What rights do prisoners of war have under international law?
The Geneva Conventions lay out rules for the treatment of captured fighters. Here's what to know.
Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russian soldier convicted of war crime — one of 13,000 probes, says Ukrainian official
Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking the World Economic Forum in Davos, accused Russia of “becoming a state of war criminals.”
Russian soldier gets life in prison in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial
Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing an unarmed civilian.
‘Ashamed’ Russian diplomat resigns over Putin’s ‘aggressive war’
In a letter circulated to colleagues and posted on social media, Boris Bondarev, counsellor to the Russian UN mission in Geneva, says he's never been "so ashamed" of his country.
Why Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine is key to Russia’s war
Ukraine says Russia is using "scorched earth" tactics in Severodonetsk after its seizure of the port city of Mariupol.
Biden takes aggressive posture toward China on Asia trip
President Biden said the United States would defend Taiwan militarily if it came under attack by China, despite the U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity.”
Zelensky calls out a ‘state of war criminals’ and Davos ‘Russia House’ makeover
Ahead of the World Economic Forum, a Ukrainian group transformed the former gathering space for Russian business and government leaders, who were not invited.
Civilian killings soar as Russian mercenaries join fight in West Africa
Documents, imagery and witness accounts point to a heightened Russian presence in Mali, where the military government is locked in a bloody war with extremists. Profits from the Wagner Group flow back to Moscow, helping prop up Vladimir Putin’s government at at time of growing economic isolation over its war in Ukraine.
Goodbye, Pushkin. Ukrainians target Russian street names, monuments.
The onset of war has hastened Ukraine’s efforts to remove the names of famous Russian and Soviet figures from metro stations, streets and landmarks.
Fire engulfs Philippine ferry carrying over 100 people, killing 7
The ferry caught fire in the early hours of the morning, but authorities have not determined a cause beyond saying it started in the engine room.
Biden says quarantines for monkeypox aren’t needed in U.S.
Belgium imposed a 21-day quarantine to fight monkeypox, but President Biden said the U.S. had enough vaccine doses to handle flare-ups of the disease.
In shadow of war, there’s no ‘business as usual’ in Davos
The guiding theme of this year’s gathering focuses squarely on how governments and businesses can grapple with “history at a turning point.”
Global health talks clouded by conspiracy theories about pandemic treaty
The unfounded theory accuses the World Health Organization of conspiring to take power from national governments.
A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine
The invasion by Russia continues to exact a toll on Ukraine, particularly in the eastern Donbas and Luhansk regions where Russian troops are concentrated.
Ahead of Biden visit, Israel launches biggest eviction of Palestinians in decades
Rights advocates say the mass expulsion, if completed, would be the largest since the aftermath of the 1967 war.
Ukrainian leaders warn of dire situation in key eastern city of Severodonetsk
Severodonetsk looks set to be the war’s next major battlefield as Russia apparently deploys BMP-T “Terminator” tank support vehicles.
Deadly thunderstorm complex cuts power to nearly a million in Canada
At least 5 people died as a probable “derecho” swept through Ontario and Quebec.
Russia bans 963 Americans, including Biden and Harris — but not Trump
The Russian Foreign Ministry's publication of a list of banned Americans is a largely symbolic move in response to U.S. support for Ukraine and historic sanctions on Russia.