IOC Planning Refugee Team at 2020 Tokyo Games

Refugees are likely to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the International Olympic Committee planning another refugee team after its first appearance at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees last year …

US Announces $630 Million in Humanitarian Aid

The United States on Saturday announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.…

Human Trafficking Suspect Transferred to Somalia After Arrest in South Sudan

An suspected top human trafficker who was arrested in South Sudan has been handed over to Somalia for prosecution, according to officials in Mogadishu.

The Somali government says the man, identified as Abdulkadir Omar Abdulle, led a trafficking network in …

Over 120 Nations Adopt First Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

A U.N. conference adopted an international treaty banning nuclear weapons Friday, but the world’s nine nuclear powers boycotted the proceedings, leaving its impact in doubt.

The treaty � adopted by 122 countries, with the Netherlands voting against it and Singapore …

US Appeals Court Denies Hawaii Bid to Narrow Trump Travel Ban

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected Hawaii’s request to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban while the state sought clarification over what groups of people would be barred from travel.

The U.S. …

ICC RULES AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA IN CASE INVOLVING SUDANESE PRESIDENT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that South Africa failed to comply with its request to arrest and surrender to it Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, thus preventing the Court from exercising its functions and powers.

This was the judgment …

Did South Africa Break ICC Rules? Court to Rule This Week

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will rule Thursday on whether South Africa violated ICC rules by failing to arrest Sudan’s president during a 2015 visit to Johannesburg, in a case that will test international support for the court.…