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Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Malian jihadist says sorry for destroying Timbuktu

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist pleaded guilty Monday to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu and begged forgiveness as the world was shown sickening videos of him tearing down centuries-old Muslim shrines with a pick-axe.

'Un-Islamic' cultural heritage in jihadists' crosshairs

Paris - From Mali to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Islamist fighters have regularly turned their sights on the priceless vestiges of peoples' cultural heritage -- for being un-Islamic.

Trial to open of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - History is set to be made Monday at the world's only permanent war crimes court when an alleged Malian jihadist is due to plead guilty to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadist's ICC trial nears

Den Haag - An unprecedented case opens Monday at the International Criminal Court when an alleged Malian jihadist is set to plead guilty to the war crime of destroying the UNESCO world heritage site of Timbuktu.

Kadhafi son's new lawyers urge ICC to drop case

Den Haag - New lawyers representing the son of slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi announced Monday they will ask the International Criminal Court to quash the case against him as he has now been tried and convicted by a Libyan court.

ICC sentences DR Congo's Bemba to 18 years in jail

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail, handing down its toughest penalty ever for "sadistic, cruel" rapes and murders by his troops in Central African Republic.

Jihadist to face ICC in August for Timbuktu attack

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist will go on trial in August for attacks on the World Heritage site of Timbuktu that triggered a global outcry, the International Criminal Court said Wednesday.

Malian to seek forgiveness for razing of Timbuktu, ICC told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist will seek forgiveness from his people for attacking the world heritage site of Timbuktu when he pleads guilty at an unprecedented case before an international war crimes court, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Sudan's Bashir, wanted by ICC, applies for U.S. visa

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, has applied for a US visa to attend the next United Nations General Assembly, an official said Thursday.

War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis

Bujumbura - The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said Monday she was opening a preliminary probe into violence in Burundi, which has been engulfed in a deep political crisis for a year.

Burundi general killed as ICC opens probe into atrocities

Bujumbura - A top Tutsi general was gunned down in Burundi on Monday, as international prosecutors announced they were launching a preliminary probe into a litany of atrocities in the troubled central African nation.

UN chief opens new building for under-fire ICC

Den Haag - UN chief Ban Ki-moon Tuesday made a powerful plea for nations everywhere to end impunity for the world's worst crimes, as he officially opened the new premises of the International Criminal Court.

ICC's failure to try top Kenyan leaders spells 'doom': ex-PM

Paris - The ICC's failure to try top Kenyan leaders for crimes against humanity in the country's worst violence since independence spells "doom" for global efforts to fight impunity, former Kenyan leader Raila Odinga told AFP.

War crimes judges drop charges in Kenya Ruto case

Den Haag - War crimes judges on Tuesday threw out charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto over his alleged role in post-election bloodshed in 2007-2008, but left the door open to a possible new trial.

ICC to rule on bid to throw out Kenya Ruto case

Den Haag - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto will learn Tuesday if war crimes judges will set legal precedent and throw out a case against him for his alleged role in post-election turmoil.

ICC to rule next week on bid to throw out Kenya Ruto case

Den Haag - War crimes judges will rule on Tuesday whether to throw out a case brought against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto for his alleged role in post-election violence several years ago which left more than 1,300 dead.

Timbuktu jihadist to stand trial on war crimes charge: ICC

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist will go on trial for an attack on the world heritage site of Timbuktu in an unprecedented case before the International Criminal Court, war crimes judges ruled Thursday.

Ugandan LRA rebel leader to go on trial at war crimes court

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court ruled Wednesday there is enough evidence to try notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen for crimes committed in Uganda, including keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers.

ICC to hand down verdict against DRCongo ex-leader

Den Haag - War crimes judges deliver their verdict Monday against former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, blamed for unbridled rapes and killings by his private army in neighbouring Central African Republic over a decade ago.

Malian jihadist accused of war crimes for Timbuktu attack

Den Haag - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday accused a Malian jihadist of a war crime by unleashing "a callous assault" on the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.

Malian jihadist accused of war crimes for Timbuktu attack

Den Haag - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday accused a Malian jihadist of war crimes for "a callous" 2012 attack on the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.

Amnesty slams South Africa for failing to arrest Sudan leader

Johanesburg - Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as "criminals" while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Kenya's Ruto wins key ICC witness appeal

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld an appeal by Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and barred the use of recanted testimonies in the crimes against humanity case brought against him.

President Ouattara says 'won't send any more Ivorians to ICC'

Paris - President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday said he would "not send any more Ivorians" to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where his longtime rival Laurent Gbagbo is currently on trial over deadly violence sparked by disputed 2010 polls.

Gbagbo troops 'shot unarmed Ivory Coast protesters,' ICC told

Den Haag - The first witness in the trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo gave a harrowing account Wednesday of coming under fire from troops loyal to the ex-leader during an unarmed march after 2010 polls.

'No blood on my hands', I. Coast ex-youth leader tells ICC

Den Haag - Former Ivorian youth leader Charles Ble Goude on Tuesday denied any role in deadly post-poll violence in his country in 2010 and 2011, saying he had "no blood" on his hands.

France aided I.Coast's Ouattara to seize power: Gbagbo lawyer

Den Haag - Defence lawyers for fallen Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Monday accused his bitter rival President Alassane Ouattara of seizing power by force aided by former colonial power France, after disputed 2010 polls.
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