Friday July 03, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Thursday June 25, 2015
Fighters from the so-called Islamic State group are said to have killed at least 20 Kurdish civilians in an attack on a village south of the Syrian town of Kobane.
Tuesday May 12, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged all sides in the Ukrainian conflict to prevent breaches of a ceasefire agreed earlier this year.
Wednesday May 06, 2015
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that setbacks are a normal part of war and do not mean the conflict is lost.
Tuesday May 05, 2015
Amnesty International has said Syrian forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing the city of Aleppo.
Monday May 04, 2015
Two UN peacekeeping soldiers have been injured after mortar shells fired from Syria hit their base in the Israeli-held area of the Golan Heights.
Monday April 27, 2015
A coalition of Islamist rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn after a suicide bomber from al-Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up.
Saturday April 25, 2015
Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, Nusra Front have captured the north western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour.
Saturday April 04, 2015
The self-styled Islamic State group has taken control of 90% of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts.
Wednesday April 01, 2015
Militants from the Islamic State group have seized control of most of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus, a local Palestinian official said.