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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Conflict

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Roy Keane's Champions League ITV commitment not an issue - O'Neill
The Irish assistant boss’ punditry duties are set to clash with Ireland training.
€48,000 in funding for victims of Dublin-Monaghan bombings
The Tánaiste met with a support group for victims and the families of those killed yesterday.
Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency
The World Health Organisation declared the emergency following a meeting today about wild poliovirus.
More deaths in Ukraine as fighting rages in Slavyansk
A two-hour gunbattle was seen in the rebel-held town this morning.
Kidnapped observers freed in Ukraine
Meanwhile, more than 130 people have been arrested in the port city of Odessa following more than 30 deaths there yesterday.
"We will not stop": Strong message from Ukraine as army action continues
Ukraine suffered its bloodiest day yesterday with the death toll put at over 30 people.
Ukraine: Pro-Russia gunmen seize town hall
The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.
Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake'
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.
UK police enlisting Muslim women to help stop young people going to Syria
Police will hold meetings across Britain today with women from different community groups and government officials involved in preventing extremism.
Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage
There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.
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.
Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'
Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.
20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?
The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?
Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict
He is one of the 2.5 million who have fled the country.
Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees
The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.
This video of a fictional civil war in the West is the daily reality for children in Syria
The striking clip brings home the effect the conflict is having on children.
EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has "no control" over militias
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.
Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile
It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.
Ousted Ukrainian president asked Russia to deploy troops, security council hears
It comes amid a warning from the US President that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.
'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die'
“Women suffer a lot here. But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive,” says on widowed woman in Thailand.
Explainer: Who are Syria's rebels?
Many of the groups are now led by Islamist groups and some have al Qaeda ties.
Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year
The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.
Almost 2,000 people have died since the start of the Syria talks — NGO
The alarming estimate comes as a government and opposition negotiators wrap up talks in Switzerland today.
Despite walk-out threats, Syria foes set to meet face-to-face
The delegations were due to meet yesterday, brought together by the United Nations.
Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today
Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.
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.
'It's difficult to explain the conflict to my children' --- Assad
The Syrian president has said in a new interview that war has forced his children to “grow up too early and mature much faster”.
Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday
The one-time firebrand preacher and former DUP leader also said the gerrymandering and discrimination that existed in Northern Ireland was wrong.
Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens
The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.
UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from 'broken futures'
A new campaign being run by UNICEF, called No Lost Generation, aims to bring the world’s attention to Syria.
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.
Concerns for five aid workers taken away in Syria
The Medecins sans Frontieres members have not been heard from since Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Aleppo is gripped by fighting.
UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan
Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.
Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words
The UN Refugee Convention was born of the horrors of war – horrifying conflicts that tore Europe apart and left millions dead. How have we forgotten that so quickly?
UN launches major appeal for emergency aid amid worsening Syria refugee crisis
The number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East is expected to double next year to over four million.
Gerry Adams challenges party leaders to a debate on the past
The Sinn Féin leader has accused other political parties of “contrived outrage” following his controversial comments about the Smithwick Tribunal report.
France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic
President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.
Residents throw 's**t bombs' at Chinese grannies for dancing in public
‘Old people haven’t gone bad, it’s bad people who have gotten old.’
France to deploy 1,000 troops to Central African Republic as situation worsens
The Prime Minister of Central African Republic said “serious war crimes” are being committed in his country.
Over nine million people in Syria need outside help to survive
The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.