Iran’s chief justice calls for global Islamic court

TEHRAN - Iran’s Chief Justice Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi Tuesday called for setting up an International Islamic Criminal Court to deal with crimes against Muslims, a media report said.

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Israeli rocket victims file lawsuit against North Korea

JERUSALEM - Thirty residents of northern Israel that were wounded by rockets fired from south Lebanon by Hezbollah during the 2006 Lebanon war have filed a lawsuit at the Washington District Court against the North Korean government, the Jerusalem Post daily reported Friday.

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Los Angeles detainees filed lawsuit against nation’s inhumane immigration practice

The conditions are absolutely horrid and inhumane, says ACLU attorney Marisol Orihuela. The holding rooms typically contain one or two non-private toilets, one sink and no soap or sanitary products, and conditions are foul-smelling and dirty.

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Sudanese president arrives in Doha despite ICC warrant

DOHA - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for war crimes, arrived in Doha Sunday to attend the Arab Summit scheduled to begin Monday.

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Sudan’s president to visit Egypt despite arrest warrant

CAIRO - Sudan President Omar al-Bashir will visit Egypt Wednesday despite an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC), an Egyptian official said.

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Iraqi court gives death penalty to Saddam’s half-brothers

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Criminal Court Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers of former President Saddam Hussein to death for the execution of 42 merchants in 1992, and jailed close Saddam advisor Tariq Aziz for his role in the executions.

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Thousands rally in support of Sudan president

KHARTOUM - A crowd of several thousand supporters rallied in the Sudan capital Khartoum Thursday to express solidarity with President Omar al-Bashir, a day after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Jordan party slams parliament’s failure to sue Israeli leaders

AMMAN - Jordan’s largest political party, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), Saturday criticised the lower house of the country’s parliament for its failure to submit a memorandum to the International Criminal Court (ICC) suing Israeli leaders on war-crimes charges.

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Egyptian court overturns jail terms for newspaper editors

CAIRO - An Egyptian appeals court has thrown out jail sentences against four editors of opposition newspapers on charges of insulting senior members of the ruling party, lawyers for the editors said Sunday.

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Sudan’s president calls ICC ‘a mosquito in the ear of elephant’

CAIRO - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir likened the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ‘a mosquito in the ear of an elephant’ in an interview published Thursday in London’s pan-Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat.

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