war crimes investigation in Syria for another year Friday, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.

  • Sri Lanka fights against UN civil war inquiry 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:43 pm
  • GENEVA - Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.'s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation's civil war that ended in 2009.

  • Bangladesh probe seeks ban of Islamist party 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:04 am
  • DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh investigators probing crimes during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan recommended Tuesday that the largest Islamist party be banned for alleged involvement in genocide and other offenses.