World Court rules that Myanmar genocide case should proceed

The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, now ruled by a military junta that seized power in 2021, had argued that Gambia, which brought the suit, had no standing to… Read More World Court rules that Myanmar genocide case should proceed

Kenyan court convicts three police officers, civilian for 2016 murder of rights lawyer Willie Kimani

Three police officers and their civilian informant were found guilty of the 2016 murder of a human rights lawyer by a Kenyan court on Friday, a victory for campaigners struggling to hold police accountable for extrajudicial killings. Willie Kimani, along with his client and their driver, were killed shortly after filing a complaint of police… Read More Kenyan court convicts three police officers, civilian for 2016 murder of rights lawyer Willie Kimani

Thirteen dead following clash between rival factions in Libyan capital of Tripoli

Rival factions fought each other in Tripoli overnight and into Friday, killing 13 people in the Libyan capital’s worst clashes for two years during a dangerous political standoff. Fighters exchanged fire in a central district where several government and international agencies, along with diplomatic missions, are based, and clashes spread to the areas of Ain… Read More Thirteen dead following clash between rival factions in Libyan capital of Tripoli

Ukraine, Russia sign deal to reopen ports for grain exports

Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, raising hopes that an international food crisis aggravated by the Russian invasion can be eased. The accord crowned two months of talks brokered by the United Nations and Turkey aimed at what U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres… Read More Ukraine, Russia sign deal to reopen ports for grain exports