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Israel pounds Gaza to curb Palestinian militants but rockets still fly

Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday, killing 13 people including three children, local health officials said, as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns.
Palestinians react as Israeli police fire stun grenades at the compound that houses al-Aqsa Mosque [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

World reacts as Jerusalem tensions escalate

More than 200 people, mostly Palestinians, were wounded late on Friday outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem as Israeli police fired rubber-coated metal bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinians.
Dominic Ongwen

ICC sentences former Ugandan child soldier to 25 years in prison

The International Criminal Court has sentenced Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ sentenced to 25 years in jail by ICC

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Gibril Massaquoi talks with his lawyer in Tampere, Finland from where he is listening to the hearing in his war crimes trial in Liberia via videolink. (Leslie Lumeh-New Narratives)

Sierra Leone: Typhoid delays Gibril Massaquoi war crimes hearings

The Finnish court trying Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi for war crimes allegedly committed in Liberia has delayed hearings by nearly two weeks because of acute illness of two of the four judges, including Presiding Judge Juhani Paiho.
FILE PHOTO: Palestinian demonstrators stand in front of a Jewish settlement during a protest, in Kafr Qaddum in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of ‘apartheid’ crimes against Palestinians

An international rights watchdog accused Israel on Tuesday of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians - and against its own Arab minority - that amount to crimes against humanity
Vjosa Osmani took over as acting president of Kosovo last November when her predecessor, Hashim Thaci, resigned ahead of his impending war crimes trial in the Netherlands.

Kosovo parliament elects new national president

Kosovo’s parliament has appointed a 38-year-old U.S.-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party as the country’s new president, following an election in February.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump-imposed sanctions against ICC prosecutor

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday lifted the sanctions against International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that were imposed seven months ago by his predecessor, former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Niger’s newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum has been sworn in, a democratic watershed overshadowed by armed groups’ violence and alleged coup bid two days ago.

Niger’s new president blasts terrorists for war crimes

Niger's new president Mohamed Bazoum lashed out on Friday at jihadists who have carried out devastating attacks on his country, accusing them of "war crimes" after he took the helm of the troubled nation.
After a seven-year ban on home football internationals, Libya hosted neighbouring Tunisia in the coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

AFCONQ: Libya home match in seven years delights fans

After a seven-year ban on home football internationals, Libya hosted neighbouring Tunisia in the coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
An Ethiopian refugee, who fled the Tigray conflict, walks in the Tenedba camp in Mafaza, eastern Sudan on January 8, 2021. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP)

Ethiopian rights body says over 100 killed in Tigray massacre

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday that Eritrean soldiers killed over 100 civilians in a November massacre in war-torn Tigray that may amount to crimes against humanity.
US Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Green Berets observe a CH-47 Chinook helicopter conduct hoisting operations during helocast training at Eglin Base Air Force Base, Florida, February 6, 2013.

US deploys Green Berets to defeat ISIS-linked insurgents in Mozambique

The elite Green Berets have been deployed to help defeat Islamic State insurgents accused of beheading children as young as 11 in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
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Children beheaded in front of their mothers by ISIS-linked militants

Children as young as 11 have been beheaded by ISIS-linked militants who have killed more than 2,500 people over the last three years in Mozambique.Children as young as 11 have been beheaded by ISIS-linked militants who have killed more than 2,500 people over the last three years in Mozambique.

China urges Australia to close offshore detention centres

China on Friday said it was “deeply concerned” by what it described as the Australian government’s operation of offshore detention centres, and it called for the sites to be closed immediately.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

UN: Donald Trump ally Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo

Private security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a report detailed by US media.
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Amnesty worried about frequent school abductions in Nigeria

Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says it is concerned that frequent abductions in Nigerian schools is a danger to the education of millions of children.
War crimes suspect Alfred Yekatom, wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic, appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands November 23 2018. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw

Suspected militia leaders plead not guilty to CAR war crimes

Two men accused of leading Christian-dominated militias in widespread attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday rejected all charges against them at the start of their trial at the International Criminal Court.
On 25 January 2019, Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court), at the seat of the ICC in The Hague (The Netherlands).

Central Africa football boss, ‘Rambo’ on trial for war crimes

A former top Central African Republic football official and a militiaman nicknamed Rambo go on trial at the International Criminal court Tuesday charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Rights abuse: 27 Groups petition 31 embassies over General Buratai, others

A coalition of 27 human rights and advocacy groups has petitioned 31 Embassies, including European Union (EU), United Kingdom, and many African countries, urging them to reject the posting of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai (rtd), and others over human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings perpetrated under his leadership as army chief.
Karim Khan pictured in 2013. The QC has promised to reform the prosector’s office to make it more efficient. Michael Kooren-Reuters

British human rights lawyer elected new ICC chief prosecutor

British human rights lawyer Karim Khan was elected Friday as the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, a politically daunting position whose incumbent was slapped with U.S. sanctions.
FILE PHOTO - Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda attends the trial for Malian Islamist militant Al-Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud at the ICC (International Criminal Court) in the Hague, the Netherlands July 8,2019. REUTERS-Eva Plevier-Pool

ICC says it has jurisdiction in Palestinian territories

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Friday found the court has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories, paving the way for a possible criminal investigation, despite Israeli objections.
Dominic Ongwen

ICC finds Lord’s Resistance Army commander guilty of war crimes

The International Criminal Court has convicted a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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