DARFUR CRISIS

Seeking Sudan's President

Six years of conflict, an estimated 300,000 deaths, and the displacement of millions led the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, today on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Bashir has denied any wrongdoing and belittled the court. "This decision is exactly what we have been expecting from the court, which was created to target Sudan," his aide said. The arrest warrant is the first issued by the Hague against a leader currently in office.