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# Peace
'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.
# Conflict
Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
Israeli air strikes today wounded 125 people and killed 25, including nine children.
25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
Opinion: Jerusalem expulsions are a microcosm of Israel’s apartheid – justice requires action
# Conflict
Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.
# A Decade Later
Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war
A popular uprising turned into a civil war with world powers backing different sides.
Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.
# Conflict
Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.
# Conflict
Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush
Soldiers were deployed in the eastern Al-Fashaqa border region, the site of sporadic clashes.
# Peace Deal
Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot
The leader of an opposition party in Armenia was arrested yesterday after being summoned to the headquarters of the country’s security forces.
# Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.
# Conflict
Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation
Rockets have struck residential areas in Nagorono-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their conflict over the territory.
# Conflict
Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer
Mediation talks leading to the ceasefire were facilitated by Russia.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Armenia reports heavy losses as fighting intensifies with Azerbaijan in disputed region
The Armenian prime minister said the country is “facing possibly the most decisive moment in our millennia-old history”.
# Nagorny Karabakh
Explainer: Why has conflict erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Fighting erupted again over the weekend in a long-running territorial dispute.
# Caucasus
'A step away from large-scale war': Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed region
Azerbaijan claims to have captured seven Armenian-controlled villages.
# Conflict
GAA backs new Melbourne Gaelic Games board after messy split among clubs
A statement from the GAA endorses Gaelic Games Victoria as the official administrative board.
# reinforcements
Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed
The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.
# avangard
New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound
The weapon can make sharp manoeuvres en route to its target, making it harder to intercept.
# Yemen
More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre
The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals.
# Conflict
Irish filmmakers show a new side to Gaza: 'We wanted to buck the stereotype, give them a voice'
Two Irish filmmakers travelled to Gaza to make a documentary about life there.
Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision
You can show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom against Israeli apartheid, occupation and war crimes by supporting the boycott, writes Zoe Lawlor.
Opinion: Eurovision boycott activists are opposed to Israel's right to self-determination
They pretend that the Jewish people have no right to live in the places where they were born and where their history, religion and culture are deeply rooted, writes the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv.
# rockets
Israel vows 'massive strikes' on Gaza as violence continues to escalate
Tánaiste Simon Coveney called for an end to the ‘indiscriminate attacks’.
# Conflict
3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border
Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.
# Conflict
Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a 'peace gesture'
The move comes after clashes between the nuclear-armed powers ignited fears of a disastrous conflict.
# Kashmir dispute
Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?
The countries have been in a dispute for over 70 years in relation to the Kashmir region.
# Trouble
'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'
In this extract from his autobiography, Bruce Grobbelaar recalls a difficult period for Liverpool in the early ’90s.
# Conflict
Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel
Eight others were sentenced to hard labour ranging from six to 15 years.
# Conflict
Guardiola refutes Toure claims: 'It's a lie and he knows it'
The Ivorian’s extraordinary criticism of the Man City boss has been met with a strong response.
# United Nations
Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.
# Conflict
Israel says it strikes 25 Hamas 'military targets' in air raids in the Gaza Strip
Gaza’s Hamas rulers have said in recent hours that they have agreed to a ceasefire, but Israel denied this.
# Jerusalem
Israel calls on Ireland to follow US example and move its embassy to Jerusalem
The United States officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem today.
# Conflict
UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast
A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.
# Pyongyang
North and South to hold inter-Korean summit - only the 3rd of its kind since 1950s conflict
South Korea also claims that Pyongyang said it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees.
# Conflict
Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes
Russia has condemned, but the US has backed, Israel’s actions.
# Violence
Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns
In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.
# Yemen
Yemen's Huthi rebels claim ex-president Saleh killed
A video has emerged showing what appears to be the man’s corpse.
# Conflict
Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya
The corpses have been stored there for the past year awaiting a final decision on their fate.
# Niger
Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush
The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.
# Conflict
'He slapped me in the face three or four times:' Club president attacks TV pundit
FC Sion president Christian Constantin was seen attacking a TV pundit after a league game.