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Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
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Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

Sat 8:10 AM 18,250 Views 12 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

Rare cooperation between Russia and US sees cross-border aid to Syria continue
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Rare cooperation between Russia and US sees cross-border aid to Syria continue

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:24 PM 7,818 Views 4 Comments

The approved text is an amalgam of two drafts – one proposed by Ireland and Norway, and another by Russia.

UN Council pushes back vote on extending aid to Syria
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UN Council pushes back vote on extending aid to Syria

Jul 7th 2021, 11:02 PM 6,822 Views 3 Comments

Ireland is in favour of keeping open a border-crossing that allows aid into Syria’s north west.

Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria
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Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria

Jul 6th 2021, 10:30 PM 7,555 Views 5 Comments

A border crossing that aid passes through is due to close this week.

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
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Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households

Jul 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 10,841 Views 23 Comments

Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups
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Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

Jun 28th 2021, 7:22 AM 16,059 Views 20 Comments

A monitor said the strikes killed at least five militia fighters.

EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders
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EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders

Jun 25th 2021, 1:29 PM 8,070 Views 11 Comments

The EU will hand over the funds to help the Turks look after the influx of people fleeing the Syrian conflict.

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
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A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 15,928 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power
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War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power

May 26th 2021, 7:21 AM 10,401 Views 17 Comments

In the last multi-candidate poll in 2014, Bashar al-Assad took 88% of the vote.

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
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Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,901 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war
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Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war

Mar 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 5,596 Views 7 Comments

A popular uprising turned into a civil war with world powers backing different sides.

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
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Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,673 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

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 30,054 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 35,375 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 18,296 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 7,993 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 11,694 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 14,976 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 14,974 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 40,740 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 10,371 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 64,425 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 23,452 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 23,498 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 33,881 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 12,729 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 12,778 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 18,972 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 16,199 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 10,792 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 20,539 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 26,309 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 47,176 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 4,236 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 8,333 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 19,830 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 25,188 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 12,693 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 42,164 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 7,570 Views 28 Comments

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

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