News Roundup – 5 January 2014

Syrian rebels launch fierce offensive against Al-Qaida fighters.  US rules out military aid to Iraqi forces in fight against Al-Qaida in Falluja. Iraq violence: PM urges Fallujah to oust militants.  South Sudan ex-Vice President backs agreement to end violence.  Seven die in Cameroon clash between army and CAR gunmen.  ICC investigators tapped Bemba and his …

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News Roundup – 7 November 2013

Syria – graphic designers, the army of Islam wants you.  Catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen’s Dammaj.  Libya to stop paying armed groups from 2011 uprising.  Sudan: armed groups releases five soldiers.  Fears of revenge attacks on alleged M23 collaborators in eastern DRC.  Peacekeepers in Congo to focus on another rebel group.  ICC judges deny prosecution …

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News Roundup – 5 November 2013

Al-Qaida linked group strengthens hold in northern Syria.  Nigeria: UN rights office condemns attack on wedding convoy which killed dozens.  Rebel groups from North Mali agree to unite.  France won’t delay troop reductions, despite killings.  Bemba’s lawyers get two more weeks to conclude evidence.  Former CAR rebel group loot and burn houses.  DRC M23 rebels …

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News Roundup – 21 August 2013

Senior UN officials call on Security Council to boost protection of civilians. FARC accepts partial blame for the bloodshed. Syria crisis: rebels claim hundreds killed in government chemical weapons attack. Syrian rebels accuse government of chemical attack. In Syria, seized weapons cachés boost rebels hopes after weeks of setbacks.   Hezbollah tightens security in Lebanon. UN Deputy …

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News Roundup – 20 November 2012

Colombian government cool to FARC-announced cease-fire Defence witness at ICC: ‘Code of Conduct was a Bible to Bemba’s Soldiers’ Congolese M23 rebels penetrate Goma, take airport, push toward Bukavu DR Congo M23 rebels enter Goma city Amnesty International on M23: Civilian protection urged as tens of thousands flee escalation in fighting UN: UNAMID Peacekeepers airlift  …

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News Roundup – 29th October 2012

Five specific questions journalists should ask about the drone strike policy. Army medic and Royal marine killed in firefight that started by ‘mistake’. Damascus car bomb shatters Syrian truce. Fears of new front as Syrian rebels clash with Kurds. Syria rebels seize Lebanese reporter over incompatible reporting. Palestinians to seek UN recognition next month. Insurgent …

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Afghan attacks jump after long drop.  Central African Republic – Victim: my daughter cried when she saw Bemba’s men assaulting me. Rebel held Syrian town struggles to keep the peace. Rwanda PM slams claims it supports Congo rebels.  Africa’s Islamist militants ‘co-ordinate efforts in threat to continent’s security’.