News Roundup – 19 January 2015

About the author(s):

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.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali base attack

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks, urges African nations to act

CAR rebels want $5M bounty for arrest of Lord’s Resistance Army commander

Surrendered LRA officer says he didn’t want to die in bush

U.N. peacekeepers arrest Central African Republic militia leader

UN mission chief voices ‘full solidarity’ as DRC Government battles armed groups

Darfur rebels claim Sudanese troops killed top military commander

SPLM-N recaptures two areas in South Kordofan, according to Sudan rebel spokesperson

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels

Hezbollah accuses Israel of deadly attack targeting its fighters in southern Syria

Iran Confirms Israeli Airstrike in Southern Syria Killed One of Its Generals

Israel and Lebanon brace for possible Hezbollah retaliation after Israeli attack

Pentagon says U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

Canadian special forces calling in airstrikes and shooting ISIL gunmen

Houthi fighters surround Yemen PM’s palace, but Unrest in Yemen prompts emergency ceasefire talks, resulting in Ceasefire in Sanaa: Yemen troops, Houthis hold fire

Suspected US drone strike kills 4 militants in Pakistan

Myanmar President Thein Sein hopeful of ceasefire deal with insurgent groups



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