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News Roundup – 18 September 2012

September 18, 2012

Yesterday, the Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Paulo Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  Mr. Pinheiro, introducing the Commission’s report, said that the gross violations of human rights in Syria had grown in number, pace and scale. 

FARC rebels step up attacks on Colombia energy targets.

9 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack.

Nato cuts Afghan joint patrols over ‘insider’ attacks.

Boko Haram: Nigerian military ‘kills top militant’.

Central African Republic: Rebels attack 3 towns.

Top UN official codemns amputations, human rights violations in Northern Mali.

Philippines: Muslim rebels drafting preliminary accord but guerillas won’t disarm immediately.

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