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The Secretary General issued his report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council which gives an overview of the situation of girls and boys in conflict zones and measures taken for their protection. The report includes a list of parties who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack …

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Syrian rebels launch offensive to retake key Homs neighborhood Syria, rebels agree truce for Homs evacuation: ICRC Turkish military says warplanes, helicopters have struck Kurdish rebel targets inside Iraq C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition Sectarian clashes in Nigeria leave at least 80 dead A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbike …

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Lubanga tells ICC judges that he was a peacemaker and not a warlord. Interview with Jakob Kellenberger, head of the ICRC, in which he confirms a view that the rules of NIAC need to be developed. Colombia approves a new law which sets out the guidelines for more talks with the FARC and ELN. See commentary …

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