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# war - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016
# Syria
# Syria

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

Mar 13th 2017, 9:22 AM 7,583 Views 20 Comments

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# war - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'
# A Dangerous Crossing
# A Dangerous Crossing

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Mar 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,562 Views 15 Comments

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

# war - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State
# Latest Offensive
# Latest Offensive

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

Feb 23rd 2017, 1:21 PM 7,268 Views 25 Comments

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

# war - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him
# War
# War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

Feb 7th 2017, 2:30 PM 7,289 Views 47 Comments

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

# war - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 404 Views 5 Comments

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# war - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons
# War
# War

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons

Dec 29th 2016, 1:02 PM 6,297 Views 23 Comments

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.

# war - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

Nov 27th 2016, 3:03 PM 8,184 Views 34 Comments

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

# war - Friday 18 November, 2016

Aer Lingus got into an excellent Twitter war with Air New Zealand ahead of the rugby
# COYBIG
From The Daily Edge
# COYBIG

Aer Lingus got into an excellent Twitter war with Air New Zealand ahead of the rugby

Nov 18th 2016, 6:00 PM 13,853 Views 4 Comments

Game on.

# war - Monday 26 September, 2016

Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue

Sep 26th 2016, 9:30 PM 14,358 Views 144 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is to ‘convey concerns to Russian authorities’ as Western powers accuse Russia of war crimes.

# war - Monday 19 September, 2016

UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

Sep 19th 2016, 9:25 PM 18,702 Views 107 Comments

A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.

# war - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists
# War
# War

Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists

Sep 3rd 2016, 4:32 PM 12,228 Views 81 Comments

At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.

# war - Monday 22 August, 2016

China state media casts doubt on video of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh
# Chinese Doubts
# Chinese Doubts

China state media casts doubt on video of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh

Aug 22nd 2016, 10:20 AM 27,273 Views 201 Comments

Beijing supports the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad.

# war - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali has died in Aleppo, reports say
# Syria
# Syria

Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali has died in Aleppo, reports say

Aug 21st 2016, 9:14 AM 18,995 Views 51 Comments

It’s reported he died from internal bleeding and organ damage after the 17 August bombing.

# war - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city
# Manbij
# Manbij

Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city

Aug 13th 2016, 5:11 PM 25,021 Views 115 Comments

Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.

# war - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets
# Syria
# Syria

Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets

Jul 10th 2016, 3:59 PM 17,469 Views 11 Comments

Marie Colvin’s family are taking a lawsuit against some top Syrian officials.

# war - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War

Jul 6th 2016, 6:00 PM 16,310 Views 37 Comments

Memos the British Prime Minister sent to the US President before and during the war show the close relationship between them.

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war
# Chilcot Inquiry
# Chilcot Inquiry

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war

Jul 6th 2016, 2:20 PM 12,600 Views 48 Comments

He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.

# war - Thursday 30 June, 2016

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial
# France
# France

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

Jun 30th 2016, 10:49 AM 10,115 Views 70 Comments

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

# war - Monday 13 June, 2016

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
# Whoops
# Whoops

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

Jun 13th 2016, 4:20 PM 10,967 Views 4 Comments

A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.

# war - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dozens reported killed as airstrike hits Syrian refugee camp
# Turkish Border
# Turkish Border

Dozens reported killed as airstrike hits Syrian refugee camp

May 5th 2016, 7:20 PM 12,363 Views 35 Comments

Images posted on social media showed tents burned to the ground and injured people being loaded onto a truck.

# war - Friday 29 April, 2016

200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire
# International Outrage
# International Outrage

200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire

Apr 29th 2016, 2:55 PM 6,825 Views 41 Comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.

# war - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Born in the middle of a war, this baby starved to death after just five months of life
# Yemen
# Yemen

Born in the middle of a war, this baby starved to death after just five months of life

Apr 2nd 2016, 11:15 AM 35,904 Views 44 Comments

“He didn’t cry and there were no tears, just stiff”.

