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From TheJournal.ie UK police enlisting Muslim women to help stop young people going to Syria Conflict

UK police enlisting Muslim women to help stop young people going to Syria

Police will hold meetings across Britain today with women from different community groups and government officials involved in preventing extremism.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage Emergency

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us Irish Soldiers

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire' Ukraine

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

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?

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 Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

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.

From TheJournal.ie EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has "no control" over militias Crimea

EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has "no control" over militias

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile Tensions

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile

It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.

From TheJournal.ie Ousted Ukrainian president asked Russia to deploy troops, security council hears Crimea

Ousted Ukrainian president asked Russia to deploy troops, security council hears

It comes amid a warning from the US President that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die' Conflict

'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die'

“Women suffer a lot here. But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive,” says on widowed woman in Thailand.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict Civil War

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

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

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 Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday

The one-time firebrand preacher and former DUP leader also said the gerrymandering and discrimination that existed in Northern Ireland was wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens Ruling

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

From TheJournal.ie UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from 'broken futures' No Lost Generation

UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from 'broken futures'

A new campaign being run by UNICEF, called No Lost Generation, aims to bring the world’s attention to Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall Civil War

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

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

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria Syria

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

From TheJournal.ie UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan South Sudan

UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan

Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words Opinion

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words

The UN Refugee Convention was born of the horrors of war – horrifying conflicts that tore Europe apart and left millions dead. How have we forgotten that so quickly?

From TheJournal.ie UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis Syrian War

UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East is expected to double next year to over four million.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past Debate

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

The Sinn Féin leader has accused other political parties of “contrived outrage” following his controversial comments about the Smithwick Tribunal report.

From TheJournal.ie France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic Conflict

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic

President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.

Residents throw 's**t bombs' at Chinese grannies for dancing in public

‘Old people haven’t gone bad, it’s bad people who have gotten old.’

From TheJournal.ie France to deploy 1,000 troops to Central African Republic as situation worsens Conflict

France to deploy 1,000 troops to Central African Republic as situation worsens

The Prime Minister of Central African Republic said “serious war crimes” are being committed in his country.

From TheJournal.ie Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive Syria

Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive

The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon” Opinion

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priest follows Dalai Lama in being honoured for peace work Awards

Irish priest follows Dalai Lama in being honoured for peace work

Fr Patrick Devine was awarded the 2013 International Caring Award for setting up the Shalom Centre.

From TheJournal.ie More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber Syria

More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.

From TheJournal.ie Syria war has reached stalemate Syria

Syria war has reached stalemate

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

From TheJournal.ie Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion Syria

Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion

The Syrian President made his remarks in an interview with Fox News, telling the network that Syria is not gripped by a civil war.

From TheJournal.ie US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims Syria

US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims

The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie EU ministers believe Assad was responsible for Syria chemical attack Conflict

EU ministers believe Assad was responsible for Syria chemical attack

The group of EU foreign ministers have pointed the finger of blame for the alleged murders on the Assad regime.

From TheJournal.ie Drumroll, please... The top ten "most liveable cities" in the world have been named Where In The World

Drumroll, please... The top ten "most liveable cities" in the world have been named

Statistically, it’s unlikely you live in any of them.