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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.

Kenya's president 'vindicated' after ICC drops charges

Den Haag - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said he had been "vindicated" after the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor dropped charges of crimes against humanity against him on Friday.

War crimes court drops case against Kenyatta

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday dropped crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, dealing a massive blow to the tribunal after a long-running and troubled case.

ICC gives prosecutors one-week deadline to finalise Kenyatta trial

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday gave prosecutors a final week either to strengthen or drop crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying a trial could not be postponed any longer.

ICC rejects Congolese warlord Lubanga's appeal

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Monday upheld Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga's conviction for using child soldiers in his rebel army, handing down its first-ever appeals verdict.

Israel escapes war crimes charges over deadly Gaza flotilla raid

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court (ICC) will not launch a prosecution over Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a "reasonable basis" to believe war crimes were committed, the chief prosecutor said Th...

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from ICC court

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by thousands cheering him home Thursday, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from ICC court

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Nairobi on Thursday to crowds cheering him home, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Kenya leader arrives at ICC for landmark hearing

Den Haag - Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent said, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Kenyan leader in Netherlands ahead of landmark ICC hearing

Schiphol - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Tuesday ahead of a landmark appearance before the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

Kenyan president Kenyatta to attend International Criminal Court

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will go to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity, becoming the first sitting president to appear.

ICC formally probes 'endless list' of C.Africa atrocities

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Wednesday.

War crimes court delays Kenyatta trial

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday asked judges to indefinitely postpone the start of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial, saying Nairobi was refusing to cooperate.

AU hits back at 'skewed' world justice with African court

Addis Ababa - Complaining of bullying in the international justice arena, African leaders are forging ahead with plans to set up their own regional court -- and give themselves immunity in the process.

England cricketer James Anderson charged with misconduct

Nottingham - The ICC (International Cricket Council) has decided to charge England bowler James Anderson with misconduct following an incident with Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian all-rounder.

ICC to try I.Coast's Gbagbo for crimes against humanity

The Hague - The International Criminal Court said Thursday it will try Ivory Coast's ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during a bloody 2010-2011 election standoff.

ICC rejects final Libya bid to try Kadhafi son Seif

The Hague - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday rejected a final bid by Tripoli's lawyers to try slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam in Libya, meaning he must now be transferred to The Hague.

ICC prosecutor to open initial probe on Ukraine

Kievpetrovsky Port - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has opened a initial probe into crimes committed before and during the fall of Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, the court said on Friday.

I. Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

Abidjan - The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo's onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity has divided his west African nation.The pro-Gbagbo opposition said the search for closure following more than a d...

I. Coast's firebrand ex-youth leader transferred to ICC

The Hague - Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, was locked up in The Hague early Sunday pending his trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity.

Ivory Coast transfers Gbagbo right-hand man to ICC

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity, the Ivorian government said Saturday.The 42-year-old former youth leader f...

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

The Hague - The International Criminal Court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in the trial of Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga, accused of using child soldiers in a 2003 attack on a village in the vast central African country, killing 200 people.Judge...

Uganda says wanted top LRA rebel 'may be dead'

Kampala - The wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Okot Odhiambo, may have been killed in recent fighting, the Ugandan defence minister told AFP.Odhiambo was indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 alo...

Congo warlord Ntaganda 'key' to ethnic crimes, ICC hears

The Hague - Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.

International Cricket Council passes controversial revamp

Singapore - Cricket's world body Saturday passed a wide-ranging and controversial shake-up of its governance and structure despite strident protests that it gives too much power to the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia.

ICC launches C.Africa war crimes probe

The Hague - The International Criminal Court said it had opened an initial probe into war crimes in the Central African Republic, where another lynching Friday underscored spiralling sectarian violence.

Former England cricket captain Atherton slams 'Big Three' plan

London - Former England captain Michael Atherton and a leading global anti-corruption watchdog have joined the chorus of criticism regarding plans to effectively cede control of world cricket to India, Australia and England.

Troika sued for crimes against humanity by Independent Greeks

Greece's troika of international lenders has been sued for crimes against humanity by the country's fourth political party, the Independent Greeks.
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