# syria - Today’s News
Gifts for all the family this Christmas
# syria - Saturday 7 December, 2013
Their rescue comes just days after another group of 120 refugees, mainly Syrians, were saved after their ship was found adrift off of Calabria.
# syria - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
Everyone’s been talking about the job losses in Newbridge, the garda stand-off in Windy Arbour, and what Nigella had to say…
Troops came under fire last week while travelling in a UN convoy.
# syria - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
The Greek Orthodox nuns and three other women were seized at a convent in the village of Maaloula yesterday.
# syria - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Around 11,000 refugees from Syria have crossed into Bulgaria this year. The existing camps are cramped and unheated, with many inhabitants complaining of a lack of access to medical treatment.
# syria - Friday 29 November, 2013
An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.
# syria - Thursday 28 November, 2013
An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol when their convoy was hit but none sustained any serious injuries.
# syria - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
The 108th Battalion troops will be welcomed home by family members and well-wishers at Dublin Airport today.
# syria - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
“I did not say a proper goodbye to my father and did not even bury him. I don’t know who did and where,” said Ahmed, whose family has been forced to move around – inside and outside Syria – for more than a year after a shell destroyed their home.
# syria - Monday 11 November, 2013
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.
# syria - Saturday 9 November, 2013
Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.
# syria - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.
# syria - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
The United Nations warned today of a major rise in homeless numbers in the country.
# syria - Saturday 2 November, 2013
Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times.
The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.
# syria - Friday 1 November, 2013
The attack targeted the delivery of Russian missiles with Israel worried repeatedly declaring it would intervene to stop Hezbollah receiving “game-changing” weapons.
Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
# syria - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.
Syria had been given a deadline of tomorrow to get rid of all of its production and assembly facilities for chemical weapons.
# syria - Monday 28 October, 2013
A new batch of chemical weapons inspectors are learning how to tell if an attack has taken place or not.
# syria - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.
# syria - Saturday 26 October, 2013
These images, taken just this week, show the upheaval hundreds of thousands of families have had to go through in the past two-and-a-half years.
# syria - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.
A cluster of potential cases came to light in recent weeks. It comes as efforts continue to stage a peace conference aimed at resolving the ongoing conflict.
# syria - Sunday 20 October, 2013
Everyone’s talking about James Reilly, injuries on a United Airlines flight to Dublin and a massive fine for JP Morgan.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.
# syria - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
Reports of people starving in Damascus suburbs has led to the religious rulings.
# syria - Monday 14 October, 2013
Seven staff had been kidnapped when their convoy was stopped at a roadside.
The Syrian leader made the remark “jokingly” according to a Lebanese newspaper.
# syria - Sunday 13 October, 2013
The group was kidnapped early this morning.
# syria - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
# syria - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
Ettie Higgins works to deliver lifesaving assistance to children and babies caught up in the violence across Syria. She tells of the ongoing battle to survive in almost impossible conditions faced by families.
# syria - Monday 7 October, 2013
Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your week.
Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Ireland’s total contribution to the international humanitarian response in Syria is almost €14 million.
# syria - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
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.
It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.
# syria - Monday 30 September, 2013
115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.