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Germany has denied accusations that it was aiding genocide in Gaza by selling Israel arms in a case at the top UN court brought by Nicaragua—a case that reflects a mounting legal action in support of Palestinians. Tania von Uslar-Gleichen, legal adviser for the German Foreign Ministry, told the...
Colombia’s ex-president Álvaro Uribe will face trial for witness tampering and fraud, prosecutors have announced, once again casting the spotlight on allegations that the former leader partnered with paramilitary death squads in his war against leftist rebels. Uribe has long been accused of...
Spain's Supreme Court has summoned Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to testify remotely in June over his links to a group accused of breaching terrorism law over protests following the region's failed 2017 bid for independence. The investigating magistrate set tentative dates for the...
The case at the International Court of Justice is against Germany, which is the second-largest supplier of arms to Israel after the US, but it also indirectly takes aim at Israel’s six-month-old military campaign, which has left tens of thousands of Palestinians dead and devastated Gaza. Nicaragua’s...
Ethiopia’s army “summarily executed several dozen civilians” and committed other war crimes in the northwestern Amhara region earlier this year, Human Rights Watch has said, as it called on the United Nations to launch an independent investigation. The incident in the city of Merawi in late January...
Parents of more than 130 Nigerian schoolchildren who were rescued after more than two weeks in captivity said they saw them on March 27 and that they couldn’t hold back tears of joy during the long-awaited reunion. The meeting, three days after the children were freed, took place at a government...
A Houthi court sentenced 32 men, 9 of them to death, on January 23, 2024, in an unfair mass trial based on dubious charges of “sodomy,” Human Rights Watch said on March 27. The Houthis should end their use of the death penalty and other forms of cruel and degrading punishment and provide fair trials...
There are “reasonable grounds” to believe Israel is committing genocide in the besieged Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip, according to a report issued by a United Nations-appointed expert. In the report, issued late on March 25, the UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories...
Bereaved relatives emerged weeping from a hospital mortuary in Kenya on March 26 after recovering the remains of loved ones whose doomsday cult leader induced them to starve themselves, according to the authorities. The bodies of more than 400 followers of the Good News International Church have...
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on March 25 demanding an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas and the release of all hostages after the United States abstained from the vote. The remaining 14 council members voted for the resolution, which was...