ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

World / Crime & Legal Jul 9, 2019

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

A Malian jihadi accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines also imposed a reign of terror on local residents, who were "scared out of their minds," the International Criminal Court heard on Monday. Prosecutors accuse Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud of war ...

Asia Pacific Jul 14, 2016

Vietnam protests China's activities in South China Sea

Vietnam on Thursday protested China's recent activities in the disputed South China Sea, saying they seriously violate Vietnamese sovereignty. Chinese state media reported that two Chinese civilian aircraft on Wednesday landed successfully on two newly built airstrips on Mischief and Subi reefs. China also said ...

Scientist honored as Vermeer aficionado

National Jul 17, 2014

Scientist honored as Vermeer aficionado

by Yasushi Funatsu

A Japanese molecular biologist with a love of the works of 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has been recognized by the museum that houses one of his most renowned paintings. The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, home to Vermeer's masterpiece "Girl with ...

World / Politics Apr 4, 2014

Hague: EU must ready tougher Russia sanctions

The European Union must have stronger sanctions ready to impose against Russia if they "become necessary," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Friday, as he arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Athens. The crisis in Ukraine tops the agenda at the informal ...

National | ANALYSIS Apr 1, 2014

Ruling puts whaling in doubt

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says he will look for ways to continue whaling despite an order by the world court to discontinue the hunt.

Editorials Mar 27, 2014

Aiming for a Tokyo-Seoul summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye need to follow up their first formal meeting this week — held on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit — with a face-to-face meeting that doesn't require the intermediation of U.S. President Barack ...

National Mar 24, 2014

Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium to U.S.

Japan will return to the United States more than 700 pounds (315 kg) of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. American and Japanese officials announced the deal ...

National Apr 5, 2013

Diet opens debate on Hague Convention bills

by Ayako Mie

Amid mounting international pressure on Japan to rectify cross-border parental abductions of offspring, the House of Representatives on Thursday started deliberating bills related to joining the Hague Convention. Signing the accord was one of the pledges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made to U.S. President Barack ...