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# tensions - Monday 18 August, 2014

Israel destroys West Bank homes of three Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers

The abduction and killing of the three men partly led to the deadly upsurge in violence last month.

# tensions - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border

Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.

# tensions - Friday 15 August, 2014

91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza

Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.

# tensions - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?

Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.

# tensions - Saturday 26 July, 2014

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

# tensions - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

Airports in Israel have reopened today.

# tensions - Monday 21 July, 2014

UN Security Council calls for “immediate truce” in Gaza

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel to show “maximum restraint”.

# tensions - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

A Palestinian describes what life is like under Israeli bombardment

Mohammed Suliman lives in Gaza City and told us what the city is like.

# tensions - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Israel accepts Egyptian peace deal, but Hamas rejects it

The death toll has now reached 186 in the last week.

# tensions - Monday 14 July, 2014

Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims

Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.

Israeli aircraft continue to strike Gaza as rockets fired from Syria and Lebanon

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has asked the UN to protect the Palestinian state.

# tensions - Friday 11 July, 2014

Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire

Gerry Adams has condemned the figure’s appearance as “deeply offensive”.

“They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me.”

Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.

# tensions - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

# tensions - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

28 dead as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

The death toll has risen since Israel began air strikes on the region.

# tensions - Friday 4 July, 2014

Israel moves forces to border as rockets fired from Gaza

Israel said the show of force on the Gaza border was a defence measure.

# tensions - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting

“The current spiral of violence, loss and suffering must stop now,” said the head of the Red Cross.

# tensions - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

# tensions - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq’s Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.

# tensions - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Russia orders troops to be on “full combat alert”

Moscow is concerned Ukraine is stepping up its military operation against pro-Russian rebels despite having called a unilateral ceasefire, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

# tensions - Friday 20 June, 2014

14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers

The soldiers had been carrying out arrests as part of the arrest to find the three teens believed to have been abducted by Hamas.

# tensions - Monday 16 June, 2014

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

# tensions - Friday 30 May, 2014

Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that it had been unable to establish contact with four of its monitors.

# tensions - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin

Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.

# tensions - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

# tensions - Monday 26 May, 2014

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine’s presidential election

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

# tensions - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

# tensions - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Ukraine starts ‘unity talks’ as Russia warns of civil war

The discussions come just two weeks before an election in the country.

# tensions - Thursday 1 May, 2014

It’s a start: Doctors agree to ‘talks about talks’ with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

# tensions - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping ‘prisoners of war’ to international media

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.

# tensions - Friday 25 April, 2014

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

# tensions - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Angry scenes as relatives of MH370 passengers meet airline staff

“I am not trying to create trouble or difficulty for your staff. We haven’t been trying to vent anger or hate your staff”.

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of ‘crimes against its own people’

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

# tensions - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends ‘reassuring’ troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# tensions - Monday 21 April, 2014

Russia accuses Ukraine of violating peace deal

US President Barack Obama had warned Russia that it would face additional sanctions if progress was not made within days.

# tensions - Friday 18 April, 2014

Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels won’t abide by an international agreement reached yesterday

Obama has warned that if there’s no progress “additional consequences” will be imposed on Russia.

# tensions - Monday 14 April, 2014

Russia accuses West of “off the scale” hypocrisy over Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref

# tensions - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

# tensions - Friday 4 April, 2014

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

# tensions - Friday 21 March, 2014

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

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