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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government and IS insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, the investigators said. Government forces had dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas, including some believed to contain the chemical agent chlorine in eight incidents in April, and had committed other war crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Islamic State jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Kobane on Syria-Turkey border

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 08:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar

    ... critical positions to be filled, in order to assist with the organising effort” against IS, the US top diplomat said. “So we’re very pleased.” With Washington voicing approval, Prime Minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620019/islamic-state-jihadists-take-heavy-losses-battle-kobane-syria-turkey
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Work begins on war crime tribunal for Syrian atrocities

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on war crime tribunal When the guns fall silent in Syria and the killing eventually stops, a key part of helping a traumatised people rebuild and heal will be bringing to justice those behind ... Tribunal to Prosecute Atrocity Crimes setting out in detail the possible make-up of any eventual court. Crane, the founding chief prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone- an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1331633/work-begins-war-crime-tribunal-syrian-atrocities
  4. SYRIA

    Experts mull plans for Syrian war crimes tribunal

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Extraordinary Tribunal to Prosecute Atrocity Crimes setting out in detail the possible make-up of any eventual court. Crane, the founding chief prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone- an international war crimes tribunal that convicted Liberian warlord Charles Taylor- gathered a dozen legal experts to draw up a “starting point” for discussions. It’s gotten bloodier, the longer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1331491/experts-mull-plans-syrian-war-crimes-tribunal
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN must refer Syria war crimes to ICC, says Amnesty

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The UN Security Council must refer war crimes committed by both sides in Syria’s two-year conflict to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International ... for these horrendous crimes?” asked Ann Harrison, Amnesty’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa. The London-based human rights watchdog has repeatedly accused both the regime of President ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1190622/un-must-refer-syria-war-crimes-icc-says-amnesty
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... when security forces cracked down on protesters, sparking an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Pillay said there had been “serious allegations that war crimes and crimes ... to “take serious measures to halt the fighting and deter the crimes.” Above all, she said, states should “stop fuelling this monumental, and wholly avoidable human catastrophe through the provision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... was definitely involved, in a statement that emphasised the group was designated by the United Nations as a terrorist organisation. The statement demanded the "unconditional and immediate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... zones across the Middle East, including Iraq, Libya and Syria. He was in northern Syria on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based news organisation GlobalPost when the car he ... unreported by news organisations in the hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to negotiate the captives’ release. The group reported 52 journalists have been killed since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... a Switzerland-based research organisation that analyses the global flow of weapons, published its claims yesterday. The report focuses on launchers and missiles known as "man-portable air defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... and beyond. The Islamic State now holds about a third of Syria, according to the observatory. In New York, the head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State commanders were "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged war crime perpetrators. Brazilian diplomat and scholar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said the group had carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base

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