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# War

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# arms race
Higgins says UN members are fuelling current and future wars
He said institutions like the United Nations are “imperfect” but needed.
# War
Spike O'Sullivan has career-biggest fight confirmed for Golovkin-Canelo II undercard in Vegas
The Mahon middleweight contender will face former titlist David Lemieux on 15 September.
# Cabinet split
Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill
A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.
Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'
‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.
# Conflict
UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast
A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.
# Jerusalem
Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.
# Syrian civil war
Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan
They say that Moscow has failed to pressure Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.
# Afghanistan
Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner
The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.
# War Crimes
13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes
The 13 are suspected of “murders, torture, rapes, persecutions and expulsions” of civilians.
# The Hague
Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.
# peace and love
Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions
Sarah Idan and Adar Gandelsman were in competition with each other at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Their two countries are still technically at war.
# Poppies
Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo
Poppy wreaths were placed in Rosses Point ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend.
# Syria
In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere
The so-called Islamic State takes the subject of propaganda very seriously.
# international tensions
'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea
North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.
# War
Ray Moylette climbs off the canvas to get Mayo's big week off to a solid start
The Islandeady light-welterweight moves to 6-0 as a professional following a war in Connecticut.
# Bosnian War
'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war
Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.
# Tension
'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test
A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.
# Artificial Intelligence
Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned
“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”
# War games
'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression
Tensions in the region have been rising.
# World War 2
Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer
Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.
# digging in
20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul
In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.
# South Sudan
'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.
# the battle for mosul
'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul
Covering the battle for Mosul is risky for journalists.
# Battle lines
'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.
# Syria
British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship
The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.
# hope springs
In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike
Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.
# Airstrikes
US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'
Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.
# shock and awe
If the US were to wage war on North Korea, what shape would it take?
The US Secretary of State has already said that diplomacy has failed.
# Syria
Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016
At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.
# a dangerous crossing
'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'
Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.
# latest offensive
Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State
A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.
# War
Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him
The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.
Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.
# War
Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.
# five years of war
'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo
An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.
Aer Lingus got into an excellent Twitter war with Air New Zealand ahead of the rugby
Game on.
# War Crimes
Irish government says Syrian war has reached "new depths of barbarity" as airstrikes on Aleppo continue
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is to ‘convey concerns to Russian authorities’ as Western powers accuse Russia of war crimes.
# Syrian civil war
UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria
A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.
# War
Turkey sends tanks into Syrian village to fight Islamic State extremists
At least 20 tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, trucks and other armoured vehicles crossed the border this afternoon.
# chinese doubts
China state media casts doubt on video of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh
Beijing supports the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad.