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#War

# war - Friday 30 March, 2018

UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast

A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.

# war - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.

# war - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

They say that Moscow has failed to pressure Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

# war - Monday 4 December, 2017

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

The 13 are suspected of “murders, torture, rapes, persecutions and expulsions” of civilians.

# war - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court The Hague This post contains videos

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.

# war - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions

Sarah Idan and Adar Gandelsman were in competition with each other at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Their two countries are still technically at war.

# war - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo

Poppy wreaths were placed in Rosses Point ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend.

# war - Saturday 28 October, 2017

In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere Syria This post contains videos

In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere

The so-called Islamic State takes the subject of propaganda very seriously.

# war - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.

# war - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From The42 Ray Moylette climbs off the canvas to get Mayo's big week off to a solid start War

Ray Moylette climbs off the canvas to get Mayo's big week off to a solid start

The Islandeady light-welterweight moves to 6-0 as a professional following a war in Connecticut.

# war - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

# war - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

# war - Monday 21 August, 2017

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

# war - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression

Tensions in the region have been rising.

# war - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

# war - Thursday 6 July, 2017

20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul

In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.

# war - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# war - Sunday 25 June, 2017

# war - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

# war - Monday 17 April, 2017

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

# war - Sunday 16 April, 2017

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

# war - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.

# war - Friday 17 March, 2017

If the US were to wage war on North Korea, what shape would it take?

The US Secretary of State has already said that diplomacy has failed.

# war - 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.

# war - 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.

# war - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

# war - 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.

# war - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# war - 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.

# war - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

# war - Friday 18 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge Aer Lingus got into an excellent Twitter war with Air New Zealand ahead of the rugby COYBIG

# war - 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.

# war - 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.

# war - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists War

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists

At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.

# war - Monday 22 August, 2016

China state media casts doubt on video of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh

Beijing supports the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad.

# war - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali has died in Aleppo, reports say

It’s reported he died from internal bleeding and organ damage after the 17 August bombing.

# war - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city

Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.

# war - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets Syria This post contains videos

Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets

Marie Colvin’s family are taking a lawsuit against some top Syrian officials.

# war - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War

Memos the British Prime Minister sent to the US President before and during the war show the close relationship between them.

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