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# Conflict

Last week
16th June 2024 - 22nd June 2024
Nuclear-armed countries hike spending on arsenals by one-third in last five years
'All I can offer my children is some available bread with hot water to dissolve it'
The Journal’s reporter in Rafah talks to parents about food shortages and how they are impacting their families.
This month
June 2024
My story: The horrific hours of fear for my family in Gaza as Israel rescued four hostages
Ahmed Alsammak
More armed conflicts were fought last year than any other since end of World War Two
Last month
May 2024
The Palestine Question: Should recognition come before or after peace?
Dr Gëzim Visoka
Opinion: Ireland’s recognition of Palestine is welcome, but it must be followed by real action
Jamil Sawalmeh & Karol Balfe
Opinion: Eurovision was always political, but the world it now operates in has changed
Johnny Fallon
Time running out: 'Invasion of Rafah would be a death sentence for thousands'
Rosamond Bennett
This year
2024
Tony Duffin: The trauma of war is fuelling drug abuse among soldiers in Ukraine
Tony Duffin
G7 asks 'all parties' to prevent further escalation amid reported Israeli strike on Iran
There has been no reaction from Israeli or Iranian officials to the overnight strikes.
Iran's official broadcaster said explosions were heard near the city of Isfahan.
US media quoted officials as saying that Washington received advance notice of the strike, but did not endorse the operation or play any part in its execution.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been no damage to Iranian atomic sites.
Opinion: Israel's treatment of innocent Palestinians is reminiscent of humanity's darkest days
Bobby McDonagh
Photographer in Gaza marks deaths of babies he once took portraits of in his studio
Opinion: Israel's actions in Gaza have weakened our humanity — a ceasefire must come now
Karol Balfe
Israel continues strikes on Gaza despite UN ceasefire resolution
Netanyahu vows to press on with Rafah offensive despite US warning invasion would be 'red line'
The Israeli Prime Minister said “no amount of international pressure will stop us from realising all the goals of the war”.
Gaza's health ministry said at least 92 Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes overnight.
Envoys are planning to meet in Qatar to revive stalled talks for a ceasefire and hostage release deal.
Music producer: Irish acts should be commended for their SXSW boycott
Pat Neary
'Ireland has become a second home for me': Ukrainians building careers in Ireland
Opinion: Helping Ukrainians flee war along with their pets is the right thing to do
Suzi Walsh
Tom Clonan: An emboldened Putin and a possible Trump return pose real dangers for Europe
Tom Clonan
Hunger in Gaza: 'We made bread using livestock fodder but now we've run out'
Palestinians were using livestock fodder to bake bread but they have now run out of that resource.
Malnourished new mothers are trying to figure out how to feed their infants in Gaza where formula has run out.
Families tell The Journal's reporter on the ground that they haven't eaten bread in three months.
Dima Jalal Saud reports from Rafah.
Giving birth in Gaza: 'I resorted to instructional videos on social media'
On the ground in Rafah, a reporter writing for The Journal speaks with pregnant women and new mothers.
Unicef has reported that Caesarean sections are being performed in Gaza without anaesthesia.
The Journal's reporter on the ground in Gaza tells the stories of women who have given birth in recent weeks as the bombardment continues around them.
US strikes Iran-backed groups in Iraq after American troops targeted by rockets
Holly Cairns: Ireland has long advocated for the Palestinians - we can't let them down now
Holly Cairns
Kittens & Current Affairs: 'Try not to look away from a world in flames, no matter how tempting'
Bobby McDonagh
Last year
2023
Tom Clonan: A defeated Ukraine would be a military and political disaster for the EU and NATO
Tom Clonan
South Africa launches genocide case against Israel at International Court of Justice
Opinion: We are living in difficult times – but we must not give up hope
Karol Balfe
Tom Clonan: Israel is fast losing international credibility and support over its crimes in Gaza
Tom Clonan
Netanyahu & the American Evangelicals: 'They wage war in our country, then celebrate Christmas'
Tom Clonan: Gaza has become hell on earth, while the world just watches
Tom Clonan
From the West Bank: 'Settler violence and military restrictions strangle Palestinian life'
Negotiations for truce agreement 'at final stage' as Israel PM says deal is 'right decision'
Premature babies evacuated to Egypt as Gaza's health ministry says 12 killed in hospital strike
Gaza health ministry says more than 80 dead in strikes on refugee camp
Israeli troops seize control of Gaza port as UN warns of risk of starvation
Holly Cairns: What Israel is doing in Gaza is beyond horrific - we cannot stand idly by
Holly Cairns
Gaza health ministry says premature babies at risk as main hospital under constant fire and running out of fuel
Tom Clonan: Gaza City could be utterly destroyed as a result of Israel's attacks
Tom Clonan
Bobby McDonagh on Israel/Gaza: 'Peace requires both sides to accept that they can never win'
Bobby McDonagh
The West Bank: 'Settlers have been pointing guns at Palestinians, telling them to stay inside'
Hannah McCarthy