The International Criminal Court issued a warrant for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. I can’t find the text of the warrant on line as I write this although I imagine you will be able to find it at the ICC’s website by the time you read this.
From the BBC:
Ok, a bit of a reality check here. It’s not like this is going to play out like an episode of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter‘ and Bashir can thumb his nose at the warrant and the ICC probably for the rest of his life. But, he won’t be able to leave the country and harboring a war criminal (who’s a sitting head of state) will likely increase pressure on those countries *cough China cough* that do business with Sudan to disengage.
There is some risk that Bashir, having little left to lose and not being too worried that anyone will use force against his regime might find some freedom in the issuing of this warrant to tidy up perceived loose ends.
In more ridiculous news, Cypriots are freaking out because UN peacekeepers are preventing them from harvesting wild asparagus which grows in the buffer zone seperating the Greek and Turkish parts of the island.
Really, I have no sympathy for the Cypriots. Thirty five years and they can’t hammer out some sort of agreement? If they want to act like children then they get treated like children.
NO ASPARAGUS FOR YOU!!!