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#Middle East

# middle-east - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Tony Blair has resigned from his job in the Middle East
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

Tony Blair has resigned from his job in the Middle East

May 27th 2015, 4:09 PM 13,664 Views 53 Comments

The former British Prime Minister was appointed to the post in 2007.

Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports
# Slow And Steady
# Slow And Steady

Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports

May 27th 2015, 9:58 AM 9,688 Views 5 Comments

Slainte Healthcare provides software to help make medical admin processes more efficient, but it wants to focus on other parts of the world first.

# middle-east - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'
# Syria
# Syria

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

May 20th 2015, 8:30 PM 30 Views 31 Comments

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

# middle-east - Saturday 16 May, 2015

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid
# Under Siege
# Under Siege

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

May 16th 2015, 3:19 PM 27,720 Views 101 Comments

It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.

# middle-east - Thursday 30 April, 2015

An Irish citizen has been held without trial for 620 days – how can we look the other way?
# Opinion
# Opinion

An Irish citizen has been held without trial for 620 days – how can we look the other way?

Apr 30th 2015, 3:00 PM 253 Views 288 Comments

Would we care more if his name was, say, Sean Murphy and not Ibrahim Halawa?

# middle-east - Monday 20 April, 2015

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart

Apr 20th 2015, 12:42 PM 8,730 Views 21 Comments

The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.

# middle-east - Saturday 21 March, 2015

A conversation with Robert Fisk
# Legend
# Legend

A conversation with Robert Fisk

Mar 21st 2015, 10:30 AM 24,580 Views 73 Comments

The world-renowned war correspondent was in Ireland this week. He spoke to TheJournal.ie about matters Irish and international, and why Vladimir Putin is his dream interviewee.

# middle-east - Monday 9 March, 2015

Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State
# Sydney
# Sydney

Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State

Mar 9th 2015, 10:21 AM 16,092 Views 36 Comments

Authorities said the boys were radicalised over the Internet and their parents were shocked.

This country became the world's biggest weapons buyer last year
# Trigger Happy
# Trigger Happy

This country became the world's biggest weapons buyer last year

Mar 9th 2015, 9:17 AM 23,565 Views 36 Comments

It may not be the place you expected.

# middle-east - Friday 6 March, 2015

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty

Mar 6th 2015, 9:28 PM 14,192 Views 82 Comments

When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.

Four police injured as car ploughs into crowd in Jerusalem
# Attack
# Attack

Four police injured as car ploughs into crowd in Jerusalem

Mar 6th 2015, 9:17 AM 5,361 Views 24 Comments

Police say the suspect has been shot.

US bishop compares ISIS to the IRA
# Fanaticism
# Fanaticism

US bishop compares ISIS to the IRA

Mar 6th 2015, 8:21 AM 26,647 Views 157 Comments

“The analogy I think is somewhat accurate.”

# middle-east - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Prince Charles is "alarmed" by the radicalisation of young Muslim men
# Crusading Prince
# Crusading Prince

Prince Charles is "alarmed" by the radicalisation of young Muslim men

Feb 8th 2015, 2:30 PM 9,906 Views 62 Comments

The heir to the throne also voiced concern about Christians fleeing the Middle East in droves.

# middle-east - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Jordan demanding proof pilot is still alive before handing over female jihadist
# Ransom
# Ransom

Jordan demanding proof pilot is still alive before handing over female jihadist

Jan 29th 2015, 6:37 PM 15,638 Views 52 Comments

The bargaining is taking place in public between Jordan and ISIS.

# middle-east - Friday 23 January, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died
# Middle East
# Middle East

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died

Jan 23rd 2015, 7:29 AM 34,803 Views 127 Comments

The elderly king died in hospital.

# middle-east - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Masked gunmen have captured the Yemeni president's chief of staff
# Uprising
# Uprising

Masked gunmen have captured the Yemeni president's chief of staff

Jan 17th 2015, 11:13 AM 7,854 Views 23 Comments

The abductors are believed to be Shiite militiamen.

# middle-east - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
# Mia Khalifa
# Mia Khalifa

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

Jan 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 47,430 Views 46 Comments

Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.

# middle-east - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

'I will be killed for sure': Life could get even worse for gay people in Syria
# Middle East
# Middle East

'I will be killed for sure': Life could get even worse for gay people in Syria

Dec 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,253 Views 31 Comments

If the jihadists secure even more control, there are some frightening scenes ahead.

# middle-east - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine
# Middle East
# Middle East

EU removes Hamas from terror list (for now) and votes to recognise Palestine

Dec 17th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,072 Views 109 Comments

The vote was in principle, and a watered-down version of the original motion.

