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News Roundup – 6 October 2014

October 6, 2014

Question for Obama’s Syria plan: who are the ‘moderate’ rebels?

UN report details ‘staggering array’ of human rights abuses in northern Iraq (see here for report).

Analysis: why are western women joining the Islamic State?

Fighting rages in Iraq’s Anbar province.

ISIS flag flying in town near Turkey.

Syrian rebels say US airstrikes are bolstering Assad.

Shiite rebels are Yemen’s new masters.

UN Security Council reiterates ‘swift neutralization’ of FDLR armed group.

At least 16 dead, as French intervenes in rebel clashes.

Central African Republic: a never-ending quest to promote humanitarian rules.

Analysis: South Sudan at a crossroads.

War on Women: 15 minute film from IRINews on sexual violence in the DRC.

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