ICC and Palestine - a long way to go

On 16 January, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced it had opened a preliminary examination into possible war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory since 13 June 2014, encapsulating last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza. But prosecutions are unlikely or at least a long way off. 

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Inside Libya's ghost town

BIN JAWAD, 27 January 2015 (IRIN) - As talks to end the Libyan civil war continue in Geneva, IRIN visits the frontline of the fight between the country's two governments. full report

Yemenis living "hour to hour" amid power struggle

SANA'A, 20 January 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's Houthi rebels have seized control of the presidential palace, launching the Arab world's poorest country into yet more uncertainty. full report

ICC and Palestine - a long way to go

JERUSALEM, 19 January 2015 (IRIN) - The ICC has opened a preliminary examination into possible war crimes during last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza. But prosecutions are unlikely or at least a long way off. full report

Turkey introduces tough new border policies for Syrians

GAZIANTEP/ISTANBUL, 14 January 2015 (IRIN) - Turkey has quietly increased travel restrictions for Syrian refugees that could very negatively affect aid agencies working in the country. full report

Spain's Moroccan enclave: The story behind the picture

NADOR, 9 January 2015 (IRIN) - Late last year an image of two golfers playing on lush fairways a few hundred yards in front of a dozen migrants climbing a fence went viral, with many saying it captured the state of the modern world. The location was the Spanish enclave of Melilla, part of Morocco. IRIN visited to look deeper at how Spain is trying to cut itself off. full report

The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM, 5 January 2015 (IRIN) - Israel's continued settlement expansion is perhaps the largest barrier to peace with the Palestinians. Yet while often portrayed as religious zealots, most settlers move to occupied land for economic reasons - encouraged by government support. full report

IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief: Aid and the Islamic State

DUBAI/LONDON, 23 December 2014 (IRIN) - Despite the popular perception that large parts of Iraq are cut off from international aid, new research by IRIN and the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group shows humanitarian assistance is in fact reaching people in areas of the country controlled by militants from the Islamic State. full report

Yemen: What next?

SANAA, 22 December 2014 (IRIN) - Yemen has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent weeks after an increase in violence, including the killing of a US journalist kidnapped by Al-Qaeda. Yet the crisis has been building since 2011 and is likely to continue in 2015. full report

Time for re-think on humanitarian funding?

DUBAI, 16 December 2014 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) is among many agencies struggling to raise enough money to support the growing number of vulnerable people caught up in crises around the world. Aid experts say the humanitarian funding system needs an overhaul. full report

Libya's sidelined IDPs

TRIPOLI, 10 December 2014 (IRIN) - Displaced families from Libya's Tawergha minority say they have been sidelined by their government and forgotten by the international aid community. More than 35,000 Tawergha who were displaced by the 2011 uprising are still living in temporary camps and shelters with only limited support. full report