News Roundup 17 August – 23 August

About the author(s):

Andrea Farrés Jiménez is a qualified Spanish lawyer specialized in international humanitarian law, international security and arms control. She graduated from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2019 with a master’s in International Law. Her master’s thesis focused on the impact that new technologies and artificial intelligence have on IHL targeting principles. She worked as a legal expert for the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Spanish Permanent Mission in Switzerland and in The Netherlands, and the World Organization Against Torture, among other organizations. She has published on issues related to arms controls, gender, new technologies and the IHL targeting principles.

  1. Burkina Faso’s new conflict front: Jihadists against jihadists
  2. Turkish backed armed groups clash in northern Syria
  3. Libya’s Government Announces Cease-Fire, Calls for Elections
  4. Faction of DR Congo rebel group surrenders after internal revolt
  5. Somalia: UN condemns ‘brazen’ terrorist attack on beachside hotel
  6. ‘State of anarchy’ in southern Colombia as 13 killed in a week, governor says
  7. Conflict in Yemen Sees Iranian Arms Trafficked to Somalia
  8. Myanmar to restart peace process with rebel groups
  9. Pakistan Taliban reunites with two splinter groups
  10. In Taiz, some Yemenis choose war – and home – over displacement

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