African leaders seeking impunity from ICC: Expert

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[…]

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Hollande to meet with Jewish, Muslim leaders

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[…]

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Afghan leaders outline reform plans

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[…]

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Turkish PM meets Iraq’s Kurdish leaders

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[…]

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African leaders head to Burkina for army talks

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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