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Somalia’s US-funded intelligence agency
used children as spies. Kenya will
close all its refugee camps, displacing about 600,000 people. Rwanda is aiding Burundi’s rebels and North Korea is arming Congolese troops,
according to an independent panel reporting the Security Council. Two former Rwandan mayors
went on trial in Paris for their part in the 1994 genocide. How to
rebuild Nigeria after Boko Haram. Babies and children are
dying in Nigerian military detention.
In photos: Adriane Ohanesian journeys into Darfur’s rebel-held mountains. Senegal and the US
signed a defense cooperation agreement. Libya
faces further fragmentation. Africa
confronts its worst drought in half a century. Violence
grows in Turkey’s southeast. Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Amine Bedreddine, a
key target for Israelnicknamed the “untraceable ghost,” was killed in a large explosion near the Damascus airport. From some vantage points, the US seems to have
abandoned the idea of going after Assad in Syria. A Red Cross aid convoy was
denied access to the Syrian city of Darayya. Three Spanish journalists
kidnapped in Syria were freed A
power struggle between the Kurdish peshmerga and the Iraqi forces is impeding efforts to retake Mosul.
Long read: Everything you ever wanted to know about how the Islamic State uses the internet. (Like an alphabet app for kids!) Islamic State car bombings
killed at least 90 people in Baghdad. The Chilcot report, a long-awaited British inquiry into the Iraq war, will be
published July 6. The US
does not know what to do with captured Islamic State fighters. Saudi Arabia
closed hajj to the Iranians after a year of deep tension. Yemenis are
scarred by war and skeptical of talks of peace. Russia
delivered its S-300 missile defense system to Iran. The Islamic State’s radio broadcasts in Afghanistan
return to the airwaves. A car bomb in Nangarhar province
killed at least 11 people.
Long read: Mohammed Gulab saved former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in Afghanistan in 2005. He and his family paid a steep price. Now, his version of events does not match up with Luttrell’s Lone Survivor retelling. Pakistani clerics issued a
fatwa against the Islamic State. Azerbaijan
accused Armenia of using white phosphorus in Nagorno-Karabakh. The US
switched on a missile shield in Romania, to Russia’s displeasure.
Infographic: Laying out the planned European missile defense system. Ukraine and Russia
agreed to demilitarized zones and other security measures. A “
quarter century of shrinking the Bundeswehr is over,” as Germany plans to expand its military in response to Russia. France plans to
establish a series of de-radicalization centers. A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission
said he believes there was evidence of Saudi government involvement in a support network for the hijackers. Khalid Sheikh Muhammad’s lawyers called for the judge and prosecutor in his trial to step down, alleging
destruction of evidence favorable to the defense. A legal challenge may
allow the UN special rapporteur on torture into Guantánamo’s highly restrictive Camp 7. The US is
calling on countries to authorize their United Nations peacekeeping troops to use force to protect civilians. When Air Force General Lori J. Robinson assumes control of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Northern Command today, she will be
the first woman to head a top-tier U.S. warfighting command.