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News Roundup 15 March – 21 March

Armed attacks kill hundreds, displace 40,000 civilians in northeast DR Congo Amid Myanmar’s post-coup crisis, armed rebellion brews UN calls for inquiry after rebels fired missiles into Yemen detention centre Grisly Killing in Syria Spawns Legal Case Against Russian Mercenaries Gambia: Alleged ‘Death Squad’ Member Arrested in Germany ICC letter triggering deferral deadline sent to …

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News Roundup 7 September – 13 September

Attacks on Students, Teachers, and Schools Surge in Africa’s Sahel Attacks on Education Rising, Fomenting Child Recruitment into Armed Groups, Secretary-General Warns in Inaugural Observance of International Day As Colombia’s FARC leaders testify, abuse survivors see little hope for justice The autonomous military groups in Libya Will Sudan’s Peace Deal With Rebels Work? How Colombia’s …

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News Roundup – January 2019

Thanks to student assistant Sam Jackson for the preparation of this monster news roundup for January. In general, we plan to keep doing weekly news roundups, as we know that they they are much easier to read than monthly roundups! 1st January – 7th January War-weary Syrians in Kurdish-held Manbij wait to learn fate Turkish-backed …

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News Roundup – 20 January 2014

FARC appeals for rebel leaders release from US prison.  Evidence of ‘industrial scale’ killing by Syria spurs call for war crimes charge.  Jihadi group urges end to Syrian rebel infighting.  Statement from Zawahiri’s representative shows Syrian rebel group tied to Al-Qaida.  Syrian opposition to join peace talks with Assad officials.  Islamist militants strengthen grip on …

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Colombian army arrests six ELN rebels accused of attack.  In Afghanistan, resurgent Taliban takes toll; more than 100 die in attacks in past weeks.  Former Syrian defence minister defects in break with Assad.  US considers stepping up rebel support.  UN report on Syria chemical use could take three more weeks.  Helicopters hit armed group in …

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News Roundup – 22 May 2013

A FARC rebel in Colombia explains why he wanted out. Seven Egyption security force hostages freed in Sinai. Syria: rebel leader in hiding after disputed merger. Rebel leader claims Sudan planning to use chemical weapons against his forces. IDPs attacked in South Darfur en route to Dereige camp. Russia says its killed senior Islamic insurgent.

News Roundup – 21 May 2013

International Crisis Group Report: Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan (see here for press release). Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair. Syrian and Hezbollah fighters press assault in key town. Syrian ‘cannibal’ explains his actions. Egypt sends more forces after Sinai kidnapping. Boko Haram militants ‘arrested’ in Maiduguri. Mali government to resume talks with the Tuareg. …

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News Roundup – 4 October 2012

Amnesty International: Colombian authorities failing to prosecute conflict-related sexual violence against women. Lebanon blasts hit Hezbollah stronghold. Taliban in control at Kabul’s doorstep. Inside Pakistan’s drone country. Operation Eagle: the ghosts of Sinai. HRW Report: Abusive System: Failures of Criminal Justice in Gaza Lubunga appeals his ICC jail sentence. African troops comb Kismayo for bombs …

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