Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within the next two weeks, aiming to seal a final deal in nine months.
- A military judge has acquitted former US intelligence analyst Bradley Manning of the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy, but convicted him of espionage, theft and computer fraud charges for giving thousands of classified secrets to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks.
- Colombia’s FARC has reiterated its offer to release a former US serviceman it has been holding for nearly 40 days.
- Iran is campaigning for a key position on a U.N. General Assembly’s First Committee that deals with disarmament and international security amid strong criticism.
- And on a related note to one of our recent Emerging Voices posts, the UN’s mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has given the rebel forces 48 hours to leave the eastern DRC city of Goma or face “the use of force.”
- EJIL: Talk! features a blog post entitled Prlić et al.: The Destruction of the Old Bridge of Mostar and Proportionality,