Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
- Sierra Leone deported Ibrahim Bah, an associate of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, sparing him a trial for crimes committed during the 1991-2002 civil war due to begin on Monday, to the dismay of human rights campaigners. Human Rights Watch has more on Bah here.
- Five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack on their post along the disputed border with Pakistan in Kashmir, just as the two countries were moving towards resuming stalled peace talks.
- Gibraltar’s top politician accused Spain of “saber-rattling” and behaving like North Korea by saying it could impose border fees and airspace controls on the British territory whose sovereignty it disputes.
- Arms Control Blog has a piece on the reports of a clandestine nuclear program in Myanmar.
- Foreign Policy has a story on the status of al-Qaeda: defeated or experiencing a re-birth or both?