Killing of journalists should be a war crime – AP chief

2015-03-30 10:31

The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.

Ukraine: Rebel attacks preventing weapons pullback

2015-02-23 13:30

A Ukrainian military spokesperson says continuing attacks from rebels are delaying Ukrainian forces' pullback of heavy weapons from the front line in the country's east.

Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire

2015-02-17 09:02

Russian rebels have pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces and Kiev says it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce is being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse.

Warring forces in South Sudan 'recruiting children'

2015-02-16 12:17

South Sudan government and rebel forces are both recruiting children as young as 13 to fight in the country's civil war, a rights group says in a report rejected by the government.

Is climate change fuelling war?

2015-02-11 20:42

For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.

Deadly attack on Ukraine city a war crime - UN

2015-01-27 14:38

A UN political chiefs says deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol that ‘knowingly targeted civilians’ violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes.

Canadian soldiers exchange fire with ISIS in Iraq

2015-01-20 10:17

Canadian soldiers opened fire on ISIS extremists in Iraq in what is apparently the first ground fire fight between Western troops and ISIS.

US to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

2015-01-16 10:17

The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, along with hundreds of US support personnel, a Pentagon spokesperson says.

South Sudan activists release first war victims list

2014-12-15 12:55

The first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan have been released, which includes a 14-month old toddler and a 105-year old grandmother.

Palestinian official dies after Israeli beating

2014-12-10 15:25

A senior Palestinian official has died after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources say.


Bangladesh’s war crimes trials - A history

2015-02-24 21:02

Bangladesh have set up the International Crimes Tribunal to prosecute those accused of atrocities committed in the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

US establishes export policy for drones

2015-02-18 15:58

The US government has established a policy for exports of military and commercial drones, including armed ones, and said it plans to work with other countries to shape global standards for the use of the controversial weapons systems.

Libya: 40+ militants killed in air strikes

2015-02-16 13:33

A Libyan air force commander says 40 to 50 militants have been killed in air strikes against ISIS targets in Libya.

UN demands ‘immediate withdrawal’ of Yemen rebels

2015-02-16 08:45

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shi’ite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government.

2 killed as more than 40 rockets hit Damascus

2015-02-05 13:18

Syrian rebels have unleashed a barrage of over 40 rockets on Damascus, with terrified residents reporting at least two people killed.

Russia blames Ukraine for renewed violence

2015-01-26 14:16

Russia has blamed Kiev for a surge in violence in south-eastern Ukraine and urged the West not to show its support with actions such as imposing new sanctions on Moscow.

All Muslims for peace must unite

2015-01-16 13:16

Saffiya Ismail encourages Muslims who do not support extremism to stand up and be recognised.

ISIS shoots down warplane over Syria

2014-12-24 12:09

ISIS fighters have shot down a warplane believed to be from the US-led coalition over Syria and have captured its pilot, activists say.

South Sudan's civil war worsening, enters 2nd year

2014-12-15 08:38

War in South Sudan is worsening with 'extreme violence' and growing hunger, rights groups warn one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

Ukraine army, rebels to pull back heavy weapons

2014-12-10 14:53

The Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels are due to start pulling back heavy weapons from the frontline, after an agreed ceasefire.

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