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# Conflict

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Aleppo
13 killed in building collapse in Syrian city
Only one person had been rescued from the rubble, the interior ministry said.
Last month
December 2022
Voices
Tom Clonan: Russia cannot ‘win’ this war on Ukraine - so what can we expect in 2023?
Escalation won’t alter the fact that a Russian victory is not possible, security analyst Tom Clonan writes.
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EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine
Roberta Metsola outlines a campaign to deliver generators to Ukraine as it faces a winter of war.
# Conflict
Paulo Bento proud to sing both national anthems as he faces home nation
The South Korea boss will serve a touchline ban against Portugal.
Last year
2022
Voices
Life in Ukraine: 'When soldiers broke into my mother's house, she simply asked not to kill her'
Polina Bashkina speaks to older Ukrainian people left to cope on the front lines of this war.
# Conflict
Ukraine frontline: 'Everybody needs to be at least this good, so you don’t hurt your friends'
Journalist Hannah McCarthy is in Ukraine documenting the training of soldiers.
Voices
Tom Clonan: Losing Kherson is a huge blow for Russia that will embolden the Ukrainian army
The security analyst looks at the recent gains for Ukraine and says it must now capitalise on this and win back more territory.
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Opinion: The war in Ukraine is also a war on nature
Ukrainian writer and journalist Polina Bashkina is living in Ireland while war rages at home – she looks at the impact the war is having on the environment.
Voices
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Fake Russia Great Again' is surely Putin's new motto
The politics professor examines the Russian leader’s attempt this week to annex parts of Ukraine in a sham referendum.
Voices
Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment
The security analyst looks at the Russian president’s latest move and the level of threat he now poses.
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Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing
The security analyst says the stakes are high now as Ukraine troops push back and all eyes are now on Moscow.
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Tom Clonan: Only Putin knows how far he is willing to go to win his futile war in Ukraine
The security analyst assesses Putin’s use of nuclear power as a weapon of war.
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Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous
The security analyst says that having seized all of Luhansk, Putin will now turn his attention to Donetsk.
# search for water
'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya
In times of drought, farmers move their animals to look for water and pasture. This can create a rift with crop farmers.
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Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine
Plan International Ireland’s Dualta Roughneen highlights the effects of food shortages on the most vulnerable in Africa.
# Hunger
Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.
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Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.
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Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.
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Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality
The former ambassador says events in Ukraine bring to light the need for wider discussion around Ireland’s neutrality.
# War in Ukraine
Russian court extends detention of US basketball star
Brittney Griner will stay in custody until at least 19 May, it was announced.
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Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine
Sharon Byrne of Barnardos offers some helpful advice to parents trying to navigate discussing the war with their children.
# Ukraine
Ukrainian city of Lviv faces a humanitarian crisis as over 200,000 seek refuge
The picturesque city has become the epicentre of Ukraine’s refugee crisis.
The picturesque West Ukrainian city has found itself suddenly at the epicentre of Ukraine’s refugee crisis.
Many children arriving in the city have been evacuated from cities that have witnessed heavy Russian bombardments.
500 theatres, educational institutions and sporting centres are now hosting people displaced from across Ukraine.
Ukraine and Russia talks to continue today as Zelenskyy says 'any war ends with an agreement'
Ukraine latest: Evacuations continue as Russia steps up bombardment of Kyiv
Voices
Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria
The Irish MEP says Putin had a hand in atrocities in Syria too but the EU’s response there was muted at best.
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Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality
As war rages in Ukraine, the question of Ireland’s place in the world as a neutral voice for peace is under the spotlight.
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Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war
The security analyst says based on the trajectory of this invasion, it’s now clear that the civilian population in Ukraine is a de facto target.
Voices
'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border
Concern’s Kieran McConville meets the refugees telling their stories of heartbreak and survival.
# Lviv
'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home
Thousands of Ukrainians displaced by Russian attacks have been arriving in Lviv and waiting days to board trains and buses travelling to Przemyśl.
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Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.
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Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.
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Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home
The Kremlin has exerted tight control over news and social media in an effort to control the information Russians receive about Ukraine.
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Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions
Ukraine today is a country attempting to forge its own political destiny in the shadow of a larger force, write Professor Hana Cervinkova and Dr John Paul Newman.
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Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction
The security expert says the Russian leader has employed similar tactics in Grozny in Chechnya.
# Conflict
Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger
Nigeria previously suggested Watford were ‘baring fangs’ when the club objected to Emmanuel Dennis being named in their squad.
All time
# Ethiopia
UN chief calls for 'unconditional and immediate' Ethiopian ceasefire
Ethiopia has expelled four Irish diplomats due to Ireland’s stance on the ongoing conflict in the country.
# Tigray Conflict
Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia
Eritrea claimed the new sanctions reflected a “misguided and hostile policy” by the US and were based on false allegations.
# Poverty
Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.
Voices
A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.
# Peace
'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.
# Conflict
Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
Israeli air strikes today wounded 125 people and killed 25, including nine children.
25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
# Conflict
Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.