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What's At Stake in US Saying ISIS Committed Genocide
Secretary of State John Kerry declared today that ISIS has committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims -- the first time the U.S. has declared a situation genocide since 2004. So what does that designation mean? ABC News breaks it down. Why does it matter that the Obama
International War Crimes Charge Against US Unlikely After Kunduz Hospital Bombing, Expert Says
Despite claims by Doctors Without Borders that the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan was a "war crime," a top legal expert ABC News spoke with said it is unlikely that international charges will be leveled in the incident, which left 22 dead. However, there is the possibility that those
5 Thorny Topics President Obama Faces in Kenya and Ethiopia
With a trip to Africa this weekend, President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia . While much of his schedule is official business, it will be a highly personal visit for Obama, whose father was Kenyan, and a moment of pride for the Kenyan people, who have
John Kerry Criticizes Kim Jong-un's Leadership in North Korea
Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly stressed Washington’s tough stance on North Korea on Monday, warning that more sanctions were possible if Pyongyang continues to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. He also characterized North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ’s leadership as one of the
Iraqi Leader Confirms Investigation Into Human Rights Abuses, Offers No Specifics
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said today perpetrators of human rights abuses among his security forces and Shi'a militia allies will be “held accountable,” but he offered no evidence that any of Baghdad's fighters guilty of ISIS -like atrocities have yet been brought to justice. "We must
North Korea's Internet Back After 'Hard' Crash
The tables may have turned on North Korea . The reclusive country's state-run Internet was down "hard" for 9 hours and 31 minutes today, according to Dyn Research, which monitors the state of the Internet around the globe. "I haven't seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in
CIA Torture Report Fallout Home and Abroad
U.S. military and diplomatic facilities on high alert following report's release.
Amal Alamuddin Changes Her Name to 'Amal Alamuddin Clooney'
Amal Alamuddin has changed her name. The lawyer, who wed George Clooney last month in Venice, is now professionally known as "Amal Clooney," according to her bio on her company's website . "Amal Clooney is a barrister specialising in international law, human rights , extradition and criminal law,"
Africa Leaders Summit: Who Didn't Make the Cut?
More than 45 African heads of state are now in Washington, D.C., for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first of its kind. The Obama administration invited nearly all of Africa’s leaders, hoping to strengthen ties between the U.S. and the continent, with an eye on...