Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  walks out of 10 Downing Street after his meeting with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Israel’s parliament passed a law on Monday retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupie(...)

Rohingya Muslimswho fled Myanmar to escape persecution by the security forces at a makeshift house in Bangladesh on January 21st. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

The top United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate UN allegations of atrocities aga(...)

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba with  Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn  at the  African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

African leaders have backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but the move comes with unspecified res(...)

Supporters of President Adama Barrow cheer the Senegalese soldiers on patrol in Banjul, Gambia, on Sunday. Photograph: Legan Koula/EPA

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by ca(...)

People watch on TV the screening of the start of the ICC  trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen who is facing  charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s first permanent war crimes court, the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 in The Hague, with 122 countries signing (...)

The Israeli settlement of Maale Edumim. The leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party  said it will introduce a Bill for Israel to annex the major West Bank settlement blocs. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Israel has launched an unprecedented diplomatic offensive against both the outgoing administration of US president Barack Obama and those countries w(...)

The resolution, which passed by a 14-0 vote, was met with loud applause in the packed chamber when the US ambassador, Samantha Power, abstained. Photograph: AFP/UN/Manuel Elias

Israel has responded furiously to a UN security council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, recalling two of its am(...)

A man walks on a ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s  defeated president Yahya Jammeh. Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

It looked and sounded too good to be true. It was. Yahya Jammeh, the dictator who has ruled Gambia for 22 years and once told a reporter that he would(...)

Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow dance on a poster of incumbent President Yahya Jammeh during celebrations of Barrow’s election victory in Banjul, Gambia. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

The autocratic ruler of the Gambia will be prosecuted for his crimes within a year of handing over the reins of government in January, the chair of th(...)

Dominic Ongwen, a former child soldier and senior commander in Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), smiles at the International Criminal Court  in The Hague, on December 6th, 2016. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images

The first former child soldier to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) has pleaded not guilty to more than 70 war crimes and crimes ag(...)

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