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The veteran prosecutor decried Russian obstruction at the UN and a lack of political will in her decision to quit the war crimes probe into Syria. But others cite progress and note justice often does not come until the conflict is over.
Dutch police arrested a former Afghan communist army commander allegedly involved in a massacre of more than 1,000 men and boys in Afghanistan 36 years ago. Two accounts of the atrocity by a Monitor correspondent played a role.
The US airstrike on the Afghan hospital in which 22 people were killed has prompted Doctors Without Borders to call for an investigation into possible war crimes.
Poles have joined critics in Moscow and eastern Ukraine in opposing a new Ukrainian law that would grant World War II-era nationalists an honored status. The nationalists killed tens of thousands of Poles during the war.
More than 1,100 people – including 120 Americans – died when the British oceanliner Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland, 100 years ago today. The incident was a key event in eventually drawing the US into WWI.
The firebombing of Dresden, which killed tens of thousands and left most of the city leveled, was one of the most controversial city attacks of World War II. The Christian Science Monitor reported as it happened, seventy years ago today.
Amid rising violence and a new report of mass rape in the war-ravaged region, questions have arisen over the effectiveness of the UN mission in Darfur.
Citing the 'mass killings of captured fighters and civilians,' the UN investigators urged that Islamic State commanders be brought before the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Israel's foreign ministry rejected the allegations and questioned why Hamas wasn't accused of terrorism. The report was published on the day of another apparent terror attack along Jerusalem's rail line.
Militant group's territorial ambitions mark it out from other extremist groups such as the Taliban, according to international law expert. More than 9,000 civilians have died in Iraq's conflict so far this year.
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