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# syria - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'
# Column
# Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

Jun 9th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,217 Views 33 Comments

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# syria - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

May 10th 2018, 12:12 PM 24,365 Views 202 Comments

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

# syria - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Douma
# Syria
# Syria

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Douma

Apr 18th 2018, 9:26 AM 4,305 Views 30 Comments

The suspected gas attack reportedly left more than 40 people dead.

# syria - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Russian ambassador to Ireland: 'As far as we can see, there was no attack in Syria'
# Chemical Attack
# Chemical Attack

Russian ambassador to Ireland: 'As far as we can see, there was no attack in Syria'

Apr 17th 2018, 2:05 PM 21,379 Views 139 Comments

Yury Filatov said it was “absolutely ridiculous” to suggest Russia was covering up any chemical attack.

# syria - Monday 16 April, 2018

May criticised for Syria air strikes with Corbyn accusing her of bowing to 'whims of the US president'
# Syria
# Syria

May criticised for Syria air strikes with Corbyn accusing her of bowing to 'whims of the US president'

Apr 16th 2018, 10:33 PM 10,197 Views 84 Comments

The British Prime Minister said, “We have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do”.

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack

Apr 16th 2018, 7:52 AM 12,464 Views 91 Comments

World leaders are dealing with the fallout of airstrikes ordered following an alleged chemical attack.

Get ready world: 'Trump’s posturing is even more inconsistent and incoherent than Obama's'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Get ready world: 'Trump’s posturing is even more inconsistent and incoherent than Obama's'

Apr 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,407 Views 29 Comments

But the potential for a conflict between the United States and Russia was, and may still be, on the brink, writes Larry Donnelly.

# syria - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'
# Damascus
# Damascus

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Apr 15th 2018, 5:15 PM 25,786 Views 167 Comments

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# syria - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'Lawless', 'legally questionable': Syria airstrikes by US, UK and France criticised
# Russia Reacts
# Russia Reacts

'Lawless', 'legally questionable': Syria airstrikes by US, UK and France criticised

Apr 14th 2018, 4:10 PM 20,866 Views 122 Comments

The Irish government has yet to make a statement on the three allies’ airstrikes.

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria
# Attack
# Attack

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

Apr 14th 2018, 1:31 PM 59,156 Views 270 Comments

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

How did it come to this? A timeline of the Syrian chemical attack to today's air strikes
# Acts Of War
# Acts Of War

How did it come to this? A timeline of the Syrian chemical attack to today's air strikes

Apr 14th 2018, 11:16 AM 19,766 Views 150 Comments

In a week where the West clashed with Russia, a string of air strikes on Syrian targets has rocked the international community.

# syria - Friday 13 April, 2018

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack
# Russia
# Russia

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 61,041 Views 187 Comments

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria

Apr 13th 2018, 7:17 AM 6,676 Views 30 Comments

The Syrian regime is accused of using chemical weapons in an attack on Saturday.

# syria - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Macron 'has proof' Syria was behind gas attack, mulls over military action
# Chemical Attack
# Chemical Attack

Macron 'has proof' Syria was behind gas attack, mulls over military action

Apr 12th 2018, 9:13 PM 14,665 Views 99 Comments

The French president said any French action would target Syria’s chemical weapons abilities.

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail
# Analysis
# Analysis

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Apr 12th 2018, 8:30 PM 86,343 Views 118 Comments

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

Russian military says Syrian government now in full control of town where alleged chemical attack took place
# Douma
# Douma

Russian military says Syrian government now in full control of town where alleged chemical attack took place

Apr 12th 2018, 9:02 AM 17,322 Views 144 Comments

Western countries are mulling retaliation over the weekend’s gas attack in eastern Ghouta.

# syria - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Donald Trump and Theresa May vow to end chemical weapon attacks in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Donald Trump and Theresa May vow to end chemical weapon attacks in Syria

Apr 10th 2018, 6:44 PM 9,701 Views 73 Comments

Meanwhile, Trump has abruptly cancelled his first trip to Latin America.

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'

Apr 10th 2018, 7:04 AM 7,804 Views 101 Comments

The United States, backed by Britain and France, has said it is ready to act with or without support from the United Nations.

# syria - Monday 9 April, 2018

Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'
# Price To Pay
# Price To Pay

Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'

Apr 9th 2018, 6:39 PM 9,362 Views 96 Comments

“Everybody’s gonna pay a price.”

Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport
# Attack
# Attack

Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport

Apr 9th 2018, 9:32 AM 28,915 Views 139 Comments

Washington has denied responsibility for the strike on Syria’s central Tayfur air base.

