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Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?
# Seeing Stars
# Seeing Stars

Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?

Aug 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 657 Views 26 Comments

Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Aug 10th 2014, 12:00 PM 48 Views 47 Comments

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project"
# Back In Iraq
# Back In Iraq

No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project"

Aug 9th 2014, 6:08 PM 6,790 Views 55 Comments

Air strikes began yesterday and don’t look like ending any time soon.

British minister quits Cabinet over Gaza
# Sayeeda Warsi
# Sayeeda Warsi

British minister quits Cabinet over Gaza

Aug 5th 2014, 3:00 PM 13,881 Views 147 Comments

Sayeeda Warsi says she can no longer support the government’s policy in the Middle East.

Hamas denies knowledge of captured soldier as US votes to fund Israel's Iron Dome
# Gaza
# Gaza

Hamas denies knowledge of captured soldier as US votes to fund Israel's Iron Dome

Aug 2nd 2014, 11:07 AM 12,642 Views 200 Comments

A short lived truce collapsed yesterday with 107 Palestinians killed.

Opinion: 'When bombing gets close my family come to me... they think I can protect them'
# Gaza
# Gaza

Opinion: 'When bombing gets close my family come to me... they think I can protect them'

Aug 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 37 Views 37 Comments

As conflict continues in the Gaza strip, a human rights worker describes the terror of living through the bombardment.

Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians
# Peace Building
# Peace Building

Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians

Jul 31st 2014, 1:00 PM 71 Views 58 Comments

Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.

Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'
# Iraq
# Iraq

Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'

Jul 29th 2014, 2:05 PM 256 Views 129 Comments

Christian families in Mosul are being given four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax for non-Muslims, leave the city, or have their heads cut off.

Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight
# Heavy Shelling
# Heavy Shelling

Three more children have been killed in Israeli raids on Gaza tonight

Jul 28th 2014, 8:47 PM 10,183 Views 144 Comments

Eight children were killed earlier when a missile slammed into a public playground at a refugee camp.

Thousands turn up at demonstrations around Ireland for Gaza
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Thousands turn up at demonstrations around Ireland for Gaza

Jul 26th 2014, 6:35 PM 13,738 Views 251 Comments

Some protesters held signs critical of Charlie Flanagan’s actions.

Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza?

Jul 24th 2014, 9:55 AM 39,146 Views 255 Comments

It wasn’t the only country….

Opinion: In the name of 'defence' we are attacking civilians already under Israeli control
# Gaza
# Gaza

Opinion: In the name of 'defence' we are attacking civilians already under Israeli control

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 37 Views 84 Comments

The rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli civilians should not be justified. It threatens the lives of men, women and children.

'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital
# Line Of Fire
# Line Of Fire

'Stop bombing trapped civilians' - Doctors' plea as five are killed in Gaza hospital

Jul 21st 2014, 2:20 PM 8,724 Views 263 Comments

Nine members of the same family were killed in an earlier air-strike.

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza
# Viable Ceasefire
# Viable Ceasefire

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza

Jul 21st 2014, 11:10 AM 6,861 Views 162 Comments

The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.

Brief Gaza truce ends as fresh Israeli bombing campaign pushes death toll over 400
# Bombardments
# Bombardments

Brief Gaza truce ends as fresh Israeli bombing campaign pushes death toll over 400

Jul 20th 2014, 12:58 PM 12,484 Views 208 Comments

About 40 people have been killed today as Israel intensifies campaign.

Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about the conflict
# Two Sides
# Two Sides

Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about the conflict

Jul 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 20,377 Views 192 Comments

We spoke to both.

Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel
# Support
# Support

Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel

Jul 15th 2014, 8:26 AM 9,965 Views 137 Comments

The DCC wants the Irish Government to follow suit.

Footage from Gaza: Israel uses 'knock on the roof' bomb warning before destroying home
# Protective Edge
# Protective Edge

Footage from Gaza: Israel uses 'knock on the roof' bomb warning before destroying home

Jul 14th 2014, 10:23 AM 27,036 Views 282 Comments

The technique has been condemned by Amnesty International.

Palestine campaigners to protest Gaza violence in Dublin rally
# The Spire
# The Spire

Palestine campaigners to protest Gaza violence in Dublin rally

Jul 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,267 Views 138 Comments

‘Operation Protective Edge’, which began on Tuesday, is Israel’s largest military operation against Gaza since 2012.

