Islamic extremists have now wrecked seven historic shrines in the ancient trading town of Timbuktu. The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor has now warned the Salafists to stop their destruction, calling it a war crime.
Ali Hassan al-Majeed receives his third death sentence for his role in killing and terrorizing Shi'ite Muslims in 1999. He was originally convicted in June 2007 for directing the campaign against Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s.
Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld could face charges of war crimes after a lawsuit was filed against him in Germany. Now Germany's Federal Prosecutor's Office has to decide whether it will investigate.
A Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which authored a book on the history of US torture, says the world is no longer unaware of its deeds. The US innocent role model country rhetoric from now on will ring hollow.