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DRC's Ntaganda faces ICC panel Tuesday

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 25 (UPI) -- Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda is scheduled for an initial hearing before judges at The Hague, the International Criminal Court said.

EU, U.S. laud PKK declaration

BRUSSELS, March 22 (UPI) -- A call by the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party to end its violent campaign in Turkey is a change for the better, top European diplomats said.

U.S. puts Hezbollah on notice

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The conviction of a Hezbollah courier in a Cyprus sends a strong message that the group can't hide from justice, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

U.S. expects Ntaganda to go to ICC

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. government expects its Rwanda counterparts will transfer rebel leader Bosco Ntagadnda to the ICC, the State Department spokeswoman said.

Chemical weapons allegedly used in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 19 (UPI) -- Syrian government and rebel forces traded allegations the other side used chemical weapons in an attack in Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least 25 people.

Justice urged for DRC rebel Ntaganda

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- International rights groups and world leaders alike said Tuesday they welcomed the surrender in Rwanda of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda.

Concern over CAR conflict growing

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Members of the rebel Seleka alliance the forces loyal to the Central African Republic's government are called on to end their fighting, a U.S. spokeswoman said.

U.S. fears Central African Republic unrest

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Washington, worried about growing unrest in war-torn Central African Republic, is calling on all sides to carry out a cease-fire, the State Department said.
Iraq better off after invasion, U.S. says

Iraq better off after invasion, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- There are complex challenges remaining for Iraq but the country is better off than it was under Saddam Hussein, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
Kerry to visit Asia next month

Kerry to visit Asia next month

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first trip to Asia as the top U.S. diplomat next month, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

U.S. sanctions Greek shipping company

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The United States has imposed sanctions on Greek company Impire Shipping and its president for helping Iran get around sanctions on its energy sector.

No signs of rocket activity in North Korea

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Commercial satellite imagery of North Korean rocket test facilities show no signs of imminent launch preparations, analysts at Johns Hopkins University said.

U.S. again irked by Russian ties to Syria

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Russia and the United States don't see eye-to-eye on Syria, especially with Moscow supplying weapons to Damascus, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

U.N.: Korean armistice remains in force

UNITED NATIONS, March 12 (UPI) -- North Korea can't make the unilateral decision to pull out of the 1953 armistice that halted the Korean War, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said.

U.S. frustrated by Iran-Pakistan pipeline

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- A gas pipeline from Iran would put Pakistan on the wrong path but the United States is ready to help other plans, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
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