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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Civil War

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All 196 recovered bodies from MH17 crash site have been removed by rebels
The bodies have been taken to an unknown location.
Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues
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
Fermin Vila Michelena is accused of being part of an ETA bombing campaign.
Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid
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
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
The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.
Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped
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
A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.
Ukraine starts 'unity talks' as Russia warns of civil war
The discussions come just two weeks before an election in the country.
There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels
Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.
Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photography
Kilkenny’s Richard Mosse was this evening announced as the winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs
Homs was once the “capital of the revolution”. Now it is back in the hands of Bashar Assad.
More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates
Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.
New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree
The National Archives and team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.
Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us
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
Amazing new footage from 1924.
Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny
The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.
Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.
Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats
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
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.
“A bomb came and frightened us”: Syrian children reveal fears of violence, kidnapping and child marriage
Over a million children have fled the country since the start of the conflict three years ago.
Michael Carrick's wife took to Twitter to defend her husband against Roy Keane
Keano wasn’t impressed with the man who took his No 16 shirt.
Both sides in Syrian dispute told: 'Spend some time apart'
Talks in Geneva have ended with no agreement and no date for a third round of negotiations set.
Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?
Many of the groups are now led by Islamist groups and some have al Qaeda ties.
Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs
A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.
Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war
“It is a revolution”, a former president warned the country’s parliament today, as they prepare to debate an amnesty for jailed protesters.
Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict
The United Nations has said it is investigating widespread reports of atrocities and war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and summary executions.
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.
At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF
The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.
Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war
The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.
Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report
Syria has been struck by a severe snowstorm that has seen a number of people die from the cold.
Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks
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.
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.
Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle
A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.
Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011
Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.
Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain
Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times.
RDS dog-fight sparks war of words between O'Connor and Lam
Kieran Marmion scored an opportunistic first half try but was one of two Connacht players yellow card as Leinster snatched a win.
Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help
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.
Syrian children return to school for first time in a year
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.
War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.