31 Jan Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, January 31, 2013
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- Israel has carried out air strikes close to the Syria-Lebanese border.
- Donors have pledged $1.5 million to aid civilians displaced by the conflict in Syria.
- British PM Cameron has visited Algeria to discuss responses to the threat of terrorism.
- French troops have captured the last Islamist stronghold in Mali.
- ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda warned the Malian government over reports of human rights abuses by Malian forces.
- The UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday expressed regret that the Israeli government failed to send a representative to the Council’s review of Israel’s human rights record.
- European police simultaneously arrested more than 100 people in 10 countries in what they called the biggest raid on a migrant smuggling ring in the history of the EU.
- Russia scrapped a law enforcement agreement with the United States, further turning back the clock on a “reset” in relations since President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin last year.
- Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have pledged to continue capturing security forces while the government asked rebels to make it clear they genuinely want to end the five-decade conflict.
- Whether the AUMF covers North Africa is the question posed over at Lieber Code.
- At Arms Control Blog, there is a post about the next steps for the IAEA and Iran.