News Roundup: 27 Feb-6 March

About the author(s):

Annyssa Bellal is the Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a Senior Lecturer in international law at Sciences Po, Paris. She also acted as legal adviser for the NGO Geneva Call, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs and for the International Committee of the Red Cross where she was the acting Head of the Customary International Humanitarian Law Project. In 2012, she was an Assistant Professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway. Dr Bellal was awarded several fellowships for her research, notably from McGill and New York University. She was the editor of The War Report 2014, published by Oxford University Press, and the author of several articles on various IHL and human rights law issues, including an award-winning article on ‘International Law and Armed Non-State Actors in Afghanistan’ (International Review of the Red Cross, 2011, SNIS Geneva Award 2011).

Delhi allows Dhaka use of border roads
Deadly insurgent attack weighs on UN-led Syria talks
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with army in north
Paraguayan rebel group releases kidnapped Mennonite man
Malian govt, armed groups to return authorities to north
Armed groups say they won’t sign NCA in current form
Armed ethnic groups want new peace process
CAR rebellion denies civilians food aid
US Drone Strike Kills Senior Taliban Leader in Afghanistan
Army report: NPA rebel killed in Batangas clash
Russia-backed rebels issue ultimatum to Ukraine
160 have died in clashes between Myanmar military, ethnic armed groups
Wa rebel group torpedoes Suu Kyi’s peace drive
SLM-MM calls to arrest Sudanese officials indicted by the ICC
Key aid provider says it can’t operate in rebel-held Ukraine
Colombia Rebel Group Wages Oil Pipeline War as Another Disarms
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine
Rebel negotiators, Thai army agree ‘safety zone’ for unrest-hit south
Colombia’s FARC rebels begin disarming
UN says Syrian rebel shelling of Kurds ‘a war crime
LafargeHolcim says Syrian plant gave money to armed groups
France condemns Al Houthis for using child soldiers
Rival Kurdish groups clash in Iraq’s Sinjar region
Insurgents continue attacks in southern Thailand
U.N. Report Says Syrian Forces And Rebel Factions Committed Aleppo ‘War Crimes’
Rival east Libya factions battle for crucial oil ports



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