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The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the President of Colombia
# Civil War
# Civil War

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the President of Colombia

Oct 7th 2016, 10:13 AM 10,198 Views 51 Comments

Juan Manuel Santos has won for his efforts to broker a civil war peace deal.

German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby
# Abduction
# Abduction

German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby

Sep 29th 2016, 10:39 PM 19,565 Views 28 Comments

The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.

Divorces and multiple marriages - the other issues in the Syrian civil war
# Polygamy
# Polygamy

Divorces and multiple marriages - the other issues in the Syrian civil war

Sep 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,798 Views 13 Comments

According to official figures, polygamous relationships accounted for 30% of marriages registered in Damascus in 2015, up from just 5% in 2010.

Warplanes have dropped suspected chlorine bombs on a crowded neighbourhood in Aleppo
# Syria
# Syria

Warplanes have dropped suspected chlorine bombs on a crowded neighbourhood in Aleppo

Sep 7th 2016, 7:47 AM 12,760 Views 50 Comments

At least 71 people were hospitalised after the attack, with 10 in critical condition.

The longest-running war in the world comes to an end today
# Colombia
# Colombia

The longest-running war in the world comes to an end today

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:26 AM 27,226 Views 45 Comments

Colombia and FARC rebels have agreed a peace deal.

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities
# Civil War
# Civil War

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

Apr 18th 2016, 5:08 PM 31,271 Views 121 Comments

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Mar 28th 2016, 9:45 PM 40,167 Views 22 Comments

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.

Aid will finally reach 500,000 besieged Syrians today but peace is a long way off
# Civil War
# Civil War

Aid will finally reach 500,000 besieged Syrians today but peace is a long way off

Feb 17th 2016, 7:15 AM 5,752 Views 68 Comments

Almost half a million people in Syria are in areas under siege.

Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo
# Syria
# Syria

Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo

Feb 6th 2016, 2:41 PM 12,462 Views 54 Comments

Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.

'When a working class person writes, you're asked: Is it like Roddy Doyle?'
# Emmet Kirwan
# Emmet Kirwan

'When a working class person writes, you're asked: Is it like Roddy Doyle?'

Jan 31st 2016, 9:30 PM 26,007 Views 19 Comments

Emmet Kirwan spoke to us about his role in Juno and the Paycock.

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria
# Peace Plan
# Peace Plan

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria

Dec 18th 2015, 10:54 PM 10,162 Views 26 Comments

The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war
# Desperate Times
# Desperate Times

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

Dec 12th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,486 Views 31 Comments

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria
# Explainer
# Explainer

The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria

Dec 2nd 2015, 7:50 AM 31,431 Views 137 Comments

MPs will vote on airstrikes today.

Joe Duffy: 'It's only a matter of time before all this stuff comes back to bite him in the ass'
# Civil War
From The42
# Civil War

Joe Duffy: 'It's only a matter of time before all this stuff comes back to bite him in the ass'

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:56 PM 24,168 Views 13 Comments

The UFC lightweight is putting his Dublin nightmare behind him.

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict
# Child Soldier
# Child Soldier

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict

Aug 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 227 Views 4 Comments

The story of James Riak, an aid worker with GOAL in South Sudan, who was kidnapped from his family as a ten-year-old and trained as a child soldier.

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'
# Syria
# Syria

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

May 20th 2015, 8:30 PM 57 Views 31 Comments

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war

Apr 29th 2015, 11:33 PM 33,862 Views 37 Comments

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart

Apr 20th 2015, 12:42 PM 8,762 Views 21 Comments

The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.

It was Sonny Bill v Dan and Richie in New Zealand earlier and the result wasn't even close
# Civil War
From The42
# Civil War

It was Sonny Bill v Dan and Richie in New Zealand earlier and the result wasn't even close

Apr 17th 2015, 12:37 PM 11,752 Views 8 Comments

The Chiefs were too good for the Crusaders in Christchurch earlier.

