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#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.

# war - Sunday 22 November, 2015

To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military

There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.

# war - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# war - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are “all a charade”

He’s absolutely dreading it this year, apparently.

# war - Monday 16 November, 2015

“France is at war” – Francois Hollande

Hollande and Barack Obama have both given addresses in short order this afternoon.

# war - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Irish World War II veteran awarded France’s highest military honour

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

# war - Thursday 29 October, 2015

‘I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed’

Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.

# war - Sunday 25 October, 2015

‘I hear the sound of helicopters overhead and the piercing sound of police sirens. The violence has been appalling’

The second week of October saw the highest number of Palestinian deaths and injuries in the West Bank and Israel recorded in a single week since 2005.

# war - Monday 12 October, 2015

Why are people talking about the execution of a nurse 100 years ago?

Edith Cavell’s death sparked outrage.

# war - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014

One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.

# war - Thursday 17 September, 2015

WATCH: Japanese politicians get into massive brawl… over pacifism

The government took a surprise vote on a law that would allow Japan’s military to fight overseas.

# war - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Meet the pregnant F-16 fighter flying drones in the Las Vegas desert

She’s the main character in one-woman show Grounded, in the Tiger Fringe this month.

# war - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Here’s the damage North Korea could do if it went to war

Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.

# war - Saturday 22 August, 2015

# war - Monday 10 August, 2015

Italian woman who had baby with German soldier reunited with daughter after 71 years

“I never imagined that I would one day be able to hug her”.

# war - Sunday 2 August, 2015

The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I

Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.

# war - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they’re now ‘works of art’ War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they’re now ‘works of art’

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

# war - Monday 6 July, 2015

Hundreds gather in amphitheatre to watch teen IS fighters kill soldiers

The shootings took place in May, according to one group.

# war - Saturday 20 June, 2015

‘I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice’

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

# war - Monday 25 May, 2015

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan War

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

The country has been fighting since 2013.

# war - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

French soldiers accused of ‘stomach-turning’ rape of children fleeing war

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

# war - Thursday 23 April, 2015

One hundred years ago – 3,000 Irish lives were lost in Turkey

An Post has issued two limited edition stamps to commemorate those killed in the Gallipoli Landings.

# war - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria

More than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.

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