10th July

  • Egypt ramps up the campaign against militants in Sinai, while threateningjournalists over coverage.
  • Four dozen were killed in a pair of bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos and a bomb and gun attack in northern Nigeria killed 25 –– just two of many recent deadly Boko Haram attacks on civilians. Nigeria says it has arrested the suspected mastermind of those two attacks.
  • Ali Ag Wadossene, an operational leader for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed by French special forces.
  • Clashes in the Algerian town of Ghardais between Arab and Amazigh populations left 22 dead.
  • Tunisia plans to erect a wall along part of its border with Libya to keep out militants.
  • Moussa Dadis Camara, the former military leader of Guinea, has been indictedover his role in a 2009 stadium massacre in the capital which killed 157 people.
  • There was little to celebrate in South Sudan on Thursday as the new countrymarked the four year anniversary of its existence.
  • UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is pushing for an arms embargo on South Sudan.
  • A July 6 drone strike reportedly killed the deputy emir for the Islamic State’s Khorasan province.
  • A weekend video from the Islamic State showed the execution of 25 Syrian soldiers (teens and adolescent kids were the executors) in the ancient Roman ruins of Palmyra.
  • The Syrian government and Hezbollah continue an offensive to strengthen routes between Lebanon and Syria.
  • Two months ago the Belgian government conducted an operation to bring 240 refugees to safety from Aleppo.
  • The number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries has passed the 4 million mark.
  • Yemen has told the UN it will agree to a conditional truce.
  • On Monday, airstrikes and ground combat killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen.
  • New Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Qassam al-Raymi made his first speech after assuming command, calling for attacks against the US.
  • Israel says two Israeli citizens are being held by Hamas in Gaza.
  • A year after the latest war: Gaza then and now.
  • An Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally bombed eastern Baghdad, killing eight because of a reported technical failure.
  • 24 suspected Islamic State militants were sentenced to death in Iraq for their role in last year’s Camp Speicher massacre.
  • BuzzFeed’s Azmat Khan investigates the US government’s empty claims about progress on education in Afghanistan.
  • The first (official) peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul concludedwith an agreement to meet again.
  • Warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and his Hezb-e-Islami insurgent group havebacked  the Islamic State’s expansion in Afghanistan.
  • Two suspected militants and one soldier were killed in a gun battle in Kashmir.
  • Nuclear talks with Iran moved beyond the extended deadline of Tuesday, but officials remain optimistic.
  • The IAEA and Western intelligence services have sophisticated technology lined up to keep Iran in check.
  • Islamic battalions, made up largely of Chechen fighters, throw themselves into Ukraine’s fight against Russian-backed separatists.
  • Human rights workers put together an interactive map of hate crimes in Moscow.
  • Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot held in Russia, will be tried without a jury.
  • Saudi Arabia signed a commitment to investing $10 billion in Russia.
  • The warming of relations between Vietnam and the United States has been unpredictably fast, and veterans on both sides are part of making it happen.
  • This month marks the 20 year anniversary of the massacre of 8000 men and boys at Srebrenica and the debate over whether or not to call it genocide still slogs on (most recently: Russia’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling Srebrenica a genocide). Here are the faces of the dead.
  • Britain marked the somber 10 year anniversary of the 7/7 attacks in London, when four suicide bombings on the underground and bus system killed 52.
  • New evidence comes out about the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s shoot to kill methods/policy during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
  • A thief or thieves stole 200 detonators, grenades and explosives from a French munitions facility.
  • A Utah judge awarded a $134 million judgment in a suit brought on the behalf of two US soldiers against Canadian citizen and former Guantánamo inmate Omar Khadr.
  • The Somali-American community in Minnesota grapples with the complexities of radicalization, calling for newer and humaner approaches.
  • Iraq war vet and author Brian Castner on having an opera made out of his combat memoir.
  • White supremacists forge online connections through websites and discussion forums.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers filed a preliminary motion for a new trial

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