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Syria

# syria - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda? 20 Years On

20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?

The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?

# syria - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria Defence Forces

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria

A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.

# syria - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan Distraction

Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan

“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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

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.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has shot down a Syrian war plane Downed

Turkey has shot down a Syrian war plane

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

From TheJournal.ie 940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year Sanctuary

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Dead bodies shown on State TV as Syrian army capures rebel stronghold Clashes

Dead bodies shown on State TV as Syrian army capures rebel stronghold

State television broadcast images of dead fighters and said the army was targeting ‘groups of terrorists’.

# syria - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

That edge-of-seat Six Nations victory is dominating the headlines. There were also startling new developments in the search for flight MH370.

From TheJournal.ie Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict Refugees This post contains images

Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict

He is one of the 2.5 million who have fled the country.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats Three Years On

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria’s bloody civil war continues Syria This post contains images

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria’s bloody civil war continues

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

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland Three Years On

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

# syria - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage In Their Own Words

“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

From TheJournal.ie Some Syrians are ‘eating cats and dogs’ to survive Syria

Some Syrians are ‘eating cats and dogs’ to survive

Colm O’Gorman described the citizens of Yarmouk as “being treated like pawns in a deadly game”.

# syria - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This video of a fictional civil war in the West is the daily reality for children in Syria 3rd Anniversary

This video of a fictional civil war in the West is the daily reality for children in Syria

The striking clip brings home the effect the conflict is having on children.

# syria - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria? Tough Enough This post contains images

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?

Ireland’s 44 Infantry Group are heading to the Golan Heights in March.

# syria - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Latest round of Irish humanitarian funding for Syrian crisis announced Aid

Latest round of Irish humanitarian funding for Syrian crisis announced

€5.3 million has been approved, out of a total of €12 million this year.

# syria - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Both sides in Syrian dispute told: ‘Spend some time apart’ Civil War

Both sides in Syrian dispute told: ‘Spend some time apart’

Talks in Geneva have ended with no agreement and no date for a third round of negotiations set.

# syria - Monday 10 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore Talks

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are Syria’s rebels? Who's Who Guide

Explainer: Who are Syria’s rebels?

Many of the groups are now led by Islamist groups and some have al Qaeda ties.

# syria - Friday 7 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs Civil War

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.

# syria - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí monitoring potential radicalisation of Irish residents in Syrian conflict Taking Up Arms

Gardaí monitoring potential radicalisation of Irish residents in Syrian conflict

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

From TheJournal.ie Al Qaeda has ‘put down roots’ in Lebanon – a gateway to strike at Israel Middle East

Al Qaeda has ‘put down roots’ in Lebanon – a gateway to strike at Israel

The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year In Need

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year

The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.

# syria - Friday 31 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost 2,000 people have died since the start of the Syria talks — NGO No Peace

Almost 2,000 people have died since the start of the Syria talks — NGO

The alarming estimate comes as a government and opposition negotiators wrap up talks in Switzerland today.

# syria - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva Press Pit

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

From TheJournal.ie Dictatorship to democracy: Syrian opposition wants Assad to leave power Peace Talks

Dictatorship to democracy: Syrian opposition wants Assad to leave power

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

From TheJournal.ie No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs Syria

No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.

# syria - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Despite walk-out threats, Syria foes set to meet face-to-face Conflict

Despite walk-out threats, Syria foes set to meet face-to-face

The delegations were due to meet yesterday, brought together by the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl’: Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel Syria

‘Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl’: Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# syria - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your Friday…

From TheJournal.ie Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today Let's Talk

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today

Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.

# syria - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet No Peace

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

# syria - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Can new peace negotiations end Syria’s three-year nightmare? Opinion

Column: Can new peace negotiations end Syria’s three-year nightmare?

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions Syria

War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions

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

From TheJournal.ie UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren’t going to go anyway Peace Talks

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren’t going to go anyway

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s difficult to explain the conflict to my children’ — Assad Syria

‘It’s difficult to explain the conflict to my children’ — Assad

The Syrian president has said in a new interview that war has forced his children to “grow up too early and mature much faster”.

From TheJournal.ie Iran “must support transition” in order to attend Syria talks Geneva II

Iran “must support transition” in order to attend Syria talks

The main Syrian opposition has warned it will not attend this week’s talks if Iranian government representatives show up.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your Monday…

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