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Sweden has launched the trial of a former Syrian army officer over his alleged role in war crimes committed in 2012 during the country’s civil war. The case against Brigadier General Mohammed Hamo, who resides in Sweden, opened on April 15. The trial is one of a very small number thus far against...
A year since it started, the war in Sudan has spiraled into one of the world’s largest and most complex displacement crises. Since April 15, 2023, more than 8.6 million people have fled their homes, with 1.8 million people, mostly women and children, crossing to neighboring countries. Civilians...
Iran has launched hundreds of drones and missiles against Israel, in an unprecedented attack that came as a response to an Israeli raid on the Iranian consulate in Syria two weeks ago. The overnight escalation came more than six months into Israel’s devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which has...
A transitional council tasked with choosing Haiti’s next prime minister and Cabinet was established April 12 in a move supporters hope will help quell turmoil in the troubled Caribbean country where most of the capital remains under the grip of criminal gangs. The formation of the council, announced...
Ethiopia’s state-appointed rights commission on April 10 called for an investigation into the killing of a prominent opposition figure recently released from prison. Bate Urgessa was gunned down on the night of April 9 in his hometown of Meki in Oromia, Ethiopia’s biggest region, according to the...
An Israeli attack in northern Gaza has killed three sons of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh as Israel continues its bombardment of the besieged enclave on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. In an interview with Al Jazeera Arabic, Haniyeh confirmed the killing of his children Hazem, Amir and Mohammad...
Reporters Without Borders said on April 10 that one of its representatives was denied entry into Hong Kong, calling it a “new decline” in the city’s press freedoms. According to the group, its Taipei-based staffer Aleksandra Bielakowska was stopped at the Hong Kong airport by immigration officers...
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...
Mali's junta has issued a decree halting political party activities, government spokesperson Abdoulaye Maiga announced in a statement read on state television on the evening of April 10. The decree suspends until further notice all activities by political parties and "associations of a political...
The United Nations Security Council president has referred the Palestinian Authority’s (PA’s) application for Palestine to become a full member of the world body to its membership committee. The 15-member committee is expected to make a decision about Palestine’s status this month, said Vanessa...