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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Troops

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Uefa orders Belarusian teams to play at neutral venues
European football’s governing body added in a statement that no spectators will be able to attend the games.
Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push
Russian leader Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed on the need for de-escalation.
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Troops hit Sydney streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown
Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders were extended in Brisbane.
Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.
125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria
They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.
Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.
Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq
Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.
Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.
'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq
The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.
Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit
The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.
'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.
Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness
The Defence Forces raised the price of booze in its subsidised watering holes.
Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate
The stabbing to death of three members of an Israeli family yesterday saw clashes erupt amid escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.
A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.
"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville
The film got a standing ovation when it premiered in Dublin last night.
British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria
The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.
Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office
The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.
US military ends ban on transgender troops
The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.
Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat
Security expert Tom Clonan writes that a referendum on Northern Ireland may lead to sectarian tensions in the six counties.
Emotional scenes as 190 Irish troops return home after 6 months in Lebanon
One soldier was meeting his 10-week-old daughter for the first time.
Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria
The Russian airbase in the country is preparing after an order from Putin.
Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State
A statement from the regional government said that the girl had been “misled” by an Isis member in Sweden.
Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding
Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.
UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'
About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.
Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families
The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.
American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches
The advance of rebel forces has continued.
Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium
The move follows anti-terror raids earlier this week.
Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon
A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.
Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'
The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.
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.
Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.
Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.
'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks
The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.
Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat
400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.
Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"
That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.
Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight
Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.
Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.
Potshots, tear gas, snipers and curfews: 'Fighting a war with unarmed citizens' in Ferguson
The continued protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown’s death have seen unrest in the town.
"The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks
Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.