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#Middle East

# middle-east - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

# middle-east - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world

One in fifty people in Yemen have contracted cholera.

# middle-east - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

# middle-east - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Victims who escaped their abusers tell their stories of life after being a child sex slave in Afghanistan.

# middle-east - Friday 23 June, 2017

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours

The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

# middle-east - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph'

Jihadists also destroyed an iconic, leaning minaret.

# middle-east - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

# middle-east - Friday 9 June, 2017

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist

The emirate was responding after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain published a list of 59 people and entities linked to “terrorism”.

# middle-east - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East

Trump later adopted a different tone on Qatar in a phone call with the King of Saudi Arabia.

# middle-east - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

US security steps back from banning laptops on flights from Europe for now

The ban could still be implemented for Europe if the threat level worsens.

# middle-east - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Can Donald Trump save the Middle East peace process?

“All the parties like him right now. The Palestinians like him, the Israelis like him.”

# middle-east - Friday 14 April, 2017

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

# middle-east - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

# middle-east - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights

Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.

# middle-east - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump

A statement on his website later said: “The story in The Mail on Sunday is an invention.”

# middle-east - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The42 'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend Growth Of Gaa This post contains videos

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend

RCSI’s Ahmed Alsarrif has a newfound love for gaelic football.

# middle-east - Monday 13 February, 2017

From The42 Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent Interaction

Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent

The poll had received more than 10,000 votes by Monday morning.

# middle-east - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case Elor Azaria This post contains videos

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

# middle-east - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'

The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.

# middle-east - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars

Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.

# middle-east - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

# middle-east - Friday 26 August, 2016

This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations

The evacuation of Daraya came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition forces in the town, one of the first to rise up against the Assad regime.

# middle-east - Monday 22 August, 2016

Iraqi forces arrest would-be teenage bomber days after Kurdish wedding attack

Meanwhile Turkey has backtracked on claims that a child bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border, in an attack that left 54 people dead.

# middle-east - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

# middle-east - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.

# middle-east - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront Rampage This post contains videos

Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront

It comes amid a cycle of violence that’s left 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis dead.

Tiger spotted roaming through traffic in the Middle East

The animal was caught on camera by a motorist in the Qatari capital of Doha earlier today.

# middle-east - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From The42 Harry Redknapp could be set for a return to management Options

Harry Redknapp could be set for a return to management

The veteran manager has not been in work since leaving QPR in February

# middle-east - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Ireland’s first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today

The DNA of two sets of remains have been analysed for the first time.

# middle-east - Monday 28 December, 2015

Man linked with Isis set to be deported from Ireland

The man had previously obtained an injunction against his deportation. That injunction was dismissed at the High Court this evening.

# middle-east - Saturday 12 December, 2015

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

Is Donald Trump ruining his businesses in the Middle East?

He has quite a few of them, and it looks like his anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t doing them any favours.

# middle-east - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Former US drone operators: 'The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS'

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

# middle-east - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit

The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.

# middle-east - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning

The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.

# middle-east - Saturday 5 September, 2015

What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

# middle-east - Friday 21 August, 2015

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.

# middle-east - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death West Bank This post contains videos

Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death

The men are being held using detention laws usually reserved for Palestinians.

ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves

Copies of the list emerged last year and it has now been verified by a UN official.

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