Myanmar/Burma

News Roundup-6th Feb – 13th Feb 2017

Fleeing Boko Haram insurgents set village ablaze in Yobe state Philippines: Duterte makes turnaround on insurgent group’s terrorist reference Colombia to begin peace talks with eln rebel group February 7 Many airstrikes today on rebel-controlled towns across Syria Syrian rebels and insurgents battle in split over peace push Philippines resumes assaults on rebels after talks …

News Roundup-6th Feb – 13th Feb 2017 Read More »

News Roundup – 20 August 2014

10 things that happened at the ICC so far this year.  Family of Hamas military chief buried in Gaza.  UN paper documents dire situation of former Aleppo prison inmates (click here for full OHCHR report). Syria: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for respect for humanitarians.  James Foley beheading: West condemns ‘barbaric’ murder.  …

News Roundup – 20 August 2014 Read More »

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: …

News Roundup – 5 May 2014 Read More »

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 …

News Roundup – 5 November 2013 Read More »

News Roundup – 6 August 2013

Colombia’s Santos urges rebels to get on the ‘peace train’.  Colombia’s bet on peace with guerillas.  Taliban’s Mullah Omar rejects Afghan polls as a waste of time.  Rebels gain control of government air base in Syria.  How real is the threat posed by Al-Qaida.  HRW Dispatches: Sierra Leone, out of the shadows and back again.  …

News Roundup – 6 August 2013 Read More »