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From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack Diplomatic Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture' Tensions

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation Viral Video

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine ends martial law in country after 30 days Diplomatic Tensions

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

From TheJournal.ie 'All range of emotions come out': How family relationships can spill over at Christmas... and how to sort it That Time Of Year

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Police appeal for calm as restrictions imposed on pro- and anti-Brexit rallies in London this weekend Tommy Robinson

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry to country as tensions mount over ships seizure Escalation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian president warns of threat of 'full-scale war' with Russia Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions Escalations

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.

From TheJournal.ie France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims Violent Acts

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria Golan Heights

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.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead as Gaza border protests continue Gaza Strip

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.

From TheJournal.ie Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case Sergei Skripal

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.

From TheJournal.ie US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper Tensions

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.”

From TheJournal.ie North Korea will send 22 athletes to the South for Winter Olympics Thawing Out

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.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes Tensions

North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes

“He declared a war on our country.”

From TheJournal.ie Investigators accuse government of Burundi of war crimes including execution and torture Climate Of Fear

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.

From TheJournal.ie US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices Diplomatic Tensions

US retaliates against Russia and orders closure of 3 diplomatic offices

The State Department said the decision was made “in the spirit of parity”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea will watch more 'stupid conduct' of the US as it holds off on Guam attack Let's Take It Easy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election Riots

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

From TheJournal.ie What would happen if North Korea actually did fire missiles at the US territory of Guam? Good Idea Bad Idea

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is North Korea threatening to bomb the tiny Pacific island of Guam? Start Off Small

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.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base Tensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead as tensions over Jerusalem holy site rise Temple Mount

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.

From TheJournal.ie Men under 50 banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Muslim prayers as tensions rise Israel

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting Security

Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting

The three attackers, Arab Israelis aged between 19 and 29, were shot dead by police.

From TheJournal.ie United States warns North Korea it has 'considerable military forces' and is ready to use them Tensions This post contains videos

United States warns North Korea it has 'considerable military forces' and is ready to use them

The US is now pushing for tougher sanctions.

From TheJournal.ie Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours Crisis In The Gulf

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russian fighter jet 'came within five feet of US spy plane' Tensions

Russian fighter jet 'came within five feet of US spy plane'

It’s not known how many US crew were on the plane.

From TheJournal.ie Dennis Rodman thinks Trump is 'pretty happy' he's going back to North Korea Tensions

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist Tensions

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”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea arrests another American for committing 'hostile acts' Tensions

North Korea arrests another American for committing 'hostile acts'

“A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes.”

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un Nice Try

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he would be 'honoured' to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un De-escalating Tensions

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls North Korean leader 'a pretty smart cookie' - but isn't sure if he's sane Kim Jong-un

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis wants to stop 'a world war in parts' over North Korea Korea Crisis

Pope Francis wants to stop 'a world war in parts' over North Korea

The Pontiff says the international community needs to sit down.

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