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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# tensions

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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.
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.
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.
Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'
Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.
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.
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
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims
The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.
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.
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.
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.
Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.
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.
Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper
One of the most chilling threats came from a doctor who said, “I hope I never see you in A&E.”
North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics
They’ll compete in hockey, figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing.
North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes
“He declared a war on our country.”
Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture
Three investigators from the UN’s Human Rights Council have been probing the political climate of the African country for the past 12 months.
US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices
The State Department said the decision was made “in the spirit of parity”.
North Korea will watch more 'stupid conduct' of the US as it holds off on Guam attack
Leader Kim Jong-Un warned the US of further “reckless action” in a TV address.
Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.
What would happen if North Korea actually did fire missiles at the US territory of Guam?
North Korea plans to attack the tiny Pacific island this week.
Explainer: Why is North Korea threatening to bomb the tiny Pacific island of Guam?
The rhetoric from Donald Trump and the North Koreans has escalated tensions in the region.
Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base
Maduro claimed the “terrorist” group had ties to Colombia and the United States.
Six dead as tensions over Jerusalem holy site rise
The unrest came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif compound.
Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise
Tensions have risen following an attack nearby that killed two policemen.
Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting
The three attackers, Arab Israelis aged between 19 and 29, were shot dead by police.
United States warns North Korea it has 'considerable military forces' and is ready to use them
The US is now pushing for tougher sanctions.
Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours
The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.
Russian fighter jet 'came within five feet of US spy plane'
It’s not known how many US crew were on the plane.
Dennis Rodman thinks Trump is 'pretty happy' he's going back to North Korea
The former basketball player said the issue of several Americans currently detained there is “not my purpose right now”.
Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist
The emirate was responding after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain published a list of 59 people and entities linked to “terrorism”.
North Korea arrests another American for committing 'hostile acts'
“A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes.”
North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.
Trump says he would be 'honoured' to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un
Earlier, North Korea warned it can carry out a nuclear missile test ‘at any time and at any location’.
Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane
The comments came as both North and South Korea tested missiles over the weekend.
Pope Francis wants to stop 'a world war in parts' over North Korea
The Pontiff says the international community needs to sit down.