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#War

# 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’.

# war - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

A 'Free Bradley Manning' protest to be held at US Embassy, Dublin

The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) say they expect a crowd of between 10 and 100.

# war - Sunday 18 August, 2013

North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s

These reunions had been held for years to get families back together up until 2010 when tensions between the two countries rose again.

# war - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Father and son found after 40 years living in Vietnamese forest

Ho Van Thanh, 82, and his son, Ho Van Lang, 42, emerged bedraggled from the remote mountainous region in an emaciated condition, wearing loincloths made from tree bark.

# war - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

# war - Sunday 14 July, 2013

More British soldiers killed themselves than died in Afghanistan last year

A total of 50 serving and veteran British soldiers died by suicide last year, more than the 40 who died in combat in Afghanistan.

# war - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?

Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.

# war - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# war - Friday 28 June, 2013

Attacks on police spark fears of renewed sectarian war in Iraq

15 people were killed today in attacks against police and anti-Al-Qaeda militiamen bringing the death toll in the country to 1,500 in the last three months.

# war - Monday 24 June, 2013

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16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue

Fierce clashes continued for a second day between the army and gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni cleric in the Lebanon.

# war - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# war - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

Russia questions Syrian chemical weapons evidence

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Assad’s regime would not use chemical weapons as it is gaining an advantage against the rebels.

# war - Monday 10 June, 2013

North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting

The agreement comes after intense talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of tension and threats of nuclear war.

# war - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years

The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.

# war - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Red Cross asks for access to Qusair to bring food, water and medicine

The charity said it was “alarmed” by the consequences of the continuing conflict in Qusair.

# war - Monday 27 May, 2013

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks

There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.

# war - Friday 24 May, 2013

Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria War

Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria

Transferring more weapons to Syria can only “exacerbate a hellish scenario for civilians” says Oxfam, who say extending the embargo would avoid fuelling an arms race.

# war - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.

# war - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# war - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.

# war - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

# war - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Vietnam documentary maker stands by film about 'left behind' soldier

After days of online controversy, Michael Jorgensen says his documentary Unclaimed has found a Vietnam vet who was left behind after the war.

# war - Sunday 28 April, 2013

This US soldier 'found alive' in Vietnam 44 years after being left behind

Filmmaker says John Robertson, now 76, can no longer speak English, remember his birthday or the names of his American children.

# war - Friday 26 April, 2013

England chooses Winston Churchill as the new face of the £5 note

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” – the Churchill quotation chosen for the note.

# war - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Memorial for Irish war heroes erected in South Korea

The monument honours “all those of Irish birth and heritage who fought and died in the service of the United Nations and those civilians of Irish birth and heritage who died side by side with the Korean people 1950-1953″.

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

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.

# war - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded War

Two bloody days in Iraq: 125 people killed and 270 wounded

The violence began with clashes at a protest site in northern Iraq after security forces moved in.

Column: Straight talk on Bosnia has been sadly lacking during Ireland’s EU presidency

Ireland can no longer afford, financially or morally, to go along with the EU’s current hopeless policy in Bosnia. Now is an opportune time for a fundamental rethink of how the EU should deal with the political situation there, writes Patrick Nulty.

# war - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Three children, 24 adults killed in Baghdad café bombing

It is believed that three children are among the dead.

# war - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Crises in Syria and Korea to dominate G8 talks in London G8

Crises in Syria and Korea to dominate G8 talks in London

Iran’s atomic ambitions, instability in north and west Africa, and climate change will also be up for discussion.

# war - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past

On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.

# war - Sunday 7 April, 2013

NATO strike kills 10 children in Afghanistan: officials War

NATO strike kills 10 children in Afghanistan: officials

Eight militants also died in the attack and six women were injured.

# war - Monday 1 April, 2013

Extract: From the roof of the College of Surgeons, the Volunteers watched the city burn

During the Easter Rising 1916, a small force of men and women fought against British soldiers from their posts in St Stephen’s Green and City Hall. In his new book, Paul O’Brien recounts their tragic and noble struggle to protect the newly proclaimed Irish Republic.

# war - Friday 29 March, 2013

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive

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

Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement

It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.

# war - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: The arms trade is global, deadly and very poorly regulated

A global arms trade treaty could save some of the estimated 200,000 people killed every year as a result of armed conflict – but its success depends on the US President holding his nerve, writes Colm O’Gorman. If President Obama can hold his nerve.

# war - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: What lessons have been learned from the Iraq War?

Ten years ago this week the United States-led “coalition of the willing” launched the Iraq War. If we’ve learned anything from the Iraq experience it’s that governments should refrain from biting off more than they can chew, says Scott Fitzsimmons.

# war - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The42 Dinamo v Red Star - the match that heralded war Balkans

Dinamo v Red Star - the match that heralded war

Croatia play Serbia for the first time as independent nations in a World Cup qualifying tie tomorrow