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Congo denounces insurgency as Rwandan army invasion. International Criminal Court issues first sentence. Taliban commander: we cannot win the war and Al-Qaida is a plague.

Thomas Lubango Dyilo is sentenced to 14 years, as M23 advances on Goma

 Yesterday, the International Criminal Court handed down its Decision on Sentence pursuant to Article 76 of the Statute in the trial of Prosecutor v Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. The sentencing judgment follows the court’s Judgment dated 14 March 2012 in which it found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty, as a co-perpetrator, of the charges of conscripting and enlisting …

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DR Congo rebels advance on Goma. Syrian rebels show ‘huge growth’ in capability. Dozens killed including 6 U.S. troops in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.

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Congo rebels capture mineral transit town. Rebels chase Congo troops as fighting kills UN peacekeeper. Army takes rebel stronghold: battle in Damascus. Philippine communist rebels free 3 gold mining employees abducted in country’s south. Congo rebels offer peace talks with government. Congo issues arrest warrant for warlord Ntaganda. First ICC sentence against Congo militia boss. …

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Another civilian killed by ‘armed group’ in Papua. British police arrest 2 suspected members of basque armed group ETA, on the run from Spain. Al Qaida inspired group claim dozens of attacks across Syria. Nigerian rebels swap weapons for welding. France’s Hollande urges more Syria sanctions, rebel support. UN threatens sanctions for Mali rebels, but …

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Rebels must unite for Syria’s sake. Mali protests rebel occupation of the north. Colombia rebel attack kills five at oil plant. Syria pummels rebels as battered city collects bodies. International court takes on Boko Haram.

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Navi Pillay refers Syria’s case to International Criminal Court.  Sudanese troops clash with rebels. 

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Syrian rebels call Cairo summit a conspiracy. More evidence of Rwanda’s rebel support. Fresh clashes between Sudanese army and rebels in Blue Nile.

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West African leaders meet on the Mali crisis. Rebel Syrian officers plan the next step.  Date set for Lubanga’s sentencing.  Moro: Praised for Position on Anti-Personnel Mines.  Insurgents kill 10 in attack on government compound in East Afghanistan.  3 bombs in central Iraqi town kill at least 8 people.  Yutthasak says security forces have insurgency …

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DRC rebel defectors deny Rwanda links. In Mali, Islamists oust Tuareg rebels from Gao. Islamic rebel faction takes over Timbuktu airport in Mali. With Strikes, Syrian rebels showcase their reach. Afghan officials hail talks with insurgents. Combined force detains Taliban leader.