The Aleppo endgame is proving deadly for civilians trying to flee as Hezbollah and Iranian militias defy Russian efforts to shepherd people to safety.
The governments of Syria and Russia are presenting a very different picture of the crisis in Aleppo from that portrayed by the UN, as the battle for the city draws to a…
After three weeks of fighting, the Syrian army and allied forces are poised to restore full control over the war-torn city of Aleppo.
As the battle for Aleppo draws to a close, United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland says the Syrian and Russian governments must be held responsible for atrocities committed by militias loyal t
Ratko Mladic should be jailed for life, prosecutors told a UN court on Wednesday, as the Bosnian Serb general’s war crimes trial draws to a close in the Hague.
An attack on a United Nations aid convoy in Syria in which 20 people died could be considered a ‘war crime’ by the Security Council if the perpetrators are identified, the organisation…
A quarter of a century on, Croatia is commemorating one of the ugliest episodes of the wars that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia.
The International Criminal Court has said that US forces might face a full investigation into possible war crimes committed in Afghanistan
The UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, did not mention Russia by name and said all sides in the conflict had violated international law.
Shia paramilitary groups and Iraqi government forces have carried out revenge attacks on Sunni Arabs suspected of supporting ISIL, that’s according to Amnesty…
In what has been described as the heaviest bombardment in days by Russian planes, at least 50 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s air strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo and nearby villages, accordin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned trip to Paris next week, after his French counterpart said he would see him only for talks on Syria.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.
The UN Security Council looks set to vote on a draft resolution over the weekend that calls for an immediate ceasefire across Syria.
The offensive in Aleppo shows little sign of slowing down.
Bangladesh has hanged an opposition party leader convicted of war crimes.
US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.
More than 150 civilians – mostly women and children – have been leaving besieged eastern parts of the Aleppo, according to Syrian TV reports.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Juba between forces loyal to the president and those supporting the vice president, renewing fears South Sudan will slip back into full-blown civil…
The Turkish military shelled the town of Cizre in the southeast for five months last year, and then claimed it had killed 600 PKK fighters in its war with the Kurdish militant…
To deliberately attack a hospital is considered a war crime but such strikes against them have become increasingly common.
An Islamist leader has been hanged in Bangladesh for war crimes committed in 1971. Seventy three-year-old Motiur Rahman Nizami was executed on
Little is known about the hunt for Nazi criminal Adolph Eichman. Most people have heard about his abduction by Mossad in Argentina in 1960, his trial
This article sets out how Armenians generally view the context, events and implications of the massacres of ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman
Twenty-two years ago on April 7, Rwanda’s ethnic Hutu militia, armed with machetes began slaughtering minority Tutsis. More than 800,000 people were
Last week’s shock acquittal of Serbian ultra-nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj is to be appealed by prosecutors at the International Criminal
Mixed reactions to Voyislav Seselj's acquittal: Croatia announces a lifetime ban on the Serbian Radical Party leader entering the country.
Serbian politician faced three counts of crimes against humanity and six of war crimes