News Roundup – 4-6 March 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.

Human Rights Watch: New Killings, Disappearances in Pacific Port of Colombia

According to residents, Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria

Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels

Geneva Call: First contacts with armed groups in the Masisi territory in DRC

In Libya, ‘Islamic State caliphate’ grows on tribal fears

U.S. backed rebel reportedly leads Islamic State in Libya

Libya factions hold peace talks in Morocco

Rival Libyan forces carry out tit-for-tat strikes

Syrian rebels reject U.N. envoy’s ceasefire plan

Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed

U.S. Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group

Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander according to insurgent sources

Iran Gains Influence in Iraq as Shiite Forces Fight ISIS

Islamic State ‘bulldozes’ ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud

UN Security Council condemns chlorine attacks in Syria

Philippine army seizes Muslim rebel bomb factory as peace plan flounders

Philippine armed forces vow to decimate insurgents

Philippine armed forces say 36 ASG rebels killed, 78 wounded since January

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