Weekday News Wrap: Monday, February 11, 2013
- Syrian opposition leader Mouaz al-Khatib has said he is willing to hold talks with President Bashar al-Assad’s representatives in rebel-held areas of northern Syria to try to end the conflict that has killed more than 60,000 people.
- The UN reports that up to 5,000 people are fleeing Syria per day.
- The British government intensified its campaign to stop Scotland from leaving the United Kingdom, publishing a legal opinion suggesting it would forfeit its membership of international bodies such as the European Union if it chose independence.
- Colombia and FARC have said their peace talks are advancing.
- Reuters has an exclusive on the UN report that arms flowing into Somalia are coming from Yemen and Iran.
- The New York Times covers a growing debate about a FISA-like court for the use of drones by the United States.
- China is growing uneasy with North Korea’s leadership, indicating that it may reduce aid if North Korea keeps pursuing nuclear weapons instead of economic growth.
- The AMICC has published a new analysis on the acquittal and release of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui from the ICC.