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From TheJournal.ie The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years Destroyed By ISIS

The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years

“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”

From TheJournal.ie The wish of a 12-year-old boy: 'I want to see the last bullet fired even if it's into my body' War

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: 'I want to see the last bullet fired even if it's into my body'

An incredibly powerful rap video from eight Syrian children about their plight – and wishes for the future.

From TheJournal.ie Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom Jumpei Yasuda

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

From TheJournal.ie Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria Putin's Orders

Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria

The Russian airbase in the country is preparing after an order from Putin.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know if my child's been buried' - Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings Conflict

'I don't know if my child's been buried' - Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he ran to take refuge has no idea where the boy’s body is.

From TheJournal.ie This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan The Cost Of War

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu's new PR director: 'John Kerry has the mental age of a 12-year-old' Israel

Netanyahu's new PR director: 'John Kerry has the mental age of a 12-year-old'

It is reported that Netanyahu described the comments as unacceptable.

From TheJournal.ie Beautiful and heartbreaking: Families reunited for brief moments after 60 years The Koreas

Beautiful and heartbreaking: Families reunited for brief moments after 60 years

North and South Korea will hold another 3-day session of reunions, starting today.

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war Third Intifada

Israel kills six Palestinians as Hamas leader declares new war

The deaths come after several Israelis were stabbed earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Female combatants made 'cook, cleaning and pleasure their seniors' India

Female combatants made 'cook, cleaning and pleasure their seniors'

The life of the Indian woman captured by Maoist rebels.

From TheJournal.ie How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda This Means War

How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda

South Korea has been blasting pop music and news from the outside world across the border.

From TheJournal.ie Abandoned dead bodies are a horrible but very real problem of war Yemen
From The42 David de Gea 'shocked' by Man United omission Conflict

David de Gea 'shocked' by Man United omission

Reports suggest the goalkeeper’s camp insist he never refused to play for the club.

From TheJournal.ie These men tried to launch a new party ... but anti-racism protesters gate-crashed their event Turfed Out

These men tried to launch a new party ... but anti-racism protesters gate-crashed their event

Demonstrators made themselves heard at the launch of Ireland’s newest political party.

From TheJournal.ie Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen Conflict

Bombed, embargoed, displaced - life inside war-torn Yemen

Over a million Yemenis have been displaced as a result of ongoing conflict.

From TheJournal.ie "An onslaught, not a conflict": One year on, Dr Mads Gilbert on operating under siege in Gaza Night In Gaza

"An onslaught, not a conflict": One year on, Dr Mads Gilbert on operating under siege in Gaza

“I don’t want to be muted. I want to speak up…”

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis recognises Palestinian statehood, and Israel isn't pleased Conflict

Pope Francis recognises Palestinian statehood, and Israel isn't pleased

Israel said this development does not further the peace process.

From TheJournal.ie This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria Conflict

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iran needs the ISIS threat to stay – here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie Victims lying in pools of blood after deadly Islamic State suicide attack Afghanistan

Victims lying in pools of blood after deadly Islamic State suicide attack

More than 100 people were wounded.

From TheJournal.ie At least 77 children killed in the past 14 days Yemen

At least 77 children killed in the past 14 days

Over 100,000 people have left their homes in Yemen in search of safer places to stay.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizen evacuated from Yemen with the help of China Rebels

Irish citizen evacuated from Yemen with the help of China

225 people from ten different countries were evacuated.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria Four Years On

Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria

More than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care? Deaths And Destruction

Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?

The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State Sydney

Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State

Authorities said the boys were radicalised over the Internet and their parents were shocked.

From TheJournal.ie You'll be seeing billboards and bus ads about the State of Palestine from today Dublin

You'll be seeing billboards and bus ads about the State of Palestine from today

TDs from four main parties have supported the action.

From TheJournal.ie 'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together Ukraine

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of... Putin The Boot In

The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.

From TheJournal.ie More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014 Four Years On This post contains videos

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank Conflict

Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country Conflict

Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country

This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.

From TheJournal.ie British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists Be Vigilant

British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists

The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie 'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun' Hunger

'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun'

Irish aid agencies are warning that the conflict could cause a famine by early next year.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

From TheJournal.ie 41 children killed in Syria school bombings Conflict

41 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

From TheJournal.ie Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine Conflict

Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine

Several more people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group? Islamic State

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer Conflict

A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer

Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds Conflict

Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds

The situation in Gaza needs someone who can broker peace – someone who has the energy not to take no for an answer;

From TheJournal.ie New study says Ireland has the second highest per capita jihadist rate Jihad

New study says Ireland has the second highest per capita jihadist rate

However only around 25 to 30 individuals have flown out from Ireland to join the conflict in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border Spectrum Of Violence

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.