Weekday News Wrap: Monday, July 22, 2013
- The ICC’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said that attacks on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan may constitute war crimes.
- European Union governments agreed today to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU terrorism blacklist in a reversal of past policy fuelled by concerns over the Lebanese militant movement’s activities in Europe.
- French Interior Minister Manuel Valls defended France’s ban on wearing full-face veils in public places after a police check on a veiled Muslim woman sparked riots in a Paris suburb over the weekend.
- Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said on Sunday.
- Belgium has sworn in Philippe as its new king after the abdication of his 79-year-old father Albert.
- The ICRC is talking to Colombia’s FARC rebels about handing over a former U.S. marine seized by group in a jungle region after he set out on a solitary trek despite police warnings about its dangers.