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World Court dismisses much of Ukraine’s case against Russia

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters Judges at the top UN court on Wednesday found that Russia violated elements of a UN anti-terrorism treaty, but declined to rule on allegations brought by Kyiv that Moscow was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. In the same ruling, judges […]

Key takeaways from the World Court decision in Israeli genocide case

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters The International Court of Justice ordered Israel on Friday to take action to prevent acts of genocide as it wages war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip but stopped short of calling for an immediate ceasefire. The top United Nations court for handling disputes between states was ruling in […]

World Court says Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza, stops short of ceasefire order

The Hague, The Netherlands/Gaza Reuters The World Court ordered Israel on Friday to prevent acts of genocide against the Palestinians and do more to help civilians, although it stopped short of ordering a ceasefire as requested by the plaintiff South Africa. While the ruling denied Palestinian hopes of a binding order to halt the war […]

Israel pushes ahead with Gaza offensive approaching 100 days of war

Doha, Qatar/Gaza Reuters Israel kept up bombardments in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, vowing to press ahead with its offensive to destroy the Islamist movement Hamas as the war approaches the 100-day mark with no end in sight. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would not be deterred by a case before the International Court […]

Israeli air strike kills 11 in Gaza; UN says Israel blocks aid to north

Gaza/Doha, Qatar Reuters Israel’s latest attacks on Gaza have killed at least 151 people, including 11 in a single house, Palestinian health officials said on Friday, while the UN humanitarian office accused Israel of blocking its efforts to send aid to the north. Residents reported continued aerial and ground fire across the territory from Israel, […]

Israel to appear before ICJ to counter South Africa’s Gaza case

The Palestinian flag is seen on a block of flats in Bo-Kaap where artists and residents painted it in support of Palestinians in Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Cape Town, South Africa, on 19th December, 2023

JerusalemReuters Israel will appear before the International Court of Justice in the Hague to contest South Africa’s genocide accusations over the war with Hamas in Gaza, an Israeli government spokesman said on Tuesday. South Africa asked the ICJ on Friday for an urgent order declaring that Israel was in breach of its obligations under the […]

US to conduct flight operations in Guyana as concerns mount over border spat

A member of the National Assembly of the Assembly holds a map showing the disputed Esequibo region as part of Venezuela, as tensions between the Venezuela and Guyana have ratcheted up in recent weeks over a long-running territorial dispute, in Caracas, Venezuela, on 6th December, 2023.

Bogota, ColombiaReuters The United States on Thursday said it would conduct flight operations within Guyana that build on its routine engagement as Britain and Brazil expressed concerns about growing border tensions between Guyana and Venezuela. The long-running spat over the oil-rich Esequibo region, which is being heard by the International Court of Justice, escalated over […]

Venezuelan voters reject ICJ jurisdiction in dispute with Guyana

People look at the electoral list on the day of an electoral referendum over Venezuela's rights to the potentially oil-rich region of Esequiba, which has long been the subject of a border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana, in Caracas, Venezuela, on 3rd December, 2023

Caracas, Venezuela/Georgetown, Guyana Reuters Voters in Venezuela rejected the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction over the country’s territorial dispute with Guyana and backed the creation of a new state in the potential oil-rich Esequibo region in a Sunday referendum.  The court this week barred Venezuela from taking any action which would change the status quo […]

World Court orders Venezuela to refrain from action in border dispute with Guyana

A government supporter holds a sign that reads: “The Essequibo is ours, vote YES 5 times” while participating in an event to collect signatures in support of a referendum over Venezuela's rights to the potentially oil-rich region of Esequiba in Guyana, in Caracas, Venezuela on 15th November, 2023.

The Hague, The Netherlands/Caracas, Venezuela Reuters Judges at the World Court on Friday ordered Venezuela to refrain from taking any action that would alter the situation on the ground in a potentially oil-rich territory that is the subject of a border dispute with Guyana, which controls the area. The court did not expressly forbid Venezuela […]