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From TheJournal.ie 'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq Troops

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit War

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness Drinking Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate Boiling Point

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.

From TheJournal.ie A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon Defence Forces

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.

From TheJournal.ie "It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville Fight For Justice

"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.

From TheJournal.ie British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria Aleppo

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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office Troops

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

From TheJournal.ie US military ends ban on transgender troops Pentagon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional scenes as 190 Irish troops return home after 6 months in Lebanon Big Welcome This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria Putin's Orders

Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria

The Russian airbase in the country is preparing after an order from Putin.

From TheJournal.ie Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State Saved

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding Rising Waters

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

From TheJournal.ie UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex' Haiti

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'

About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.

From TheJournal.ie Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families Safe And Sound This post contains images

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

From TheJournal.ie American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches Crisis

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

From TheJournal.ie Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium Anti-terror

Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium

The move follows anti-terror raids earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon Defence Forces

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked' Heroes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq Air Strikes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From TheJournal.ie 'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks Agreement

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

From TheJournal.ie Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat This Is War

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon" Golan Heights

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight Ceasefire

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights UNDOF

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.

From TheJournal.ie Potshots, tear gas, snipers and curfews: 'Fighting a war with unarmed citizens' in Ferguson Ferguson

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.

From TheJournal.ie "The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks Army Deaths

"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.

From TheJournal.ie US sends 300 more troops to Iraq Feet On The Ground

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

The move raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire Rebels

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon Enda On Tour

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts Mosul

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts

The militant groups have launched a series of major operations in Iraq in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting the weakness of the country’s security forces.

From TheJournal.ie Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left Unrest

Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left

The country’s prime minister said he is certain of winning.

From TheJournal.ie Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan Deaths

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev Ukraine

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops Crisis

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

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