Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime committed “genocide” during its reign of terror from 1975-1979, a UN-backed war crimes court said on Friday in a historic ruling. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are last surviving senior leaders of the communist group that brutally ruled the Southeast Asian nation.[…]
The calls for African states to withdraw as signatories of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court should not be seen as an attempt to counter a perceived bias against Africa, but rather to continue the notions of impunity, according to a prominent law expert. The issue of Africa’s[…]
French President Francois Hollande will meet Tuesday with the heads of the country’s leading Jewish and Muslim organizations, the Elysee Palace said, in an attempt to subdue a public rift between the two factions. Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris and president of the French Council[…]
Afghanistan’s new leaders were seeking to build bridges with the West at a conference in London Thursday as they struggle to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw after 13 years. The conference, opened by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, is not expected to deliver new cash pledges but does[…]
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has met with leaders in Iraq’s Kurdistan capital of Erbil, his second stop in the violence-plagued country after Baghdad, as he continues the bond-building visit. In talks with the Kurdish region’s President Masoud Barazani on Friday, energy and military cooperation were discussed following a visit[…]
African leaders were headed for Burkina Faso on Wednesday to pressure the army into keeping its promise to hand power back to civilians within a fortnight after the fall of president Blaise Compaore. Isaac Zida, the interim leader appointed by Burkina Faso’s military, told unions on Tuesday that he would[…]
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