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The main ICC building in The Hague
The main ICC building in The Hague

Hague Tribunal Orders Seselj Back Into Custody

By Ivana Nikolic The international war crimes court revoked the temporary release of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, ordering him to return to custody in the Netherlands immediately. The appeals chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled on Monday that war crimes defendant Seselj, who was temporarily released last […]


Spain: Invests 330 Million Euros To Expand Ultra-Fast Internet Access In Learning Centres

An agreement was signed Monday to enable more than 16,500 Spanish public-funded primary and secondary schools to start enjoying ultra-fast Internet access. Over 6.5 million pupils will benefit from this investment. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said this is “a firm commitment to modernizing our education system at a national level.” Rajoy stressed that investing […]

China's Li Keqiang
China's Li Keqiang. File photo.

China, India And Japan: Same, But Different – Analysis

By Manoj Joshi* The buzzword across three principal Asian countries ­ India, China and Japan ­ is `reform’. It’s clear that their impulses are interlinked and have consequences for the world. Coincidentally, all three have been having key annual sessions of their respective Parliaments whose proceedings provide us some markers as to their respective priorities. […]


Contours Of Future Israeli-Palestinian Battles Emerge On Soccer Pitch – Analysis

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Benjamin Netanyahu. The contours of the coming battles are emerging on the […]