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France backs down over Khoshoggi arrest

A Saudi man arrested in Paris in connection with the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has been released and is not the suspect being sought by Turkey over the crime, prosecutors said on Wednesday. “In-depth verifications to determine the identity of this person have enabled us …

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ICC refuses to prosecute Americans, goes after Taliban, ISIS instead

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor Monday defended omitting the United States from a probe in Afghanistan, saying the “worst crimes” were committed by the Taliban and the Islamic State group. Rights groups criticized Karim Khan’s decision in September to “deprioritize” the investigation into American forces, and focus instead on Afghanistan’s …

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Israel angry at Filipino support of Palestinians at UN

Israel has summoned the Filipino Ambassador in Tel Aviv over the Philippines’ vote backing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) probe into violations committed during the latest conflict in Gaza. In a statement on Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Philippines Ambassador Macairog Alberto was summoned for “clarification” regarding …

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$23 billion in US arms to UAE under Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, including advanced F-35 aircraft, armed drones and other equipment, congressional aides said on Tuesday. A State Department spokesperson said the administration would move forward with the …

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Israel still won’t budge in face of ICC

Israel will tell the International Criminal Court it does not recognize the authority of the tribunal, which is planning to investigate possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the news website Ynet reported on Thursday. The Israeli website said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had decided not to cooperate with the …

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Israeli conspiracy of silence in face of ICC

Israeli senior ministers have yet to meet and discuss the official approach to the International Criminal Court’s, ICC, probe of allegations of war crimes lodged against the country, Jerusalem Post reported. The government has received official communication from international tribunal three weeks ago and their response is due on April 9, …

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Australia fires only about ten soldiers after atrocities scandal

Australia has issued termination notices to at least 10 special forces soldiers after the release of a report that found credible evidence of unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said on Thursday. An independent report published last week in redacted form said there was evidence that 39 …

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UN report condemns, US, France, UK in Yemeni war

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday. U.N. investigators compiled a secret list of possible international war crimes …

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White House expected to warn of sanctions, other penalties if international court moves against Americans

The United States will threaten Monday to punish individuals that cooperate with the International Criminal Court in a potential investigation of U.S. wartime actions in Afghanistan, according to people familiar with the decision. The Trump administration is also expected to announce that it is shutting down a Palestinian diplomatic office …

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In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

By Marjorie Cohn On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot 773 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty remain in critical condition. The protesters were marching to demand the internationally mandated right of return of refugees to their cities and villages in what now constitutes Israel. …

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Iraq: Yezidi Fighters Allegedly Execute Civilians

Yezidi fighters in Iraq allegedly forcibly disappeared and killed 52 civilians from the Imteywit tribe in June 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Relatives of victims told Human Rights Watch that on June 4, 2017, Yezidi forces detained and then apparently executed men, women, and children from eight Imteywit families …

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Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu for War Crimes in Spain, South Africa

THE LEVANT NEWS — South Africa issued, on Tuesday, an arrest warrant against four Israeli officials over their role in deadly attacks on pro-Palestinian international activists. WCJ-images-Netanyahu-polls Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against the Israeli occupation in Africa said, in a statement: “South Africa’s Directorate of the Priority Crimes Investigation Unit …

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Israel feels nervous over war crimes probe

THE LEVANT – A jittery Israeli military is gearing up for what could become its next big battle: dealing with U.N. investigations that could result in war-crimes allegations. The army has beefed up its legal staff, is conducting internal investigations of its wartime actions and has prepared a detailed PR …

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