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From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

From The42 World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria Out The Gap

World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria

Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

From TheJournal.ie British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey James Le Mesurier

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

The precise details of James Le Mesurier’s death could not be confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium Migrant Crisis

Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium

The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The death of Isis leader al-Baghdadi, tense relations between the DUP and Irish government, and the Dublin City Marathon had everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid Islamic State

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

From TheJournal.ie US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire White House

US to lift sanctions on Turkey after successful ceasefire

Donald Trump made the comment in an address at the White House today.

From TheJournal.ie Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria Foreign Powers

Russia and Turkey agree 'historic' deal to undertake joint patrols in Syria

Under the deal, Kurdish forces are to be allowed withdraw from the border area.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids' Cease Fire

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says Ceasefire

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, Pence says

Pence spoke after he and other US officials met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire Syria

'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire

Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.

From The42 Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration Support

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds Syria

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds Syria

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion Deployed

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say Escaped

Families of Islamic State supporters escape Syria displacement camp, officials say

The displacement camps host some 12,000 foreigners – 8,000 children and 4,000 women.

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive Kurds

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU Syria

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria? Syria This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support sanctions against Turkey over its assault in Syria?

France has said the EU is to consider the action.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria Rally

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria

The US President is seeking to use an impeachment probe against him as a weapon on the campaign trail.

From TheJournal.ie First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria Syria

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle? Syria This post contains videos

Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

From TheJournal.ie British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody Kurds

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy' Syria

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces Kurds This post contains videos

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria Turkey Shoot

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

From TheJournal.ie In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria White House

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

From TheJournal.ie Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar United Nations

Global 'collective shrug' criticised as violence spike in Syria sees death toll soar

Aid groups have described the spike in violence in Syria’s eight-year civil war as a “nightmare”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home Islamic State

Ireland trying to make arrangements to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman and her young daughter are currently in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland Islamic State

Lisa Smith says she fears her daughter will be seen as a terrorist's child if she returns to Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he wants her to come back to Ireland, but noted concerns over security risks and cost.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland Isis

Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland

The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.

From TheJournal.ie Gibraltar detains supertanker suspected of delivering oil to Syria Detained

Gibraltar detains supertanker suspected of delivering oil to Syria

European Union sanctions against Syria have been in force since late 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court Jihadi Jack

Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court

In September 2015, they sent the funds via an intermediary in Lebanon who was nominated by their son, nicknamed Jihadi Jack.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory Golan Heights

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

From TheJournal.ie US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty Raqa

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty

Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.

From TheJournal.ie After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening Defence Forces

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian national on garda terror watchlist flees Ireland after hammer attack Terror Watchlist

Syrian national on garda terror watchlist flees Ireland after hammer attack Exclusive

The man is considered an extremist by gardaí and local Muslims.

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