Violence

Africa. LRA war crimes trial: Joseph Kony general abducted into Lord's Resistance Army as a child is charged with crimes against humanity

TRIAL. Dominic Ongwen was abducted as a child soldier – but now he is linked to LRA massacres He was a child soldier who rose to become an infamous commander in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. And today Dominic Ongwen appealed for sympathy from the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces war crimes charges. 

Middle East. ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

QADIYA, Iraq — Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool.

Middle East. Standardized ISIS Detention Procedures: Structured Brutality, Battlefield Adaptability

DETENTION. Over the past several months, the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre’s (SJAC) Documentation Team in Turkey has worked to document detention centers run by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

Middle East. Is Israel using Sinai attack as wedge between Hamas, Egypt?

CLASHES. Palestinians in Gaza followed the bloody attacks in the Sinai Peninsula on July 1 with great concern.

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