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115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field, say reports

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 02:02

Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following day long clashes, activists said today.

Congolese warlord Katanga drops ICC appeal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 02:16

Convicted Congolese warlord Germain Katanga has dropped an appeal against a 12-year sentence for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a brutal village massacre in 2003, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said today.

ICC to try ICoast`s Gbagbo for crimes against humanity

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 23:11

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

Central Africa requests ICC investigation into violence

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:33

The Central African government announced on Wednesday that it had requested the International Criminal Court to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

Possible to prosecute Syria crimes, despite veto: Prosecutors

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 03:32

International prosecutors today said it is still possible to go after those responsible for war crimes in Syria despite Russian and Chinese efforts to block cases being referred to the International Criminal Court.

China, Russia veto UN resolution to refer Syria to ICC

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 00:44

Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to refer Syria to the ICC for the horrific crimes committed during the course of the three-year civil war in the country.

ICC rejects final Libya bid to try Gaddafi son Seif

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 00:22

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

Russia would veto UN Council vote on Syria: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 02:23

Russia would veto a draft United Nations Security Council calling for Syria to be hauled before the International Criminal Court, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said on Tuesday.

ICC prosecutor to open initial probe on Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 20:23

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 today.

Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:04

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 10:25

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.

ICC leads calls for DR Congo to arrest Sudan`s Bashir

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:48

The International Criminal Court led calls for the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide in Darfur.