War & Conflict

ICC detains Mali war crimes suspect

Suspect was identified by the ICC as Ansar Dine's 'de facto chief of Islamic Police' during conflict five years ago.

Mali hands 'de facto chief of Islamic Police' over to ICC


Bosnia War general died after taking cyanide in court

Praljak drank the poison just seconds after hearing he had lost his appeal against a 20-year-prison sentence.


Slobodan Praljak: War criminal or Croatian hero?

After drinking poison and killing himself at The Hague court, public opinion of former Croatian general remains divided.

Slobodan Praljak: War criminal or Croatian hero?


Bosnia War commander drinks poison in court, dies

Death of wartime Bosnian Croat forces commander Slobodan Praljak follows dramatic scenes at UN tribunal in The Hague.

Crimes against humanity

Six Bosnian Croats await Hague tribunal's final verdict

A verdict is due at the Hague in the appeal case of six Bosnian Croats convicted of war crimes. They were committed between 1992 and 1994 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Former Yugoslavia

Mladic sentenced to life in prison for genocide

Bosnian Serb general 'significantly contributed' to genocide in Srebrenica, The Hague-based tribunal judge rules.


The Ratko Mladic disease infecting Europe

Another war criminal from the Yugoslav war has been handed a sentence, but lessons remain unlearned.

Nidzara Ahmetasevic

by Nidzara Ahmetasevic

Nidzara Ahmetasevic


The 161 individuals accused of Yugoslavia war crimes

Ratko Mladic is one of the 161 individuals indicted by a UN court for committing war crimes during the Balkan conflict.

The 161 individuals accused of Yugoslavia war crimes

Crimes against humanity

Amnesty report warns of crime against humanity in Syria

Amnesty International says that the ‘surrender or starve’ campaign being waged by the Syrian government against its civilians is a crime against humanity.

Crimes against humanity

'Still no sleep': The man who buried Somaliland's dead

Forced to bury thousands, Abdullahi Ibrahim recounts surviving the mass killings by Somalia's army in country's north.

The man who buried Somaliland's dead


Srebrenica's Muslim defender acquitted of war crimes

The court in Sarajevo said that Naser Oric, who led the defence of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war, is not guilty.

Srebrenica defender Naser Oric acquitted of war crimes


ISIL, Taliban joined forces in deadly Afghan attack: UN

At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.

UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang


Senegal court upholds life sentence of Chad's ex-leader

Victims celebrate court ruling for Hissene Habre, who is convicted of human rights abuses against thousands.

Court upholds life sentence of Chad's Hissene Habre

Syria's War

UN says Damascus water-supply sabotage is a war crime

Syrian forces battle rebels for Wadi Barada valley where damaged infrastructure has cut off water to millions of people.

UN: Wadi Barada water-supply sabotage is a war crime

Special series

Hissene Habre: Trial of a Dictator

Harrowing insight into the rise and fall of one of the world's most cruel dictators, former Chadian President Habre.