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# syria - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,776 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war
# A Decade Later
# A Decade Later

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war

Mar 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 5,577 Views 7 Comments

A popular uprising turned into a civil war with world powers backing different sides.

# syria - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,519 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

# syria - Thursday 8 October, 2020

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria
# Damascus
# Damascus

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria

Oct 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,002 Views 38 Comments

They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.

# syria - Monday 31 August, 2020

Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions'
# Norma Costello
# Norma Costello

Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions'

Aug 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 35,236 Views 43 Comments

There is a sad irony in how wealthy western states have farmed out a security and immigration problem to the Kurds, writes Norma Costello.

# syria - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,241 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

# syria - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 7,983 Views 3 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# syria - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters
# The War In Syria
# The War In Syria

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters

Jul 21st 2020, 9:34 AM 11,683 Views 38 Comments

A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.

# syria - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules
# Shamima Begum
# Shamima Begum

Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules

Jul 16th 2020, 1:11 PM 14,964 Views 22 Comments

Former home secretary Sajid Javid had revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds.

# syria - Sunday 12 July, 2020

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians

Jul 12th 2020, 8:01 AM 14,952 Views 7 Comments

After a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium, the cross-border aid plan was approved.

# syria - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion
# Tablets
# Tablets

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion

Jul 1st 2020, 11:26 AM 40,700 Views 25 Comments

Around 84 million Captagon tablets were seized at the port of Salerno.

# syria - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
# World Refugee Day 2020
# World Refugee Day 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,343 Views 1 Comment

Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.

# syria - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,389 Views 51 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

# syria - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,387 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# syria - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,476 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# syria - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,691 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

# syria - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border
# Syria Civil War
# Syria Civil War

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:00 PM 12,715 Views 76 Comments

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

# syria - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

Mar 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 12,769 Views 30 Comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# syria - Friday 28 February, 2020

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

Feb 28th 2020, 9:32 PM 18,966 Views 24 Comments

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

# syria - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
# Syria
# Syria

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Jan 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,081 Views 40 Comments

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# syria - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school
# Sarmeen
# Sarmeen

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Jan 1st 2020, 3:31 PM 10,788 Views 16 Comments

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

# syria - Monday 30 December, 2019

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 7:40 PM 20,533 Views 19 Comments

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport
# Refugees
# Refugees

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

Dec 30th 2019, 3:51 PM 26,296 Views 162 Comments

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# syria - Monday 2 December, 2019

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:48 AM 47,160 Views 137 Comments

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

# syria - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria
# Out The Gap
From The42
# Out The Gap

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Nov 14th 2019, 6:15 PM 4,233 Views 0 Comments

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

# syria - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Nov 12th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,307 Views 34 Comments

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

# syria - Monday 11 November, 2019

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey
# James Le Mesurier
# James Le Mesurier

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Nov 11th 2019, 1:14 PM 19,826 Views 41 Comments

The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.

# syria - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium

Oct 30th 2019, 4:33 PM 25,179 Views 0 Comments

The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.

# syria - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 27th 2019, 7:55 PM 12,681 Views 0 Comments

The death of Isis leader al-Baghdadi, tense relations between the DUP and Irish government, and the Dublin City Marathon had everyone talking today.

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,138 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# syria - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire
# White House
# White House

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Oct 23rd 2019, 5:15 PM 7,563 Views 28 Comments

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria
# Foreign Powers
# Foreign Powers

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 11,838 Views 27 Comments

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

# syria - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

Oct 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 9,168 Views 20 Comments

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

# syria - Friday 18 October, 2019

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'
# Cease Fire
# Cease Fire

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

Oct 18th 2019, 7:15 AM 17,662 Views 47 Comments

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

# syria - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

Oct 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 6,134 Views 31 Comments

Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire

Oct 17th 2019, 7:25 AM 8,915 Views 24 Comments

Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.

# syria - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration
# Support
From The42
# Support

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

Oct 15th 2019, 5:44 PM 11,813 Views 12 Comments

Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds
# Syria
# Syria

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

Oct 15th 2019, 7:07 AM 29,234 Views 23 Comments

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

# syria - Monday 14 October, 2019

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
# Syria
# Syria

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Oct 14th 2019, 10:17 PM 9,998 Views 44 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion
# Deployed
# Deployed

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

Oct 14th 2019, 7:02 AM 11,837 Views 26 Comments

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

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