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News Roundup – 7 January 2014

January 7, 2014

Amnesty International – USA: reject legal threat to lifesaving Conflict Minerals Rule. 

Sergeant Alexander Blackman: Royal Marine jailed for life for murder of Afghan insurgent challenges verdict. 

Rebel infighting spreads across Syria. 

Syrian rebels oust Al-Qaida affiliated jihadists from northern city of Raqqa. 

US and Iran face common enemies in Mideast strife. 

ISW: ‘Why Fallujah fell’ with Jessica Lewis. 

Death of Mamadou: DRC’s warrior leader. 

Strife in CAR, could turn into religious war and spill over borders, warns UN. 

South Sudan rebel Taban Deng eyes full reconciliation. 

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