# syria - Friday 6 January, 2017
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.
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
The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.
# syria - Friday 30 December, 2016
Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.
# syria - Thursday 29 December, 2016
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
The Syrian conflict can be solved but it will be by peacemaking, not more war, writes Jim Roche.
The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.
# syria - Tuesday 27 December, 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
The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.
# syria - Sunday 25 December, 2016
Even though these international crises are overseas, Ireland has shown that these are issues close to home through their 2016 donations.
The military plane had been carrying the army’s official musical group.
# syria - Saturday 24 December, 2016
Some people love him and some people don’t.
# syria - Friday 23 December, 2016
Now, in a slum in Beirut, Lebanon, Kalawi is the breadwinner for the family’s four children.
Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.
The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.
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
Bana al-Abed was one of thousands of people evacuated.
The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.
# syria - Monday 19 December, 2016
The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria.
Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.
In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.
# syria - Sunday 18 December, 2016
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.
# syria - Saturday 17 December, 2016
1,200 complaints were made to police, 500 of which were for sexual assault, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne last year
Ahmad Al-Rashid crossed through Syria, Turkey, Greece, France, and Germany before finally reaching his goal.
The Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”
The Syrian regime has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the city’s last rebel-held areas.
# syria - Friday 16 December, 2016
An evacuation was abruptly suspended this morning.
# syria - Thursday 15 December, 2016
Around 951 people have been evacuated so far.
# syria - Wednesday 14 December, 2016
But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.
# syria - Tuesday 13 December, 2016
Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.
A rebel official said an evacuation deal, sponsored by Russia and Turkey, was set to take effect within hours.
# syria - Sunday 11 December, 2016
It has used Palmyra’s ancient amphitheatre as a venue for public executions.
# syria - Friday 9 December, 2016
The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.
# syria - Wednesday 7 December, 2016
Government and allied forces now hold over 75% of east Aleppo, a rebel bastion since 2012.
# syria - Tuesday 6 December, 2016
Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.
# syria - Monday 5 December, 2016
# syria - Monday 28 November, 2016
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
An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.
# syria - Saturday 26 November, 2016
Joshua Molloy, a Laois native and ex-British soldier, was arrested when trying to return to Ireland.
# syria - Wednesday 23 November, 2016
Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.