# middle-east - Monday 8 December, 2014

Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine
# Recognise
# Recognise

Ireland could soon be the latest country to recognise the State of Palestine

Dec 8th 2014, 3:23 PM 9,975 Views 74 Comments

Sinn Féin want the Government to change the State’s official position.

# middle-east - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Al Qaida threatens to kill US hostage and mocks 'foolish' rescue attempt
# Luke Somers
# Luke Somers

Al Qaida threatens to kill US hostage and mocks 'foolish' rescue attempt

Dec 4th 2014, 11:04 PM 14,338 Views 35 Comments

“I’m certain that my life is in danger…If anything can be done, please let it be done.”

# middle-east - Monday 1 December, 2014

Pope: We can't allow a Middle East without Christians
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Pope: We can't allow a Middle East without Christians

Dec 1st 2014, 6:48 AM 6,410 Views 13 Comments

The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued a joint plea urging Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam.

# middle-east - Friday 21 November, 2014

Gerry Adams is not a member of ISIS
# Denial
# Denial

Gerry Adams is not a member of ISIS

Nov 21st 2014, 6:24 PM 28,729 Views 193 Comments

Or so he says anyway.

# middle-east - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Debate Room: Should there be a boycott of Israeli academic institutions?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Should there be a boycott of Israeli academic institutions?

Nov 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 108 Views 166 Comments

Two commentators tackle the issue…

# middle-east - Friday 14 November, 2014

Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency
# Islamic Dinar
# Islamic Dinar

Gold, silver and copper: Islamic State group to begin minting its own currency

Nov 14th 2014, 11:06 AM 11,198 Views 147 Comments

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says Western economies have “enslaved Muslims”.

# middle-east - Monday 10 November, 2014

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank
# Stabbings
# Stabbings

One killed in knife attack as unrest continues across Israel and West Bank

Nov 10th 2014, 6:07 PM 6,601 Views 30 Comments

A solider is also in a critical condition.

# middle-east - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence
# Holy Land
# Holy Land

Hit and run rampage in Jerusalem leaves two dead in religious violence

Nov 5th 2014, 2:01 PM 5,204 Views 48 Comments

A Palestinian man driving the van was shot dead by police.

# middle-east - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"

Oct 29th 2014, 8:36 AM 10,006 Views 42 Comments

The unnamed staffer also called the Israeli PM a “coward” in a newly published article.

# middle-east - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city
# Disputed Territory
# Disputed Territory

Amid tensions in Jerusalem, Israel announces 1,000 new settler homes in the city

Oct 28th 2014, 2:09 PM 6,833 Views 164 Comments

Ireland has joined the US and others in condemning the move.

# middle-east - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill
# Death From Above
# Death From Above

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

Oct 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 19,225 Views 74 Comments

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

# middle-east - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Teenage girls lured by ISIS with promises of 'Disney lives' with good homes and husbands
# Jihadist Brides
# Jihadist Brides

Teenage girls lured by ISIS with promises of 'Disney lives' with good homes and husbands

Oct 23rd 2014, 2:50 PM 40,132 Views 83 Comments

Three girls were stopped in Germany yesterday as they tried to make their way from the US to Syria.

# middle-east - Saturday 18 October, 2014

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Oct 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,856 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

# middle-east - Friday 17 October, 2014

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Opinion: A holy war? Examining the relationship between religion and violence

Oct 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,045 Views 173 Comments

Is a clash of ideologies tearing apart the fabric of world order?

# middle-east - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010
# Arab States
# Arab States

Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010

Oct 16th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,509 Views 112 Comments

It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 Irish people have traveled to the area where Islamic State is active.

# middle-east - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
# Air Strikes
# Air Strikes

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:12 AM 6,792 Views 68 Comments

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# middle-east - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'

Oct 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 48 Views 14 Comments

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

# middle-east - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis
# Cycle Of Violence
# Cycle Of Violence

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

Sep 30th 2014, 8:00 PM 572 Views 38 Comments

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

# middle-east - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

Sep 25th 2014, 9:31 AM 14,074 Views 191 Comments

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

# middle-east - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Mohammed is the most popular baby name in Israel - but the state doesn't count Arabic names
# No Records
# No Records

Mohammed is the most popular baby name in Israel - but the state doesn't count Arabic names

Sep 24th 2014, 6:02 PM 16,214 Views 68 Comments

Names favoured by Arabs, who make up 20% of the population, are not counted in official stats.

# middle-east - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife
# Held Hostage
# Held Hostage

Captured British aid worker pleads for his life in audio file sent to his wife

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:32 PM 13,625 Views 17 Comments

Alan Henning was seized during an aid mission to Syria last December.