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Congolese rebel says he was a soldier, not 'The Terminator'

Den Haag - Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda told his war crimes trial Thursday he was 'a soldier, not a criminal', breaking his silence for the first time since surrendering to the International Criminal Court.

Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images

Den Haag - Harrowing pictures of bodies littering a banana plantation Wednesday marked the start of the trial of warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of running a campaign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congolese warlord 'keen to prove innocence at war crimes trial'

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda goes on trial Wednesday before the International Criminal Court for war crimes including the rape of child soldiers within his own rebel army.

ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

ICC orders review of Kenya non-cooperation decision

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday told judges to review their decision not to refer Kenya to the court's oversight body for failing to cooperate in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

ICC must investigate Ivorian president's camp for wartime abuses: HRW

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

UN asks ICC to investigate destruction of Mali mausoleums

Goundam - The UN's cultural wing has reported the destruction of precious mausoleums during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali to the International Criminal Court, its head said on a visit to witness their reconstruction.

S. Africa may quit ICC over Bashir row: presidency

Johanesburg - South Africa said Thursday it may withdraw from the International Criminal Court after an outcry over Pretoria's refusal to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on genocide charges.

S.Africa ministers 'plotted to protect Sudan's Bashir'

Johanesburg - The South African government secretly plotted to ensure safe passage out of the country for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir despite an international warrant for his arrest on war crimes charges, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Africans wants ICC stop targeting African leaders

Pretoria - Despite world condemnation of South Africa for letting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan go home, many Africans on social media are applauding Pretoria's decision.

Syria war crimes justice unlikely despite evidence: Experts

Den Haag - The chances of anyone being prosecuted for Syrian war crimes are today smaller than ever, experts say, as realpolitik smothers an increasingly solid mountain of evidence accumulated during the often barbaric four-year conflict.

Israel says Palestinians hypocritical for joining ICC

Jerusalem - Israel denounced as hypocritical Wednesday the Palestinian decision to join the International Criminal Court in order to seek to prosecute officials from the Jewish state.

Palestine joins International Criminal Court

Den Haag - Palestine formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move the Palestinians hope could open the door to the possible prosecution of Israelis for alleged war crimes.

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Gaza - Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday.

Palestinians to file ICC case against Israel in April

Ramallah - The Palestinians are to lodge their first complaint against Israel for alleged war crimes at the International Criminal Court on April 1, a senior official told AFP on Monday.

Uganda Lord's Resistance Army leader faces war crimes judges

Den Haag - Notorious former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Monday, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Canada's Baird denounces ICC war crimes probe of Israel

Jerusalem - Canada's top diplomat denounced Sunday the International Criminal Court for opening a preliminary probe into possible war crimes by Israel, which counts on his country as one of its staunchest allies.

US blasts ICC war crimes probe of Israel as 'tragic irony'

Washington - The United States joined Israel in condemning the International Criminal Court decision to open a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, blasting it as a "tragic irony".

ICC prosecutor opens probe into war crimes against Palestinians

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Friday opened a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, a move immediately blasted by Israel as "scandalous".

Ugandan LRA rebel commander to be tried at ICC

Kanpala - Captured Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen will be sent to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Uganda's military and the United States said Tuesday.

Ugandan army in talks with US over fate of top LRA rebel

Kanpala - Ugandan army officers have met a top commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who is wanted by the International Criminal Court and in US custody, Uganda's defence minister said Thursday.

Top LRA rebel 'in US custody': Uganda army

Kanpala - A top commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel army has surrendered and is now in the custody of US forces, the Ugandan army confirmed Wednesday.

Israel eyes tougher moves after Palestinian tax freeze

Jerusalem - Israel was weighing its options Sunday for further punishing the Palestinians after freezing millions in tax revenues as a first response to their bid to join the International Criminal Court.

Israel 'won't let its soldiers be dragged to the ICC': PM

Jerusalem - Israel will not permit its soldiers to be hauled in front of the International Criminal Court on potential war crimes charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Israel freezing tax payment to Palestinians over ICC bid

Jerusalem - Israel is delaying the transfer of taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their application to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), an official confirmed Saturday.

Palestine applies to join the International Criminal Court

The Hague - The Palestinian Authority on Friday took further steps towards joining the International Criminal Court and has asked the court to investigate crimes Israel has committed on Palestinian territories since June 13, 2014, according to ICC sources.

Palestinians present ICC membership request to UN

New York - The Palestinians formally presented a request to the United Nations on Friday to join the International Criminal Court, a move that would allow war crimes complaints to be filed against Israel.

Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to "humiliate and subjugate" his country.

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur war crimes investigations

New York - International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has suspended investigations into alleged war crimes in Sudan's Darfur, criticising the UN Security Council for inaction over the conflict-hit region.

I.Coast's Ble Goude to face trial for crimes against humanity

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered a close ally of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, to stand trial for crimes against humanity linked to a 2010-11 post-election crisis.
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