Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- More than 50 rockets have been fired from the Gaza strip into South Israel,an Israeli officer was wounded in the exchange of fire, and one Palestinian was killed when Israel launched rockets back into Gaza.
- Senior Japanese and Chinese diplomats met last week to discuss the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
- The US is finding itself at both ends of two new WTO disputes after the WTO Dispute Settlement Body established a panel to review Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on cars from the US, and another to examine whether the US had complied with its recommendations to withdraw subsidies to Boeing
- ASIL has provided a new Insight entitled: New Ways to Respond to Climate Change in the Arctic (.pdf).
- In the UK, judges heard claims that the UK has been providing intelligence to the US in its operations involving drone strikes in Pakistan, an act that could be “encouraging or assisting murder,” according to the allegations.
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has claimed that NATO forces have killed four children who were tending to livestock in east Afghanistan, a claim NATO has said was possible.
- EJIL: Talk! has a piece analyzing the recent decision from Kenya that it has jurisdiction to fight piracy suspects whose alleged acts occurred beyond the country’s territorial waters.