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News Roundup 3 May – 9 May

DR Congo military takes eastern provinces from armed groups Niger: New Government Should Investigate Massacres Fighters of breakaway Muslim group storm southern Philippine town Iran-backed PMFs are destabilising Iraq’s disputed regions Nearly 8 years on, ‘gaps, inconsistencies, discrepancies’ remain over Syria chemical weapons declaration Former LRA leader, ex-child soldier, sentenced to 25 years in prison …

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News roundup – 10 September 2014

Second group of victims joins Colombia’s peace talks.  Israel investigating possible Gaza war misconduct.  Obama to lay out plan to ‘destroy’ ISIS, as Kerry arrives in Baghdad.  Blast decimates leadership of Syrian rebel group.  Expert says over 12,000 foreign fighters in Syria.  Where Syria’s foreign jihadists come from.  Assad’s forces accused of using chlorine gas …

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News Roundup – 5 May 2014

Syrian rebel offensive encroaches on last chemical stockpile.  Ceasefire in Syria’s Homs to allow rebel withdrawal.  Thousands flee Syria rebel clashes.  Amnesty: Nigeria – campaign of violence and abductions against civilians must end.  The messy mission to find Joseph Kony.  UN peacekeeping chief discusses ‘roll out’ of CAR mission.  Navi Pillay mission to South Sudan: …

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News Roundup – 10 July 2013

US military to attempt drone landing on aircraft carrier for first time. Taliban Qatar office temporarily closed. Syrian rebel blockade in Aleppo leaves thousands hungry. Syria rebels made own sarin gas, says Russia. Secret diplomatic cable sheds light on Libyan arms deals. FARC’s  political party regains legal status. Nigeria jails ‘Boko Haram militants’ for life.