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Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement
The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.
Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan
The Minister for the Environment said that people who don’t pay “won’t get away with it”.
Gardaí arrest 25 people and seize ammunition, drugs and cash in Dublin
The arrests and seizures are part of an ongoing operation focusing on drug dealers in the capital.
Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste
Eamon Gilmore was speaking as EU foreign ministers agreed further sanctions on Syria but there is no sign of military intervention of any sort.
Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.
Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.
More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.
Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.
UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence
Fears of all-out civil war increase as Ban says one-man rule and family dynasties are a thing of the past.
Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest
Bashar Assad also warned that ‘terrorism’ would be tackled with an “iron fist” in today’s televised address.
Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria
The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.
In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.
Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report
Human Rights Watch is urging the ICC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in a new report that details incidents of torture and summary execution.
Hard-line Indonesian police shave punks' mohawks
Conversative police raided a punk-rock concert and shaved the punks’ heads due to the perceived threat to Islamic values.
Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report
The domestic supply pipeline carries around 140,000 barrels of oil a day.
EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.
Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN
UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.
Syria defies Arab League deadline
The Arab League warned Syria yesterday that it had 24 hours to sign up to a protocol allowing human rights observers into the country or face economic sanctions.
Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring
The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.
Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan
The Arab League has said that the Syrian government has changed the peace plan and altered its essence.
France recalls Syrian ambassador
Meanwhile, Syria is boycotting today’s Arab League meeting in Rabat over the group’s decision to suspend its membership.
King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'
Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.
Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest
Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.
Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn
Syrians have been snatched from their homes and killed during Syria’s bloodiest month yet in its eight-month-old uprising.
Syria plants land mines on Lebanese border
A Syrian official has claimed that the mines are meant to prevent arms smuggling across the border.
Syrian security forces fire on rallies, killing 30
The revolt against President Bashar Assad’s regime continues in Syria but so does the crackdown. Activists claim 30 people were killed by security forces today.
Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report
Meanwhile, thousands marched in support of Assad’s regime today and Syria’s oil minister indicated international sanctions are impacting on sales.
Arab League to discuss suspending Syria
Officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss putting more pressure on Syria’s government to end its bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters.
Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?
It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?
UN envoy likens London riots to Syrian unrest
Despite admitting to security force mistakes, Syria’s regime remains defiant in the face of international condemnation.
Turkish foreign minister to call for end to Syrian violence
Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is travelling to Syria to call for a crackdown on security forces attacking civilians.
Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations
Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.
Pet dogs could be banned in Iran
In the country, which is ruled by President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, the owning of dogs has become more popular but is seen as ‘Westernised’ and vulgar by the government.