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The ICC issued an arrest warrant last year for Mr. Bashir on charges that he orchestrated genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, where as many as 300,000 people have died since 2003.


Chinese military chief due for first visit

JERUSALEM — The Chinese military’s chief of staff will visit Israel next week for the first time, the Israeli military said Monday, in what may signal a renewed warming of ties between the Jewish state and Beijing.

Gen. Chen Bingde will be a guest of the Israeli military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, the military said.

His visit follows Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s trip to China two months ago. That was the first visit of an Israeli defense minister in a decade.


New Tibetan leader sworn in as prime minister

DHARMSALA — A Harvard-trained legal scholar was sworn in Monday as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, taking over from the Dalai Lama as the official leader of his people’s fight for freedom.

Lobsang Sangay immediately confronted a host of challenges.

He is the first secular figure to ever lead the deeply religious Tibetan community. He was born in the eastern Indian town of Darjeeling and has never visited Tibet.

China has rejected his legitimacy and refuses to negotiate with him.

It would be almost unthinkable for him to veer from the policies set by the revered Dalai Lama. Mr. Sangay was chosen by a tiny fraction of Tibetans abroad during April elections, making it difficult for him to claim he represents all his people.


Iranian exiles demonstrate for UN, U.S. protection

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