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#Middle East

# middle-east - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street' Syria This post contains images

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

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 This post contains videos

US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid

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?

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 This post contains videos

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart

The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.

# middle-east - Saturday 21 March, 2015

A conversation with Robert Fisk

The world-renowned war correspondent was in Ireland this week. He spoke to 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

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

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

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

Police say the suspect has been shot.

US bishop compares ISIS to the IRA

“The analogy I think is somewhat accurate.”

# middle-east - Sunday 8 February, 2015

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

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

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

# middle-east - Friday 23 January, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died

The elderly king died in hospital.

# middle-east - Saturday 17 January, 2015

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

The abductors are believed to be Shiite militiamen.

# middle-east - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Or so he says anyway.

# middle-east - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

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

Two commentators tackle the issue…

# middle-east - Friday 14 November, 2014

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

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 This post contains images

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# middle-east - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State

John Cantlie claims he was “abandoned” by the British government.

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it

Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.