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#Civil War

# civil-war - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war Euromaidan

Ukraine could be on the verge of civil war

“It is a revolution”, a former president warned the country’s parliament today, as they prepare to debate an amnesty for jailed protesters.

# civil-war - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict Civil War

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

The United Nations has said it is investigating widespread reports of atrocities and war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and summary executions.

# civil-war - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall Civil War

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

# civil-war - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF Central African Republic

At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF

The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.

# civil-war - Monday 23 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war South Sudan

Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war

The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.

# civil-war - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report Snow

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report

Syria has been struck by a severe snowstorm that has seen a number of people die from the cold.

# civil-war - Monday 11 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks Syrian Conflict

Syrian opposition agrees to enter Geneva talks

The Syrian National Coalition have set out a number of conditions for their participation, however, and say Bashar al Assad can have “no role” in any transitional government.

# civil-war - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later Guatemala

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.

# civil-war - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle Golan Heights

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.

# civil-war - Monday 4 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011 Swing-o-meter

Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.

# civil-war - Saturday 2 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain Syria

Armed groups hold their fire as giant bronze Jesus statue is erected on top of Syrian mountain

Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times.

# civil-war - Saturday 26 October, 2013

RDS dog-fight sparks war of words between O'Connor and Lam

Kieran Marmion scored an opportunistic first half try but was one of two Connacht players yellow card as Leinster snatched a win.

# civil-war - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help Opinion

Column: People hit by indiscriminate violence need psycho-social help

The civil war in Syria has killed and injured innumerable people, many of them innocent civilians. We are trying to help survivors repair the damage to their bodies – and to their minds, writes Jane-Ann McKenna.

# civil-war - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syrian children return to school for first time in a year Syria This post contains images

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year

Children in the rural village of Madaya went back to school last week. Here are the first photos of them in class, playing football and making do.

# civil-war - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor Charles Taylor

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

# civil-war - Friday 20 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syria war has reached stalemate Syria

Syria war has reached stalemate

Neither side can win, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.

# civil-war - Sunday 1 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US Surveillance

FBI to keep closer eye on Syrians living in the US

The New York Times reports the sharpened scrutiny, citing current US officials.

# civil-war - Friday 30 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act Syria

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”

# civil-war - Monday 26 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons Rising Tensions

John Kerry warns Syria of “consequences” for using chemical weapons

The US Secretary of State said the “indiscriminate slaughter” by chemical weapons was inexcusable and undeniable.

# civil-war - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack Syria

Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack

Pro-opposition groups say that government forces used a “poisonous gas” in an attack earlier today but the government says the reports are “totally false”.

# civil-war - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt' Social Media

Syrian leader Bashar Asssad joins Instagram in 'despicable PR stunt'

“It is repulsive that the Assad regime would use this to gloss over the brutality and suffering it’s causing”.

# civil-war - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary Great Irish Journeys

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.

# civil-war - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution G8

G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution

World leaders are attempting to hammer out a joint communique that is agreeable for Russia and the US who differ on the Syrian conflict.

# civil-war - Saturday 1 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch We Can Rebuild You

Iraq tries to win tourists back by rebuilding ancient arch

The world’s largest brick-built arch has survived for more than 1,400 years – but it has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals... Art Of Conflict

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

# civil-war - Friday 10 May, 2013

Real Madrid cancel today's press conference as tensions grow

Following another explosive press conference before the midweek game against Malaga, the club are desperate to ease tensions at the Bernabeu.

# civil-war - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon' Crisis

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

# civil-war - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria Civil War

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# civil-war - Friday 22 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack Syria

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack

The statement was made after a suicide bomb at the Iman Mosque in Damascus.

# civil-war - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost, says UN Lost Generation

Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost, says UN

Two years to the day since the conflict began, the UN says there’s a generation of children who have known only fighting.

# civil-war - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie There are now one million Syrian refugees Civil War

There are now one million Syrian refugees

“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.

# civil-war - Sunday 3 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition Civil War

Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition

The development brings with it a glimmer of hope for the end of the bloody conflict.

# civil-war - Thursday 10 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste calls for Syrian crisis to be referred to International Criminal Court Syria

Tánaiste calls for Syrian crisis to be referred to International Criminal Court

Eamon Gilmore has joined three other Foreign Ministers to pen an opinion piece, published by CNN.

# civil-war - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in Sussex over Nepal Civil War torture claims Nepal

Man arrested in Sussex over Nepal Civil War torture claims

The landmark case is being watched closely by human rights activists in Nepal.

# civil-war - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in Syria surpasses 60,000 Syria

Death toll in Syria surpasses 60,000

The new figure comes from the United Nations’ “exhaustive analysis”.

# civil-war - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria Review 2012 This post contains images

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria

In the midst of the conflict, death and hurt, some rare smiles and moments of joy are captured by some of the world’s bravest photographers.

# civil-war - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country Civil War

Obama recognises Syrian rebels as the 'legitimate' representative of the country

The US President said Syria’s opposition is the legitimate representative of the country’s people – the most significant US intervention so far in the brutal civil war.

# civil-war - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Free State came into being 90 years ago this week Historic

Free State came into being 90 years ago this week

Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.

# civil-war - Saturday 27 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages Civil War

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

# civil-war - Friday 19 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut Lebanon

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.