News Roundup – 5 January 2015

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.

Colombia’s president signals flexibility in peace talks

Boko Haram seizes Nigerian army base

DRC Rebels Face Deadline to Disarm

UN says its troops and Congo will launch offensive on rebels

‘Scores dead’ in Burundi clashes

France says ready to strike extremists on Libya border

Libyan warplane bombs Greek oil tanker, followed by a Libyan Apology After Airstrike

Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya

The rise and ugly fall of a moderate Syrian rebel offers lessons for the West

UN: 2014 deadliest year in Iraq for civilians since 2006-7 bloodshed

Border Clash With Iraqis Kills Seven, Saudis Say

Ukraine Rebel ‘Batman’ Battalion Commander Said to be Killed

Israel freezes Palestinian tax funds over international criminal court move

7,700 Yemenis killed in 2014, clashes continue

Blast hits Houthi rebel base in Yemen capital

Soldier killed, 3 hurt in rebel raids in Philippines

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