Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- In the latest twist on the case, Guatemala’s highest court has overturned the May 10th genocide conviction against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and reset his trial back to when a dispute broke out a month ago over who should hear the case.
- North Korea has released a Chinese fishing boat after having taken it from waters between the two nations.
- Pakistan’s presumptive prime minister has called for peace talks with Taliban fighters at war with the government. Foreign Policy offers a piece about why negotiating with the Taliban may be a good idea.
- Qatar’s emir said that the emergence of ‘people power’ from the Arab Spring uprisings had put Arabs in direct confrontation with Israel and made a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more pressing.
- Justice in Conflict has a post regarding Indonesia and the ICC entitled Indonesia and the false promise of international justice.