A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Hezbollah has strongly rejected the UK government's move to ban it as a terrorist organisation, calling it an "insult" to the Lebanese people and evidence of subservience to the United States.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2019
Last year, at age 31, Mohammed bin Salman became Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2018
The Department of Defence has not replaced the only psychiatrist working in the Defence Forces Medical Corps since he left the job earlier this year, leaving a void in treatment for soldiers and sailors who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Thu, 04 Oct, 2018
America’s failure to commit resources has enabled a multiplicity of players — Iran, Russia, Islamic State, Hezbollah — to muddy the bloody waters of the civil war, says Christopher R. Hill
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Israeli military intelligence officers recruited the services of Irish speakers so they could translate sensitive information transmitted between Irish soldiers working for the UN in Lebanon.
Wed, 31 Jan, 2018
Despite their difference Iran and Russia are both becoming big players in the Middle
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has revoked his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties, marking an end to one of the most bizarre interludes in Lebanese politics.
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing that he had resigned from his post while in Saudi Arabia.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017
Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri has said he is returning to the country and confirmed he is resigning amid political tensions.
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned countries in the Middle East against using Lebanon as "a venue for proxy conflicts".
Sat, 11 Nov, 2017
Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon amid rising tensions between their two governments.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2017
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced he is resigning in a surprise move following a trip to Saudi Arabia.
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the September 11 terror attacks.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
The head of the UN has said he has confidence in the Irish general in charge of peacekeeping in Lebanon.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said on Sunday it was time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian president Bashar Assad's government.
Sun, 13 Aug, 2017
All players in the Middle East must value diplomacy not conflict, writes
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
An open-ended ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the United States and Russia has come into effect.
Sun, 09 Jul, 2017
The evacuation of more than 3,000 Syrians from four areas as part of a population transfer has been postponed a day after a deadly blast killed more than 120 people, many of them government supporters.
Sun, 16 Apr, 2017
America’s limited intervention won’t change the course of the Syrian war or temper Bashar al-Assad’s scorched earth policy against rebels and civilians, writes.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
Russia has been told it must choose between aligning itself with the US and like-minded countries or embracing Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran and militant group Hezbollah.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2017
The United States has warned it is "prepared to do more" to stop the horrors that are taking place in Syria under Bashar Assad.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
Syria's military said it has fully recaptured the historic town of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in a year.
Thu, 02 Mar, 2017
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jump-start peace negotiations.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2016
A deal to evacuate trapped civilians and fighters in war-ravaged east Aleppo and two Syrian villages has been thrown into doubt after assailants torched six buses assigned to the operation.
Sun, 18 Dec, 2016
An agreement has been reached to allow "humanitarian cases" to leave two besieged government-held Shiite villages in north-western Syria, a step which would allow the evacuations of civilians and rebels from eastern Aleppo to resume, Hezbollah's media arm and a monitoring group have said.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016
A ceasefire deal between rebels and the Syrian government in the city of Aleppo has broken down, threatening plans to evacuate the remaining fighters and tens of thousands of civilians.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
Thousands of residents have been fleeing eastern Aleppo after simultaneous advances inside the divided city by Syrian government and Kurdish-led forces.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
A ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia is set to begin in Syria at sunset today.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2016
A gunman who pledged his allegiance to Islamic State before he massacred 49 people at a gay nightclub in the US had “strong indications of radicalisation”, the FBI said.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
The terror group grew out of an al Qaeda offshoot, and could mutate further in response to material victories by the US-led coalition, warnand
Tue, 24 May, 2016
The ceasefire in Aleppo could prove to be a real turning point in the Syrian conflict, and what happens in the city could be seen as setting the tone for the rest of the country, says
Mon, 09 May, 2016
Mon, 09 May, 2016
The Labour Party in England has suspended a councillor over social media posts, including a suggestion that Israel should be relocated to the United States.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
At least 22 militants have been killed in an air strike on an al Qaida-affiliated headquarters in northern Syria, a monitoring group has said.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
Independent TDs plan to table a motion in the new Dáil calling for a referendum to put neutrality in the Constitution and will put pressure on the new government to ban the US military using Shannon Airport.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2016
Given that the Syrian army and its allies (Kurds, Hezbollah, Iran) are about to encircle the ISIS terrorists in Aleppo and cut off their supply routes to Turkey, the Turks have begun shelling Kurds in Syria (from Turkey) who have been successfully fighting ISIS.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2016
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
Government forces and allies launch major offensive on Aleppo.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2016
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
After a meeting of Trinity College Dublin’s Heads of Schools on December 9, a request was sent to college departments seeking “your help on the best way to collect data on existing formal and informal arrangements that your school and colleges may have with universities, research institutions, NGOs and government bodies in Israel and Palestine.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
Tue, 12 Jan, 2016