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News Roundup – 9 October 2014

October 9, 2014

Is it a war? An armed conflict? Why words matter in the US fight against the Islamic State. 

ISIS air strikes limited without viable rebel force, says White House. 

Abdul Rahman Kassig: US hostage now a very dedicated Muslim. 

Scores dead in Yemen’s blasts. 

Fragile calm in Bangui has broken and fighting ongoing. 

UN peacekeepers face ‘biggest test’ to protect civilians amid worsening violence. 

Protracted armed conflict in eastern Ukraine takes its toll on civilians (see here for report).

Dispatches: the Ukraine ceasefire that wasn’t. 

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