Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
- North Korea carried out its third-ever successful nuclear test, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, among others, condemned the act as a violation of several Security Council resolutions.
- The Sudanese government signed a Qatar-sponsored ceasefire with a splinter Darfur rebel group, in an attempt to revive a stalled peace process to end a decade-long conflict.
- Rebels have captured Syria’s biggest hydro-electric dam and battled army tank units near the center of Damascus.
- Israeli police have detained 10 women at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men.
- The UN has urged a greater push toward ending forced labor.
- Human Rights Watch offers a Q&A about Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president before the ICC for the alleged commission of crimes against humanity; the confirmation of the charges hearing is set to take place next Tuesday, February 19.
- The LA Times has an op-ed asking the questions related to the use of drones: Are we creating more enemies than we are killing?
- Esquire has a piece on one of the SEALs involved in the raid that killed Bin-Laden, discussing not only the raid itself, but also its aftermath for the SEALs involved.
- The ECHR Blog points out that the instructional videos about the Court are now available in even more languages.