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#War

# 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.

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war

He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.

# war - Thursday 30 June, 2016

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

# war - Monday 13 June, 2016

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.

# war - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dozens reported killed as airstrike hits Syrian refugee camp

Images posted on social media showed tents burned to the ground and injured people being loaded onto a truck.

# war - Friday 29 April, 2016

200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.

# war - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Born in the middle of a war, this baby starved to death after just five months of life

“He didn’t cry and there were no tears, just stiff”.

# war - Monday 28 March, 2016

The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years

“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”

# war - Sunday 20 March, 2016

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: ‘I want to see the last bullet fired even if it’s into my body’ War

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: ‘I want to see the last bullet fired even if it’s into my body’

An incredibly powerful rap video from eight Syrian children about their plight – and wishes for the future.

# war - Saturday 19 March, 2016

‘Sometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool’

Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.

# war - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# war - Thursday 10 March, 2016

An elephant has set foot in war-torn Somalia for the first time in 20 years

The elephant’s journey suggests that the Kenya-Somalia border area is becoming less dangerous.

# war - Sunday 6 March, 2016

The rebels sleeping with weapons and falling in love in Colombia’s jungle

Peace looms for this generation of Farc fighters, with a ceasefire appearing closer than ever.

# war - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 ‘Friendly’ Argentina derby turns into brutal no-holds-barred brawl War This post contains videos

‘Friendly’ Argentina derby turns into brutal no-holds-barred brawl

Nobody does schemozzles like Argentina do schemozzles.

# war - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Britain to return 1916 banner seized as war trophy from Countess Markievicz’s home

The Na Fianna Éireann banner has been in a collection at the British Imperial War Museum since 1936.

# war - Friday 1 January, 2016

Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men

“Is Germany going to treat Ireland differently from Poland?”

# war - Sunday 27 December, 2015

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.

# war - Friday 25 December, 2015

‘I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now’

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

# war - Friday 18 December, 2015

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria

The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.

# war - Thursday 3 December, 2015

The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night’s vote War

The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night’s vote

Six targets were the focus of RAF Tornado jets.

‘Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat’

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

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