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An estimated 10 percent of eligible voters cast ballots to decide on the make-up of Egypt's first parliament since the overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, according to news agencies.


The Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels say they will work together to locate thousands of people who disappeared during more than 50 years of conflict, as the two sides take the final steps towards a peace deal.

Colombia's chief government negotiator Humberto de la Calle said on Sunday that the agreement aims to ease "the profound pain of relatives of the disappeared" that have lived in permanent uncertainty for years.


The International Criminal Court has given South Africa more time to explain why it failed to arrest Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused by the ICC of war crimes, when he visited the country in June.


The reform agenda was agreed at a meeting between the country’s entity-level and state-level justice ministers and the European Commission’s Western Balkans director Jean-Eric Paquet in Sarajevo on Thursday amid continued international efforts to prevent the threatened Bosnian Serb referendum.


Former Colombia president Andres Pastrana resigned from a presidential peace commission in protest of a recently made deal on transitional justice as part of ongoing peace talks with FARC rebels.

Pastrana (Conservative Party) sent his letter of resignation to President Juan Manuel Santos explaining that he had many doubts about the transitional justice deal signed on 23 September.

The Super Commission made up of a wide range of top government and opposition politicians was set up in March to advise Santos during the final phases of the peace process.


Myanmar has signed a ceasefire deal with eight armed rebel groups, in the hope of ending decades of conflict.


Sri Lanka's government pledged Thursday to quickly process hundreds of ethnic Tamils who have been detained without charges for years on suspicion of links to former Tamil Tiger rebels.


Two internationally renowned Guatemalan women who spent years prosecuting and adjudicating organized crime and corruption cases at great personal risk will receive the 16th annual Civil Courage Prize on Oct. 14 in New York City.


Israel set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deployed soldiers across the country on Wednesday in an effort to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks.


The United Nations has begun to look into ways to refer the North Korean human rights situation to the International Criminal Court.