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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Conflict

All time
# four years on
Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria
More than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.
# Deaths and Destruction
Over 10,000 kids dead and no end in sight. Why do we not care?
The conflict enters its fifth year tomorrow.
# Sydney
Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State
Authorities said the boys were radicalised over the Internet and their parents were shocked.
# Dublin
You'll be seeing billboards and bus ads about the State of Palestine from today
TDs from four main parties have supported the action.
'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together
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.
# Putin the boot in
The EU is getting tough on Russia. Well, kind of...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned of a new Cold War atmosphere emerging.
# four years on
More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014
Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.
# Conflict
Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank
Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.
# Conflict
Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country
This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.
# be vigilant
British tourists warned they could be targeted by terrorists
The Foreign Office said it would be motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
# Hunger
'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun'
Irish aid agencies are warning that the conflict could cause a famine by early next year.
# Defence Forces
Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.
# Conflict
41 children killed in Syria school bombings
Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.
# Conflict
Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine
Several more people were injured.
# islamic state
Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?
Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?
# Conflict
A Dublin councillor has travelled to the West Bank to work as a human rights observer
Patrick Costello is keeping an ongoing blog of his experiences called, ‘Canal Bank To West Bank’.
Opinion: Why Gaza needs an Albert Reynolds
The situation in Gaza needs someone who can broker peace – someone who has the energy not to take no for an answer;
Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border
The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.
Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war
The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.
# Conflict
Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine's presidents to meet today
Ahead of the meeting, Kiev announced the capture of ten Russian paratroopers.
# Hamas
Hamas executes 18 men in Gaza for alleged collaboration with Israel
A Hamas-linked website claimed men had been killed for allegedly reconnoitering targets for Israeli strikes.
# Ukraine
Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay
Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.
# warplanes
Three Hamas commanders and four children among at least 15 killed in Israeli strikes today
Air strikes have stepped up on day 45 of the conflict, militants fired 18 rockets over the border since midnight.
# Conflict
A pregnant woman and four children have been killed in Gaza
The woman was nine months pregnant but medics were unable to save the foetus.
# Ukraine
Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence
Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.
# Prison Break
100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack
By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.
# People Power
Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza
About 20,000 people also marched in London today.
# Incursion
Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission
The move was averted through diplomatic channels.
# Conflict
In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume
Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?
Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?
# Iraq
Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting
The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.
# Israel
72-hour ceasefire in Gaza begins - moments after attacks from both sides
Just before it began, Hamas militants fired rockets at central Israel, while the Israeli air force staged five raids.
# Gaza
New Gaza conflict murals appear in Belfast
A child was killed by an Israeli air strike today – just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce.
# Cessation
Gaza waits as another ceasefire is declared
Israel announced the seven-hour ceasefire in all areas except Rafah.
# Photojournalism
Young faces of war: Syrian children bereaved, homeless and losing hope
When will it stop? Syrian children killed, injured and left homeless as conflict continues.
# Operation Protective Edge
End in sight? Israel says it's safe to return to some parts of Gaza
While in Ireland, thousands rallied to protest against the conflict.
# Israel Gaza Conflict
Gaza truce in tatters as 27 are killed by intensive Israeli shelling
Israel claim that eight rockets and mortars have been fired across the border by Hamas.
Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians
Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.
# Gaza
'Miracle' Gaza baby born to dead mother is said to have died
The hospital has not confirmed the baby’s death,
# Conflict
Seanad called on to have 'meaningful' impact with its Gaza debate today
The senators will also debate the crisis in Ukraine – although some members of the Seanad are on holidays.