24 May 2018

Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two

“Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna on Tuesday, as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another was abducted from a checkpoint elsewhere in the east.” Source: Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two |

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24 May 2018

Children ‘voluntarily join’ armed groups in DRC

“The majority of children who join armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo increasingly do so ‘voluntarily’ because of a lack of alternatives, international charity War Child said on Tuesday.” Source: Children ‘voluntarily join’ armed groups in DRC | News24

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24 May 2018

Kidnappings multiply in Cameroon’s restive anglophone region

“Kidnappings are proliferating in Cameroon’s violence-torn English-speaking region, where officials, foreigners and locals alike are finding themselves targeted for abduction.” Source: Kidnappings multiply in Cameroon’s restive anglophone region | News24

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24 May 2018

ISIS attack in Syria desert kills 26 pro-regime forces

“More than two dozen pro-government forces based in Syria’s desert died in a surprise ISIS attack Tuesday, a day after the extremists’ ouster from the outskirts of Damascus, a monitor said.” Source: ISIS attack in Syria desert kills 26 pro-regime forces – Al Arabiya English

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22 May 2018

IACHR Charges Serious Human Rights Violations, 76 Deaths in Nicaragua

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights charged on Monday that the material it obtained during its recent fieldwork in Nicaragua shows evidence of ‘grave violations of human rights’ and 76 deaths during the past month of protests.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – IACHR Charges Serious Human Rights Violations, 76

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22 May 2018

Several killed amid surge in violence in Ukraine

“Eastern Ukraine has experienced what’s seen as its worst surge in violence so far this year. Both Kyiv and separatist factions blamed each other for killing civilians and soldiers.” Source: Several killed amid surge in violence in Ukraine | News | DW | 21.05.2018

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22 May 2018

Report Alleges Massacres Committed by Rohingya Militants Against Civilians

“A Rohingya Muslim militant organization slaughtered dozens of Hindus in Myanmar last year amid violence  that included the military’s bloody campaign that forced some 700,000 Rohingya to flee the country, a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International said.” Source: Report Alleges Massacres Committed by Rohingya Militants Against Civilians – WSJ

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22 May 2018

Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city of Marib

“Five people were killed and 22 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the SABA news agency reported on Tuesday.” Source: Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city

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22 May 2018

Ten killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern DRC

“Ten civilians were killed overnight in a flashpoint area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels, an official said on Monday.” Source: Ten killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern DRC | News24

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22 May 2018

Houthis ‘Softening,’ But UAE Minister Says Yemen Security Could Still Require Foreign Troops

“The Houthi rebellion in Yemen is ‘softening’ under military pressure from the coalition of Saudi, United Arab Emirates, U.S. and others there, according to the UAE minister of state foreign affairs. But the possibility of a prolonged coalition presence in Yemen after the rebellion ends is very real, says Dr.

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