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Syria

# syria - Today’s News

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# syria - Yesterday’s News

Polio ‘adding to Syria’s humanitarian disaster’ say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

# syria - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs Aleppo This post contains videos

In Syria, children swim in craters made by barrel bombs

Around 150,000 people have died in the three-year Syrian conflict.

# syria - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Poolbeg chimneys, Game of Thrones, and spicy burgers: The week in numbers

Plus: Just how sad is Garth Brooks about the whole concert debacle?

# syria - Friday 11 July, 2014

How many Syrian refugees has Ireland offered to take in?

…And how are we doing compared to everyone else?

# syria - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

# syria - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Two teenage girls missing from Manchester now believed to be in Syria

Investigators say they don’t know why they’re there or who they’re with.

# syria - Thursday 3 July, 2014

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

# syria - Friday 27 June, 2014

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

# syria - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

# syria - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Portmarnock beach, Thomas Piketty, and butter coffee: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in Ireland have a Skype account?

British medical student identified in ‘jihad recruitment video’

Nasser Mathuna from Cardiff has been “brainwashed”, his father says.

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid

In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban Ki-moon said that nearly half of the country is in need of immediate help.

# syria - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Iraqi militants attack country’s main oil refinery

Militants attacked parts of the refinery complex, leading to heavy clashes.

# syria - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.

# syria - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

‘I will be home soon, son’: Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father’s Day

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# syria - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the mass grave in Tuam, the Leaving Cert and a spat between a Dublin Bus driver and a cyclist.

Three dead as supporters celebrate Assad election win

At least three people are dead and others were wounded as a result of celebratory gunfire, as it was announced Assad won with a sweeping 88.7 per cent.

# syria - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as things get back to normal after the bank holiday weekend.

# syria - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Syrians in Ireland ask for 94 family members to be rescued from conflict

The Department of Justice is currently deciding whether to grant temporary residence to the relatives of Irish Syrians still caught up in the conflict.

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

# syria - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped

All members are “safe”, and are currently returning to base after an attack.

# syria - Monday 26 May, 2014

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can’t access treatment

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

# syria - Thursday 22 May, 2014

China and Russia veto UN bringing Syria to court for war crimes

The Security Council wants to bring the crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia’s already said no

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

# syria - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Five charity workers released after five months in captivity in Syria

In Aleppo 40 doctors are left to treat 2.5 million people. Before the war, there were 2,000.

# syria - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

There is “strong evidence” that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

# syria - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs

Homs was once the “capital of the revolution”. Now it is back in the hands of Bashar Assad.

From The Daily Edge Egyptian TV claims The Simpsons predicted the Syrian civil war Tinfoil Hat

Egyptian TV claims The Simpsons predicted the Syrian civil war

They say a 2001 episode of the long-running cartoon hints that the Syrian conflict was “premeditated”.

# syria - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

# syria - Monday 28 April, 2014

‘God, Bashar, and that’s all’: Assad announces presidential candidacy

Shouts of “God, Bashar, and that’s all” were heard from schoolchildren following the announcement.

Column: Western powers should not intervene in Syria

High-tech western military force does not end conflicts – it changes them.

# syria - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From The Score Snapshot: The Irish Defence Forces in Syria show their support for Munster Red Army

Snapshot: The Irish Defence Forces in Syria show their support for Munster

The province will be cheered on from the Golan Heights during their clash with Toulon in the Heineken Cup.

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.

# syria - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

‘Enough, we said, enough’: UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict

The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.

# syria - Saturday 19 April, 2014

French hostage freed from Syria says he is “very happy to be free”

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# syria - Monday 7 April, 2014

20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?

The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?

# syria - Monday 31 March, 2014

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria Defence Forces This post contains videos

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria

A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.

# syria - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan

“When I first came here, children were using the language of war… tanks, bullets and bombs. But that has changed now. To me, this is an achievement.”

# syria - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty, Phil Hogan’s spat with Micheál Martin, and the grisly ‘House of Horror’ discovery in Nigeria.

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