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News Roundup – 22 July 2014

July 23, 2014

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

Deadly suicide blast hits Benghazi army base

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in Kharkiv

Human Rights Watch: Airstrike Deaths in Gaza Raise Concerns on Ground Offensive

ICRC condemns the shelling of Gaza’s Al Aqsa Hospital

From Gaza to Israel, by Way of Underground Tunnels

Militant groups encumber Syria aid efforts

At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing

Iraqi Police Use Detentions to Blunt Militants

News Roundup – 21 July 2014

July 22, 2014

‘Thousands displaced’ by Boko Haram assault

No peace in sight in Central African Republic

5th Report on Children and Armed Conflict in the DR Congo Highlights Progress and Concerns for the Protection of Children

Libyan militia says ceasefire reached to end airport battle

Secretary-General Says Outbreak of Hostilities in South Sudan Undermines ‘Intense Political Engagement’ Under Way towards Resumed Talks

South Sudanese Rebels Clash With Government Soldiers in Town Near Ethiopian Border

Ukrainian Military and Rebel Fighters Clash in Donetsk

What Gaza and Ukraine have in common

7 more Israeli troops killed in Gaza as Palestinian death toll rises to 500

Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

Islamist Insurgents in Northern Iraq Threaten Christians

UN reports serious human rights violations, potential war crimes in Iraq

News Roundup – 18 July 2014

July 18, 2014

Making Justice a Reality where it counts. 

Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza – live updates. 

Gaza and Israel: new obstacles, new solutions. 

Who controls the Syrian border crossings?

Iraq Christians told to convert or face death. 

Abductions by Boko Haram continue. 

UN Panel: expel militia fighters from CAR armed forces. 

Sri Lanka: Missing persons commission gets an international advisory panel. 

Ukraine rebels accused of hiding evidence of links to MH17 crash. 

Rival claims over crashed Malaysia airlines flight recorders. 

News Roundup – 17 July 2014

July 17, 2014

Breaking news on the Ukraine airlines jet crash…..

LIVE: Ukraine airliner crash updates. 

Malaysia airlines jet crashes in Eastern Ukraine. 

Malaysian airlines jet ‘shot down’ over Ukraine. 

Reopening of Rafah crossing top priority for Hamas in ceasefire talks. 

British Jihadi’s threat to UK is exaggerated, says report. 

Recent turmoil in Libya could escalate quickly, threatening fledgling transition – UN envoy. 

Malian government eyes ‘compromise’ in peacetalks. 

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 2,053 civilians in six months. 

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan seeks $1bn to fight Boko Haram. 

Nigerian military spending analysis. 

News Roundup – 16 July 2014

July 16, 2014

Tens of thousands flee Israeli raids in Gaza. 

Israel/ Palestine: Unlawful Israeli airstrikes kills civilians. 

In Raqqa, an all female ISIS brigade cracks down on local women. 

Libya is crippled in fighting by militias. 

Mali, armed groups to hold peacetalks in Algeria, Wednesday. 

Retrospective mortality study in CAR reveals massive levels of death due to violence against Muslims during peak of conflict (see here for report).

News Roundup – 15 July 2014

July 15, 2014

Brief lull in Gaza ends as Israel resumes attacks after rockets fly.

Why are Iraq’s politicians paralysed in the face of ISIS?

Iraqi army launches attack on Tikrit.

Sunni insurgents taking over Iraq are turning on eachother.

Abu Bakar Ba’asyir calls on Indonesian followers to support ISIL.

Afghan market bomb kills 89.

France to deploy troops across Africa’s Sahel region.

Chatham House Research Paper: Who Speaks for the North? Politics and Influence in Northern Nigeria.

Nigerian police ‘capture senior Boko Haram commander’.

Central African Republic: sectarian violence escalating.

Kenya: raiders stole guns from 6 reservists at Lamu mosque.

Ukraine conflict: jet bombs rebel-held town of Snizhne.

News Roundup – 14 July 2014

July 14, 2014

Report by Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions (containing section on armed drones and autonomous weapons system)

Gaza; no one reminds us that today’s carnage on both sides is an obscene replay. arm

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli ‘knock on roof’ missile warning revealed in remarkable video. 

US sees risks in assisting a compromised Iraqi force.

Why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an imposter. 

UN Security Council authorises cross border humanitarian assistance to Syria without government consent. 

Link up between Yemen and Syria Islamists ‘of extreme concern’. 

Military movements break Mali truce before talks. 

CAR’s military rebels reinstate leader and former President. 

Rebels open to all options for democratic change in South Sudan. 

Shadowy rebel wields iron fist in Ukraine fight. 

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