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# Middle East

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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.
Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state
Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Harry Redknapp could be set for a return to management
The veteran manager has not been in work since leaving QPR in February
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning
The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.
What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions
Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.
American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command
The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.
Israel rounds up Jewish extremists after Palestinian baby is burned to death
The men are being held using detention laws usually reserved for Palestinians.
ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves
Copies of the list emerged last year and it has now been verified by a UN official.
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.
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”.
Our silence over Gaza is taken as complicity
The Israeli bombardment of Gaza that started a year ago today – on 8th July – killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 556 children.
40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
At least three have died in conflicts.
Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar
Tributes have been paid to Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant.
A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy
Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.
Tony Blair has resigned from his job in the Middle East
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
Slainte Healthcare provides software to help make medical admin processes more efficient, but it wants to focus on other parts of the world first.
'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.
US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid
It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.
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?
Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart
The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Jordan demanding proof pilot is still alive before handing over female jihadist
The bargaining is taking place in public between Jordan and ISIS.