# syria - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Alleged Syria chemical attack unites nations in condemnation as Trump calls al-Assad an 'animal'
# Douma
# Douma

Alleged Syria chemical attack unites nations in condemnation as Trump calls al-Assad an 'animal'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:06 PM 33,925 Views 200 Comments

Widespread claims today suggest that an attack on the town of Douma, which killed 70 people, saw the Syrian regime use deadly chlorine gas on the town’s residents.

# syria - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Trump to decide 'very quickly' whether to pull US troops out of war-torn Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Trump to decide 'very quickly' whether to pull US troops out of war-torn Syria

Apr 4th 2018, 1:38 PM 9,451 Views 60 Comments

Trump’s comments conflict with views of his top military advisors.

# syria - Friday 30 March, 2018

UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast
# Conflict
# Conflict

UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast

Mar 30th 2018, 6:12 PM 25,090 Views 81 Comments

A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.

# syria - Friday 23 March, 2018

Policeman critical after swapping himself for hostage as three die in France terrorist attack
# Trebes
# Trebes

Policeman critical after swapping himself for hostage as three die in France terrorist attack

Mar 23rd 2018, 7:35 PM 121,589 Views 75 Comments

The attacker had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

# syria - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor
# Going Nuclear
# Going Nuclear

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor

Mar 21st 2018, 7:25 AM 18,729 Views 143 Comments

Admitting to the 2007 raid is seen as a message from Israel to Iran.

# syria - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
# Syria To Ireland
# Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,318 Views 65 Comments

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# syria - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Eastern Ghouta: 'Maybe this is the last time that I will be able to text you. Please pray for us'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Eastern Ghouta: 'Maybe this is the last time that I will be able to text you. Please pray for us'

Mar 15th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,180 Views 25 Comments

I pray that those with the power to do so will finally put a stop this Syrian river of blood, writes Ayham Al Akkad.

# syria - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public
# Integration
# Integration

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

Mar 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 24,114 Views 53 Comments

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# syria - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Why does a person become radicalised? That's the million dollar question
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Why does a person become radicalised? That's the million dollar question

Mar 13th 2018, 8:15 PM 22,001 Views 35 Comments

We speak to experts and a young man who wanted to travel to Syria.

# syria - Monday 12 March, 2018

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
# Radical Pathways
# Radical Pathways

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Mar 12th 2018, 8:30 AM 22,077 Views 73 Comments

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

# syria - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta
# Syria
# Syria

'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta

Mar 8th 2018, 10:47 PM 8,038 Views 17 Comments

More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault in Ghouta, Syria.

# syria - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''
# Syria
# Syria

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''

Mar 6th 2018, 7:30 PM 8,232 Views 55 Comments

Displaced Syrians living in Ireland are calling for more action to be taken to stop ongoing conflict in their home country.

# syria - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'We have two options: death or displacement'
# Syria Truce
# Syria Truce

'We have two options: death or displacement'

Feb 27th 2018, 10:27 AM 5,144 Views 23 Comments

Air strikes, barrel bombs dropped by regime aircraft and heavy artillery shelling have turned several towns in Eastern Ghouta into fields of ruins.

# syria - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Feb 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 15,328 Views 0 Comments

The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria

Baby girl found alive under rubble after Syrian bombing
# Ghouta
# Ghouta

Baby girl found alive under rubble after Syrian bombing

Feb 25th 2018, 6:50 PM 16,608 Views 57 Comments

In Douma, the main town in Eastern Ghouta, residents woke to the sounds of fresh air raids.

# syria - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

'Hell on Earth': More than 400 people have been killed in five-day assault on Syrian rebel-held area

Feb 22nd 2018, 10:58 PM 9,941 Views 48 Comments

fter two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

# syria - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria
# Eastern Ghouta
# Eastern Ghouta

More than 300 people now killed in rebel held area of Syria

Feb 21st 2018, 10:43 PM 11,345 Views 46 Comments

At least 67 children were among those killed this week.

# syria - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

US 'deeply concerned' as 250 civilians killed in two days of bombing by Russian and Syrian forces

Feb 20th 2018, 9:29 PM 12,568 Views 27 Comments

Bombardment on today killed 106 civilians, including 19 children, according to a war monitor.

# syria - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes
# Conflict
# Conflict

Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes

Feb 11th 2018, 12:27 PM 12,996 Views 135 Comments

Russia has condemned, but the US has backed, Israel’s actions.

# syria - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Israel launches 'large-scale' air raids against Iranian targets in Syria
# Air Strikes
# Air Strikes

Israel launches 'large-scale' air raids against Iranian targets in Syria

Feb 10th 2018, 1:15 PM 24,564 Views 111 Comments

It is the most serious confrontation between Israel and Iran since the Syrian conflict started in 2011.