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# tensions - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

# tensions - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'

Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

# tensions - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

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

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

# tensions - Monday 24 June, 2019

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Tensions between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.

# tensions - Sunday 23 June, 2019

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

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

# tensions - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.

# tensions - Friday 21 June, 2019

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

# tensions - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

# tensions - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

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

# tensions - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches

South Korea has said North Korea fired a number of projectiles into the sea.

# tensions - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

# tensions - Friday 1 March, 2019

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

# tensions - Monday 21 January, 2019

Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation

Footage of Nick Sandmann at the protest on Friday in Washington has gone viral.

# tensions - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days

It was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov

# tensions - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'All range of emotions come out': How family relationships can spill over at Christmas... and how to sort it

Relationships with loved ones can be a tricky thing to navigate – especially at Christmas time – but it can be done.

# tensions - Friday 7 December, 2018

Police appeal for calm as restrictions imposed on pro- and anti-Brexit rallies in London this weekend

The Met Police said the priority is to avoid violence, disorder and disruption.

# tensions - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry to country as tensions mount over ships seizure

The move came after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week in response to the Russian seizure of the ships.

# tensions - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Ukrainian president warns of threat of 'full-scale war' with Russia

Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for Sunday’s confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

# tensions - Monday 5 November, 2018

China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions

The renewed US sanctions aim to hit Iran’s oil exports and cut it off from international finance.

# tensions - Monday 25 June, 2018

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

# tensions - Friday 8 June, 2018

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

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

# tensions - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

# tensions - Friday 6 April, 2018

16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue

The protests are in support of refugees, including those in the Palestinian enclave who want to return to their former homes.

# tensions - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.

# tensions - Thursday 8 February, 2018

US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting

Mike Pence is scheduled to be in the same room as a senior North Korean official at the opening ceremony.

# tensions - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper

One of the most chilling threats came from a doctor who said, “I hope I never see you in A&E.”

# tensions - Saturday 20 January, 2018

North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics

They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.

# tensions - Monday 25 September, 2017

North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes

“He declared a war on our country.”

# tensions - Monday 4 September, 2017

Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture

Three investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council have been probing the political climate of the African country for the past 12 months.

# tensions - Thursday 31 August, 2017

US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices

The State Department said the decision was made “in the spirit of parity”.

# tensions - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

North Korea will watch more 'stupid conduct' of the US as it holds off on Guam attack

Leader Kim Jong-Un warned the US of further “reckless action” in a TV address.

# tensions - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

What would happen if North Korea actually did fire missiles at the US territory of Guam?

North Korea plans to attack the tiny Pacific island this week.

# tensions - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Explainer: Why is North Korea threatening to bomb the tiny Pacific island of Guam?

The rhetoric from Donald Trump and the North Koreans has escalated tensions in the region.

# tensions - Monday 7 August, 2017

Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base

Maduro claimed the “terrorist” group had ties to Colombia and the United States.

# tensions - Friday 21 July, 2017

Six dead as tensions over Jerusalem holy site rise

The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif compound.

Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise

Tensions have risen following an attack nearby that killed two policemen.

# tensions - Friday 14 July, 2017

Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting

The three attackers, Arab Israelis aged between 19 and 29, were shot dead by police.

# tensions - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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United States warns North Korea it has 'considerable military forces' and is ready to use them

The US is now pushing for tougher sanctions.

# tensions - Friday 23 June, 2017

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

The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

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