‘We won’t know if Israel has committed war crimes until end of conflict,’ expert says
12 November 2023 | 12:31 pm
Has Israel breached international law in Gaza with its military response to Hamas's atrocities? The UN's human rights chief says that both sides have committed war crimes. Volker Turk pointed to Hamas's horrific attacks on October 7, as well as the militant group continuing to hold hostages. But he also described the "collective punishment by Israel of Palestinian civilians" as a war crime, as well as the "unlawful forcible evacuation of civilians".
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Germany is set to buy Israel's Arrow 3 missile defense system after Washington approved the sale, Israel has said. The reported deal comes as Western nations review their air defenses in light of Russia's war in Ukraine.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says "a red line" was crossed when an Eritrean protest in Tel Aviv turned violent.
Nine years of war in Yemen have displaced millions of people. As negotiations drag on in Saudi Arabia between the Houthi rebels and the internationally recognised government, the humanitarian situation in Yemen remains dire. Only 30 percent of required aid is currently being provided, according to the UN. In Marib, a city that serves as a refuge for millions of Yemenis, some live in extreme poverty, while others just manage to scrape by. Our team on the ground reports.
Israel's Supreme Court has opened the first case examining the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial judicial overhaul, lurching towards a showdown with the nation’s far-right government. The latter has split Israel in two ever since it announced plans to reform the country’s judicial system, which would see the Supreme Court weakened.
Coming off what has been considered a successful G20 summit, India is building on its position as a neutral partner to countries with competing interests.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is mainly populated by Armenians but internationally recognised as lying within Azerbaijan's borders. A particularly bloody conflict in 2020 enabled Baku to recover a large part of the territory. Both countries have been accused of committing war crimes over the years.
Not for the first time, EU leaders are facing growing calls to take a firmer line with Azerbaijan. With a gas deal in place and myriad geopolitical considerations, hopeful Armenians shouldn't hold their breath.
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