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Humanitarian principles in conflict zones: Time for a rethink?
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Humanitarian principles in conflict zones: Time for a rethink?

By Dominic Naish: At the start of April, three humanitarian staff working for the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) were killed in unrelated incidents in Mali, Syria and Yemen. An ICRC statement released a month earlier had recently denounced violence against its staff, and noted that the organisation’s emblem was … Continue reading

Nigeria’s choice: Good news for democracy, bad news for Boko Haram?
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Nigeria’s choice: Good news for democracy, bad news for Boko Haram?

By David Bruckmeier: For Muhammadu Buhari, fourth time’s the charm. After three unsuccessful runs for the Nigerian presidency, the 72-year-old was officially declared winner of last week’s elections with a lead of more than two million votes over his main rival, the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. It is the first time a ruling president of Nigeria … Continue reading

Operation Decisive Storm: when Riyadh calls on Islamabad
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Operation Decisive Storm: when Riyadh calls on Islamabad

By Zoha Waseem: With Iran-backed Houthi rebels advancing in Yemen, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has called upon its trusted and indebted partner Pakistan for support in so-called ‘Operation Decisive Storm’. There has been much speculation over the last few days as to what sort of support Islamabad is considering on providing Riyadh, with … Continue reading