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News Roundup – 25 January 2013

January 25, 2013

Arm Syrian rebels to contain extremists, says Saudi royal. 

UN ‘ finalising’  peace agreement in DRC. 

US Treasury expands sanctions on M23 leadership. 

EJIL: Talk! – French Military Intervention in Mali: It’s legal but…. why? Part II: Consent and UNSC Authorisation. 

New Mali rebel faction calls for negotiations. 

And for those of you who saw this picture and wondered what it was: A soldier with a skeleton scarf in Mali. 

Mali crisis: Troops take ‘northern town of Hombori’

Crisis in Mali having far-reaching effect on rest of West Africa, warns UN envoy. 

As talks advance in Darfur, UN peacekeeping official urges sustained focus on peace process. 

Al-Shabaab twitter account stopped. 

Philippines: former rebel group surrenders more firearms. 

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