SA begins process to revoke ICC withdrawal

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will on Wednesday morning brief the Portfolio Committee on International Relations on the court ruling on South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). This comes as South Africa starts the process to revoke its intention to withdraw from the ICC. The United Nations (UN)[…]

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Obama to slow withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama will on Thursday announce a reversal of policy in Afghanistan, slowing plans to draw down U.S. troops and instead maintain a force of 9,800 through most of 2016, senior administration officials said. His decision prolongs the U.S. role in that country’s 14-year-old war and ensures he hands[…]

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Taliban claim to pull out from Kunduz city

The Afghan Taliban have claimed withdrawal from the centre of the northern city of Kunduz after weeks of intense fighting against the Afghan troops back by US airstrikes in the city. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, told Al Jazeera that they have withdrawn from the city to protect civilians. “We[…]

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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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Poroshenko confirms Ukraine withdrawal from Debaltseve

Ukrainian forces are pulling out of the strategic eastern city of Debaltseve, President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday. “This morning the armed forces and the national guard completed the planned and organized withdrawal from Debaltseve,” Poroshenko said, according to the Interfax Ukraine news agency. He added that 80 per cent of[…]

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