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza
# Operation Protective Edge
# Operation Protective Edge

Israeli air strikes kill 20 more people in Gaza

Jul 10th 2014, 7:21 AM 5,712 Views 236 Comments

The deaths bring to 70 the number of Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

Irish Government 'equally condemns' attacks from both Israel and Gaza
# Escalating Violence
# Escalating Violence

Irish Government 'equally condemns' attacks from both Israel and Gaza

Jul 9th 2014, 3:53 PM 6,992 Views 158 Comments

The death toll in Gaza after two days of Israeli air strikes has climbed to more than 40.

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state
# Vote
# Vote

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:58 PM 5,717 Views 35 Comments

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting
# Tensions
# Tensions

Riots, tension, and fears of retaliation as killing of Palestinian teenager sparks rioting

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:36 AM 5,590 Views 63 Comments

“The current spiral of violence, loss and suffering must stop now,” said the head of the Red Cross.

Palestinian teenager forced into car and killed in apparent revenge attack
# Escalation
# Escalation

Palestinian teenager forced into car and killed in apparent revenge attack

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:14 AM 9,705 Views 167 Comments

The youth was seen being kidnapped from the Arab half of Jerusalem.

Israel: Hamas will pay. Hamas: Start a war and you'll open the gates of hell
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

Israel: Hamas will pay. Hamas: Start a war and you'll open the gates of hell

Jul 1st 2014, 7:37 AM 7,604 Views 111 Comments

The Middle-East is on high alert after the three missing Israeli teenagers were found dead in the West Bank.

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action
# Iraq Crisis
# Iraq Crisis

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action

Jun 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 34 Views 57 Comments

Conventional military action by America, along the lines of their previous tactics in Iraq, will be ineffective in defeating ISIS.

US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances
# Iraq
# Iraq

US troops flow into Iraq as ISIS continues advances

Jun 25th 2014, 9:14 AM 6,543 Views 21 Comments

Another four teams will arrive in the coming days.

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries
# ISIL
# ISIL

Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabalise other countries

Jun 22nd 2014, 5:55 PM 6,011 Views 88 Comments

The US President has said the unrest in Iraq could spill over in other countries such as Jordan.

Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in
# Middle East
# Middle East

Opinion: As a former Israeli soldier, I had to speak out about the injustices I participated in

Jun 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 244 Views 66 Comments

After serving as an IDF combat soldier and commander, Yehuda Sahul questioned the morality of the military action in the West Bank.

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq
# Hard Choices
# Hard Choices

Drones are ruled in, troops are ruled out but Obama still can't decide on Iraq

Jun 19th 2014, 7:18 AM 4,412 Views 22 Comments

The President would not need Congressional approval regardless of his decision.

Iraqi militants attack country's main oil refinery
# Isis
# Isis

Iraqi militants attack country's main oil refinery

Jun 18th 2014, 8:21 AM 3,686 Views 27 Comments

Militants attacked parts of the refinery complex, leading to heavy clashes.

Nightmare for Obama as US confirms that troops will return to Iraq
# Going Back
# Going Back

Nightmare for Obama as US confirms that troops will return to Iraq

Jun 17th 2014, 7:43 AM 12,947 Views 95 Comments

275 US military personnel are being deployed to Baghdad to protect American personnel and the embassy.

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers
# Tensions
# Tensions

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

Jun 16th 2014, 7:58 AM 6,035 Views 164 Comments

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Jun 15th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,171 Views 129 Comments

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Pope's attempt to revive peace talks
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Pope's attempt to revive peace talks

May 25th 2014, 12:57 PM 4,488 Views 17 Comments

Pope Francis has invited Mahmoud Abbas Shimon Peres to the Vatican.

Pope Francis won't be using bulletproof vehicles on his visit to the Middle East
# Bon Voyage
# Bon Voyage

Pope Francis won't be using bulletproof vehicles on his visit to the Middle East

May 24th 2014, 7:44 AM 5,945 Views 60 Comments

The visit is aimed at boosting ties with Muslims and Jews.

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

May 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 3,218 Views 26 Comments

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'
# Judaism
# Judaism

30% of Irish people 'think Jews talk too much about the Holocaust'

May 19th 2014, 11:41 AM 19,292 Views 163 Comments

That’s one of the findings from a worldwide survey on anti-Semitism.

How Jordan hopes that a brief visit from Pope Francis will help bring in the money
# All About The Benjamins
# All About The Benjamins

How Jordan hopes that a brief visit from Pope Francis will help bring in the money

May 17th 2014, 5:30 PM 7,418 Views 6 Comments

(Even though he’s only going to be there for a few hours).