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Mobile security: Going mainstream?

Spotted in the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport earlier this afternoon on a rolling electronic screen, between a car insurance and perfume advertisement (click for larger image).

A Very Bloody Week in Iraq. And It’s Only Thursday.

It hasn’t quite made the top of the news here in the United States, but Iraq is in the midst of a very violent week.  On Tuesday, at least 49 people were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a line of police recruits in Tikrit.  Yesterday, a suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed 15 people in Diyala. They were also lined up a recruiting station for security forces.

Two Days After ICC Genocide Warrant, Aid Workers Expelled from Darfur

I interview a representative from the International Organization for Migration, a key humanitarian group that saw two staffers expelled from Sudan.

The last time the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, in March 2009, Khartoum responded in kind by expelling several aid workers and organizations from Darfur.

What Changes with the Bashir Genocide Warrant and What Stays the Same

The ICC yesterday issued an arrest warrant for the crime of genocide for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.

The International Criminal Court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for the crime of genocide for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.  Now, you might be asking yourself: "wasn't he already under indictment." The answer is yes.

Bombings in Kampala, Uganda

Kampala, Uganda became the target of twin bombings as crowds gathered to watch the World Cup earlier today. If, indeed, al-Shabaab are behind the attack, this would be a major step towards the internationalization of the Somali civil war.

Security Council Takes Action on Sinking of South Korean Navy Ship

The Security Council just passed a "presidential statement" condemning an attack that sunk the South Korean naval ship The Cheonan, killing 46 seamen.

The Security Council just passed a "presidential statement" condemning an attack that sunk the South Korean naval ship The Cheonan, killing 46 seamen.  To secure the support of China, though, the statement did not directly lay blame on North Korea for the incident.  From the UN News Service:

Nine Countries and the EU "Dismayed" By Blockade of UN Office in Sri Lanka

Hot off the presses, ten embassies in Colombo issue a joint statement on the protests that forced the UN to close it's offices in Sri Lanka yesterday. Overall, it's pretty weak sauce.

Hot off the presses, ten embassies in Colombo issue a joint statement on the protests that forced the UN to close it's offices in Sri Lanka. 
STATEMENT BY HEADS OF MISSION OF GERMANY, UK, US, FRANCE, ITALY, SWITZERLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, ROMANIA, NORWAY AND THE EU DELEGATION

The Somali Pirates' Business Model

A new UN report gives a concise explanation of how Somali pirates calculate their overhead and declare dividends for their investors.


 

Are Groups like the LRA Really Spreading Across Africa?

In a Foreign Policy piece, Jeffrey Gettleman argues that roving militias are sweeping across the continent. I'm not so sure.

In a Foreign Policy feature, Jeffrey Gettleman describes the kind of roving banditry practiced by the LRA and in Eastern Congo as "Africa's un-Wars."

Tony Lake Picked as UNICEF Chief

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Anthony Lake is named next head of the United Nations Children and Eduction Fund.

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appointed President Bill Clinton's former National Security Adviser and Obama confidant Anthony Lake to be the next head of UNICEF. Josh Rogin reported a few weeks back that the Obama administration had nominated Anthony Lake for the spot.

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