syria war crimes

All Sides May be Committing War Crimes in Aleppo, UN Says

GENEVA, Nov 1  – All sides fighting over the Syrian city of Aleppo may be committing war crimes through indiscriminate attacks in civilian areas, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva on Tuesday. Last week insurgents launched an offensive against government-held western Aleppo, more than a month into an

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Britain, U.S. Consider More Sanctions Against Assad, Supporters

By Lesley Wroughton LONDON, Oct 17- Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria’s war. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking after briefing allies in London on a new

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France to ask ICC for War Crimes Investigation in Syria

PARIS, Oct 10 – France will ask the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to launch an investigation into war crimes it says have been committed by Syrian and Russian forces in eastern Aleppo. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, speaking after a French-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on Syria was vetoed at the weekend by Russia, also

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U.N. War Crimes Panel on Syria Seeks Access to Refugees in Europe

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 19 – U.N. war crimes investigators on Monday called on European countries to let them interview more newly-arrived Syrian refugees to document fresh violations, saying it had become increasingly difficult. The panel, set up five years ago, says it has compiled a confidential list of suspects on all sides of

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UN Rights Chief Condemns Syria Abuses Under Assad’s Rule

GENEVA, Sept 13 – U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein condemned the Syrian government on Tuesday, in a wide-ranging speech cataloguing human rights abuses around the world. In a speech opening a three-week session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Zeid said Syria was one of five countries that routinely refused to cooperate

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