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Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Within extremist militant circles is a debate over acceptable behavior under the Islamic rules of war. This so-called “jihadi jurisprudence” is increasingly studied by humanitarians as practitioners seek to understand the degree to which there is room for even the most radical armed groups to be influenced in favour of the protection of civilians and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99988/Jihadi-jurisprudence-Militant-interpretations-of-Islamic-rules-of-war
Rough guide to Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN provides this study guide to get you started.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99990/Rough-guide-to-Islamic-rules-of-war
Islamic law and the rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Islamic law contains a rich, but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians which can be difficult to understand, given the range of sources and interpretations available. IRIN walks you through the basics.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99987/Islamic-law-and-the-rules-of-war
Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), In the last decade, aid and advocacy agencies have increasingly tried to understand Islamic law in order to use its humanitarian provisions as tools of negotiation with armed groups in the Muslim world. While the approach has seen some successes, it also raises certain ethical dilemmas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99989/Can-Islamic-law-be-an-answer-for-humanitarians
Refugees, returnees from Nigeria strain Niger host population
23 April 2014 (IRIN ), There are now more returnees and refugees in Niger’s southeastern region of Diffa near the border with Nigeria than there are Malian refugees in western Niger, straining host populations who are already some of the poorest people in the world, and the local authorities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99979/Refugees-returnees-from-Nigeria-strain-Niger-host-population
Analysis: Water and conflict
22 April 2014 (IRIN ), In 2001 then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared: “Fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future.” A year later he revised that position, saying water problems could be a “catalyst for cooperation”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99972/Analysis-Water-and-conflict
Need to ramp up aid response in Nigeria's violence-torn northeast
22 April 2014 (IRIN ), Security fears, a lack of humanitarian actors on the ground and a perception that Nigeria's government can handle its crises without help, are leaving many of the thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence in the northeast short of food, with little to no access to health care or basics like clean water and blankets.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99971/Need-to-ramp-up-aid-response-in-Nigeria-s-violence-torn-northeast
Nepal activists flay reconciliation bill
18 April 2014 (IRIN ), Human rights activists have strongly criticized the provisions of a proposed Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) bill, saying it could grant amnesty to Maoist combatants and government troops for alleged crimes committed during the country’s decade-long civil war.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99959/Nepal-activists-flay-reconciliation-bill
Mob violence rife in DRC’s Ituri District
17 April 2014 (IRIN ), The near absence of any effective policing in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) district of Ituri, Orientale Province, is fuelling mob violence which has seen about 100 people killed and 1,500 houses torched in the past year, according to local civil society groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99958/Mob-violence-rife-in-DRC-s-Ituri-District
Fears in Cameroon of Boko Haram recruitment
16 April 2014 (IRIN ), Nigeria’s extremist Islamist group Boko Haram are believed to be actively recruiting fighters across the border in Cameroon’s Far North Region, according to residents and local government officials.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99949/Fears-in-Cameroon-of-Boko-Haram-recruitment
Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe
15 April 2014 (IRIN ), Human rights activists and academics in Sri Lanka remain divided over how best to proceed in the investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the final days of the country's decades-long civil war.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99945/Unclear-path-for-Sri-Lankan-war-probe
New IRIN film: The Zebu and the Zama
14 April 2014 (IRIN ), In the Zones Rouges of southern Madagascar, economic opportunities are scarce, as is any presence of the state: the police are particularly absent from most villages.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99941/New-IRIN-film-The-Zebu-and-the-Zama
Back to Rwanda
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) has long been one of the most significant armed groups active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it has been based ever since its founders fled neighbouring Rwanda after playing a key role in the 1994 genocide.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99930/Back-to-Rwanda
Ethnic Somalis under pressure in Kenyan capital
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of ethnic Somalis have been arrested and detained in an ongoing security operation dubbed Usalama Watch mainly in Eastleigh, a suburb of Nairobi often known as “Little Mogadishu” because of its predominantly Somali population. Usalama means security in Swahili.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99927/Ethnic-Somalis-under-pressure-in-Kenyan-capital
Priced out of food in the CAR
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), The mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid insecurity is having an adverse impact on access to basic foodstuffs, say retailers and local people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99920/Priced-out-of-food-in-the-CAR
Vaccines alone cannot beat polio in Iraq*
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), A countrywide vaccination campaign is under way in Iraq following the country’s first confirmed case of polio in 14 years, but public health experts warn it will take more than immunization to beat the virus.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99922/Vaccines-alone-cannot-beat-polio-in-Iraq
Security downturn in Mogadishu
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Three years after Al-Shabab insurgents withdrew from the city, security in Mogadishu remains a serious problem for residents and aid workers, with threats from Al-Shabab incursions, criminals and militia.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99906/Security-downturn-in-Mogadishu
Fighting an invisible enemy in DRC
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), It is difficult to identify the fighters of the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda (FDLR), one of the many armed groups active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some of whose leaders played a key role in Rwanda’s genocide 20 years ago. Bearing neither uniform nor insignia, they are indistinguishable from the civilian population.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99905/Fighting-an-invisible-enemy-in-DRC
Lack of funding threatens aid response in Iraq's Anbar Province
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Funding shortages are threatening relief operations in Iraq's troubled Anbar Province, where violent clashes have led to the displacement of more than 400,000 people in three month. Without additional funding, some aid agencies would have to cease operations within one month.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99913/Lack-of-funding-threatens-aid-response-in-Iraq-s-Anbar-Province
Getting CAR back to school
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Coloured paper chains from last Christmas still hang from the ceiling of a dusty classroom in the Groupement scolaire pour une éducation fondamentale et internationale (GSEFI), a multi-faith school in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99911/Getting-CAR-back-to-school

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