Italian police with the arrested man in 2016. Prosecutors say he is the alleged trafficker Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but he is apparently refugee Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe. Photograph: Reuters

Italian prosecutors have invited two high-ranking Sudanese officials to Sicily to testify in a case against a suspected human trafficker who appears t(...)

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: Peter Dejong/ANP/AFP/Getty Images

Judges at the International Criminal Court have acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo of crimes committed following disputed elections(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir delivering a speech at the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday. He faces one of the biggest crises of his long leadership.  Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Short of time to save his sinking economy, Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir boarded a Russian jet on December 17th and became the first Arab leader to(...)

Opposition supporters carry a cross and computer screen with the words “RIP voting machine” on it, during a rally. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have vowed to join forces to end President Joseph Kabila’s 17-year hold on power, accelerating (...)

The moment with the greatest potential for fireworks is tomorrow’s meeting of the UN security council, which, owing to the rotating chairmanship, will be steered by Trump himself. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Some 133 heads of state and government will be in New York this week for the United Nations general assembly, but the enduring pulling-power of the an(...)

National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court at a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after US national security adviser John Bol(...)

The Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington. The mission opened in the US capital in 1994. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Trump administration is to close the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) office in Washington DC in a move likely to inflame tensions in the(...)

Hard questions must be asked of Myanmar’s de facto leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been disgracefully silent on the plight of the Rohingya. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign of horrific violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-(...)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing students at  Yangon University: said nothing  on content of  report on genocide. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

The world was waiting for her to speak. But the day after a damning United Nations report concluded that genocide had occurred in Myanmar under her wa(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces  Min Aung Hlaing: UN Human Rights Council says Myanmar’s top generals must be held responsible for crimes against humanity. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

A United Nations body has called for the leadership of Myanmar’s armed forces to be prosecuted for genocide over attacks against the country’s Rohingy(...)

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