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#Middle East

# middle-east - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan Bacha Bazi

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Victims who escaped their abusers tell their stories of life after being a child sex slave in Afghanistan.

# middle-east - Friday 23 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours Crisis In The Gulf

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.

# middle-east - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph' Destruction

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

Jihadists also destroyed an iconic, leaning minaret.

# middle-east - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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

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

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

# middle-east - Friday 9 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist Tensions

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East Wading In

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

Trump later adopted a different tone on Qatar in a phone call with the King of Saudi Arabia.

# middle-east - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie US security steps back from banning laptops on flights from Europe for now Aviation Security

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

The ban could still be implemented for Europe if the threat level worsens.

# middle-east - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Can Donald Trump save the Middle East peace process? Olive Branch

Can Donald Trump save the Middle East peace process?

“All the parties like him right now. The Palestinians like him, the Israelis like him.”

# middle-east - Friday 14 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East Public Condemnation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports Inconvenience

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

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

# middle-east - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights New Measures

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

Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.

# middle-east - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump No Thanks

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

The poll had received more than 10,000 votes by Monday morning.

# middle-east - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case Elor Azaria This post contains videos

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

# middle-east - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both' Stern Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars Allies

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

Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.

# middle-east - Thursday 22 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state West Bank

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

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

# middle-east - Friday 26 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces arrest would-be teenage bomber days after Kurdish wedding attack Middle East

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis Foreign Fighter

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

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

# middle-east - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland Middle East

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

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.

# middle-east - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian attacker kills US tourist in stabbing spree along Tel Aviv's waterfront Rampage This post contains videos

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

It comes amid a cycle of violence that’s left 184 Palestinians and 28 Israelis dead.

From TheJournal.ie Tiger spotted roaming through traffic in the Middle East On The Loose

Tiger spotted roaming through traffic in the Middle East

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

The veteran manager has not been in work since leaving QPR in February

# middle-east - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s first farmers were far different from the Irish we know today Brown Eyed Girl

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

The DNA of two sets of remains have been analysed for the first time.

# middle-east - Monday 28 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man linked with Isis set to be deported from Ireland Deportation

Man linked with Isis set to be deported from Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war Desperate Times

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

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

From TheJournal.ie Is Donald Trump ruining his businesses in the Middle East? Stop Talking

Is Donald Trump ruining his businesses in the Middle East?

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

From TheJournal.ie Former US drone operators: ‘The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS’ Backfire

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

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

# middle-east - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit Amazing.com

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

The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.

# middle-east - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning Danger Danger

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

The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.

# middle-east - Saturday 5 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What they couldn’t leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions Don't Let Go

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

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

# middle-east - Friday 21 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command Iraq

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.

# middle-east - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death West Bank This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves Shocking

ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves

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

# middle-east - Monday 20 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What I’ve learned from volunteering in Palestine Opinion

What I’ve learned from volunteering in Palestine

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

From TheJournal.ie Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they’re now ‘works of art’ War

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

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

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