News Roundup – 2 February 2015

William Schabas resigns as head of UN war crimes inquiry after Israel accuses him of pro-Gaza bias

Mali armed groups said to clash near Timbuktu

Nigerian troops fight back against Boko Haram’s big-city attack on Maiduguri

Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

Bomber blows herself up after Nigeria president’s rally

South Sudan’s warring sides agree fresh ceasefire deal, but What next for South Sudan’s 3,000 freed child soldiers?

Egypt court bans Hamas armed group

Ukraine, Rebel Talks End Amid Deadly Fighting

Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid

Tracking the Weapons Used to Fight Ukraine’s War

US Weapons to Ukraine: Can the law protect in war?

‘Islamic State’ encroaching on Libya

Damascus Explosion Kills 7 Lebanese Shi’ite Pilgrims

Philippines mourns commandos killed in raid that threatens peace deal, yet Give peace a chance, say Philippine and rebel negotiators


Three blog posts on the 2008 killing by Israel and the USA of Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, in Syria: by Kevin Jon Heller on OJ , Ryan Goodman and Sarah Knuckey on Just Security and Jack Goldschith on Lawfare.

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