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#War

From TheJournal.ie Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion' Tensions

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'

Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement

‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria War Tactics

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

From TheJournal.ie Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today Céad Míle Fáilte

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

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 Trump didn't attend event honouring war dead as he 'didn't want to disrupt traffic in Paris' Armistice

Trump didn't attend event honouring war dead as he 'didn't want to disrupt traffic in Paris'

The US President was criticised for not attending the event on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane Air Defences

Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane

Russia says that Israel was carrying out airstrikes and ‘used the Russian plane as cover’.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins says UN members are fuelling current and future wars Arms Race

Higgins says UN members are fuelling current and future wars

He said institutions like the United Nations are “imperfect” but needed.

From The42 Spike O'Sullivan has career-biggest fight confirmed for Golovkin-Canelo II undercard in Vegas War

Spike O'Sullivan has career-biggest fight confirmed for Golovkin-Canelo II undercard in Vegas

The Mahon middleweight contender will face former titlist David Lemieux on 15 September.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill Cabinet Split

Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill

A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City' Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast Conflict

UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast

A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital Jerusalem

Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan Syrian Civil War

Syrian rebels and opposition reject Russia's peace talk plan

They say that Moscow has failed to pressure Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner Afghanistan

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

From TheJournal.ie 13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes War Crimes

13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

The 13 are suspected of “murders, torture, rapes, persecutions and expulsions” of civilians.

From TheJournal.ie Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court The Hague This post contains videos

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions Peace And Love

Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions

Sarah Idan and Adar Gandelsman were in competition with each other at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Their two countries are still technically at war.

From TheJournal.ie Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo Poppies

Memorial to Irish people who died in wars damaged in Sligo

Poppy wreaths were placed in Rosses Point ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend.

From TheJournal.ie In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere Syria This post contains videos

In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere

The so-called Islamic State takes the subject of propaganda very seriously.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea International Tensions

'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.

From The42 Ray Moylette climbs off the canvas to get Mayo's big week off to a solid start War

Ray Moylette climbs off the canvas to get Mayo's big week off to a solid start

The Islandeady light-welterweight moves to 6-0 as a professional following a war in Connecticut.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war Bosnian War

'I don’t trust anyone any more, they all failed me' - The sexual victims of Bosnia's war

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland says the report shows that the women are being forgotten.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test Tension

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression War Games

'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression

Tensions in the region have been rising.

From TheJournal.ie Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer World War 2

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul Digging In

20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul

In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul The Battle For Mosul
From TheJournal.ie 'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered Battle Lines

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

From TheJournal.ie British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship Syria

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

From TheJournal.ie In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

From TheJournal.ie US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war' Airstrikes

US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.

From TheJournal.ie If the US were to wage war on North Korea, what shape would it take? Shock And Awe

If the US were to wage war on North Korea, what shape would it take?

The US Secretary of State has already said that diplomacy has failed.

From TheJournal.ie Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016 Syria

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world' A Dangerous Crossing

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State Latest Offensive

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

From TheJournal.ie Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

From TheJournal.ie Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

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