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From TheJournal.ie 125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria Damascus

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria

They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions' Norma Costello

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation' Lebanon

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer

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

From TheJournal.ie Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters The War In Syria

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules Shamima Begum

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion Tablets

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion

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

From TheJournal.ie Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani World Refugee Day 2020

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

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

From TheJournal.ie World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border Syria Civil War

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

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

From TheJournal.ie At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria Idlib

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria Idlib

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school Sarmeen

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters Tensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport Refugees

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours Lisa Smith

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

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

From The42 World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria Out The Gap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

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

From TheJournal.ie British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey James Le Mesurier

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

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

From TheJournal.ie Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid Islamic State

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire White House

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

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

From TheJournal.ie Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria Foreign Powers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids' Cease Fire

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says Ceasefire

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire Syria

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

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

From The42 Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration Support

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion Deployed

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

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

From TheJournal.ie Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say Escaped

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive Kurds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU Syria

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

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

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