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#War

# war - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

'If Russia wants to be a G8 country it needs to act like one' says US Secretary of State

John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.

'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.

# war - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

# war - Monday 10 February, 2014

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# war - 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.

# war - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# war - Saturday 25 January, 2014

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# war - 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.

# war - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army?

Gerry Adams has said an EU army will eventually be created and that it would threaten Ireland’s neutrality if we were involved in its missions.

# war - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

# war - 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”.

# war - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

Car bombings kill 13 civilians in Iraqi capital

The deadliest blast occurred at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad, killing nine people.

# war - Friday 10 January, 2014

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.

# war - 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.

# war - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Iran’s ‘championing’ of Bobby Sands in the 1980s was concerning to the Irish Government

Iranian sympathies towards the IRA would not develop beyond a symbolic level, the Irish Government believed, adding that the renaming of the road along side the British Embassy after the hunger striker was not to be taken seriously.

# war - Thursday 26 December, 2013

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

# war - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas base in Gaza

It’s believed the air strike is in retaliation to the shooting dead of an Israeli civilian near the border.

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

# war - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

# war - 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?

# war - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried

A legal error meant that many people found guilty of war crimes now have to undergo retrials.

# war - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Up to 12,000 troops to stay in Afghanistan after NATO mission ends

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US role will be “limited”.

# war - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.

# war - Friday 1 November, 2013

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

# war - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.

# war - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping

The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.

# war - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: The generosity of the Irish people makes me incredibly proud

Ettie Higgins works to deliver lifesaving assistance to children and babies caught up in the violence across Syria. She tells of the ongoing battle to survive in almost impossible conditions faced by families.

# war - Saturday 5 October, 2013

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations Conservation This post contains images

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations

War and natural disasters are causing destruction so a non-profit organisation plans to digitally scan 500 heritage sites over the next five years.

# war - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

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

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.

# war - Sunday 22 September, 2013

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban?

As the Taliban ramps up its’ war on women, one lawmaker has told of her experience of being kidnapped.

# war - Friday 20 September, 2013

Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.

# war - Thursday 19 September, 2013

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

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

# war - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

In Pictures: US marks 9/11 anniversary In Remembrance This post contains images

In Pictures: US marks 9/11 anniversary

A number of memorials took place today to mark the twelfth anniversary of the attacks that struck America on 11 September 2001.

# war - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Extract: Ireland planned to ask the UK for help if Germany invaded in WW2

This ‘secret’ document from 1940 states that the Irish people would support the British troops if they came to help when Hitler invaded, but that British troops were not to step foot in Ireland until the invasion was underway.

# war - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Column: 'Chemical weapons' are in the news for dreadful reasons – but what are they?

The images coming from Syria of small bodies wrapped in shrouds do not indicate the horrors of the moments before death – and the fact that humans are willing to inflict this on others must not be shied away from, writes Ann Cronin.

# war - Friday 23 August, 2013

Obama says Syria 'will require America's attention'

The US president called the Syrian attack where it is alleged chemical weapons were used, ‘a big event of grave concern’.