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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The International Criminal Court prosecutor Bensouda has asked judges to authorize an investigation into various allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, asserted against the U.S. military, CIA, the …

International Criminal Court Takes Steps to Investigate Philippines, Venezuela

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court announced on Thursday that she has launched preliminary probes of police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela, which have been accused of using excessive force against suspected drug traffickers and political demonstrators, respectively.

An army trooper walks past graffiti on a concrete fence near the frontline in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on June 22, 2017, as fighting between government troops and Islamist militants entered its fourth week. The fighting began on May 23 when hundreds of militants rampaged through Marawi, …

Report: Islamic State Using Stolen Cash, Gold, and Jewelry to Recruit in the Philippines

Militants allied with the Islamic State reportedly looted a fortune in cash, gold, and jewelry from the Philippine city of Marawi during their five-month occupation last year, and have used their booty to recruit hundreds of new terrorist operatives. Although its ambitions to use Marawi as the capital of a new caliphate were thwarted, ISIS has grown strong enough to battle Philippine troops again over the weekend.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte walks past honour guards before Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Bato Dela Rosa's Assumption of Command Ceremony at the Camp Crame in Manila on July 1, 2016. Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president on June 30, after promising a ruthless …

NYT Editorial Board: ‘Let the World Condemn Duterte’

The New York Times’ editorial board published a commentary focused on a Philippine lawyer’s request to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to charge the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, with mass murder and crimes against humanity for his crackdown on drug traffickers.