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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.

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No-one in Bosnia satisfied with Karadzic sentence

In Srebrenica, scene of an appalling massacre of Bosnian Muslim men and boys by the Serbs during the Yugoslav war, survivors and victims’ family

In Srebrenica, scene of an appalling massacre of Bosnian Muslim men and boys by the Serbs during the Yugoslav war, survivors and victims’ family

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Radovan Karadzic "The Butcher of Bosnia"

Radovan Karadzic is a published poet, a graduate of medicine, psychologist and a man who gained the nickname, “The Butcher of Bosnia”. He will go

Radovan Karadzic is a published poet, a graduate of medicine, psychologist and a man who gained the nickname, “The Butcher of Bosnia”. He will go

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Radovan Karadzic: war crimes trial verdicts

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was due to learn his fate later on Thursday (24 March) when the International Criminal Tribunal for the

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was due to learn his fate later on Thursday (24 March) when the International Criminal Tribunal for the

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Srebrenica divided as it awaits Karadzic verdict

Some are angry, some are sad and some are simply indifferent. What difference, if any, will a verdict make for Srebrenica?

Some are angry, some are sad and some are simply indifferent. What difference, if any, will a verdict make for Srebrenica?

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Radovan Karadzic war crimes: A historic verdict

March 24 will mark a day that Bosnia has been awaiting for two decades: the verdict in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb President Radovan

March 24 will mark a day that Bosnia has been awaiting for two decades: the verdict in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb President Radovan

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Jailed Bosnian Serb General Zdravko Tolimir dies in detention

Bosnian Serb General Zdravko Tolimir, serving a life sentence for genocide during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, has died in detention in the Hague

Bosnian Serb General Zdravko Tolimir, serving a life sentence for genocide during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, has died in detention in the Hague

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Syria conflict: UN report denounces 'state policy of extermination'

Detainees held by Syria's government are dying in such numbers a UN war crimes report says that it denounces "a state policy to attack a civilian population".

Detainees held by Syria's government are dying in such numbers a UN war crimes report says that it denounces "a state policy to attack a civilian population".

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UN judge orders retrial of two Milosevic allies

United Nations judges have ordered a retrial for two former allies of the late Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic. Jovica Stanisic and Franko

United Nations judges have ordered a retrial for two former allies of the late Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic. Jovica Stanisic and Franko

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Bangladesh hangs two opposition leaders for war crimes

Two opposition leaders have been executed in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and

Two opposition leaders have been executed in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and

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Ukraine slams Russia as 'state sponsor of terrorism'

Kyiv believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists armed with a surface-to-air missile launcher, something that

Kyiv believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists armed with a surface-to-air missile launcher, something that