Weekday News Wrap: Friday, August 24, 2012
- Libya has set a date for the trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, despite the calls for him to be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. More from Jurist can be found here.
- Israel claimed that South Africa is acting like an “apartheid state” with its new move to mark goods coming from the West Bank with made in the Israel-Occupied Territories labels.
- Justice in Conflict covers the best evidence that LRA leader Joseph Kony may be in Darfur.
- The Taliban can be traced to up to 25% of all attacks against Western troops, according to the US General leading NATO forces, Marine General John Allen.
- A US Navy SEAL who has written a book on the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan could be face civil and criminal charges.
- The UNHCR has indicated that it will not play an operational role in the refugee processing centres Australia is planning to open in Naura and Papua New Guinea.
- The US and Turkey have met in Istanbul to discuss contingency plans in case chemical weapons are used in Syria and to plan for a post-Assad future.