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#Syria

# syria - Friday 23 September, 2022

At least 73 people dead as boat sinks off Syria's coast after leaving Lebanon
# Shipwreck
# Shipwreck

At least 73 people dead as boat sinks off Syria's coast after leaving Lebanon

Sep 23rd 2022, 3:24 PM 5,494 Views 4 Comments

This is the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon in recent years.

# syria - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Language barrier and mental health ‘key concerns’ for Syrian refugees settled in Ireland
# New Report
# New Report

Language barrier and mental health ‘key concerns’ for Syrian refugees settled in Ireland

Aug 4th 2022, 7:22 AM 11,473 Views 6 Comments

A new report found that “healthcare quality is, on the whole, affected primarily by one concern, and that is language”.

# syria - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto
# Security Council
# Security Council

Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto

Jul 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,805 Views 9 Comments

Ireland became a member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and has responsibility for the Syria file.

# syria - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo
# Peace Missions
# Peace Missions

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo

Jun 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,791 Views 3 Comments

Irish troops are based in the Golan Heights and the Kosovar capital Pristina in UN mandated operations.

# syria - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN
# Syria
# Syria

Record 9.3 million Syrian children in need of aid, says UN

May 8th 2022, 3:07 PM 9,280 Views 12 Comments

The United Nations has warned that funding to aid victims of the civil war in Syria is dwindling.

# syria - Friday 18 March, 2022

EU denies 'double standard' towards refugees from Ukraine compared to Syria
# Refugees
# Refugees

EU denies 'double standard' towards refugees from Ukraine compared to Syria

Mar 18th 2022, 12:43 PM 14,036 Views 0 Comments

The bloc has come under fire for allegedly welcoming refugees from Ukraine more openly.

# syria - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria
# Putin And Assad
# Putin And Assad

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria

Updated Mar 13th 2022, 6:37 PM 28,631 Views 19 Comments

The Irish MEP says Putin had a hand in atrocities in Syria too but the EU’s response there was muted at best.

# syria - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS
# Hassakeh
# Hassakeh

Kurdish forces retake Syrian prison six days after it was seized by IS

Jan 26th 2022, 2:49 PM 11,638 Views 3 Comments

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting in and around Ghwayran prison since it was taken last week has killed 181 people.

# syria - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Syrian ex-colonel gets life sentence in German 'crimes against humanity' trial
# Historic Ruling
# Historic Ruling

Syrian ex-colonel gets life sentence in German 'crimes against humanity' trial

Jan 13th 2022, 10:19 AM 13,168 Views 17 Comments

The accused sought refuge in Germany after deserting the Syrian regime in 2012.

# syria - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Lisa Smith's bid to have terror charges dropped will be heard next week
# Court
# Court

Lisa Smith's bid to have terror charges dropped will be heard next week

Jan 11th 2022, 4:06 PM 11,295 Views 0 Comments

Lisa Smith’s trial before the non-jury court was due to start this week.

# syria - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Strike blamed on Israel sets ablaze Syrian port of Latakia
# Syria
# Syria

Strike blamed on Israel sets ablaze Syrian port of Latakia

Dec 28th 2021, 11:04 AM 16,374 Views 21 Comments

It is the second time this month the container yard at the port has come under Israeli attack.

# syria - Friday 12 November, 2021

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,078 Views 17 Comments

The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.

# syria - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

Oct 23rd 2021, 8:10 AM 18,390 Views 13 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

# syria - Friday 9 July, 2021

Rare cooperation between Russia and US sees cross-border aid to Syria continue
# Bab Al-Hawa
# Bab Al-Hawa

Rare cooperation between Russia and US sees cross-border aid to Syria continue

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:24 PM 7,846 Views 4 Comments

The approved text is an amalgam of two drafts – one proposed by Ireland and Norway, and another by Russia.

# syria - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

UN Council pushes back vote on extending aid to Syria
# Entry Point
# Entry Point

UN Council pushes back vote on extending aid to Syria

Jul 7th 2021, 11:02 PM 6,839 Views 3 Comments

Ireland is in favour of keeping open a border-crossing that allows aid into Syria’s north west.

# syria - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria
# Aid
# Aid

Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria

Jul 6th 2021, 10:30 PM 7,592 Views 5 Comments

A border crossing that aid passes through is due to close this week.

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households

Jul 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 10,906 Views 23 Comments

Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.

# syria - Monday 28 June, 2021

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups
# Border Region
# Border Region

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

Jun 28th 2021, 7:22 AM 16,091 Views 20 Comments

A monitor said the strikes killed at least five militia fighters.

# syria - Friday 25 June, 2021

EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders
# Refugees
# Refugees

EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders

Jun 25th 2021, 1:29 PM 8,115 Views 11 Comments

The EU will hand over the funds to help the Turks look after the influx of people fleeing the Syrian conflict.

# syria - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 16,072 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

# syria - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power
# Bashar Al-Assad
# Bashar Al-Assad

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power

May 26th 2021, 7:21 AM 10,423 Views 17 Comments

In the last multi-candidate poll in 2014, Bashar al-Assad took 88% of the vote.

# syria - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Syria, ten years on, and Covid-19 has pushed refugees to the limits

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,977 Views 4 Comments

UNICEF’s Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever share the stories of many refugees displaced by the war in Syria, ten years on.

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war
# A Decade Later
# A Decade Later

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war

Mar 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 5,630 Views 7 Comments

A popular uprising turned into a civil war with world powers backing different sides.

# syria - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,717 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

# syria - Thursday 8 October, 2020

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria
# Damascus
# Damascus

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria

Oct 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,105 Views 38 Comments

They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.

# syria - Monday 31 August, 2020

Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions'
# Norma Costello
# Norma Costello

Opinion: 'Stripping Isis fighter of Irish citizenship over sham marriage presents us with uncomfortable questions'

Aug 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 35,492 Views 43 Comments

There is a sad irony in how wealthy western states have farmed out a security and immigration problem to the Kurds, writes Norma Costello.

# syria - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,332 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

# syria - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The life of a Syrian photographer

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 8,017 Views 3 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# syria - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters
# The War In Syria
# The War In Syria

Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters

Jul 21st 2020, 9:34 AM 11,711 Views 38 Comments

A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.

# syria - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules
# Shamima Begum
# Shamima Begum

Woman who went to Syria to join IS should be allowed return to UK to fight citizenship case, court rules

Jul 16th 2020, 1:11 PM 14,996 Views 22 Comments

Former home secretary Sajid Javid had revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds.

# syria - Sunday 12 July, 2020

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

After US gives in to Russia on red-line issue, UN Security Council restarts aid for displaced Syrians

Jul 12th 2020, 8:01 AM 14,999 Views 7 Comments

After a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium, the cross-border aid plan was approved.

# syria - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion
# Tablets
# Tablets

Italy seizes Islamic State-made drugs worth €1 billion

Jul 1st 2020, 11:26 AM 40,782 Views 25 Comments

Around 84 million Captagon tablets were seized at the port of Salerno.

# syria - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
# World Refugee Day 2020
# World Refugee Day 2020

Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani

Jun 20th 2020, 12:30 PM 10,412 Views 1 Comment

Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.

# syria - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,465 Views 51 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

# syria - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,506 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# syria - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,540 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# syria - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,984 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

# syria - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border
# Syria Civil War
# Syria Civil War

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:00 PM 12,749 Views 76 Comments

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

# syria - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

Mar 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 12,796 Views 30 Comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# syria - Friday 28 February, 2020

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

Feb 28th 2020, 9:32 PM 19,002 Views 24 Comments

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

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