Weekday News Wrap: Friday, March 1, 2013
- Ex-Yugoslav army leader Momcilo Perisic was acquitted on appeal at the ICTY yesterday.
- After the sentencing to death of Jamaat e-Islami in Bangladesh, deadly clashes broke out, where at least 30 were killed and more than 200 injured.
- The UN is accused of a cover-up in a humanitarian mission for a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe in 2008 that cost some 4,000 lives; the information was allegedly held back in order not to upset President Robert Mugabe.
- Major Western donors have stepped up efforts to increase aid to Somalia and have also praised recent rebuilding efforts.
- Despite the most recent nuclear test by North Korea, China is moving ahead with its plans to establish a North Korea trade zone.
- The ruling on compelling the United States to hand over evidence against Kim Dotcom, accused of mass copyright infringement, money laundering and internet piracy, has been overturned by the court of appeal in New Zealand.
- In case you were hoping to submit public comment to proposed changes to the IAHCR, the deadline is today.
- In light of Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, Esquire has a post about why the drones used by the US are just a sideshow.