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Hezbollah and Iranians hold up convoys fleeing Aleppo says witness

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 Aleppo endgame is proving deadly for civilians trying to flee as Hezbollah and Iranian militias defy Russian efforts to shepherd people to safety.

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Final Aleppo battle - as seen by Syrian and Russian media

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…

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…

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Syria and Russia warned over latest Aleppo 'atrocities'

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

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

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Mladic must face life in jail, war crimes prosecutors argue

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.

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.

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UN says aid convoy attack could be considered 'war crime'

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…

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…

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Croatia marks 25th anniversary of Vukovar massacre

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.

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.

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US faces investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court has said that US forces might face a full investigation into possible war crimes committed in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court has said that US forces might face a full investigation into possible war crimes committed in Afghanistan

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'Dozens dead' in renewed Aleppo airstrikes

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

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

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Putin pulls out of Paris trip amid Syria tensions

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.

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.

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France to ask ICC to investigate claims of war crimes in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.

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Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Hague

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

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Assaults and air strikes in northern Syria

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.

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.

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German MPs file war crime lawsuit against Turkey

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…

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…

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Armenian massacres of 1915: the Armenian viewpoint

This article sets out how Armenians generally view the context, events and implications of the massacres of ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman

This article sets out how Armenians generally view the context, events and implications of the massacres of ethnic Armenians living in the Ottoman

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Rwanda and the fight against genocide ideology

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

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

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War crimes prosecutors to appeal acquittal of Seselj

Last week’s shock acquittal of Serbian ultra-nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj is to be appealed by prosecutors at the International Criminal

Last week’s shock acquittal of Serbian ultra-nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj is to be appealed by prosecutors at the International Criminal

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'Only possible verdict,' says Šešelj of war crimes acquittal

Mixed reactions to Voyislav Seselj's acquittal: Croatia announces a lifetime ban on the Serbian Radical Party leader entering the country.

Mixed reactions to Voyislav Seselj's acquittal: Croatia announces a lifetime ban on the Serbian Radical Party leader entering the country.