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Happiest Countries in the World

Happiest Countries in the World

Happy Norwegians     By Dylan Goodman The World Happiness Report was released on Monday, much to the delight of Norway who rose from fourth place to first. The top 10 was dominated by Nordic countries, Denmark at 2, Iceland at 3, Finland at 5 and the veritably nihilistic Sweden lagging behind at 10. Filling

13,000 Secretly Hanged In Syrian Jail

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Since the start of the 2011 uprising, Syrian authorities have hanged at least 13,000 people at a prison north of Damascus, known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse.” According to Amnesty International, at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their

Airstrikes Shut Down Aleppo Hospitals

Image Source by Ella Burke All hospitals in the eastern town of Aleppo are now out of service, as a result of heavy airstrikes that killed at least 27 people, including children on Saturday with the death toll expected to rise, due to the large amount of people who are critically injured. The actions of Saturday

UN suspends all aid convoys in Syria

    image:Yahoo.com By Samantha Scanlan A Senior official of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent was among a number of civilians killed in an attack on an aid convoy in Syria. Eighteen of the thirty-one lorries were destroyed, wasting vital resources for the people of Syria including wheat, winter clothes, and medical supplies. The attacks occurred

IS claim responsibility for recent Syria bombings

by David Diskin   Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of bombings yesterday in Syria.   At least 140 people have been killed, with 200 injured as a result of car bombs and suicide bombers throughout Damascus and Homs.   Islamic State claim that two IS fighters set off a car bomb ‘packed

Hope for Syrian refugees as Croatia opens gates

  After nearly 2 days of being stranded and over-crowded, Croatia finally opens their border to Serbia and lets the refugees in.  Croatia opened their border with Serbia allowing thousands in after Hungary closed its border with Croatia which created a huge backlog around this area.   The gates of the Serbia-Croatia border opened suddenly

Turkish Soldiers Evacuated from Syria

Turkish tanks and troops backed by helicopters rolled into Syria on Saturday to help remove historic remains and the troops guarding them. 38 Turkish soldiers were repatriated, while the remains of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, were moved to a safer place within Syria. 572 troops, 39 tanks, 57 armored vehicles and

Airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria

by Oisin O’Mahony The US, with the help of its Arab allies, has been carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria. On Tuesday morning American fighter jets and armed Predator and Reaper drones targeted IS and al-Qaeda controlled areas. There were at least 20 IS fighters and 30 al-Qaeda members killed in the

Hundreds Being Recruited by ISIS to fight in Syria and Iraq

by Oisin O’Mahony People in Europe are being recruited by the Islamic fundamentalist group ISIS to fight Syria and Iraq. Recruiters are promoting ISIS via online networks and even making propaganda footage from video games to persuade people to join the war in the Middle East. According to German Intelligence agencies, children as young as