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ICC prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Libyans for alleged crimes against humanity


May 4th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Wednesday announced he will request judges to issue arrest warrants against three Libyans for alleged crimes against humanity during ... Read more...

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Attacks on civilians in Misrata may be war crimes, says UN


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 21 (IANS/AKI) The UN Wednesday deplored the repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan government forces against civilians in the besieged city of Misrata and ... Read more...

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UN: attacks against civilians in Misrata, Libya may be international crimes


April 20th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday warned that the reported repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan Government forces against civilians in Misrata could ... Read more...

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Thailand admits using cluster bombs against Cambodia, activists say


April 6th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand used cluster munitions on Cambodian territory during the February 2011 border conflict, becoming this the first use of munitions since an international treaty banned them in 2008, ... Read more...

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US behind Yemen air strikes, killed civilians besides terrorists: Amnesty International


June 7th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Amnesty International has slammed US for indiscriminately bombing AL-Qaeda hideouts in Yemen with little regard for collateral civilian casualties. The Human Rights watchdog further claims that it has ... Read more...

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Cluster-bomb ban to enter into force Aug 1


February 18th, 2010 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 18 (DPA) The UN said Wednesday a convention prohibiting the use of cluster munitions will become a binding international law when it enters into force Aug 1. The Convention on ... Read more...

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Landmines killed 3,000 Indians in 10 years


November 20th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Some 3,000 Indians, mostly in Jammu and Kashmir, have been killed in landmine explosions over the past 10 years, according to an NGO working for a world ... Read more...

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States sign cluster-bomb ban in Oslo


December 4th, 2008 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, Dec 4 (DPA) A global ban on the use of cluster bombs blamed for maiming and killing thousands of civilians moved closer to reality Wednesday with the formal signing ceremony of ... Read more...

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100 states sign cluster-bomb ban in Oslo


December 3rd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Dec 3 (DPA) Government leaders from more than 100 states Wednesday signed a global ban on the use of cluster bombs.The treaty, which was negotiated in Dublin in May, bans the ... Read more...

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Rights watchdog says Russia fired cluster bombs on Georgians


August 16th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): Human Rights Watch (HRW) officials have claimed that they have evidence of Russia using cluster bombs against civilian targets and infrastructure in Georgia. Citing eyewitness accounts, as well ... Read more...

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Dutch cameraman killed by Russian cluster bomb: Report


August 15th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Amsterdam, Aug 15 (DPA) International rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) told media Friday it has evidence RTL television cameraman Stan Storimans was killed by Russian cluster bombs, despite an international ban ... Read more...

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Russia using cluster bombs in Georgia: HRW


August 15th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA Tbilisi, Aug 15 (DPA) Russia has used cluster bombs during its incursion this week into Georgian territory, the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged. In a statement issued early Friday from ... Read more...

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Maccas guitar amp up for grabs


June 9th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): A guitar amplifier signed by Sir Paul McCartney has been put up for sale at an eBay auction aimed at supporting a charity that combats the threat ... Read more...

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Treaty on banning cluster bombs formally adopted


May 30th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dublin, May 30 (DPA) An international treaty banning cluster munitions was formally adopted by 111 countries in Dublin Friday, Irish national broadcaster RTE reported. The agreement, which entails a commitment to remove ... Read more...

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Britain to sign treaty to ban cluster bombs: Report


May 28th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, May 27 (DPA) The British government is preparing to agree to scrap Britain's entire arsenal of cluster bombs, reports said Wednesday. Officials were paving the way for the "unexpected and radical ... Read more...

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UNDP calls for adoption of cluster munitions treaty


April 18th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 18 (ANI): On the eve of the Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report calling the impact of ... Read more...

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International meeting to seek ban on cluster bombs


February 16th, 2008 - 9:52 am ICT by admin
DPA Wellington, Feb 16 (DPA) Representatives from 120 countries will meet in New Zealand next week to draft an international agreement banning cluster bombs that have killed or maimed thousands of civilians - ... Read more...

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