News Roundup – 7-8 August 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.

IRINNews: War and peace in northern Mali

Human Rights Watch: Massacres, Unlawful Killings, Pillage in South Sudan

Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed

Three civilians killed and 10 injured in overnight shelling of Donetsk

U.S airstrikes target Islamic State militants in northern Iraq

U.S. Warplanes Strike Militants in Iraq

Iraq welcomes US aid to stranded civilians

‘Targeted airstrikes’: Are they as precise as is claimed?

In Nigeria, campaign against Boko Haram militants brings fears of military excesses

Cease-Fire in Gaza Expires, and Strikes Resume

Gaza and the language of modern war

Amnesty International: “Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army”

How do conflicts and economic growth go together in Asia?

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