News Roundup – 28-29 April 2014

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Colombian ELN rebels torch convoy repairing Ecopetrol pipeline

M23 Down but Not Out

Egyptian judge sentences 720 men to death

South Sudan children in the firing line

South Sudan peace talks resume as UN investigates mass killings

One Ukrainian City Falls to Pro-Russian Militants; in Another, the Mayor Is Shot

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court opens a preliminary examination in Ukraine

‘The [Turkey-PKK] peace process is reaching a dead end’

PKK said to have kidnapped two officers, wound nine others in east Turkey

Human Rights Watch: Syria: New Barrel Bombs Hit Aleppo

OPCW team to investigate Syria chlorine gas claims

Syrian rebels who received first U.S. missiles of war see shipment as ‘an important first step’

International Crisis Group on sectarian polarisation and ISIL in Fallujah: “Iraq: Falluja’s Faustian Bargain” (report and summary)

Bombs kill at least 17 people at Iraq market

Yemen launches offensive against al-Qaeda

Militants Pose Threat on Eve of National Elections in Iraq

Lull Prompts Question: What Are Taliban Up To?

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