North Caucasus

News Roundup – 16 & 17 December 2013

Syria – Rebel held area excluded from ‘vaccination’ drive. Syrian opposition vows to help prevent journalists being captured.  UNOCHA: Northeast Nigeria: 2013 in review.  South Sudan clashes: ‘Dozens of soldiers killed; in Juba.  After North Kivu, DRC forces set sights on Orientale.  Making sense of the DRC declarations on M23.  DRC: death threats and intimidation silencing …

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News Roundup – 6 September 2013

Brahimi says Syria strikes need UN approval.  Syria’s rebels: 20 things you need to know.  US drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan, fueling anger.  Woman who wrote about life under the Taliban is killed.  Egypt government to ‘dissolve Muslim Brotherhood’.  Al-Shabaab twitter account shut for second time.  DRC: Deadline for peace deal.  International Crisis Group: …

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News Roundup – 2 July 2013

Colombian rebel groups hold rare summit to talk peace, revolution. Islamist rebel council in Aleppo bans provocative dressing, makeup for women. Nigeria – HRW: Letter to the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North. Nigeria urges Islamic leaders to negotiate with Boko Haram. DRC: Experts say armed groups prefer gold because …

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