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

Mar 15th 2014, 9:15 AM 4,785 Views 29 Comments

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.

“A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage
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“A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage

Mar 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,440 Views 25 Comments

Over a million children have fled the country since the start of the conflict three years ago.

Michael Carrick's wife took to Twitter to defend her husband against Roy Keane
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Michael Carrick's wife took to Twitter to defend her husband against Roy Keane

Feb 25th 2014, 10:45 PM 22,475 Views 32 Comments

Keano wasn’t impressed with the man who took his No 16 shirt.

Both sides in Syrian dispute told: 'Spend some time apart'
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Both sides in Syrian dispute told: 'Spend some time apart'

Feb 15th 2014, 1:36 PM 3,847 Views 12 Comments

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

Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?
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Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?

Feb 8th 2014, 9:45 AM 7,890 Views 124 Comments

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

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs
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Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

Feb 7th 2014, 9:12 PM 4,283 Views 6 Comments

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

Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war
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Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war

Jan 29th 2014, 11:03 AM 7,484 Views 26 Comments

“It is a revolution”, a former president warned the country’s parliament today, as they prepare to debate an amnesty for jailed protesters.

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict
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Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:11 PM 4,324 Views 6 Comments

The United Nations has said it is investigating widespread reports of atrocities and war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and summary executions.

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall
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Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

Jan 4th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,601 Views 5 Comments

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF
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At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

Jan 2nd 2014, 12:37 PM 14,293 Views 47 Comments

The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.

Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war
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Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:50 AM 4,601 Views 16 Comments

The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report
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Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report

Dec 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 12,650 Views 34 Comments

Syria has been struck by a severe snowstorm that has seen a number of people die from the cold.

Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks
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Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks

Nov 11th 2013, 8:29 AM 2,540 Views 13 Comments

The Syrian National Coalition have set out a number of conditions for their participation, however, and say Bashar al Assad can have “no role” in any transitional government.

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later
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Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Nov 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,869 Views 12 Comments

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle
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Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle

Nov 6th 2013, 7:39 PM 10,660 Views 41 Comments

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011
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Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

Nov 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 17,538 Views 47 Comments

Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.

Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain
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Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain

Nov 2nd 2013, 3:29 PM 13,074 Views 94 Comments

Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times.

RDS dog-fight sparks war of words between O'Connor and Lam
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RDS dog-fight sparks war of words between O'Connor and Lam

Oct 26th 2013, 9:46 PM 10,917 Views 33 Comments

Kieran Marmion scored an opportunistic first half try but was one of two Connacht players yellow card as Leinster snatched a win.

Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help
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Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help

Oct 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 22 Views 2 Comments

The civil war in Syria has killed and injured innumerable people, many of them innocent civilians. We are trying to help survivors repair the damage to their bodies – and to their minds, writes Jane-Ann McKenna.

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year
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Syrian children return to school for first time in a year

Oct 1st 2013, 10:23 PM 5,050 Views 14 Comments

Children in the rural village of Madaya went back to school last week. Here are the first photos of them in class, playing football and making do.

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
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War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Sep 26th 2013, 3:59 PM 3,566 Views 19 Comments

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

Syria war has reached stalemate
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Syria war has reached stalemate

Sep 20th 2013, 10:31 AM 3,137 Views 32 Comments

Neither side can win, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.

FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US
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FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US

Sep 1st 2013, 8:08 AM 4,809 Views 62 Comments

The New York Times reports the sharpened scrutiny, citing current US officials.

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act
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President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act

Aug 30th 2013, 10:52 PM 8,572 Views 168 Comments

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”

John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons
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John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons

Aug 26th 2013, 11:08 PM 9,334 Views 251 Comments

The US Secretary of State said the “indiscriminate slaughter” by chemical weapons was inexcusable and undeniable.

Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack
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Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack

Aug 21st 2013, 6:55 PM 8,456 Views 156 Comments

Pro-opposition groups say that government forces used a “poisonous gas” in an attack earlier today but the government says the reports are “totally false”.

Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'
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Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'

Aug 1st 2013, 10:57 AM 7,682 Views 88 Comments

“It is repulsive that the Assad regime would use this to gloss over the brutality and suffering it’s causing”.

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary
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Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

Jul 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 15,891 Views 74 Comments

The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.

G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution
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G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution

Jun 18th 2013, 12:39 PM 2,486 Views 5 Comments

World leaders are attempting to hammer out a joint communique that is agreeable for Russia and the US who differ on the Syrian conflict.

Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch
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Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch

Jun 1st 2013, 5:30 PM 10,097 Views 29 Comments

The world’s largest brick-built arch has survived for more than 1,400 years – but it has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...
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Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

Jun 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 11,906 Views 5 Comments

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

Real Madrid cancel today's press conference as tensions grow
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Real Madrid cancel today's press conference as tensions grow

May 10th 2013, 9:13 AM 3,789 Views 1 Comment

Following another explosive press conference before the midweek game against Malaga, the club are desperate to ease tensions at the Bernabeu.

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'
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Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Apr 30th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,374 Views 49 Comments

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
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Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Apr 4th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,094 Views 39 Comments

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack
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Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack

Mar 22nd 2013, 9:50 AM 4,140 Views 34 Comments

The statement was made after a suicide bomb at the Iman Mosque in Damascus.

Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost, says UN
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Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost, says UN

Mar 12th 2013, 2:00 PM 3,769 Views 26 Comments

Two years to the day since the conflict began, the UN says there’s a generation of children who have known only fighting.

There are now one million Syrian refugees
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There are now one million Syrian refugees

Mar 6th 2013, 7:51 AM 2,313 Views 14 Comments

“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.

Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition
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Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition

Feb 3rd 2013, 9:26 AM 4,363 Views 10 Comments

The development brings with it a glimmer of hope for the end of the bloody conflict.

Tánaiste calls for Syrian crisis to be referred to International Criminal Court
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Tánaiste calls for Syrian crisis to be referred to International Criminal Court

Jan 10th 2013, 8:21 PM 3,489 Views 44 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has joined three other Foreign Ministers to pen an opinion piece, published by CNN.

Man arrested in Sussex over Nepal Civil War torture claims
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Man arrested in Sussex over Nepal Civil War torture claims

Jan 3rd 2013, 8:56 PM 5,192 Views 1 Comment

The landmark case is being watched closely by human rights activists in Nepal.