A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.
Fighting continued for a second day yesterday near the headquarters of the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army-North in Mong Hsu township, an area renowned for its ruby mines. Further north the Kachin News Agency reported fighting yesterday in the jade-rich area of Hpakant between the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw.
The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday that its prosecutor planned to investigate possible crimes committed in the 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia, bringing Moscow, an opponent of the court, into its sights for the first time.
Former state prosecutor Munib Halilovic said on Thursday that a disciplinary case against him for failing to work on a war crimes investigation for more than six years was a “message to all prosecutors to pick easier cases”.
In the stonewashed villages dotting the banks of the Araguaia River, which skirts the eastern edge of the Amazon rain forest, outsiders are treated with caution. Wary glances and guarded tones convey that trust is hard won.
Less than half the candidates in this month's Ivory Coast presidential election signed a good conduct pledge on Wednesday as some opposition politicians said the vote would not be democratic and risked turning violent.