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News Roundup – 25 February 2015

Elders proposal for strengthening the UN. 

Dateline Damascus: fighting on all fronts. 

Teenage girl leaves for ISIS and others follow. 

Interview with Syria’s head of operations for the Near and Middle East: Syria – four years of conflict and human suffering

Egypt’s prosecutor refers 215 to trial for forming armed groups that killed at least 6 policemen.

New report on Iraq documents human rights violations of increasingly sectarian nature (see here for report by UNAMI and OHCHR)

World response to groups like IS is shameful, says Amnesty International. 

Head of Arab Gulf Council visits Yemen’s embattled president. 

ICC Appeals Chamber to release its judgment on reparations in Lubanga case on 3 March 2015. 

US Homeland Security casts doubt on Al-Shabaab threat. 

Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners. 

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