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# assad - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

Oct 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 20 Views 13 Comments

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

# assad - Monday 30 September, 2013

Column: Syrians are convinced they're considered 'expendable'... wouldn’t you be?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Syrians are convinced they're considered 'expendable'... wouldn’t you be?

Sep 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 7 Views 12 Comments

David Adams documents the often horrific experiences of ordinary Syrians caught up in the ongoing conflict. Time and again he hears tales of heartbreaking loss and suffering, from people who believe the world has forgotten them.

Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons
# Bashar Al-Assad
# Bashar Al-Assad

Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons

Sep 30th 2013, 11:17 AM 2,232 Views 13 Comments

UN chemical weapons experts leave country as separate disarmament group moves in to take next step against banned arsenal.

# assad - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion
# Syria
# Syria

Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion

Sep 19th 2013, 7:27 AM 4,848 Views 115 Comments

The Syrian President made his remarks in an interview with Fox News, telling the network that Syria is not gripped by a civil war.

# assad - Monday 9 September, 2013

Obama and Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel
# Syria
# Syria

Obama and Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel

Sep 9th 2013, 7:47 AM 6,539 Views 74 Comments

The two will take part in separate US television interviews today.

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad
# Syria
# Syria

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad

Sep 9th 2013, 7:31 AM 11,763 Views 120 Comments

The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.

# assad - Friday 30 August, 2013

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act
# Syria
# Syria

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act

Aug 30th 2013, 10:52 PM 8,570 Views 168 Comments

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”

# assad - Thursday 29 August, 2013

“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action
# Intervention
# Intervention

“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action

Aug 29th 2013, 6:44 PM 5,641 Views 128 Comments

Cameron told a special debate in Westminster that Britain could not stand idle in the face of “one of the most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century”.

# assad - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion
# Foreign Intervention
# Foreign Intervention

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion

Aug 28th 2013, 6:21 PM 4,715 Views 125 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs described the deliberate use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria as “a very serious war crime” – but called for diplomacy rather than an invasion.

# assad - Monday 26 August, 2013

John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons

Aug 26th 2013, 11:08 PM 9,328 Views 251 Comments

The US Secretary of State said the “indiscriminate slaughter” by chemical weapons was inexcusable and undeniable.

# assad - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Hollande says evidence implicates Assad in chemical attacks
# Syria
# Syria

Hollande says evidence implicates Assad in chemical attacks

Aug 25th 2013, 1:43 PM 5,405 Views 113 Comments

The French President said that everything led to the belief that the regime was responsible for the “unspeakable act”.

# assad - Friday 23 August, 2013

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them

Aug 23rd 2013, 9:53 AM 69 Views 90 Comments

Using chemical weapons and targeting innocent civilians are war crimes. But so is silence – and every day we sit back while this slaughter continues is another day that we have facilitated the killing of innocent people, writes Maurice McQuillan.

# assad - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'
# Social Media
# Social Media

Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'

Aug 1st 2013, 10:57 AM 7,681 Views 88 Comments

“It is repulsive that the Assad regime would use this to gloss over the brutality and suffering it’s causing”.

# assad - Friday 14 June, 2013

Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels
# Syria
# Syria

Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels

Jun 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 5,609 Views 92 Comments

Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.

# assad - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

France says Assad regime has used the deadly chemical sarin
# Syria
# Syria

France says Assad regime has used the deadly chemical sarin

Jun 5th 2013, 7:34 AM 3,168 Views 56 Comments

Meanwhile, it is reported this morning that the Assad regime has retaken the key western town of Qusayr.

# assad - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
# Syria
# Syria

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured

May 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,096 Views 7 Comments

The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.

# assad - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down
# Syria
# Syria

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

May 17th 2013, 7:56 AM 4,130 Views 97 Comments

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# assad - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For women giving birth in a war zone, I was more than just a midwife

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 149 Views 11 Comments

Tens of thousands have died in the ongoing, bloody conflict in Syria to date – and those who remain live under constant threat of violence. Midwife Cathy Janssens writes about trying to bring new life into the world in such unstable circumstances.

# assad - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls
# Syria
# Syria

Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls

Apr 6th 2013, 1:34 PM 4,234 Views 90 Comments

Assad has said the fall of his regime would cause a “domino effect” that would lead to years of instability in the Middle East.

# assad - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
# Civil War
# Civil War

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Apr 4th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,087 Views 39 Comments

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# assad - Friday 29 March, 2013

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive
# Survival
# Survival

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive

Mar 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 4,029 Views 6 Comments

People are trying to sell off electronic devices to make money – but there isn’t enough electricity to make them work.

# assad - Friday 22 February, 2013

Damascus hit by its deadliest bombing in Syria war
# Syria
# Syria

Damascus hit by its deadliest bombing in Syria war

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:46 AM 2,562 Views 11 Comments

Almost 60 people were killed in the blast that rocked the city with many children among those wounded.

# assad - Monday 17 December, 2012

Syria VP says neither side can win outright
# Syria
# Syria

Syria VP says neither side can win outright

Dec 17th 2012, 11:49 AM 2,931 Views 5 Comments

His comments came as the regime launched air strikes against a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.

# assad - Friday 30 November, 2012

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Nov 30th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,364 Views 12 Comments

Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.

# assad - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Syrian rebels make new push into capital Damascus
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian rebels make new push into capital Damascus

Nov 7th 2012, 1:49 PM 2,625 Views 49 Comments

The regime stronghold of Damascus has seen a surge in violence this week with some of the fiercest clashes in months.

# assad - Monday 5 November, 2012

Car bomb kills 50 in Syria as air strikes pound rebels
# Syria
# Syria

Car bomb kills 50 in Syria as air strikes pound rebels

Nov 5th 2012, 8:26 PM 2,639 Views 8 Comments

Air strikes continue as 50 pro-regime fighters are reported dead in the city of Hama.

# assad - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo
# Tensions
# Tensions

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo

Oct 10th 2012, 8:51 PM 4,706 Views 24 Comments

Turkey says that the plane’s cargo “did not comply with rules of civil aviation” as tensions between the two countries escalate.

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire

Oct 10th 2012, 4:10 PM 2,882 Views 5 Comments

The foreign ministry said it had twice implemented a ceasefire – but rebels had used it as an opportunity to ” expand their armed deployment”.

# assad - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus

Sep 26th 2012, 1:25 PM 1,448 Views 4 Comments

Witnesses said the blasts set off hours of sporadic gunbattles and a raging fire inside the heavily guarded compound.

# assad - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

UN peace envoy says Syria death toll is 'staggering'
# Syria
# Syria

UN peace envoy says Syria death toll is 'staggering'

Sep 5th 2012, 10:39 AM 1,940 Views 5 Comments

Lakhdar Brahimi told the UN General Assembly that the destruction in the country is reaching “catastrophic proportions and the suffering of the people is immense”.

# assad - Monday 27 August, 2012

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: UN chief 'shocked' at massacre reports

Aug 27th 2012, 6:56 PM 3,021 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, French president Hollande says he is ready to recognise a provisional Syrian government.

# assad - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,778 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Syria: Dozens of bodies filmed as opposing sides blame each other for massacre
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Dozens of bodies filmed as opposing sides blame each other for massacre

Aug 26th 2012, 5:40 PM 5,016 Views 21 Comments

Footage posted online but not independently verified purports to show rows of bodies lined up at a graveyard and sprawled on Syrian streets.

# assad - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Costello to announce increase in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
# Syria
# Syria

Costello to announce increase in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

Aug 25th 2012, 11:32 AM 2,258 Views 25 Comments

The junior foreign minister will visit a refugee camp in Jordan this week where it’s expected he will announce a significant increase in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the civil war.

# assad - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons
# Syria
# Syria

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons

Aug 21st 2012, 12:39 PM 3,216 Views 42 Comments

President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Aug 21st 2012, 8:35 AM 8,636 Views 5 Comments

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# assad - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians

Aug 18th 2012, 6:40 PM 2,347 Views 2 Comments

International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,

# assad - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Syria: Defected premier says regime is 'near collapse'
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Defected premier says regime is 'near collapse'

Aug 14th 2012, 1:08 PM 2,524 Views 30 Comments

Riad Hijab, highest-ranking political figure to defect from the government, said he felt “pain in his soul” over the regime’s shelling and other attacks on rebel strongholds.

# assad - Friday 10 August, 2012

Seán Crowe says Syrian conflict "can be resolved"
# Syrian Crisis
# Syrian Crisis

Seán Crowe says Syrian conflict "can be resolved"

Aug 10th 2012, 9:10 PM 3,666 Views 32 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD met with a representative of a main Christian community in Syria yesterday, who said the conflict as not simple as it is being portrayed by elements of international media.

Syria in danger of 'long-term civil war', says UN chief
# Syria
# Syria

Syria in danger of 'long-term civil war', says UN chief

Aug 10th 2012, 10:30 AM 1,318 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, Syrian rebels have been forced from key area of Aleppo.