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#tensions

# tensions - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

# tensions - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Raab: Boris Johnson 'in charge' of Iran crisis despite silence during Caribbean holiday

Johnson is facing mounting calls to make a statement on Friday’s fatal drone strike.

# tensions - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Ireland calls for 'maximum restraint' following US assassination of Iranian general

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said any Irish person in Iraq should ‘leave immediately’.

# tensions - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

# tensions - Monday 30 December, 2019

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

# tensions - Sunday 8 December, 2019

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media

Pyongyang has carried out a number of launches at the same site where the latest test occurred.

# tensions - Monday 18 November, 2019

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes

Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.

# tensions - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues Tensions

Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues

The Bulgarian FA chief was upset with remarks made by the England camp but Southgate has tried to defuse to the situation.

# tensions - Monday 16 September, 2019

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

# tensions - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Police fire tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban

Police had banned today’s demonstration on security grounds.

# tensions - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler

New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir.

# tensions - Friday 2 August, 2019

Free Derry sign graffitied with support for British soldier facing prosecution for Bloody Sunday murders

Soldier F is set to be charged with the murder of two people killed on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

# tensions - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK

As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.

# tensions - Monday 22 July, 2019

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

# tensions - Thursday 18 July, 2019

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

# tensions - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

# tensions - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'

Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

# tensions - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

# tensions - Monday 24 June, 2019

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Tensions between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.

# tensions - Sunday 23 June, 2019

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

# tensions - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.

# tensions - Friday 21 June, 2019

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

# tensions - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

# tensions - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

# tensions - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches

South Korea has said North Korea fired a number of projectiles into the sea.

# tensions - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

# tensions - Friday 1 March, 2019

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

# tensions - Monday 21 January, 2019

Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation

Footage of Nick Sandmann at the protest on Friday in Washington has gone viral.

# tensions - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days

It was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov

# tensions - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'All range of emotions come out': How family relationships can spill over at Christmas... and how to sort it

Relationships with loved ones can be a tricky thing to navigate – especially at Christmas time – but it can be done.

# tensions - Friday 7 December, 2018

Police appeal for calm as restrictions imposed on pro- and anti-Brexit rallies in London this weekend

The Met Police said the priority is to avoid violence, disorder and disruption.

# tensions - Friday 30 November, 2018

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry to country as tensions mount over ships seizure

The move came after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week in response to the Russian seizure of the ships.

# tensions - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Ukrainian president warns of threat of 'full-scale war' with Russia

Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for Sunday’s confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

# tensions - Monday 5 November, 2018

China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions

The renewed US sanctions aim to hit Iran’s oil exports and cut it off from international finance.

# tensions - Monday 25 June, 2018

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

# tensions - Friday 8 June, 2018

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

# tensions - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

# tensions - Friday 6 April, 2018

16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue

The protests are in support of refugees, including those in the Palestinian enclave who want to return to their former homes.

# tensions - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.

# tensions - Thursday 8 February, 2018

US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting

Mike Pence is scheduled to be in the same room as a senior North Korean official at the opening ceremony.

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