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South Korea court allows stolen artifact to stay in country
A court in South Korea ruled Thursday that a Buddhist temple located in the nation may keep a statue taken from Japan in 2012. The statue of Buddha was one of two artifacts stolen from a Japanese temple and taken to South Korea. The court found that (More)
India top court lets marine stay in Italy pending arbitration decision
The Supreme Court of India ruled Wednesday that an Italian marine under investigation for murdering two Indian fishermen may stay in Italy pending a determination of where jurisdiction lies in the matter. Salvatore Girone, another marine involved i (More)
India top court frees Italian Marine involved in killing of fishermen
The Supreme Court of India ruled Thursday that Salvatore Girone, the Italian marine under investigation for the killing of two fisherman, is free to go home while India and Italy await the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (More)
India to allow Italy marine to return home
India's Ministry of External Affairs said Monday that India will allow detained Italian marine Salvatore Girone to return home. The statement came after Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in T (More)
Federal appeals court rules Somali pirate cannot withdraw plea deal
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Somali man convicted of piracy cannot withdraw his plea deal . Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse was the sole surviving pirate suspect from the hostage-taking of commercial ship captain (More)
Tribunal orders India to suspend trial of Italy marines
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Monday ordered India to suspend the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. The tribunal claimed jurisdiction over the case under the United Nations (More)
HRW: Somalia government evicted thousands of displaced people
Somali government officials evicted thousands of displaced people from Mogadishu in early March, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated Monday. The Somali government order stated that people were to be evicted from a 600-650 meter section of Mogadishu wi (More)
Somalia prime minister urges US banks to resume money transfers
Somalia's prime minister on Sunday appealed to the US government and US banks to resume allowing money transfers to Somalia, a crucial service for many in the war-torn country. Almost all US banks have stopped allowing remittance services to Somalis (More)
Spain court sentences Somali pirates to 16 years
The Spanish National Court on Wednesday sentenced six Somali pirates to 16 years in prison for an October 2012 attack on the Spanish boat Izurdia. While attempting to attack the tuna boat off the coast of Somalia, the men were repelled by a privat (More)
France ordered to compensate convicted pirates for arrest
The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered France [judgment, in French; press release] to compensate nine Somalis, most of whom are convicted pirates, for their arrest in 2008. After hijacking a French luxury vessel in 2008, the pirate (More)
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