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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay Golan Heights

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance Shamima Begum

'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance

Shamima Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry Islamic State fighters in Syria in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State Islamic State

Half of Irish people think countries should refuse to repatriate citizens who fought with Islamic State

The Irish government has said citizens have the right to return home, but fighters face the possibility of prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child Isis

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

From TheJournal.ie Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights Middle East This post contains videos

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home Isis

Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home

The Dundalk woman told CNN she didn’t know whether or not she’d be imprisoned upon her return to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope Opinion

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces BAGHOUZ

Islamic State group defeated in Syria by Syrian Democratic Forces

Fighters from the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance raised their yellow flag in Baghouz early today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work? Lisa Smith

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

From TheJournal.ie 'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links Syria

'She got duped': Woman who helped Lisa Smith convert to Islam 'shocked' at alleged ISIS links

Carol Duffy claims her friend was ‘very naive’ before she left Ireland a number of years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar Syria

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria Lisa Smith

'I don't believe Irish citizens go there on their holidays': Flanagan says State will work to bring Lisa Smith back from Syria

It emerged on Friday that the former Defence Forces member was being held in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member Islamic State

Gardaí confirm Irish woman who'd become radicalised is ex-Defence Forces member

It emerged last night that the former Defence Forces member had been detained in northern Syria.

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