Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Civil War

All time
# Syria
Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan
State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.
# Civil War
Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO
The fighter jets have repeatedly hit areas held by the rebels in two districts of the city today.
# Syria
Mortars kill at least 20 in Damascus refugee camp
At least 20 people have been killed after mortars rained down on a crowed Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital
# Death Toll
Syrian war: fierce fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo
Rebels have launched an operation to ‘liberate’ Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Both sides are claiming territorial gains.
# Syria
The progression in world views on Syria's conflict
Take a look at how the views of world leaders progressed since the start of the Syrian protests.
# Syria
Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates
Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.
Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal
John McCarthy, released from a Beirut cell 21 years ago, has written a new book. He spoke to about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.
Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence
Raiding the British barracks, and the brutal killing of prisoners – men recall fighting in the wars that shaped Ireland.
# Allies
Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry
Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.
# Syria
Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.
# Syria
UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war
UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.
# Your Say
Poll: Which side were you on in the Saipan debate?
It’s ten years to the day since Roy Keane was sent home from the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup training camp.
# contentious
Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'
The FAI chief claims that Roy Keane’s jibes are self-serving and the former captain would be better off if he just ‘let it go.’
# big fella
Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll
The man who led the United States to independence trumps the Corkonian rebel leader in a poll of British academics.
# big fella
Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?
Online poll puts War of Independence revolutionary ahead of Rommel, Napoleon and George Washington in ‘Britain’s Greatest Foes’ list… but behind the founder of modern Turkey.
# Arab Spring
China and Russia join the West in criticising Syria
The 15 members of the UN Security Council have condemned Syria for not allowing the head of humanitarian aid for the UN visit the country.
# Arab Spring
UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria
A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.
# Civil War
Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka
The former president said today that possible crimes against humanity cannot simply be ignored.
# Arab Spring
UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms
Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.
# Iraq
At least 60 killed in spate of Baghdad bombings
At least 14 bombs have exploded in the city this morning, marking the worst violence seen in Iraq for several months.
# Revolution
In pictures: Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923
Major new photographic exhibition shows the bloody reality of life in Ireland from the 1913 Lockout to the tortured birth of the Republic.
# Yemen
Fresh clashes, explosions rock Yemeni capital
At least one person has been killed and several more injured during clashes between Government troops and rival tribesmen.
# Oil
Libyan oil wells back in production for first time since outbreak of war
However the flow of gas supplies may not resume for another month.
# Africa
36 killed in Burundi pub shooting
Armed men burst into the pub in the central African nation of Burundi, with one yelling “make sure there’s no survivors”, according to witnesses.
Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.
# Sudan
Gunmen fire on UN helicopters in tense Sudan town
Fears of another civil war breaking out in Sudan have intensified, with gunmen shooting at UN helicopters and northern troops being given a “green light” to attack southern forces if provoked.
# Sudan
Southern Sudan appeals for help as UN officials demand "immediate withdrawal" from disputed border town.
Northern occupation of the town of Abyei threatens to re-ignite Sudan’s civil war. The oil-rich area is strongly contested and there are fears of escalating violence.
# Sudan
North Sudan 'declares war' on South after seizure of contested region
The occupation of the border town of Abyei by Northern forces has raised fears of re-igniting the civil war between north and south just months after the South voted to secede from the North in a referendum following two decades of war.
# Ivory Coast
Ivorian troops have "attacked Laurent Gbagbo's home"
Mr Gbagbo has refused to give up the presidency despite the fact the Ivory Coast’s citizens elected Alassane Outtara to the role last November.
# Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast violence continues, rebels claim capture of town
Observers fear that full-blown civil war will erupt in the country, as protests against defiant strongman Laurent Gbagbo continue.
# Ivory Coast
Fighting erupts in Ivory Coast as political stalemate continues
The latest violence could bring about the end of the country’s six-year ceasefire.
# Michael Collins
New light shed on death of Michael Collins
Recently studied IRA documents suggest that the ambush was “fortuitous”.