While Web users widely support the decision to charge Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with war-crimes, they also fear an outbreak of attacks on civilians in Darfur and NGO workers in the region as a result.
The UN-AU peacekeeping mission operating in western Sudan has begun airlifting staff out of Darfur, following the International Criminal Court prosecutor's proposed war crimes charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
China expressed "grave concern" over the International Criminal Court’s call for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s arrest on the grounds of genocide in Darfur. China feels this would undermine stability in the region.
International Criminal Court chief justice Luis Moreno-Ocampo calls for the indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for the charges of war-crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. The decision has stirred up a storm of protest.
A day before International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo (photo) unveils results of an investigation into Sudan's alleged war crimes, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir chairs a crisis cabinet meeting in Khartoum on the issue.
Following reports that prosecutors of the International Criminal Court may seek the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan called for an extraordinary Arab League meeting. Meanwhile, the African Union issued a warning to the ICC.
A senior Sudanese official warned that any move by the International Criminal Court to try President Omar al-Bashir for genocide in Darfur could "destroy the peace process". Darfur rebel groups however, welcomed the move.