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The United States reportedly played a prudent, but important role in a deal on transitional justice signed Wednesday by Colombia’s government and FARC rebels as part of ongoing peace talks.

Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci said Pristina has nothing to hide from a new war crimes court which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, but refused to speculate about possible indictees.

A Colombian victims’ organization said that victims “are very happy” with Wednesday’s deal on transitional justice between the government and FARC rebels

Colombia took a major step toward ending its five decades of war on Wednesday with a historic deal between the government and leftist Farc rebels on issues of justice and reparations to victims of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, clearing the path for a final peace deal to be signed within months.

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has pardoned at least two of the three journalists working for al-Jazeera English who were convicted of airing “false news” and biased coverage.

Canada’s top aboriginal chief and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have asked to meet Pope Francis during his trip to the United States this week to discuss their call for an apology from the Catholic Church over its role in the residential school system.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, under indictment by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, has abandoned his plan to attend the UN general assembly in New York this week.

The International Criminal Court Tuesday refused to cut the 14-year sentence handed down on former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga for using child soldiers, saying such a move was not justified.

Defence ballistics expert Zorica Subotic told Ratko Mladic’s trial that the Bosnian Serb Army was not responsible for two mortar attacks in Sarajevo that killed dozens of civilians in 1992 and 1993.

Yazan Halwani is a young Beiruti artist who paints murals of revered Lebanese and Arab figures on prominent walls in a bid to help overcome sectarianism in this fragmented city.