Hearings began in Spain on potential war crimes committed by Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, in a case brought by a Spanish national whose brother was tortured to death.
Spain’s top court will investigate claims by a Spanish woman that her brother was tortured and murdered by Bashar Assad’s security forces, opening a window into his gulag.
The UN International Organization for Migration reports that 2016 saw more recorded migrant deaths than any previous year, with a minimum of 5,079 lost at sea.
Vladimir Putin issued an ultimatum to the defenders of Aleppo's rebel-held east that they abandon the city, as a Russian war fleet approaches Syria's coast.
The Constitutional Court of Spain declared unconstitutional a resolution by the Parliament of Catalonia that puts forth a plan for the region's independence by 2017.
A Spanish judge ordered the Civil Guard to detain the Israeli prime minister if he sets foot in the country, in a case related to the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid.
NATO is just winding up its biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War—Operation Trident Juncture, involving 36,000 troops from over 30 countries.
Two Spanish volunteers who went to Iraq to fight ISIS in an "International Brigade" were arrested upon their return and face charges of membership in a "terrorist organization."
A new law allows for the return of Jews descended from those expelled from Spain in 1492, but no such effort is being made for descendants of the Moors exiled that year.
A British warship in the Mediterranean launched a mission to rescue over 500 migrants stranded at sea, but no word was given on what would be their fate after "rescue."
Activists in Spain staged a creative protest against the country's new "Citizen Safety Law"—projecting holograms of themselves that marched on the parliament building in Madrid.
Spain's conservative-led parliament passed a law that outlaws unauthorized protests, bans filming police, and allows summary deportations of African migrants.