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125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria
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125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria

Oct 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 29,886 Views 38 Comments

They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.

Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions'
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Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions'

Aug 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 35,071 Views 43 Comments

There is a sad irony in how wealthy western states have farmed out a security and immigration problem to the Kurds, writes Norma Costello.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
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Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,236 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer
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Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 7,959 Views 3 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters
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Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters

Jul 21st 2020, 9:34 AM 11,673 Views 38 Comments

A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.

Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules
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Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules

Jul 16th 2020, 1:11 PM 14,948 Views 22 Comments

Former home secretary Sajid Javid had revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds.

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians
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After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians

Jul 12th 2020, 8:01 AM 14,950 Views 7 Comments

After a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium, the cross-border aid plan was approved.

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion
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Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion

Jul 1st 2020, 11:26 AM 40,676 Views 25 Comments

Around 84 million Captagon tablets were seized at the port of Salerno.

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
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Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,316 Views 1 Comment

Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
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World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,359 Views 51 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
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'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,345 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
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'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,441 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
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Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,485 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border
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Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:00 PM 12,708 Views 76 Comments

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
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At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

Mar 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 12,766 Views 30 Comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
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UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

Feb 28th 2020, 9:32 PM 18,964 Views 24 Comments

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
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'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Jan 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,834 Views 40 Comments

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school
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Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Jan 1st 2020, 3:31 PM 10,785 Views 16 Comments

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
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Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,531 Views 19 Comments

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport
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Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

Dec 30th 2019, 3:51 PM 26,280 Views 162 Comments

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours
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Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:48 AM 47,148 Views 137 Comments

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria
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World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Nov 14th 2019, 6:15 PM 4,232 Views 0 Comments

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack
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Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Nov 12th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,291 Views 34 Comments

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey
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British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Nov 11th 2019, 1:14 PM 19,824 Views 41 Comments

The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.

Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium
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Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium

Oct 30th 2019, 4:33 PM 25,177 Views 0 Comments

The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 27th 2019, 7:55 PM 12,671 Views 0 Comments

The death of Isis leader al-Baghdadi, tense relations between the DUP and Irish government, and the Dublin City Marathon had everyone talking today.

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
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Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,125 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire
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US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Oct 23rd 2019, 5:15 PM 7,559 Views 28 Comments

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria
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Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 11,836 Views 27 Comments

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
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Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

Oct 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 9,167 Views 20 Comments

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'
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Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

Oct 18th 2019, 7:15 AM 17,662 Views 47 Comments

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says
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Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

Oct 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 6,133 Views 31 Comments

Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire
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'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire

Oct 17th 2019, 7:25 AM 8,915 Views 24 Comments

Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration
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Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

Oct 15th 2019, 5:44 PM 11,802 Views 12 Comments

Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds
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Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

Oct 15th 2019, 7:07 AM 29,225 Views 23 Comments

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
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EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Oct 14th 2019, 10:17 PM 9,997 Views 44 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion
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Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

Oct 14th 2019, 7:02 AM 11,836 Views 26 Comments

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say
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Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

Oct 13th 2019, 12:01 PM 10,912 Views 35 Comments

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive
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Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Oct 12th 2019, 7:57 PM 14,222 Views 36 Comments

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU
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Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 10:22 PM 21,581 Views 48 Comments

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

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