The United Nations' top human rights official says he will closely watch how special peace tribunals set up as part of Colombia's peace process operate to make sure people who committed serious war crimes during the long conflict are held accountable.
An Austrian court has found a man guilty on multiple murder and attempted murder counts and sentenced him to life in prison for plowing his car through a crowd of pedestrians, killing three and injuring dozens.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution calling for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, while shrugging off calls from the U.N. human rights chief and others for an independent investigation of abuses.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 1:41pm
Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.
India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 12:12pm
Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.