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# syria - Yesterday’s News


# syria - Yesterday’s News

Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book

She is still waiting for her asylum approval to come through.

'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people

Investigators say the substance may have been chlorine gas, based on the symptoms the victims displayed.


# syria - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Actress Carey Mulligan joins London protest seeking end to Aleppo bombing

Mulligan said the British government must “take a really strong stance and come up with robust measures to deal with this.”

# syria - Friday 21 October, 2016

Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel

Britain has deployed the Royal Navy to monitor the aircraft carrier group, which is reportedly en route to Syria.

# syria - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Eight corridors have been opened to allow 250,000 Aleppo civilians escape the besieged city

A pause in the fighting will last until this afternoon.

# syria - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq Ground War This post contains videos

The Battle for Mosul: Islamic State is vastly outnumbered in its last stand in Iraq

Iraqi forces are said to be ahead of schedule in their fight to take back the city.

# syria - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# syria - Sunday 16 October, 2016

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?

Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.

# syria - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Syria's heroes: the volunteers who run towards the bombing

“To save one life is to save all of humanity”.

# syria - Friday 14 October, 2016

Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal

Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.

Goal has closed down its US office and made 10 staff redundant

The aid agency, Ireland’s largest in the field, has confirmed to that it is terminating the contracts of 10 employees at Goal USA.

# syria - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Putin says allegations that Russia is committing war crimes are "political rhetoric"

“I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation.”

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

Suspect in German bomb plot found dead in cell

Jaber Albakr was discovered hanged in his jail cell.

# syria - Monday 10 October, 2016

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia

The ongoing civil war in Syria has seen relations between the countries sour further.

Syrian asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting jihadist bomb attack Terror Threat This post contains videos

Syrian asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting jihadist bomb attack

Police spent days searching for Jaber Albakr.

# syria - Saturday 8 October, 2016

"Shameful": Actor calls for Ireland to take in more Syrian refugees in passionate Late Late appeal

“It is about humanity and the fact that these people wear hijabs and speak Arabic does not take away from their humanity.”

# syria - Friday 7 October, 2016

IS recruits are more educated than you might think, according to a world study

The study aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group.

# syria - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Ireland is giving €7.5 million to help Syrian people

“Ireland remains committed to the delivery of humanitarian assistance.”

# syria - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

"Everybody's patience with Russia has run out" - America abandons Syrian talks

The Russian response was just as stark.

# syria - Monday 3 October, 2016

Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike

The announcement came as the US and Russia called off ceasefire talks.

# syria - Sunday 2 October, 2016

After two years of Islamic State rule, the children of Manbij are finally allowed return to school

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, backed by some Irish and British fighters, forced out Isis last month.

# syria - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?

Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.

# syria - Friday 30 September, 2016

Warnings of humanitarian catastrophe as bombing turns city into a "giant kill box"

The city of Aleppo has been the centre of a fierce campaign of bombing by regime forces.

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

# syria - Thursday 29 September, 2016

German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby

The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.

# syria - Monday 26 September, 2016

Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is to ‘convey concerns to Russian authorities’ as Western powers accuse Russia of war crimes.

# syria - Sunday 25 September, 2016

"War crimes are being committed here" - pressure ramped up on Russia to rein in bombing campaign

The eastern side of Syrian city Aleppo has been subjected to an “unprecedented” bombing campaign over the last four days.

# syria - Saturday 24 September, 2016

At least 25 dead as air strikes pound Syrian city of Aleppo

The attack left a pool of blood and body parts strewn at the site, an AFP correspondent reported.

# syria - Friday 23 September, 2016

Five-year-old Syrian girl pulled from rubble alive after airstrikes

Attempts to reach agreement failed after Russia refused US demands that it promise to ground the Syrian air force.

# syria - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"

The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.

US kid writes to five-year-old Syrian refugee offering him a place in his family

Alex, from New York, wrote after seeing a photograph of bloodied and dazed Omran Daqneesh.

# syria - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Four medics killed in another airstrike in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring said 13 people were killed, including four paramedics and nine fighters belonging to the Islamist Fatah al-Sham Front.

# syria - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

UN suspends all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after deadly airstrike

The week-long ceasefire in the war-ravaged country has collapsed.

# syria - Monday 19 September, 2016

UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.

# syria - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote

The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.

US-led coalition expresses regret after it may have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers in airstrikes

“If we determine that we did indeed strike Syrian military personnel, that was not our intention.”

All's fair in love and war? Not when it comes to war crimes

Professor of international criminal justice, Dr Niamh Howlin, says countries and individuals can be held responsible for the things they do during war time.

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