Maureen Haughey recalls how her father escaped death in the Easter Rising
# Seán Lemass
# Seán Lemass

Maureen Haughey recalls how her father escaped death in the Easter Rising

Mar 20th 2015, 7:00 PM 18,347 Views 36 Comments

The wife of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey made a rare public appearance today.

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together

Feb 19th 2015, 2:54 PM 73 Views 26 Comments

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

Shot dead on his wedding day: Tragic love stories from Ireland's Civil War

Shot dead on his wedding day: Tragic love stories from Ireland's Civil War

Feb 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 13,615 Views 16 Comments

John Kennedy married his fiancé during a break in fighting but was killed later that day.

On this day 25 years ago, the speech that changed South Africa forever
# Apartheid
# Apartheid

On this day 25 years ago, the speech that changed South Africa forever

Feb 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 22,210 Views 35 Comments

FW De Klerk ended apartheid – and freed Nelson Mandela.

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique did have a training-ground row, Barca star confirms
# LAS RUMBLAS
From The42
# LAS RUMBLAS

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique did have a training-ground row, Barca star confirms

Jan 29th 2015, 2:52 PM 5,700 Views 3 Comments

The defender has lifted the lid on a heated argument involving the No.10 and his boss after the winter break.

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more
# Civil War
# Civil War

Pro-Russian rebels launch rocket attack on Ukrainian market, killing 30 and injuring dozens more

Jan 24th 2015, 7:45 PM 16,273 Views 246 Comments

The assault on the port of Mariupol follows a rejection of peace talks.

What else could I get for… the €150k pricetag on this old post office in Galway
# Home Exchange
# Home Exchange

What else could I get for… the €150k pricetag on this old post office in Galway

Jan 15th 2015, 11:57 AM 3,666 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at what that amount of moolah could get you around the rest of the country.

Man arrested in Derry in connection with "illegal activity" in Syria
# Civil War
# Civil War

Man arrested in Derry in connection with "illegal activity" in Syria

Nov 6th 2014, 3:09 PM 6,989 Views 38 Comments

Reports say the man had recently returned from the war-torn country.

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

Oct 31st 2014, 3:57 PM 29,769 Views 37 Comments

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

Oct 1st 2014, 8:50 PM 4,855 Views 3 Comments

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

This man is getting a US Medal of Honour - 151 years after his death
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

This man is getting a US Medal of Honour - 151 years after his death

Aug 26th 2014, 10:20 PM 11,615 Views 7 Comments

Alonzo Cushing commanded a force at Gettysburge

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission
# Incursion
# Incursion

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

Aug 9th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,876 Views 102 Comments

The move was averted through diplomatic channels.

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US
# Civil War
# Civil War

Russia is not only supplying weapons to rebels but is also firing on Ukraine - US

Jul 25th 2014, 8:28 AM 9,974 Views 270 Comments

US officials called Russian artillery fire a “clear escalation” of the conflict.

All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels

Jul 20th 2014, 10:57 AM 32,039 Views 179 Comments

The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues
# In Limbo
From The42
# In Limbo

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues

Jul 14th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,979 Views 10 Comments

The 25-year-old is facing the possibility of having no club side for the start of the season.

A man accused of assassinating a Spanish general has been extradited from Belfast
# ETA
# ETA

A man accused of assassinating a Spanish general has been extradited from Belfast

Jun 24th 2014, 1:41 PM 6,661 Views 6 Comments

Fermin Vila Michelena is accused of being part of an ETA bombing campaign.

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid
# Civil War
# Civil War

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid

Jun 21st 2014, 8:58 AM 3,354 Views 33 Comments

In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban Ki-moon said that nearly half of the country is in need of immediate help.

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,171 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

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

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

Jun 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 4,112 Views 5 Comments

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

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped
# OPCW
# OPCW

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped

May 27th 2014, 11:52 AM 3,685 Views 1 Comment

All members are “safe”, and are currently returning to base after an attack.

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

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

May 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,883 Views 29 Comments

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