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# middle-east - Monday 4 January, 2021

Celtic insist controversial Dubai trip was approved by Scottish government
# Middle East
From The42
# Middle East

Celtic insist controversial Dubai trip was approved by Scottish government

Jan 4th 2021, 10:51 PM 10,491 Views 10 Comments

Neil Lennon and his Hoops squad flew out to the Middle East on Saturday for a warm-weather training camp.

# middle-east - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland at the UN Security Council is uniquely placed to take a stance on Hezbollah

Sep 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,333 Views 50 Comments

Sir Ivor Roberts warns of the dangers of a stronger Hezbollah in Lebanon and urges Ireland and the EU to take a tougher stance against the group.

# middle-east - Monday 8 June, 2020

Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill

Jun 8th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,561 Views 75 Comments

Duncan Casey argues that the Bill, which would prohibit the import of goods from the West Bank, should no longer be delayed.

# middle-east - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors
# Middle East
# Middle East

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors

Apr 26th 2020, 6:37 PM 30,533 Views 80 Comments

The decision follows another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging.

# middle-east - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians

Feb 22nd 2020, 6:15 AM 15,951 Views 104 Comments

Palestinians are heartened by the stance of most Irish parties on the occupied territories, writes Mona Sabella.

# middle-east - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan
# Middle East
# Middle East

Trump hosts rival Israeli leaders on the eve of unveiling 'historic' peace plan

Jan 28th 2020, 7:36 AM 10,540 Views 38 Comments

There is scepticism over the plan’s chances of success in the Middle East.

# middle-east - Monday 27 January, 2020

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed
# We Go Again
From The42
# We Go Again

Irish striker Anthony Stokes' move to Iranian league leaders confirmed

Jan 27th 2020, 11:20 AM 11,286 Views 16 Comments

Persepolis FC comes as the Dubliner’s fifth club since January 2018.

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran
# Mahshahr
# Mahshahr

Passenger jet skids from runway on to street in Iran

Jan 27th 2020, 9:58 AM 30,629 Views 29 Comments

No major injuries were reported after the plane apparently lost its landing gear.

# middle-east - Thursday 9 January, 2020

USA international leaves Ajax training camp in Qatar over military tensions in Middle East
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

USA international leaves Ajax training camp in Qatar over military tensions in Middle East

Jan 9th 2020, 12:20 PM 7,766 Views 1 Comment

Sergino Dest says he doesn’t feel comfortable and has requested to leave.

# middle-east - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Jan 6th 2020, 4:04 PM 8,653 Views 22 Comments

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

# middle-east - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing
# Fire And Fury
# Fire And Fury

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 2:45 PM 46,307 Views 121 Comments

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US forces in Iraq since Friday’s drone strike.

# middle-east - Friday 3 January, 2020

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
# Qasem Soleimani
# Qasem Soleimani

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,150 Views 62 Comments

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

# middle-east - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
# Troops
# Troops

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Jan 1st 2020, 8:32 AM 19,725 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

# middle-east - Friday 22 November, 2019

Prince Andrew cancels trip to Middle East amid backlash to BBC interview
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew cancels trip to Middle East amid backlash to BBC interview

Nov 22nd 2019, 7:14 AM 15,713 Views 27 Comments

The Duke of York was set to travel as part of his Pitch@Palace project for tech entrepreneurs.

# middle-east - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Oct 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 26,381 Views 25 Comments

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# middle-east - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Updated Oct 27th 2019, 1:32 PM 42,125 Views 135 Comments

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# middle-east - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank
# Flashpoint
# Flashpoint

Off-duty Israeli soldier found dead with stab wounds in occupied West Bank

Aug 8th 2019, 2:12 PM 10,532 Views 41 Comments

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called it a “terrorist” attack and reinforcements have been sent.

# middle-east - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
# Veto
# Veto

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,516 Views 24 Comments

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

# middle-east - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
# Tensions
# Tensions

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Jun 25th 2019, 8:26 AM 23,027 Views 72 Comments

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

# middle-east - Sunday 23 June, 2019

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
# Middle East
# Middle East

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM 22,538 Views 62 Comments

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

# middle-east - Friday 14 June, 2019

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Jun 14th 2019, 7:48 AM 29,521 Views 80 Comments

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

# middle-east - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel
# Nakba Protest
# Nakba Protest

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel

May 15th 2019, 7:33 PM 8,630 Views 105 Comments

The demonstrations came two weeks after a ceasefire was announced in the region.

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
# Gulf Wars
# Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,446 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

# middle-east - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza

May 4th 2019, 5:32 PM 11,971 Views 127 Comments

The Hamas rocket launches come as tensions in the region have ratcheted upwards.

# middle-east - Monday 25 March, 2019

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
# Middle East
# Middle East

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Mar 25th 2019, 5:36 PM 10,682 Views 69 Comments

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

# middle-east - Monday 11 March, 2019

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy

Mar 11th 2019, 8:14 PM 5,491 Views 3 Comments

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the 82 year-old’s bid for another term in office.

# middle-east - Friday 23 November, 2018

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
# Middle East
# Middle East

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,474 Views 50 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# middle-east - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year
# Middle East
# Middle East

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year

Nov 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,284 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.

# middle-east - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance

Oct 14th 2018, 11:06 AM 19,169 Views 40 Comments

A Turkish newspaper has reported that officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

# middle-east - Monday 27 August, 2018

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says
# Missiles
# Missiles

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says

Aug 27th 2018, 9:57 PM 11,607 Views 60 Comments

“The project for setting up a precision rocket and missile system is underway.”

# middle-east - Friday 8 June, 2018

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza
# Tensions
# Tensions

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Jun 8th 2018, 12:14 PM 10,130 Views 93 Comments

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

# middle-east - Friday 9 March, 2018

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
# No Smoke Without Fire
# No Smoke Without Fire

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

Mar 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,742 Views 68 Comments

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

# middle-east - Monday 8 January, 2018

Wesley Sneijder completes move to Qatar after refusing offers 'from everywhere'
# Unveiled
From The42
# Unveiled

Wesley Sneijder completes move to Qatar after refusing offers 'from everywhere'

Jan 8th 2018, 8:05 PM 14,322 Views 17 Comments

The Dutch midfielder has signed an 18-month contract with Al Gharafa, and will captain the team.

# middle-east - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'With relative garda silence on Dundalk attacks, speculation and Islamaphobia swept across Internet'
# Louth
# Louth

'With relative garda silence on Dundalk attacks, speculation and Islamaphobia swept across Internet'

Jan 4th 2018, 6:21 PM 42,098 Views 28 Comments

Proactive, public engagement and dynamic crisis communication are built into the emergency response planning of the police forces within most EU states, writes Tom Clonan.

# middle-east - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

Oct 28th 2017, 1:00 PM 33,626 Views 36 Comments

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
# Yemen
# Yemen

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

Aug 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,994 Views 24 Comments

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
# Timeline
# Timeline

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

Jul 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,647 Views 113 Comments

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
# Bacha Bazi
# Bacha Bazi

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Jul 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 57,908 Views 23 Comments

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
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

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

Jun 23rd 2017, 10:08 PM 22,424 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Destruction
# Destruction

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:57 AM 20,545 Views 16 Comments

Jihadists also destroyed an iconic, leaning minaret.

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