Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview that Syria needs a national unity government that would secure the transition to a new constitution, rejecting the “transitional body” demanded by the opposition, which wants him to step down.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
COMING, as it does, days after the atrocities in Brussels, and months after the Paris outrages andthe bombing campaign in Turkey and yesterday’s outrage in Lahore the defeat of IS at Palmyra can be hailed as a victory, hopefully the first of many against Islamic extremism.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
Wars bring out the worst and the best in people. We read recently how it can bring out the best in the most dark of situations like what happened to Dr Aidan MacCarthy during World War II, when in the RAF in Singapore he, along with thousands of others, was captured and held as a Prisoner of War for four years in Japanese camps.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
The funeral of a Westmeath couple shot dead in last week’s Tunisian beach massacre took place today, single mothers have spoken of the hardship they will face over cuts to lone parent payments this week, Conor McGregor has called out Floyd Mayweather and 100 jobs have been announced for Dublin.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic city of Palmyra in Syria, days after capturing a provincial capital in neighbouring Iraq, hinting at the momentum of the group, which a monitor says holds half of Syrian territory.
Fri, 22 May, 2015
Islamic State (IS) militants have overrun the famed archaeological site at Palmyra, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighbouring Iraq.
Thu, 21 May, 2015