Feb 19, 2013 16:06 EST
Photos released on Tuesday to publicise a new documentary on Sri Lanka show that government soldiers executed the 12-year-old son of separatist chief Velupillai Prabhakaran in 2009, its director claimed.
Feb 19, 2013 15:19 EST
Zimbabwe police raided the offices of a leading election monitoring group on Tuesday in the latest of what activists fear is a deliberate move by authorities to harass them ahead of a referendum on the constitution.
Feb 19, 2013 13:51 EST
Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo bears responsibility for some of the worst crimes committed during a bloody post-election standoff in the west African nation two years ago, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Tuesday.
Feb 19, 2013 11:49 EST
Thousands of Pakistani Shiite Muslims called off nationwide protests Tuesday and agreed to bury the dead from a bombing that killed 89 people, after the government promised to arrest those responsible.
Feb 19, 2013 11:22 EST
Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday appeared before International Criminal Court judges who will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago.
Feb 19, 2013 10:46 EST
The UN's human rights office on Tuesday took Egypt to task over a planned law on public protests, saying it would curb freedoms and breach international rules.
Feb 19, 2013 08:43 EST
Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday faces International Criminal Court judges who will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago.
Feb 19, 2013 07:38 EST
Hundreds of Laurent Gbagbo loyalists protested in The Hague on Tuesday ahead of the former Ivorian president's pre-trial hearing at the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.
Feb 19, 2013 07:29 EST
Pakistani cabinet ministers on Tuesday opened negotiations with Shiite Muslim protesters who are demanding army protection and refusing to bury victims of a bomb attack that killed 89 people in Quetta.
Feb 19, 2013 06:33 EST
The number of Syrians who have fled their conflict-ravaged homeland has topped 850,000, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.
Feb 19, 2013 04:04 EST
Pakistani forces on Tuesday killed four men and arrested seven others accused of killing Shiite Muslims, including an alleged mastermind of a bomb attack that killed 89 people, officials said.
Feb 19, 2013 03:39 EST
Indonesian police have arrested 26 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were stranded after their boat hit a reef as they tried to reach Australia's Christmas Island, an official said Tuesday.
Feb 18, 2013 15:06 EST
Thousands rallied in the West Bank's two largest cities on Monday in support of four long-term hunger strikers, as the Palestinians demanded tougher EU action to help their prisoners.
Feb 18, 2013 11:33 EST
The UN's former chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday that the International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Feb 18, 2013 08:16 EST
Former chief UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday that the International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Feb 18, 2013 06:59 EST
The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said Monday.
Feb 18, 2013 03:36 EST
Tashkent Ibragimov initially jumped at the chance to work on Sochi's Olympic construction, hoping the earnings would help his family in Uzbekistan. Instead, the job left him broke and humiliated.
Feb 17, 2013 21:48 EST
A mentally handicapped man is to be put to death in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday, despite protests from human rights activists and mental health advocates calling the execution a miscarriage of justice.
Feb 17, 2013 15:51 EST
Rebels pressed the "Battle of the airports" in north Syria, striking three key facilities, as the main opposition bloc on Sunday accused Lebanon's Hezbollah of fighting alongside its regime allies in Damascus.
Feb 17, 2013 15:46 EST
Israel's treatment of four hunger-striking Palestinians is an "ethical failure" an Israeli NGO said on Sunday, adding that their rights were being violated.