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News Roundup – 7 October 2014

October 7, 2014

Is it right to pay ransoms?

Virginie Ladisch, head of the ICTJ’s Children and Youth programme interviews Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire on his work with the Child Soldier initiative and the complex dimensions of former child combatants in post-conflict societies. 

International Crisis Group: What lies behind the “Islamic State” threat? 

Scenes from daily life in the de facto capital of ISIS. 

Interview with Yves Daccord, the director-general of the ICRC on the challenges of dealing with the Islamic State. 

Pentagon yet to decide on rebel force central to ISIS offensive. 

Heavy toll in Iraq’s “forgotten” Anbar. 

Coalition air attacks hit ISIL in Kobane. 

The US acted to save Iraq’s Kurds. Why not Syria’s? 

Kurds protest in Turkey as IS advances on Kobane. 

Mali PM: France, UN must step up fight against Islamists in Mali. 

CAR militias call for President, PM to resign. 

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