# syria - Monday 7 April, 2014
The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?
# syria - Monday 31 March, 2014
A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.
# syria - Saturday 29 March, 2014
“When I first came here, children were using the language of war… tanks, bullets and bombs. But that has changed now. To me, this is an achievement.”
# syria - Sunday 23 March, 2014
Everyone’s been talking about the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty, Phil Hogan’s spat with Micheál Martin, and the grisly ‘House of Horror’ discovery in Nigeria.
The Turkish Prime Minister has congratulated the military, and warned of a “heavy” response if the country’s airspace is violated.
# syria - Friday 21 March, 2014
The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.
# syria - Sunday 16 March, 2014
State television broadcast images of dead fighters and said the army was targeting ‘groups of terrorists’.
# syria - Saturday 15 March, 2014
That edge-of-seat Six Nations victory is dominating the headlines. There were also startling new developments in the search for flight MH370.
He is one of the 2.5 million who have fled the country.
The Syrian conflict is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. After three years of conflict, basic services like healthcare are completely collapsing, writes Peter Power of UNICEF.
The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.
# syria - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.
# syria - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
“A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage
Over a million children have fled the country since the start of the conflict three years ago.
# syria - Monday 10 March, 2014
Colm O’Gorman described the citizens of Yarmouk as “being treated like pawns in a deadly game”.
# syria - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The striking clip brings home the effect the conflict is having on children.
# syria - Saturday 22 February, 2014
Ireland’s 44 Infantry Group are heading to the Golan Heights in March.
# syria - Sunday 16 February, 2014
€5.3 million has been approved, out of a total of €12 million this year.
# syria - Saturday 15 February, 2014
Talks in Geneva have ended with no agreement and no date for a third round of negotiations set.
# syria - Monday 10 February, 2014
The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.
# syria - Saturday 8 February, 2014
Many of the groups are now led by Islamist groups and some have al Qaeda ties.
# syria - Friday 7 February, 2014
A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.
# syria - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
The Minister for Justice revealed this morning that as many as 30 Irish residents have travelled to take part in the armed conflict.
# syria - Saturday 1 February, 2014
The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.
The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.
# syria - Friday 31 January, 2014
The alarming estimate comes as a government and opposition negotiators wrap up talks in Switzerland today.
# syria - Monday 27 January, 2014
UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.
Opposition forces wants a transitional government to be formed, but Assad’s regime says his role in not up for debate.
# syria - Sunday 26 January, 2014
UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.
# syria - Saturday 25 January, 2014
The delegations were due to meet yesterday, brought together by the United Nations.
Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…
# syria - Friday 24 January, 2014
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Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.
# syria - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.
# syria - Tuesday 21 January, 2014
For the first time, tomorrow representatives of Bashar Al Assad will meet with the western-backed opposition for talks. This presents an historic opportunity to end a war that threatens to engulf the wider Middle East in conflict, writes Maurice McQuillan.
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The report by three former war crimes prosecutors, based on thousands of photos smuggled out of the country, accuses Syria of large-scale killing and torture. (Note: graphic content).
# syria - Monday 20 January, 2014
A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.
The Syrian president has said in a new interview that war has forced his children to “grow up too early and mature much faster”.
The main Syrian opposition has warned it will not attend this week’s talks if Iranian government representatives show up.
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