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US rejects ICC ‘war crimes’ probe

WASHINGTON: The United States insisted Tuesday its soldiers and spies in Afghanistan are not subject to prosecution by the International Criminal Court and any war crimes probe into their actions would be "unwarranted." On Monday, ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she is considering whether to launch a full investigation into allegations that US troops and CIA operators tortured Afghan prisoners between 2003 and 2004. But Washington has not ratified the Hague-based court's founding Rome Statute, and State…

US reiterates support to Pakistan, condemns shrine bombing

WASHINGTON: Reaffirming its support to Pakistan in the war against terrorism, the United States condemned the blast at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani on November 12 in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, that killed scores of devotees. During a regular briefing at the United States Department of State, spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau on Monday said, “The United States condemns the attack in the strongest term that killed 52 innocent worshipers and wounded over a hundred more.” Must Read: Shah…