- Newsmaker: International Criminal Court Founded Despite US
A new institution came into being today at the United Nations. The International Criminal Court will replace the International Tribunal as the arbitrator of atrocities such as torture, genocide and other crimes against humanity. Evelyn Leopold, UN bureau chief for Reuters News Service, says there was much pomp and circumstance, and American opposition to the court.
- Reporter's Notebook: Post-War Sarajevo
Ten years ago, Serbs, Croats and Muslims began the fighting that introduced "ethnic cleansing" into our vocabulary. In Bosnia-Hercegovina, 200,000 were killed. Some of the worst horrors took place in Sarajevo, which was under siege for almost four years. Sara Terry, who has covered the Balkans as a freelancer and for The Christian Science Monitor, says that what's happened since the war is as important as the war itself.
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Secretary of State Colin Powell has gone from Morocco to Spain to Jordan, trying to build an international consensus for peace in the Middle East. His next stop is Jerusalem where he'll meet with Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat. While Europe, Russia and the United Nations have all backed his call for Israel to pull out of the West Bank, Sharon vows to "complete the job." Meantime, as Arafat's isolation makes him stronger than ever, Arab states are demanding that he be a part of any negotiations. Can Powell use both sides' claims of victory as a diplomatic tool to stop the violence and get negotiations back on track? We look at the challenges ahead with Israelis, Palestinians and experts on the region.