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Alleged Destroyer of Historic Mali Buildings Appears at ICC

An alleged Islamist radical accused of helping to destroy historic buildings in Mali made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. During a brief hearing, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi confirmed his identity but declined to make a statement. ICC prosecutors say Al Mahdi directed or took part in attacks that demolished nine historic mausoleums and a mosque in the city of Timbuktu during June and July of 2012. Islamist militants took power in most of northern...

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