ICC prosecutor warns against crimes in escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence

14 May 2021, 1:05 PM
Individuals involved in a new eruption of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed maybe targeted by an International Criminal Court investigation now under way into alleged war crimes in earlier bouts of the conflict, its top prosecutor said in an interview.
Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial 9 December 2017, 5:23 PM

Thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday as a convoy of 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles escorted the white coffin of late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday to a memorial service attended by French stars and politicians. Hallyday’s hearse drove the length of the famous Champs Elysees from the Arc de […]

US criticized over Jerusalem 9 December 2017, 7:50 AM

The US continues to take criticism from the United Nations for Trumps' moves.

SA seeks to convene Peace Summit in Mandela’s name 9 December 2017, 7:08 AM

South Africa is leading discussions at the United Nations for the General Assembly to convene a High Level Peace Summit next year in former President Nelson Mandela's name.

US fly solo in Security Council over Jerusalem recognition 9 December 2017, 6:32 AM

The United States has found itself isolated in the UN Security Council over its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with plans afoot to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv.

High prices for haute cuisine in France this Christmas 8 December 2017, 6:20 PM

If you’re holidaying in France this festive season, you’ll have to pay more for delicacies like foie gras and snails after a turbulent year for agricultural production that saw duck flocks decimated by bird flu and butter shortages in supermarkets. The holiday season in France is a showcase for culinary specialities, with households spending an […]

Tutu lashes out at Trump’s Jerusalem move 8 December 2017, 7:40 AM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says God is weeping over Donald Trump's inflammatory and discriminatory recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump’s Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest 8 December 2017, 6:00 AM

Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump sparks firestorm by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital 7 December 2017, 10:31 AM

US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage 7 December 2017, 8:12 AM

An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200 000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including mansions in the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood.

ANC still to decide on relations with Israel 7 December 2017, 7:05 AM

The African National Congress International relations sub-committee says its policies that include of supporting the self-determination of Palestine and Western Sahara and leaving the International Criminal Court haven't changed, despite President Jacob Zuma's meeting with the King of Morocco.

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Britain has not yet decided on final Brexit aims: Hammond 6 December 2017, 8:45 PM

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that the government had not yet decided what it wants from a final Brexit agreement with the European Union because it is still waiting to clear preliminary negotiations with Brussels.

Damascus condemns Trump’s ‘dangerous’ Jerusalem plan 6 December 2017, 11:52 AM

The Syrian government warned on Wednesday of the "dangerous consequences" of US President Donald Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

UN concerned over pollution damage to babies brains 6 December 2017, 8:17 AM

The United Nations has raised concern over the damage that pollution is doing to babies developing brains.

Plot to kill UK PM Theresa May foiled: Media Report 6 December 2017, 7:41 AM

A plot to assassinate UK Prime MinisterTheresa May has been foiled, Sky News reported on Tuesday,citing sources.

Trump to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 6 December 2017, 6:09 AM

US President Donald Trump is on Wednesday expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 UN Security Council discusses political situation in Yemen 5 December 2017, 8:54 PM

The Security Council is meeting in a closed-door session on the political situation in Yemen

U.S. law firm probes South Africa’s Naspers after payments row 5 December 2017, 8:45 PM

U.S. law firm Pomerantz LLP said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into whether South Africa’s Naspers and its directors had engaged in any business malpractices. Pomerantz said it was conducting the probe on behalf of Naspers’ shareholders after a unit of the media and e-commerce giant said it would investigate claims of improper […]

Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’ 5 December 2017, 10:42 AM

Russia's justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as "foreign agents" after President Vladimir Putin signed a law last month allowing international media to be slapped with the controversial label.

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal 5 December 2017, 7:50 AM

The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.

Trump discredits FBI over Micheal Flynn investigation 5 December 2017, 6:35 AM

United States President Donald Trump has intensified his accusatory tone with the nation’s top law enforcement agency, calling the FBI biased and whose reputation for fairness was “in tatters”.

Saleh’s killing to complicate Yemen’s situation: UN 5 December 2017, 6:06 AM

The United Nations says the death of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in an attack in Sana’a will add an extreme level of complexity an already difficult political situation.

Irish border row thwarts May bid to clinch Brexit deal 5 December 2017, 5:36 AM

 Prime Minister Theresa May failed to clinch a deal on Monday to open talks on post-Brexit free trade with the European Union after a tentative deal with Dublin to keep EU rules in Northern Ireland angered her allies in Belfast.

Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers 4 December 2017, 6:27 AM

A series of tweets by US President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into “peril” by commenting on the probe. “I would just say this with the president: […]

UN seeking to evacuate aid workers from Yemen  3 December 2017, 8:34 PM

The United Nations (UN) is trying to evacuate at least 140 aid workers from the Yemeni capital amid fighting that has cut off the airport road, but is awaiting approval from the Saudi-led coalition, UN and other aid officials said on Sunday. Coalition aircraft bombed Houthi positions in Sanaa overnight, residents and local media said, […]

Trump shrugs off Flynn guilty plea 3 December 2017, 7:24 AM

US President Donald Trump on Saturday shrugged off the bombshell news that his former national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and will cooperate with a special prosecutor probing Russian election meddling.

Clashes continue between rival factions in Yemen’s capital 2 December 2017, 4:47 PM

Violent clashes between rival factions in Yemen’s rebel-held capital continued Saturday for the fourth straight day as forces loyal to a former president and Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis faced off in the streets of Sanaa, signaling disintegration in the rebel alliance at war with a Saudi-led coalition for nearly three years.

Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour 2 December 2017, 10:46 AM

Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

White House distances itself from Flynn 2 December 2017, 9:22 AM

The White House has quickly distanced itself from its former National Security Advisor's guilty plea, saying it would not implicate President Donald Trump or anyone else in the administration.

UN aid chief appeals for full lifting of Yemen blockade 2 December 2017, 7:36 AM

The United Nations appealed on Friday to the Saudi-led military coalition to fully lift its blockade of Yemen, saying up to eight million people were "right on the brink of famine".

Flynn pleads guilty to lying on Russia 2 December 2017, 6:56 AM

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, and he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving into the actions of President Donald Trump’s inner circle before he took office. The dramatic turn of events also raised new questions about whether Trump’s son-in-law, Jared […]