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# war - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

French hostage freed from Syria says he is “very happy to be free”

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# war - Monday 7 April, 2014

20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?

The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?

# war - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes War

Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes

The court will address a report which found that some of Kosovo’s leaders were involved in war crimes – including harvesting and selling organs – during the conflict.

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A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan

The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.

# war - Friday 4 April, 2014

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

# war - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan

“When I first came here, children were using the language of war… tanks, bullets and bombs. But that has changed now. To me, this is an achievement.”

# war - Thursday 27 March, 2014

UN declares Crimea’s breakaway vote illegal

Today’s resolution asks countries not to recognise any alteration of the status of the Black Sea peninsula.

# war - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

# war - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

# war - Saturday 22 March, 2014

“If that’s the way the cookie crumbles”: Margaretta D’Arcy says she’ll go back to prison if she has to

The veteran peace activist was released from Mountjoy women’s prison this morning. She’s due back before the courts on a separate charge in three month’s time.

# war - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# war - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law tells court he did not plot to kill Americans

Abu Ghaith is most famous for appearing in a video with bin Laden the day after the 9/11 attacks.

# war - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats

The Syrian conflict is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. After three years of conflict, basic services like healthcare are completely collapsing, writes Peter Power of UNICEF.

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria’s bloody civil war continues Syria This post contains images

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria’s bloody civil war continues

The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.

# war - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# war - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

Column: Today let’s celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls

The 8th March each year marks International Women’s Day. It is a time for us to recognise the women and girls of this world who are living in poverty and vulnerability due to gender discrimination, says Bernadette Crawford.

# war - Monday 3 March, 2014

Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours

The UK Foreign Secretary has said there will be “consequences and costs” to any military action.

# war - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

Ukraine’s navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

‘If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one’ says US Secretary of State

John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.

‘Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die’

“Women suffer a lot here. But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive,” says on widowed woman in Thailand.

# war - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

# war - Monday 10 February, 2014

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# war - Friday 31 January, 2014

Almost 2,000 people have died since the start of the Syria talks — NGO

The alarming estimate comes as a government and opposition negotiators wrap up talks in Switzerland today.

# war - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# war - Saturday 25 January, 2014

‘Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl’: Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# war - Friday 24 January, 2014

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today

Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.

# war - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army?

Gerry Adams has said an EU army will eventually be created and that it would threaten Ireland’s neutrality if we were involved in its missions.

# war - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

# war - Monday 20 January, 2014

‘It’s difficult to explain the conflict to my children’ — Assad

The Syrian president has said in a new interview that war has forced his children to “grow up too early and mature much faster”.

# war - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital

The deadliest blast occurred at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad, killing nine people.

# war - Friday 10 January, 2014

Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 ‘disappeared’ Chechens

The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.

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