| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Border land around the cherished Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia and Thailand's police and security forces must leave the territory, the United Nation's highest court ruled Monday in a decades-old dispute between the Southeast Asian neighbors....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice.
In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
| Apr 3, 2014
It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
LIMA, Peru -- A territorial dispute between Chile and Peru ended Monday with an international court awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources.
Peru filed the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:49 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Amsterdam is an amusement park for adults. The Hague is for adults who have grown weary of amusement parks. It is quiet, dignified and elegant compared with its sexy sibling.
Two things define The Hague. It is Holland's...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 12:00 PM
It is not clear why the Obama administration and its allies in Congress decided to express their misplaced "concern" regarding Hungary's extradition of Lt. Ramil Safarov to his native Azerbaijan ("Ax murderer's homecoming stokes Caucasus feud," Sept. 7)....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:23 AM
China and Japan are making a mountain of a molehill in their territorial dispute over a group of tiny, uninhabited islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku (in Japan) or the Diaoyu (in China). Whatever their name, they're basically just a...
| Sep 3, 2011
As the Palestinian Authority is getting ready to ask the United Nations to accept the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the 1967 borders as a member state, a legal opinion by an Oxford University international-law professor has provoked second thoughts...
| Jul 9, 2012
Members of a government advisory panel said Monday they have recommended that Israel formally authorize dozens of West Bank settlements that were built without military permission, including some currently slated for demolition because they sit on private...