News headlines for “International Criminal Court”

  1. Lebanon: A Lion Pit for Journalism

    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb 25 (IPS) - Our deadliest nightmare is back: Political assassinations in Lebanon is back with the horrific murder of Luqman Slim, a vocal critic of Hezbollah. Slim’s assassination is the first killing of a high-profile activist and outspoken journalist in years. What do the political assassinations in Lebanon tell us about the history of this country?

  2. Myanmar: Heroes and Villains

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - Myanmar’s State Counsellor was recently deposed and arrested along with other leaders of her ruling party – National League for Democracy (NLD). The Leader of Tatmadawthe Military, Min Aung Hlaing, announced that elections in November last year had been fraudulent and in an “effort to save democracy” the military would now rule the nation for at least one year, until new elections could be organised. Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of “importing ten or more walkie-talkies” and of violating the nation’s “Natural Disaster Law”. Some might agree that Suu Kyi deserves to be locked up.

  3. Q&A: Tigray - the Fighting will Continue & Exacerbate Civilian Suffering

    BONN, Germany, Feb 19 (IPS) - While Ethiopia’s federal government may have administrative control of the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, and other main cities in the region, including Shire, Adwa, and Aksum, after removing the regional government from power in late November — armed resistance in Tigray is not over and could continue for months.

  4. Why Was I Ever Born-- Righting the Wrong

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - The bombing continues unabated. The explosions are heard in the distance. A family with seven children is cowering in fear in a corner of their shack, not daring to step out, dreading instant death from shrapnel or a sniper’s bullet.

  5. Peace in Yemen, But not Without Womens Role in Peacebuilding

    NEW DELHI, India, Feb 15 (IPS) - The armed conflict in Yemen which has lasted six years, has killed and injured over thousands of civiliansdisplaced more than one million people and given rise to cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages and threats of famine. By the end of 2019, it is estimated that over 233,000 Yemenies have been killed as a result of fighting and the humanitarian crisis. With nearly two-thirds of its population requiring food assistance, Yemen is also experiencing the world's worst food security crisis. The United Nations has called the humanitarian crisis in Yemen “the worst in the world”.

  6. Give us Access to Tigray to Find Missing Refugees -- NRC Pleas

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has called for unimpeded access to all parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, to locate an estimated 20,000 unaccounted for refugees and assess damage to its Hitsaats Camp which was looted and set alight in early January.

  7. Kim is Waiting for Joe But for How Long?

    DUISBURG, Germany, Feb 10 (IPS) - How long can Kim Jong-un wait patiently? After a euphoric start, the Trump administration ultimately proved to be a bitter disappointment for the North Korean regime.

  8. To Prevent Another Civil War South Sudan Must Create a New, Unique Political System

    BONN, Germany, Feb 10 (IPS) - The threat of a full-blown civil war in South Sudan remains unless the country’s leaders can broaden power sharing, warns a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) released almost year into the country’s formation of a government of national unity.

  9. Forgotten Conflicts 2021: When Will the Crisis in the Central African Republic End?

    BANGUI, Central African Republic, Feb 09 (IPS) - Last October, an ICRC medical team helped a woman deliver a baby boy in the bush on their way to a health center we support in Grévaï, a small town in the north-central region of CAR. On her way to the market, by foot, the woman went into labour and only by chance did not have to go through it alone, surviving along with her baby.

  10. Is Turkey a Proof that Religion and Democracy Cannot Coexist?

    NEW DELHI, India, Feb 08 (IPS) - Over the years, Turkey has survived three Coup d'état in which its military forces took power, in 1960, 1971 and 1980. The coup in 1997, was carried out in a “post-modern way”, where generals sat down with the then prime minister, Necmettin Erbakan and forced him to resign. However the turning point in Turkey has been the failed coup attempt in July 2016, which has till date been one of the bloodiest coup attempts in its political historyleaving 241 people killed, and 2,194 others injured.

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