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#Syria

# syria - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

Russia says it has begun scaling down its forces in Syria

It comes as the Assad regime intensifies its bombardment of a rebel district home to the capital’s main water source.

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# syria - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

# syria - Friday 30 December, 2016

Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire

Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.

# syria - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons War

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.

# syria - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Syria's proxy war: 'The Irish government must call in the US and Russian ambassadors'

The Syrian conflict can be solved but it will be by peacemaking, not more war, writes Jim Roche.

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

# syria - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

The 27 photographs that took our breath away in 2016

From Dublin’s gangland shootings to Syria, from Brexit to the migrant crisis, here are the best photos of this year.

# syria - Monday 26 December, 2016

Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo

The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.

# syria - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The gift of giving: Ireland's €25 million to this year's worst crises

Even though these international crises are overseas, Ireland has shown that these are issues close to home through their 2016 donations.

'No survivors' as Russian plane carrying 92 people crashes in the Black Sea

The military plane had been carrying the army’s official musical group.

# syria - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Abortion, Syria and autograph requests - a look through the Taoiseach's post

Some people love him and some people don’t.

# syria - Friday 23 December, 2016

A Syrian refugee goes from child bride to sole provider

Now, in a slum in Beirut, Lebanon, Kalawi is the breadwinner for the family’s four children.

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference

Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins

The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.

# syria - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"I fear for my brothers and for my parents": Seven-year-old who tweeted from Aleppo

Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria

The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.

# syria - Monday 19 December, 2016

22-year-old assassin of Turkey's Russian ambassador was a policeman

The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.

Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well

Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.

Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo

In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.

# syria - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.

# syria - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration

1,200 complaints were made to police, 500 of which were for sexual assault, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne last year

Meet the Syrian refugee who travelled for 55 days to get from Aleppo to a new life in the UK

Ahmad Al-Rashid crossed through Syria, Turkey, Greece, France, and Germany before finally reaching his goal.

Desperate civilians wait for evacuations from Aleppo

The Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”

Obama blames Russia and Iran for the "horror" in Aleppo

The Syrian regime has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the city’s last rebel-held areas.

# syria - Friday 16 December, 2016

Thousands trapped as Aleppo evacuation suspended

An evacuation was abruptly suspended this morning.

# syria - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Packed onto buses, hundreds of civilians face uncertain future as they leave Aleppo

Around 951 people have been evacuated so far.

# syria - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

# syria - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.

Civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo after reports of civilians being 'killed on the spot'

A rebel official said an evacuation deal, sponsored by Russia and Turkey, was set to take effect within hours.

# syria - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Islamic State has retaken the ancient city of Palmyra

It has used Palmyra’s ancient amphitheatre as a venue for public executions.

# syria - Friday 9 December, 2016

'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave

The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.

# syria - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Aleppo's Old City has fallen to Assad's forces

Government and allied forces now hold over 75% of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012.

# syria - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

# syria - Monday 5 December, 2016

# syria - Monday 28 November, 2016

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling

Retaking the beleaguered city from rebel forces is key for regime head Bashar al Assad’s strategy in the now five-year war.

# syria - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

# syria - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'You could be wiped out at any moment': Irishman on fighting Isis in Syria

Joshua Molloy, a Laois native and ex-British soldier, was arrested when trying to return to Ireland.

# syria - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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