News Roundup – 20 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.

On the situation in Yemen:

Islamic State demands $200 million ransom for two Japanese hostages

Yemen rebels attack presidential compound, weakening U.S.-backed leader

What’s happening in Yemen’s potential coup

Who Are the Houthis of Yemen?

VICE documentary: ‘Yemen: A Failed State’

 

Other news:

LRA’s Dominic Ongwen transferred to The Hague

Three months of fighting in Libya’s Benghazi kills 600, say medics

International Crisis Group report on ISIS’s appeal: Syria Calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia

2 Yemeni Men Are Charged With Conspiring to Attack American Soldiers

Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar

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