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# War

All time
# Syria
Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali has died in Aleppo, reports say
It’s reported he died from internal bleeding and organ damage after the 17 August bombing.
# manbij
Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city
Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.
# Syria
Journalist's family says she was 'deliberately targeted and killed' by a barrage of rockets
Marie Colvin’s family are taking a lawsuit against some top Syrian officials.
# chilcot
'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War
Memos the British Prime Minister sent to the US President before and during the war show the close relationship between them.
# Chilcot Inquiry
Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war
He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.
# France
President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial
The battle began on 1 July 1916.
# whoops
Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.
# Turkish border
Dozens reported killed as airstrike hits Syrian refugee camp
Images posted on social media showed tents burned to the ground and injured people being loaded onto a truck.
# international outrage
200 civilians killed in a week of bombing in Syria during ceasefire
US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “outrage” over an attack by government forces on a hospital.
# Yemen
Born in the middle of a war, this baby starved to death after just five months of life
“He didn’t cry and there were no tears, just stiff”.
# Destroyed by ISIS
The ancient city of Palmyra could be restored in 5 years
“We could have completely lost Palmyra… The joy I feel is indescribable.”
# War
The wish of a 12-year-old boy: 'I want to see the last bullet fired even if it's into my body'
An incredibly powerful rap video from eight Syrian children about their plight – and wishes for the future.
# Refugee Olympic Athletes
'Sometimes we couldn't train because of the war. Sometimes there were bombs in the pool'
Yusra Mardini is one of 43 refugee athletes hoping for her dreams to come true in Rio this summer.
# Jumpei Yasuda
Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.
# Morgan's long journey
An elephant has set foot in war-torn Somalia for the first time in 20 years
The elephant’s journey suggests that the Kenya-Somalia border area is becoming less dangerous.
# FARC guerillas
The rebels sleeping with weapons and falling in love in Colombia's jungle
Peace looms for this generation of Farc fighters, with a ceasefire appearing closer than ever.
# War
'Friendly' Argentina derby turns into brutal no-holds-barred brawl
Nobody does schemozzles like Argentina do schemozzles.
# Coming Home
Britain to return 1916 banner seized as war trophy from Countess Markievicz's home
The Na Fianna Éireann banner has been in a collection at the British Imperial War Museum since 1936.
# the uk wants you
Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men
“Is Germany going to treat Ireland differently from Poland?”
# The cost of war
This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.
'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.
# peace plan
The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria
The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.
# War
The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night's vote
Six targets were the focus of RAF Tornado jets.
# women and war
'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.
To reduce the threat of terrorism, stop bombing and close Shannon Airport to the US military
There are a number of steps that should be taken to address the threat posed by terrorists, writes Julien Mercille.
Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?
Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.
# papa humbug
Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are "all a charade"
He’s absolutely dreading it this year, apparently.
# paris attacks
"France is at war" - Francois Hollande
Hollande and Barack Obama have both given addresses in short order this afternoon.
# legion d'honeur
Irish World War II veteran awarded France's highest military honour
The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.
'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'
Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.
# Trains
These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
Forgotten war machines.
'I hear the sound of helicopters overhead and the piercing sound of police sirens. The violence has been appalling'
The second week of October saw the highest number of Palestinian deaths and injuries in the West Bank and Israel recorded in a single week since 2005.
# Edith Cavell
Why are people talking about the execution of a nurse 100 years ago?
Edith Cavell’s death sparked outrage.
# Neutrality
More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014
One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.
# give peace a chance
WATCH: Japanese politicians get into massive brawl... over pacifism
The government took a surprise vote on a law that would allow Japan’s military to fight overseas.
# drone warfare
Meet the pregnant F-16 fighter flying drones in the Las Vegas desert
She’s the main character in one-woman show Grounded, in the Tiger Fringe this month.
# hermit state
Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war
Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.
# Yemen
Abandoned dead bodies are a horrible but very real problem of war
Look at Yemen today.
# World War II
Italian woman who had baby with German soldier reunited with daughter after 71 years
“I never imagined that I would one day be able to hug her”.
# hidden history
The true tale of the Irish rugby players killed in World War I
Pals – The Irish at Gallipoli tells their story.