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News Roundup 16th April – 26th May

Here is a consolidated news roundup from 16th April to 26th May. From now, news roundups will once again be posted weekly. 16th April – 22nd April Endgames & Affiliations: Explaining Differing Patterns of Behavior Between Islamist Groups Warlord Haftar’s armed groups shower Tripoli neighbourhoods with indiscriminate rockets Nearly 180 dead and 800 injured in …

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News roundup 14-20 March 2017

Confirmed al Qaeda member convicted of terrorism in New York court Widespread conflict between Dinka and non-Dinka in the Equatorias Security forces in Congo Republic kill 15 alleged rebel fighters Fresh clashes in Tripoli threaten fragile ceasefire European Court of Justice: “Actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflict, within the meaning of international …

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News Roundup – 21 January 2016

Confirmation of Charges hearing in the case of Prosecutor v Dominic Ongwen (alleged brigade commander of LRA) opened in The Hague today.  Report from UN Assistance Mission for Iraq documenting staggering civilian death toll in Iraq (see here for report). Banished and disposessed in Northern Iraq: Amnesty International video showing how Peshmerga forces from the KRG have …

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News Roundup – 10-14 August 2015

Peru dismantles Shining Path column.  Lawfare blog: when cubs become lions: the future of ISIS child soldiers. Is Turkey using ISIS as an excuse to fight the Kurds?  Amnesty International report: Fresh evidence of atrocities underscores need for impartial investigation into Turkish airstrikes in Kandil mountains.  Al-Qaida withdrawal raises Syria safe zone hopes.  Powerful Islamist …

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News Roundup – 16 February 2015

Nigeria’s Boko Haram launches first attack in Chad and Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad Niger arrests more than 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border Burundi launches inquiry into reports of rebel executions Bomb hits pipeline from Libya’s El Sarir oilfield ISIL video purports to show beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in …

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News Roundup – 17 November 2014

Colombian peacetalks on hold after general is snatched.  OHCHR: Rule of Terror: Living under ISIS in Syria.  ICRC’s president seeks broader humanitarian role for the organisation in Syria.  Islamic State boasts influx of new recruits in new beheadings video.  UK to seize returning fighters passports.  Mali: complaint filed on behalf of 80 victims of rape …

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News Roundup – 30 June 2014

ISIS announces Islamic Caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria.  Mapping Iraq’s fighting groups.  UN chief voices ‘grave concern’ at deepening crisis in Iraq.  How ISIS is overshadowing Al-Qaida.  Official Al-Qaida rebel unit in Syria joins ISIL.  Ban strongly condemns ‘horrific attacks’ by Boko Haram.  African leaders urge action on militants.  Pillay announces details of …

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News Roundup – 20 May 2014

Nearly 60 States back referral of Syria conflict to the ICC.  Aleppo’s most wanted man – the rebel leader behind tunnel bombs.  Syrian fighting gives Hezbollah new but diffuse purpose. Nigerian city rocked by deadly twin blasts.  ECOWAS why we must crush Boko Haram.  Redress Q&A on the appeal in the Lubanga case.  Sudan: continued …

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News Roundup – 17 April 2014

Fears in Cameroon of Boko Haram recruitment Fate of 115 Abducted Nigerian Girls Unknown South Sudan attack on UN base leaves dozens injured Ukrainian Forces Kill 3 Pro-Russian Demonstrators India struggles with rebel threats during election Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe Civilian Wounded in Papua Border Shooting