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# syria - Today’s News

Russia has said a ‘new cold war’ could be on the cards

These come in the face of accusations that it has been involved in civilian bombing in Syria.

# syria - Yesterday’s News

After five years and 250,000 dead, a ceasefire has been agreed in Syria

The International Syria Support Group also agreed “to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately”.

# syria - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo

Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.

# syria - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: ‘If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me’

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# syria - Monday 1 February, 2016

Islamic State triple bomb kills 71 as ‘terrorists’ in peace talks cause friction Syria This post contains videos

Islamic State triple bomb kills 71 as ‘terrorists’ in peace talks cause friction

Russia is objecting to the Army of Islam group being part of negotiations.

# syria - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant ‘Jungle’ at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# syria - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Anne Frank’s stepsister compares Donald Trump to Hitler

Eva Schloss also likened the experience of Jewish people in WWII to that of Syrian refugees today.

# syria - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Women and children killed in suspected Russian bombings on Islamic State

The bombings come ahead of talks aimed at finding a peace settlement.

# syria - Monday 18 January, 2016

At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State ‘massacre’

Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.

# syria - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Isis kidnap more than 400 civilians in wake of deadly city attack which left “300 dead”

The kidnappings happened in the wake of the so-called Islamic State’s deadly attack yesterday on the city of Deir ez-Zor in the east of Syria.

‘Five years ago, everything was going my way. Today, I’ve lost my brothers and my business’

“It is as if destiny wanted to examine our patience.”

# syria - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From The42 ‘They should move to Syria’ – Ronaldo’s sister slams statue vandals Anger

‘They should move to Syria’ – Ronaldo’s sister slams statue vandals

Katia Aveiro hit out at the “pig-headed people” who painted her brother’s monument.

# syria - Monday 11 January, 2016

Aid trucks reach Syrian town where people are starving to death

Last week video footage emerged which showed emaciated children who were among those trapped in the town.

Children and teacher killed after Russian airstrike hits Syrian school

The strike is reported to have caused at least nine fatalities.

# syria - Friday 8 January, 2016

Islamic State fighter ‘executes his mother in public’ after she asks him to leave group

Hundreds of people are believed to have witnessed the killing.

# syria - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

The body of missing man Michael Bugler, the health crisis and starving children in Syria.

Shocking videos show the starving children trapped in a Syrian town

The UN said the Syrian government has now given permission for aid deliveries after the images were shared all across the world.

# syria - Monday 4 January, 2016

Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man

“They are just using a small boy,” Sunday Dare said. “They are just using him as a shield.”

# syria - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Islamic State leader with ‘direct’ link to Paris attacks killed in Syria airstrikes

The pentagon report that the man was killed on 24 December.

# syria - Monday 28 December, 2015

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

Here are the ancient buildings that have been destroyed by Isis this year

This year the group has destroyed much of the Palmyra, a World Heritage Site in Syria.

# syria - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have just donated $1 million to charity in Syria

The comedian and his actress wife have made the donation to help combat a measles outbreak in the war-ravaged country.

One of the Bataclan killers has been quietly buried in Paris

Samy Amimour was one of three terrorists who killed 90 people at the music venue on 13 November before taking his own life during the Paris terror attacks.

# syria - Friday 25 December, 2015

‘I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now’

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

# syria - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Father of drowned Syrian toddler to give Channel 4′s Christmas message

He will appeal for the world to open its doors to Syrians.

# syria - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# syria - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

UN: More than one million refugees have entered Europe in 2015

The vast majority have crossed the Mediterranean and landed in Greece.

# syria - Friday 18 December, 2015

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria

The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# syria - Monday 14 December, 2015

Ireland is giving more money to help people suffering in Syria

A total of €13 million in humanitarian support has now been committed to victims of the Syrian conflict by the Irish government this year.

# syria - Saturday 12 December, 2015

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

Being gay in the Islamic State: ‘I’d prefer it if you shoot me in the head’

At least 36 men in Syria and Iraq have been have been killed by IS militants on charges of sodomy, experts estimate.

# syria - Friday 11 December, 2015

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.

# syria - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Assad says Britain’s bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread

The Syrian president also said the air strikes targeting Islamic State militants are illegal.

# syria - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses

A fundraising campaign raised $190,000 for Abdul Halim al-Attar and his family.

Dramatic footage claims to show aftermath of Russia bombing Islamic State oil trucks

The video says the fires are the result of a Russian airstrike on trucks near Aleppo.

Isis is preparing a ‘backup capital’ in case its main base should fall

The city of Sirte, in Libya, has been earmarked as a potential fallback option for Islamic State.

# syria - Friday 4 December, 2015

Germany has approved plans to ‘destroy Islamic State’s safe havens’

MPs have backed a vote to join the anti-IS coalition.

# syria - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Islamic State video shows children ‘killing Syrian security forces’

The boys were instructed to ‘send a message’ to Isis’s opponents.

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