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Governments Give Syrian Ambassadors the Boot

May 30, 2012
After the release of a gut-wrenching video purporting to show the bodies of Syrian children and their families slain in the attack on Houla on Friday, governments around the world signaled their shared disapproval of the Assad regime by expelling Syrian diplomats and ambassadors Tuesday.
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Karadzic Misses First Day of Genocide Trial

Oct 27, 2009
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was a no-show Monday at The Hague, where he was scheduled to stand trial on charges of genocide against Bosnian Muslims in the mid-1990s. The proceedings were expected to continue Tuesday regardless of his participation, or lack thereof, in court.

Charles Taylor Finds Yahweh

Jun 10, 2009
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has found a new religion, reports say. The one-time African dictator, on trial at The Hague accused of crimes against humanity, has decided to convert to Judaism. According to one of his wives, after arriving in the Netherlands "he got to know that he really, really wanted to be a Jew."

Israel’s ‘Wanton Destruction’

Mar 6, 2009
Human rights investigators are adding yet another alleged war crime to existing accusations of Israel's war-time exuberance, as Amnesty International officials believe Israel's military forces engaged in "wanton destruction" of civilian homes during the bloody assault on Gaza.

War Crimes Tribunal Awaits Karadzic

Jul 30, 2008
He is almost unrecognizable in the guise of alternative therapist Dr. Dragan Dabic, but it apparently took more than long hair, a beard and an invented identity to keep former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's past from catching up with him.

Serb War Crimes Suspect Arrested

Jul 22, 2008
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the murder of civilians in Sarajevo and Srebrenica during the Bosnian war, has been arrested in Serbia after being underground since 1997. Seems the lure of EU membership is getting the government there to turn up some old stones.