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Storm Lorenzo, a shock court ruling, and microplastics: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year
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Storm Lorenzo, a shock court ruling, and microplastics: The most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year

Dec 31st 2019, 3:00 PM 12,563 Views 0 Comments

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'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey
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'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

May 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 12,476 Views 7 Comments

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford
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A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

Oct 18th 2016, 12:04 PM 27,267 Views 118 Comments

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis
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"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

May 1st 2016, 5:27 PM 40,302 Views 109 Comments

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home
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'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

Apr 25th 2016, 10:52 AM 25,355 Views 73 Comments

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities
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Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

Apr 18th 2016, 5:08 PM 31,100 Views 121 Comments

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave
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Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave

Nov 15th 2015, 2:33 PM 32,700 Views 58 Comments

Sinjar had been taken by Islamic State before being liberated this week.

US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS
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US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS

Sep 10th 2014, 11:41 PM 4,720 Views 23 Comments

US President Barack Obama authorised the aid today.

Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam
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Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam

Aug 17th 2014, 1:41 PM 7,628 Views 67 Comments

The Kurds are backed by American air strikes.

Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff
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Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff

Aug 11th 2014, 12:20 PM 8,027 Views 17 Comments

Petroceltic said the move is “precautionary”.

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq
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Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

Jul 11th 2014, 6:16 PM 6,591 Views 13 Comments

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:58 PM 5,699 Views 35 Comments

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

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad
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GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

Jun 17th 2014, 2:27 PM 3,637 Views 12 Comments

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.