News Roundup 20 December – 26 December

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.

Tigrayan forces announce retreat to Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Tigrayan rebels offer ceasefire, as retreat leaves trail of abuse

‘Grasp this opportunity’, Guterres says, following announcements by Ethiopia and Tigray forces

Myanmar rebel group calls for no-fly zone to protect civilians

Myanmar army air raids send hundreds fleeing into Thailand

People running for their lives from armed conflict, airstrikes, in Myanmar need protection – humanitarian groups

Libya: Tensions as armed groups mobilize in Tripoli

UN warns of conflict in Libya as armed groups mobilise in Tripoli

Gunmen kill 47 in latest attacks in Nigeria’s troubled north

Dozens killed in ‘barbaric, senseless’ violence in Nigeria

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