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# syria - Yesterday’s News

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# syria - Friday 17 March, 2017

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

# syria - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability'

Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.

# syria - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# syria - Saturday 11 March, 2017

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

# syria - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Islamic State imposes dress code on men in captured city to allow its fighters blend in

The new restriction comes as a Kurdish-Arab alliance of fighters nears Raqa, backed by the US-led coalition launching air strikes against IS.

# syria - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

# syria - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns

The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.

# syria - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

# syria - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse'

Amnesty says their new report reveals a “hidden, monstrous campaign” at Saydnaya prison.

# syria - Sunday 5 February, 2017

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

# syria - Saturday 4 February, 2017

A Dublin photographer has taken these amazing pictures of random, everyday life in Ireland

Award-winning conflict photographer Seamus Murphy spent a year-and-a-half documenting a side of Ireland all too familiar and yet all too different.

# syria - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson

The former Irish president was scathing in her criticism this morning of the American commander-in-chief.

# syria - Monday 30 January, 2017

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

# syria - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US

Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.

# syria - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump

The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall

Much of the land needed to build the wall is privately owned, implying lengthy legal proceedings and political blowback.

# 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.

# 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

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