# war - Monday 28 March, 2016

The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years
# Destroyed By ISIS
# Destroyed By ISIS

The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years

Mar 28th 2016, 12:12 PM 15,775 Views 47 Comments

“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”

# war - Sunday 20 March, 2016

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: 'I want to see the last bullet fired even if it's into my body'
# War
# War

The wish of a 12-year-old boy: 'I want to see the last bullet fired even if it's into my body'

Mar 20th 2016, 8:30 PM 32,208 Views 110 Comments

An incredibly powerful rap video from eight Syrian children about their plight – and wishes for the future.

# war - Saturday 19 March, 2016

'Sometimes we couldn't train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool'
# Refugee Olympic Athletes
# Refugee Olympic Athletes

'Sometimes we couldn't train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool'

Mar 19th 2016, 7:00 AM 17,181 Views 20 Comments

Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.

# war - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
# Jumpei Yasuda
# Jumpei Yasuda

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

Mar 17th 2016, 7:49 AM 11,321 Views 6 Comments

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# war - Thursday 10 March, 2016

An elephant has set foot in war-torn Somalia for the first time in 20 years
# Morgan's Long Journey
# Morgan's Long Journey

An elephant has set foot in war-torn Somalia for the first time in 20 years

Mar 10th 2016, 6:04 AM 13,174 Views 11 Comments

The elephant’s journey suggests that the Kenya-Somalia border area is becoming less dangerous.

# war - Sunday 6 March, 2016

The rebels sleeping with weapons and falling in love in Colombia's jungle
# FARC Guerillas
# FARC Guerillas

The rebels sleeping with weapons and falling in love in Colombia's jungle

Mar 6th 2016, 11:15 AM 21,010 Views 21 Comments

Peace looms for this generation of Farc fighters, with a ceasefire appearing closer than ever.

# war - Monday 1 February, 2016

'Friendly' Argentina derby turns into brutal no-holds-barred brawl
# War
From The42
# War

'Friendly' Argentina derby turns into brutal no-holds-barred brawl

Feb 1st 2016, 11:13 AM 10,919 Views 10 Comments

Nobody does schemozzles like Argentina do schemozzles.

# war - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Britain to return 1916 banner seized as war trophy from Countess Markievicz's home
# Coming Home
# Coming Home

Britain to return 1916 banner seized as war trophy from Countess Markievicz's home

Jan 14th 2016, 7:47 PM 30,084 Views 108 Comments

The Na Fianna Éireann banner has been in a collection at the British Imperial War Museum since 1936.

# war - Friday 1 January, 2016

Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men
# The Uk Wants You
# The Uk Wants You

Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men

Jan 1st 2016, 9:15 AM 13,529 Views 18 Comments

“Is Germany going to treat Ireland differently from Poland?”

# war - Sunday 27 December, 2015

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
# The Cost Of War
# The Cost Of War

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dec 27th 2015, 6:10 AM 11,111 Views 22 Comments

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.

# war - Friday 25 December, 2015

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
# Column
# Column

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'

Dec 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 39 Views 5 Comments

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

# war - Friday 18 December, 2015

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria
# Peace Plan
# Peace Plan

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria

Dec 18th 2015, 10:54 PM 10,145 Views 26 Comments

The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.

# war - Thursday 3 December, 2015

The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night's vote
# War
# War

The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night's vote

Dec 3rd 2015, 7:22 AM 22,815 Views 107 Comments

Six targets were the focus of RAF Tornado jets.

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
# Women And War
# Women And War

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:00 AM 17,960 Views 26 Comments

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# war - Sunday 22 November, 2015

To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military
# Column
# Column

To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military

Nov 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 328 Views 284 Comments

There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.

# war - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?
# Column
# Column

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Nov 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 1,006 Views 205 Comments

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# war - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are "all a charade"
# Papa Humbug
# Papa Humbug

Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are "all a charade"

Nov 19th 2015, 9:01 PM 20,424 Views 139 Comments

He’s absolutely dreading it this year, apparently.

# war - Monday 16 November, 2015

"France is at war" - Francois Hollande
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

"France is at war" - Francois Hollande

Nov 16th 2015, 4:18 PM 21,858 Views 143 Comments

Hollande and Barack Obama have both given addresses in short order this afternoon.