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#Middle East

# middle-east - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

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

Jun 10th 2017, 8:45 AM 45,510 Views 75 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist

Jun 9th 2017, 1:19 PM 12,150 Views 35 Comments

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
# Wading In
# Wading In

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

Jun 7th 2017, 6:57 AM 11,721 Views 31 Comments

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
# Aviation Security
# Aviation Security

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

May 30th 2017, 10:17 PM 8,359 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Olive Branch
# Olive Branch

Can Donald Trump save the Middle East peace process?

May 7th 2017, 7:00 PM 9,036 Views 31 Comments

“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
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

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

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,409 Views 80 Comments

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
# Inconvenience
# Inconvenience

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

Mar 25th 2017, 10:40 AM 9,669 Views 25 Comments

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
# New Measures
# New Measures

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

Mar 21st 2017, 10:45 PM 37,105 Views 90 Comments

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
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

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

Mar 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 13,997 Views 22 Comments

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

# middle-east - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:40 PM 12,447 Views 9 Comments

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

# middle-east - Monday 13 February, 2017

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

Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent

Feb 13th 2017, 9:11 AM 5,093 Views 11 Comments

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
# Elor Azaria

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

Jan 4th 2017, 9:00 PM 31,937 Views 205 Comments

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'
# Stern Warning
# Stern Warning

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

Dec 28th 2016, 5:55 PM 24,104 Views 154 Comments

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
# Allies
# Allies

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

Dec 8th 2016, 11:34 AM 8,585 Views 33 Comments

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
# West Bank
# West Bank

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:50 PM 8,583 Views 93 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 26th 2016, 9:28 PM 16,375 Views 22 Comments

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
# Middle East
# Middle East

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

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:48 PM 12,467 Views 15 Comments

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
# Foreign Fighter
# Foreign Fighter

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

May 1st 2016, 5:27 PM 40,318 Views 108 Comments

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
# Middle East
# Middle East

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

Apr 24th 2016, 11:15 AM 24,763 Views 208 Comments

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
# Rampage

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

Mar 8th 2016, 7:37 PM 18,362 Views 111 Comments

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
# On The Loose
# On The Loose

Tiger spotted roaming through traffic in the Middle East

Mar 8th 2016, 7:37 PM 24,073 Views 31 Comments

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

# middle-east - Thursday 31 December, 2015

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

Harry Redknapp could be set for a return to management

Dec 31st 2015, 6:00 AM 6,213 Views 4 Comments

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
# Brown Eyed Girl
# Brown Eyed Girl

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

Dec 29th 2015, 9:24 AM 22,177 Views 108 Comments

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
# Deportation
# Deportation

Man linked with Isis set to be deported from Ireland

Dec 28th 2015, 10:38 PM 43,824 Views 0 Comments

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
# Desperate Times
# Desperate Times

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

Dec 12th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,446 Views 31 Comments

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

Is Donald Trump ruining his businesses in the Middle East?
# Stop Talking
# Stop Talking

Is Donald Trump ruining his businesses in the Middle East?

Dec 12th 2015, 9:15 AM 16,461 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Backfire
# Backfire

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

Nov 19th 2015, 11:29 PM 21,777 Views 91 Comments

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
# Amazing.com
# Amazing.com

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

Nov 4th 2015, 8:22 PM 17,821 Views 52 Comments

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
# Danger Danger
# Danger Danger

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

Oct 14th 2015, 5:26 PM 20,589 Views 91 Comments

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
# Don't Let Go
# Don't Let Go

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

Sep 5th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,553 Views 36 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

Aug 21st 2015, 8:57 PM 18,548 Views 133 Comments

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
# West Bank

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

Aug 4th 2015, 11:59 PM 24,206 Views 86 Comments

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

ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves
# Shocking
# Shocking

ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves

Aug 4th 2015, 11:59 AM 48,430 Views 85 Comments

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

# middle-east - Monday 20 July, 2015

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine
# Opinion
# Opinion

What I've learned from volunteering in Palestine

Jul 20th 2015, 12:01 PM 3,552 Views 180 Comments

A member of Tipperary’s 2010 hurling All-Ireland winning squad writes about volunteering with Palestinian youth as part of the Palestine Summer Encounter Project.

# middle-east - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'
# War
# War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

Jul 19th 2015, 7:45 AM 15,618 Views 24 Comments

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

# middle-east - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Our silence over Gaza is taken as complicity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Our silence over Gaza is taken as complicity

Jul 8th 2015, 4:30 PM 104 Views 226 Comments

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza that started a year ago today – on 8th July – killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 556 children.

# middle-east - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

Jul 1st 2015, 6:25 PM 23,327 Views 85 Comments

At least three have died in conflicts.

# middle-east - Monday 29 June, 2015

Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar
# Accident
# Accident

Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar

Jun 29th 2015, 11:32 PM 83,972 Views 11 Comments

Tributes have been paid to Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant.

# middle-east - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy
# Big Boycott
# Big Boycott

A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy

Jun 4th 2015, 10:23 PM 30,396 Views 173 Comments

Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.