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News Roundup – 4 July 2014

July 4, 2014

Three-part interview with Al-Hayat, former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, talks about the reasons behind the failure of his mission, saying that he faced criticism from both the regime and the opposition:

Part I: Geneva I comminiqué was superficial. 

Part II: Ending Syria crisis ‘in hands of international community’. 

Part III: I warned Sistani religious war in Iraq could last 30 years. 

HRW Report: ‘We are still here: women at the front lines of Syria’s conflict‘ (see here for report).

UK planned to train and equip 100,000 Syrian rebels. 

Obama’s blueprint for fighting terrorism collides with reality in Iraq. 

British jihadist warns of ‘black flag of Islam’ over Downing Street. 

Targeted assistance needed for DRC’s child soldiers. 

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm. 

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