Trump's threats draw Iran's cultural sites into tensions

World / Crime & Legal Jan 7, 2020

Trump's threats draw Iran's cultural sites into tensions

Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict. President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday evening that if Iran attacks any American assets to avenge the killing ...

Mexico to take La Paz embassy dispute to The Hague

World / Politics Dec 27, 2019

Mexico to take La Paz embassy dispute to The Hague

Mexico said Thursday that it will file a complaint against the interim government of Bolivia at the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's foreign relations secretary, said the buildup of Bolivian agents around the Mexican ambassador's residence violates international treaties regarding ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...