Stephanie van den Berg
International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan speaks during an interview at The Hague, in the Netherlands, in February.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 6, 2024
ICC prosecutor opted for warrants over visit to Gaza
The sudden cancellation of a planned visit to the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and Ramallah has angered Washington and London.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a meeting of his Likud party faction at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2024
ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders
The ICC prosecutor said he had reasonable grounds to believe the men "bear criminal responsibility" for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Palestinians cover a body that was buried in a mass grave in the northern Gaza Strip.
Apr 27, 2024
Mass graves in Gaza: what do we know?
The discovery of mass graves at two Gaza hospitals have triggered calls by the U.N. rights chief and others for an international investigation.
Smoke rises following an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
World Court orders Israel to halt famine as Hamas says cease-fire needed
The order from the International Court of Justice came as Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters battled in close combat around Gaza's Shifa Hospital.
The Netherlands and Denmark have led a monthslong push to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16's and ultimately to deliver the jets to help them counter Russia's air superiority.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 21, 2023
Netherlands and Denmark pledge to give Ukraine F-16s next year
The pledge is the first real promise of F-16's for Ukraine's armed forces and comes days after the United States approved the possible delivery.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 7, 2023
Ukraine dam: When do attacks on civilian installations amount to war crimes?
Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine, inundating a populated region of the war zone.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2022
Ukraine investigates deportation of children to Russia as possible genocide
International humanitarian law classifies the forced mass deportation of people during a conflict as a war crime. 'Forcibly transferring children' in particular qualifies as genocide.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals