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# conflict - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

# conflict - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation

A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.

# conflict - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

# conflict - Saturday 10 May, 2014

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Roy Keane's Champions League ITV commitment not an issue - O'Neill

The Irish assistant boss’ punditry duties are set to clash with Ireland training.

# conflict - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

€48,000 in funding for victims of Dublin-Monaghan bombings

The Tánaiste met with a support group for victims and the families of those killed yesterday.

# conflict - Monday 5 May, 2014

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency

The World Health Organisation declared the emergency following a meeting today about wild poliovirus.

More deaths in Ukraine as fighting rages in Slavyansk

A two-hour gunbattle was seen in the rebel-held town this morning.

# conflict - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Kidnapped observers freed in Ukraine

Meanwhile, more than 130 people have been arrested in the port city of Odessa following more than 30 deaths there yesterday.

"We will not stop": Strong message from Ukraine as army action continues

Ukraine suffered its bloodiest day yesterday with the death toll put at over 30 people.

# conflict - Monday 28 April, 2014

Ukraine: Pro-Russia gunmen seize town hall

The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.

# conflict - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake'

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

# conflict - Thursday 24 April, 2014

UK police enlisting Muslim women to help stop young people going to Syria

Police will hold meetings across Britain today with women from different community groups and government officials involved in preventing extremism.

# conflict - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

# conflict - 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.

# conflict - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

# conflict - 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?

# conflict - Saturday 15 March, 2014

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Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict

He is one of the 2.5 million who have fled the country.

# conflict - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

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

# conflict - Thursday 6 March, 2014

This video of a fictional civil war in the West is the daily reality for children in Syria

The striking clip brings home the effect the conflict is having on children.

# conflict - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has "no control" over militias

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.

# conflict - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile

It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.

# conflict - Monday 3 March, 2014

Ousted Ukrainian president asked Russia to deploy troops, security council hears

It comes amid a warning from the US President that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.

# conflict - Sunday 2 March, 2014

'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.

# conflict - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?

Many of the groups are now led by Islamist groups and some have al Qaeda ties.

# conflict - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year

The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.

# conflict - 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.

# conflict - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Despite walk-out threats, Syria foes set to meet face-to-face

The delegations were due to meet yesterday, brought together by the United Nations.

# conflict - 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.

# conflict - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

The United Nations has said it is investigating widespread reports of atrocities and war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and summary executions.

# conflict - 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”.

# conflict - Friday 10 January, 2014

Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday

The one-time firebrand preacher and former DUP leader also said the gerrymandering and discrimination that existed in Northern Ireland was wrong.

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.

# conflict - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from 'broken futures'

A new campaign being run by UNICEF, called No Lost Generation, aims to bring the world’s attention to Syria.

# conflict - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria

The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.

# conflict - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan

Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.

# conflict - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words

The UN Refugee Convention was born of the horrors of war – horrifying conflicts that tore Europe apart and left millions dead. How have we forgotten that so quickly?

# conflict - Monday 16 December, 2013

UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis

The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East is expected to double next year to over four million.

# conflict - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past

The Sinn Féin leader has accused other political parties of “contrived outrage” following his controversial comments about the Smithwick Tribunal report.

# conflict - Thursday 5 December, 2013

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic

President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.