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FILE - In this July 19, 2014 file photo, a member of the joint U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), right, escorts three freed humanitarian workers out of a U.N. helicopter as they landed in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan. The U.N. Security council members decided to end the UNAMID peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region at the end of Dec. 2020. The council voted unanimously late Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, not to extend the mandate of the joint mission. The force, established in 2007, was the first joint U.N.-AU peacekeeping operation. (AP Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID, File)

UN to halt joint UN-AU peacekeeping in Darfur by year's end

Dec. 23, 2020 5:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. Security Council members decided to end the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region when the mission's mandate runs out on Dec. 31, after pressure from the country's transitional government, Russia and African nations. The council voted...

Parents of the missing Government Science secondary school students wait for news on their children in Kankara , Nigeria, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Boko Haram claims abduction of students in northern Nigeria

Dec. 15, 2020 8:12 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region. More than 330...

FILE- In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court hit out Monday at sanctions slapped on her by the Trump Adminstration in her last speech to an annual gathering of the court's member states before she leaves office next year. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

ICC prosecutor slams 'wholly unacceptable' US sanctions

Dec. 14, 2020 6:52 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court hit out Monday at sanctions slapped on her by the Trump Administration in her final speech to an annual gathering of the court's member states before she leaves office next year. Fatou Bensouda noted at the start of...

FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday Dec. 11, 2020, that a preliminary probe found that “that there is a reasonable basis at this time to believe” that crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in Ukraine meriting a full-scale investigation.  (Bas Czerwinski/Pool file via AP, File)

ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine

Dec. 11, 2020 4:42 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Friday that a preliminary probe has found “a reasonable basis at this time to believe” that crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in Ukraine which merit a full-scale investigation. The...

ICC prosecutor: Criteria met to open Nigeria investigation

Dec. 11, 2020 12:12 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says a decade-long probe has found enough evidence to merit opening a full-scale investigation into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Boko Haram extremists — as well as by Nigerian government...

ICC closes probe into abuse of Iraqis by British troops

Dec. 9, 2020 11:48 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday she is closing a preliminary probe into allegations of killings and torture of Iraqi prisoners by British troops from 2003-2008 and will not open a full-scale investigation because U.K. authorities have...

FILE - In this June 16, 2015 file photo, Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary-General Luis Almagro gives a news conference at the 45th OAS General Assembly, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

OAS head urges international prosecutor to act on Venezuela

Dec. 2, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership of a broad coalition of Western Hemisphere nations on Wednesday accused the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor of failing to take swift action on allegations that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government committed crimes against humanity. The...