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#Civil War

# civil-war - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us
# Irish Soldiers
# Irish Soldiers

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

Apr 19th 2014, 7:00 PM 639 Views 125 Comments

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.

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war

Apr 19th 2014, 4:30 PM 12,849 Views 28 Comments

Amazing new footage from 1924.

# civil-war - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny
# Civil War Politics
# Civil War Politics

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

Mar 25th 2014, 9:45 PM 13,590 Views 27 Comments

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

# civil-war - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:15 AM 7,947 Views 18 Comments

This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

# civil-war - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats
# Three Years On
# Three Years On

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats

Mar 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 38 Views 12 Comments

The Syrian conflict is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. After three years of conflict, basic services like healthcare are completely collapsing, writes Peter Power of UNICEF.

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues
# Syria
# Syria

Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues

Mar 15th 2014, 9:15 AM 4,799 Views 29 Comments

The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.

# civil-war - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

“A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage
# In Their Own Words
# In Their Own Words

“A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage

Mar 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,476 Views 25 Comments

Over a million children have fled the country since the start of the conflict three years ago.

# civil-war - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Michael Carrick's wife took to Twitter to defend her husband against Roy Keane
# Civil War
From The42
# Civil War

Michael Carrick's wife took to Twitter to defend her husband against Roy Keane

Feb 25th 2014, 10:45 PM 22,486 Views 32 Comments

Keano wasn’t impressed with the man who took his No 16 shirt.

# civil-war - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Both sides in Syrian dispute told: 'Spend some time apart'
# Civil War
# Civil War

Both sides in Syrian dispute told: 'Spend some time apart'

Feb 15th 2014, 1:36 PM 3,857 Views 12 Comments

Talks in Geneva have ended with no agreement and no date for a third round of negotiations set.

# civil-war - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?
# Who's Who Guide
# Who's Who Guide

Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?

Feb 8th 2014, 9:45 AM 7,895 Views 124 Comments

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

# civil-war - Friday 7 February, 2014

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs
# Civil War
# Civil War

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

Feb 7th 2014, 9:12 PM 4,294 Views 6 Comments

A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.

# civil-war - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war
# Euromaidan
# Euromaidan

Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war

Jan 29th 2014, 11:03 AM 7,556 Views 26 Comments

“It is a revolution”, a former president warned the country’s parliament today, as they prepare to debate an amnesty for jailed protesters.

# civil-war - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict
# Civil War
# Civil War

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:11 PM 4,331 Views 6 Comments

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

# civil-war - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall
# Civil War
# Civil War

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

Jan 4th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,606 Views 5 Comments

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

# civil-war - Thursday 2 January, 2014

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

Jan 2nd 2014, 12:37 PM 14,301 Views 47 Comments

The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.

# civil-war - Monday 23 December, 2013

Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:50 AM 4,603 Views 16 Comments

The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.

# civil-war - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report
# Snow
# Snow

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report

Dec 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 12,657 Views 34 Comments

Syria has been struck by a severe snowstorm that has seen a number of people die from the cold.

# civil-war - Monday 11 November, 2013

Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks
# Syrian Conflict
# Syrian Conflict

Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks

Nov 11th 2013, 8:29 AM 2,550 Views 13 Comments

The Syrian National Coalition have set out a number of conditions for their participation, however, and say Bashar al Assad can have “no role” in any transitional government.

# civil-war - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Nov 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,895 Views 12 Comments

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

# civil-war - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle

Nov 6th 2013, 7:39 PM 10,677 Views 41 Comments

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.

# civil-war - Monday 4 November, 2013

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011
# Swing-o-meter
# Swing-o-meter

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

Nov 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 17,578 Views 47 Comments

Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.

# civil-war - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain
# Syria
# Syria

Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain

Nov 2nd 2013, 3:29 PM 13,085 Views 94 Comments

Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times.

# civil-war - Saturday 26 October, 2013

RDS dog-fight sparks war of words between O'Connor and Lam
# Civil War
From The42
# Civil War

RDS dog-fight sparks war of words between O'Connor and Lam

Oct 26th 2013, 9:46 PM 10,928 Views 33 Comments

Kieran Marmion scored an opportunistic first half try but was one of two Connacht players yellow card as Leinster snatched a win.

# civil-war - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help

Oct 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 31 Views 2 Comments

The civil war in Syria has killed and injured innumerable people, many of them innocent civilians. We are trying to help survivors repair the damage to their bodies – and to their minds, writes Jane-Ann McKenna.

# civil-war - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year

Oct 1st 2013, 10:23 PM 5,066 Views 14 Comments

Children in the rural village of Madaya went back to school last week. Here are the first photos of them in class, playing football and making do.

# civil-war - Thursday 26 September, 2013

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
# Charles Taylor
# Charles Taylor

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Sep 26th 2013, 3:59 PM 3,572 Views 19 Comments

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

# civil-war - Friday 20 September, 2013

Syria war has reached stalemate
# Syria
# Syria

Syria war has reached stalemate

Sep 20th 2013, 10:31 AM 3,154 Views 32 Comments

Neither side can win, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.

# civil-war - Sunday 1 September, 2013

FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US

Sep 1st 2013, 8:08 AM 4,812 Views 62 Comments

The New York Times reports the sharpened scrutiny, citing current US officials.

# civil-war - Friday 30 August, 2013

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act
# Syria
# Syria

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act

Aug 30th 2013, 10:52 PM 8,584 Views 168 Comments

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”

# civil-war - Monday 26 August, 2013

John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons

Aug 26th 2013, 11:08 PM 9,358 Views 251 Comments

The US Secretary of State said the “indiscriminate slaughter” by chemical weapons was inexcusable and undeniable.

# civil-war - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack

Aug 21st 2013, 6:55 PM 8,469 Views 156 Comments

Pro-opposition groups say that government forces used a “poisonous gas” in an attack earlier today but the government says the reports are “totally false”.

# civil-war - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'
# Social Media
# Social Media

Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'

Aug 1st 2013, 10:57 AM 7,689 Views 88 Comments

“It is repulsive that the Assad regime would use this to gloss over the brutality and suffering it’s causing”.

# civil-war - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary
# Great Irish Journeys
# Great Irish Journeys

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

Jul 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 16,000 Views 74 Comments

The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.

# civil-war - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution
# G8
# G8

G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution

Jun 18th 2013, 12:39 PM 2,497 Views 5 Comments

World leaders are attempting to hammer out a joint communique that is agreeable for Russia and the US who differ on the Syrian conflict.

# civil-war - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch
# We Can Rebuild You
# We Can Rebuild You

Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch

Jun 1st 2013, 5:30 PM 10,225 Views 29 Comments

The world’s largest brick-built arch has survived for more than 1,400 years – but it has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...
# Art Of Conflict
# Art Of Conflict

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

Jun 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 11,948 Views 5 Comments

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

# civil-war - Friday 10 May, 2013

Real Madrid cancel today's press conference as tensions grow
# Civil War
From The42
# Civil War

Real Madrid cancel today's press conference as tensions grow

May 10th 2013, 9:13 AM 3,795 Views 1 Comment

Following another explosive press conference before the midweek game against Malaga, the club are desperate to ease tensions at the Bernabeu.

# civil-war - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Apr 30th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,383 Views 49 Comments

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

# civil-war - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
# Civil War
# Civil War

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Apr 4th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,105 Views 39 Comments

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# civil-war - Friday 22 March, 2013

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack
# Syria
# Syria

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack

Mar 22nd 2013, 9:50 AM 4,150 Views 34 Comments

The statement was made after a suicide bomb at the Iman Mosque in Damascus.