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ICC prosecutor plans to exclude US from Afghan war crimes probe and other stories

Today we look at the possible exclusion of the U.S. from an ICC war crimes probe in Afghanistan, an appeal to the EU by rights groups to address rights violations in Saudi Arabia, and more

ICC’s chief prosecutor proposes to exclude US troops from ambit of Afghan war crimes probe

The decision by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan to exclude US forces from the investigation has invited widespread criticism, with some calling it an attempt at selective justice

“Regressive and conservative forces historically promoted by imperialist forces in Afghanistan have prolonged wars” 

At a discussion organized by Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, panelists pointed out that peace in Afghanistan can only be guaranteed through regional reconciliation led by regional players, independent of interference from the West

After 20 years, countless deaths and a Taliban victory, US finally leaves Afghanistan

The US diplomatic mission has also temporarily been shifted to Doha from Kabul. The US and coalition forces evacuated 123,000 people from Kabul, including 6,000 US citizens, since August 14

Several civilians, including children, killed in US drone attack on Kabul 

The drone targeted a car which was reportedly being loaded with explosives to attack the Kabul airport. While US sources claimed that the civilian casualties were due to secondary explosions, residents of the area have disputed this

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