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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 6,134 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 11,827 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 29,242 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 10,000 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 11,837 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 10,919 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 14,274 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 21,650 Views 48 Comments

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

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria?
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Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria?

Oct 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 821,557 Views 64 Comments

France has said the EU is to consider the action.

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria
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'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria

Oct 11th 2019, 8:14 AM 25,907 Views 77 Comments

The US President is seeking to use an impeachment probe against him as a weapon on the campaign trail.

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria
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First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Oct 11th 2019, 8:01 AM 8,866 Views 11 Comments

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?
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Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

Oct 10th 2019, 1:02 PM 28,147 Views 49 Comments

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody
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British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

Oct 10th 2019, 7:46 AM 17,105 Views 27 Comments

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'
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Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

Oct 10th 2019, 7:08 AM 34,262 Views 79 Comments

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
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'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 38,008 Views 46 Comments

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria
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Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

Oct 7th 2019, 6:12 PM 45,205 Views 105 Comments

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria
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In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

Oct 7th 2019, 7:53 AM 21,466 Views 41 Comments

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar
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Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Jul 26th 2019, 10:21 PM 12,803 Views 23 Comments

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home
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Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

Jul 19th 2019, 5:07 PM 30,597 Views 48 Comments

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland
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Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Updated Jul 18th 2019, 11:35 AM 34,286 Views 147 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland
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Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

Jul 5th 2019, 10:40 AM 42,947 Views 143 Comments

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

Gibraltar detains supertanker suspected of delivering oil to Syria
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Gibraltar detains supertanker suspected of delivering oil to Syria

Jul 4th 2019, 10:51 AM 12,926 Views 22 Comments

European Union sanctions against Syria have been in force since late 2011.

Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court
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Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court

Jun 21st 2019, 5:42 PM 55,897 Views 50 Comments

In September 2015, they sent the funds via an intermediary in Lebanon who was nominated by their son, nicknamed Jihadi Jack.

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory
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Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

May 31st 2019, 11:02 AM 46,538 Views 51 Comments

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty
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US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty

Apr 25th 2019, 10:56 PM 13,658 Views 83 Comments

Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.

'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal
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'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal

Apr 9th 2019, 4:44 PM 35,574 Views 37 Comments

The discrimination case was taken before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening
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After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

Apr 7th 2019, 1:56 PM 12,153 Views 20 Comments

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

Syrian national on garda terror watchlist flees Ireland after hammer attack
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Syrian national on garda terror watchlist flees Ireland after hammer attack

Apr 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 87,342 Views 82 Comments

The man is considered an extremist by gardaí and local Muslims.

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay
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'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

Apr 3rd 2019, 7:59 PM 46,540 Views 34 Comments

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance
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'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance

Apr 2nd 2019, 9:24 AM 37,475 Views 102 Comments

Shamima Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry Islamic State fighters in Syria in 2015.

Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State
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Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State

Mar 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,149 Views 55 Comments

The Irish government has said citizens have the right to return home, but fighters face the possibility of prosecution.

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child
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Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

Mar 26th 2019, 5:47 PM 26,645 Views 164 Comments

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
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Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Mar 25th 2019, 5:36 PM 10,692 Views 69 Comments

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home
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Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home

Updated Mar 25th 2019, 1:30 PM 70,089 Views 157 Comments

The Dundalk woman told CNN she didn’t know whether or not she’d be imprisoned upon her return to Ireland.

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope
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Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

Mar 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 7,390 Views 9 Comments

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces
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Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:33 AM 12,233 Views 38 Comments

Fighters from the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance raised their yellow flag in Baghouz early today.

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?
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Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

Mar 13th 2019, 7:05 AM 20,956 Views 63 Comments

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links
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'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Mar 11th 2019, 5:08 PM 46,283 Views 61 Comments

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar
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'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Mar 11th 2019, 12:15 PM 39,488 Views 213 Comments

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.