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March 4th, 2009
World Links: Prison Riots in Mexico; Arrest Warrant for al Bashir

The International Criminal Court orders the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, marking the court’s first ever arrest warrant issued for a sitting head of state.

Twenty prisoners die in a gang fight amidst a rising wave of drug-related crime in Mexico’s most violent city, Cuidad Juarez.

Visiting the West Bank, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticizes Israel’s plans to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and says she pressed Israel to open border crossings to Gaza.

In an uplifting address, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells the U.S. Congress: “now more than ever, the world wants to work with you.”

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