International Criminal Court

Arab Efforts to Contain Palestinian-US Crisis

US threats of closing the office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington have triggered a flurry of diplomatic activity, …


East Africa: ICC Affair - When the EAC Gets Involved

Photo d'illustration<p>analysis<p>Tanzanian and Ugandan Presidents condemn the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate Burundi. The …


Palestinians Will Suspend US Ties If Trump Closes PLO Office

According to senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, the US State Department informed the PLO this weekend that they will not be allowed to retain …

Palestinian Authority

Rohingya crisis: Rape victims face shame and ongoing trauma as they plead for justice

Amid mounting evidence Myanmar's military used mass rape in its apparent ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, the ABC has met survivors of this …


Slavery in Libya: Top traders to be hunted down

Foreign Ministry vows "all implicated persons will be punished" in alleged slave trade.<p>Libya has stated it will investigate alleged slave trade …

North Africa

Palestine moves to cut all communication with US

Palestine has threatened to cut off “all communication” with the US over its warning to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation …

Palestinian Authority

Why is Washington closing the PLO's office?

Palestinian leaders have threatened to end all communication with the US government over PLO office closure.<p>Over the past 50 years, since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, there have been countless talks, negotiations and United Nations resolutions.<p>The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has been at …

Middle East

State Department threatens to close Palestinian office in Washington

The State Department said Friday it will demand the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) outpost in Washington unless the group …


Palestinians warn will freeze US ties if PLO office closed

The organisation's Secretary General Saeb Erekat said it had officially informed the US that if it indeed shuttered the office, "we would put on hold …


Palestinian factions to meet in Cairo for reconciliation push

Leading Palestinian political factions are to gather on Tuesday in Cairo to push ahead with reconciliation efforts, despite fundamental disputes …


'Things have changed for the Mugabe family'

HARARE - Some Zimbabweans say they don’t care about the whereabouts of the country's first lady and are preparing for a mass meeting in the capital …


Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into …


Sudan's Bashir says would support state governor in 2020 president vote

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Thursday he would support the governor of the country's Gezira state in 2020 presidential elections if Mohamed Tahir Ayala decided to stand.<p>Bashir, who came to power in a 1989 bloodless coup and is wanted by the International …

World News

Venezuela's Sacked Top Prosecutor Wants ICC to Capture, Try Maduro

Venezuela's ex-prosecutor demanded on Thursday that the International Criminal Court captures and trys President Nicolas Maduro and other top …

Middle East

Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar’s Military, Report Says

Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims in recent months, which has uprooted a half-million people and been condemned by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing, has been corroborated by many graphic accounts of killings, sexual violence and other atrocities.<p>But a report on the Rohingya released …


Why the U.S. Can No Longer Ignore the ICC

On November 3, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda from The Gambia, announced that her office had “a reasonable …

International Relations

Burundi defies the Imperial Criminal Court, an interview with John Philpot

Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo, together here in 2007, shared Kwame Nkrumah’s dream of a United States of Africa and …


UN must take active steps to document crimes in Myanmar: Analyst

An analyst says the UN should document the testimony of Rohingya who have fled the violence in Myanmar and hold perpetrators accountable.


Starved, 'mutilated' and blackmailed, migrants auctioned off as slaves, by smugglers in Libya

The migrants are forced to work as slaves after they run out of money to pay the smugglers to find them passage to Europe.<p>From becoming one of the …


Burma: Army Report Whitewashes Ethnic Cleansing

(New York) – The Burmese military’s latest claim that its forces did not commit abuses during recent operations against ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine …

Human Rights

New campaign to try Israeli leaders in international court

Pro-Palestinian groups to launch new campaign to have Israeli leadership tried in International Criminal Court at The Hague.


Two years after Bataclan terrorist attacks France 'must forget'

Life in the Paris music club's street seems to have returned to normal. Yet omnipresent police and a new counterterrorism law reveal the lasting …

World News

Sudan’s president, wanted by the ICC, visits Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda — Rights groups on Monday urged Ugandan authorities to arrest the visiting president of Sudan, who has long been wanted by the International Criminal Court for serious crimes.<p>Sudan President Omar al-Bashir was welcomed to Uganda Monday by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Sudan’s …


Tanzania: Magufuli, Museveni Criticise ICC Interfering in Burundi

President John Magufuli<p>PRESIDENT John Magufuli has castigated the ICC for interfering with the Burundian affairs without consulting the leaders of …



LONDON: The Syrian regime’s sieges of its population ahead of reaching “reconciliation” agreements with the opposition amount to crimes and against …


ICC Burundi investigation condemned

Two East African presidents have condemned a decision by the International Criminal Court to open a war crimes investigation into Burundi, saying it …


Tanzania, Uganda Leaders Criticize ICC Probe of Burundi

The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda criticized on Saturday a plan by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged human rights abuses …


US colluded with ISIS in Afghanistan: Karzai

Hamid Karzai , the former president of Afghanistan , has accused the the US of working with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in …


UN chief says violence against Myanmar's Rohingya must end

The UN secretary general says it is "absolutely essential" to stop violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.

Antonio Guterres

Burundi rejects International Criminal Court war crimes investigation

By Toby Sterling and Katharine Houreld<p>AMSTERDAM/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi said on Friday it will refuse to cooperate with an International Criminal …