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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 10 October, 2015


# syria - Today’s News

Why did Islamic State choose this flag and what does it mean?

“They created a logo with an insanely powerful force, and completely trivialised it.”

# syria - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

US officials say Russian missiles missed Syria. The Russians are having none of it.

# syria - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Assad’s army starts ground campaign backed by Russian air strikes

Moscow says it is synchronising its strikes with the Syrian army’s ground movements.

Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights

The troops had been deployed as part of the UN’s Disengagement Observer Force.

# syria - Monday 5 October, 2015

The Islamic State has blown up another ancient landmark

The group blew up the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra.

# syria - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A ‘startling’ €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can’t be touched – because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# syria - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Verbal attacks on Muslims by these two men have their party ‘elders’ worried

Could their words cost the Republicans the White House?

# syria - Friday 2 October, 2015

Russia warned ‘indiscriminate bombing’ of non-Isis targets will fuel extremism

Russia said its air strikes hit Isis targets outside of Isis-controlled territory.

# syria - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The US and Russia are starting “deconfliction” talks on Syria

The Pentagon was riled, after getting only one hour’s vague ‘heads-up’ from Russia that it was about to start bombing.

Donald Trump: I’ll send all Syrian refugees back

The US presidential candidate said many of the refugees could be members of Islamic State.

# syria - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

US ‘gravely concerned’ as Russia bombs areas not controlled by Islamic State

It’s Moscow’s first engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

# syria - Monday 28 September, 2015

Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting ‘child-killing tyrant’ Assad

The US president is due to meet Putin for the first time in over two years later today.

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Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they’re inundated

People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.

# syria - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg and Bono want to bring the internet to refugee camps

“A ‘like’ or a post won’t stop a tank or a bullet, but when people are connected, we have the chance to build a common global community.”

France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State

Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.

# syria - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From despair to euphoria and back: Life for a Syrian refugee family in Germany

They have landed in Heidenau – one of Germany’s most depressed, racism-infested towns.

# syria - Sunday 20 September, 2015

The 18 most ‘miserable’ countries in the world

There are a few surprises in here.

# syria - Friday 18 September, 2015

Croatia closes borders after ‘mayhem’ of migrants breaking through police lines

The country experienced an influx of people after Hungary introduced tougher measures earlier this week.

# syria - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Chaos as Hungarian police fire tear gas and water cannon at migrants

Tensions had been building for several hours after refugees were left at the fence without food, water or information.

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

# syria - Monday 14 September, 2015

Charlie Hebdo publishes controversial cartoon of drowned Syrian toddler

Some people claim the images mock Aylan Kurdi.

# syria - Sunday 13 September, 2015

A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late

Ghandi Mallak thinks Irish citizenship is “an honour not an entitlement”. He is upset it has taken European politicians so long to help Syrian people.

# syria - Saturday 12 September, 2015

‘If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?’ Syria This post contains videos

‘If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?’

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.

‘We are people sharing the same sky’: Hundreds rally in Dublin to support refugees

Thousands of people around the world attended rallies to urge governments to do more.

The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe…

Migrants are travelling huge distances even before they reach the Mediterranean and the harrowing voyage across.

# syria - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Why was it reported that this man was killed twice?

David Cameron has confirmed the death of Reyaad Khan this week, although his death was initially reported in July.

# syria - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria

The video was harrowing.

What they couldn’t leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

# syria - Friday 4 September, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Ireland taking in more refugees, a murder investigation in Tallaght and chaos in Hungary.

Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees

“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”

# syria - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is ‘a German problem, not a European one’

Meanwhile, a Ukip candidate reportedly tweeted that a young Syrian boy died because his family was “greedy for the good life in Europe”.

Here’s what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis

The human tragedy going on across the Mediterranean at present has shocked one and all, but there are practical ways to help.

Four arrested over death of Syrian toddler found on beach: reports

Four-year-old Aylan Kurdi died alongside his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother Rihan.

Ireland will do more: ‘Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can’t let that lie’

Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.

# syria - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Distressing images of drowned Syrian toddler highlight tragedy of migrant crisis

WARNING: Readers may find an image in this article upsetting.

# syria - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

UN satellite images prove Palmyra temple was blown up

The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city in central Syria.

# syria - Sunday 30 August, 2015

One country is going out of its way to welcome refugees heading for Europe

Even football fans have been showing their support.

# syria - Friday 28 August, 2015

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough for the migrant crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough for the migrant crisis?

Reports have emerged this morning that as many as 200 people have died in the Mediterranean

# syria - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

A death threat by an AAA councillor, Rosanna Davison’s new book and a destroyed temple in Syria

Sisters (aged 5 days and 3 years) treated for chemical attack symptoms

Their parents were also affected by the attack, which has been blamed on Islamic State.

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