Voices Troop talk: Tony Blair in Iraq in May 2003

The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument

Diary: Campbell's legal logic makes Shaggy's lyrics look like Shakespeare

In seeking to understand the great figures of the age, few areas offer more potential for insight as the primary paternal influence. With Mrs Thatcher it was that austere Grantham grocer Alderman Roberts, while Messrs Blair and Bush would cite the Creator to whom each was linked by earthly-celestial red phone line. With Alastair Campbell, meanwhile, all finally becomes clear.

Time is short in the last Nazi hunter's quest for justice

With the two most-wanted Nazi war crimes suspects finally in court, Efraim Zuroff tells Tony Paterson why his search for the culprits of the Holocaust will continue until the last one is dead

ICC seeks warrants to arrest three unnamed Libyan 'war criminals'

The International Criminal Court prosecutor is to seek arrest warrants in the coming weeks against three Libyans who appear to bear "the greatest criminal responsibility" for crimes against humanity in the current uprising.

Exorcising Hitler, By Frederick Taylor

When Germany was defeated on 8 May 1945 this was only the start of her troubles. After 12 years of National Socialism, during which Hitler had promised to regenerate the nation after the First World War, ordinary Germans found their country once again defeated and this time occupied by the four Allied powers. Each took charge of a portion of the conquered territory. Although private correspondence shows that many Germans could not wait for the war to be over, when the end came, they had mixed feelings about the prospect of occupation.

Why the Croisette puts the Scottish capital in the shade

The big stars will be at the Cannes film festival next month, but its Edinburgh rival is looking far from glamorous, says Geoffrey Macnab

Croatian national hero jailed for war crimes against Serbs

General Ante Gotovina, who became a Croatian national hero for his role in the operation that marked the end of Croatia's war of independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1995, was branded a war criminal yesterday and jailed for 24 years.

'Astonishing' to end Musa Kusa sanctions

An EU decision to lift sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's former right-hand man Musa Kusa was condemned as "astonishing" tonight.

Nazi who arrested Anne Frank 'became a spy for West Germany'

The Gestapo officer who arrested the Holocaust victim Anne Frank was one of hundreds of Nazi henchmen who were later recruited by West German intelligence after the Second World War and worked for the organisation for years, a new book has revealed.

Nato urged to investigate Afghan 'war criminal' employed by US

The head of Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission has urged Hamid Karzai's government and Nato to investigate allegations, first reported in The Independent, that an Afghan strongman employed by United States Army Special Forces embarked on a spate of war crimes, including rape, the summary execution of children, and torture. "We call on Special Forces – indeed, any forces – and the Afghan government to conduct an investigation of these allegations and find out if [the allegations are] correct or not," said Nader Nadery, who heads the Human Rights Commission.

Peruvian 'war criminal' found in Tiverton

Campaigners for a law change making it harder for war criminals to use Britain as a safe haven were yesterday celebrating the first arrest made under the new legislation.

Kosovo to hold first talks with Serbia since independence

Kosovo will tomorrow hold its first face-to-face talks with Serbia since declaring independence three years ago after insurgency and ethnic cleansing left 10,000 people dead and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes.

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (6 March 2011)

To squander at least £17bn of public money on the high-speed rail link (HS2) when public services are being crucified would be little short of criminal ("Protesters threaten to derail high-speed line", 27 February). For the Government to say it will benefit the Midlands generally is absolute nonsense: only those close to Birmingham would choose to use it; others, with a journey to reach it and a wait for the HS2, will lose any time saved. The line passes along the south-west boundary of Coventry, the eighth-largest city in the UK, whose citizens will be expected to travel "backwards" to Birmingham to reach the HS2.

Three guilty of UK revenge attack on war criminal

Three murderers were today found guilty of carrying out a revenge attack on a Bosnian-Serb war criminal in a British prison.

Japan promises to bring home soldiers who died at Iwo Jima

The Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has vowed to bring closure to one of the Second World War's most notorious and iconic episodes, promising to bring home the remains of the 12,000 soldiers still missing after the battle of Iwo Jima.

Police step up search for Ratko Mladic

Police raided the Belgrade apartment of Ratko Mladic's son yesterday, after the chief UN war crimes prosecutor said Serbia is not doing enough to capture the genocide suspect who has been on the run since 1995.

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