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News Roundup – Week of 25 April to 1 May 2015

May 1, 2015


Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

Ukraine’s rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum



Child casualties highlight brutal cost of Yemen conflict as civilian deaths mount

Life under siege in Yemen: ‘Bullets and shrapnel came into the house’

Small steps forward? International pressure and accountability for atrocities in Sri Lanka

Air strikes kill civilians in Yemeni capital


Syria, Iraq, ISIS:

Islamists Seize Control of Syrian City in Northwest

Islamist rebels battle Syrian army near Assad heartland

Israel Kills Armed Militants From Syria in Strike on Golan

Islamist fighters said to have seized southern Syria crossing

Isis leader incapacitated with suspected spinal injuries after air strike

Baghdad officials blame Sunni displaced for wave of bombings



Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on U.S. base

Appeal by Kunduz airstrike victims’ families fails

Afghan delegation heads to Qatar for talks with the Taliban


Other news:

Colombia and the Farc: are peace talks unravelling?

Ugandan ADF Rebel Commander Killed in Congo

Libya militia ‘launches air raids’ against IS

International Crisis Group report: The Chaos in Darfur

Debate in the NY Times: Should a Court Approve All Drone Strikes? (with, e.g., O’Connell, Hakimi and Guiora)

Israel indicts three soldiers for alleged crimes during Gaza war

Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes

Myanmar ethnic rebels meet to discuss nationwide ceasefire

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