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Paul Iddon

Digital Journalist based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Ireland. Joined on Mar 12, 2012
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Syrian regime alleged to be still using chemical weapons

France claims it has "information" which indicates that the Assad government is continuing to use chemical weapons against rebel groups in Syria. Apparently they have carried out nine such attacks in the past two months.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

U.N: Risk of mass starvation at Syria's Yarmouk Palestinian camp

The United Nations has said that the Syrian regimes military blockade of the Palestinian Yarmouk camp, situated on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, could see to the starvation of up to 20,000 of its inhabitants.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Thailand arrests suspected Hezbollah-linked operatives

Thailand has recently thwarted a plan by two men in the country to kill Israeli tourists in a bomb attack. The two men are alleged to be connected with the Hezbollah organization.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Israel and the Crimean crisis

The United States expressed "surprise" over the fact that Israel did not support last months U.N. vote supporting Ukraine's sovereign claim over Crimea.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Syria said to have shipped out 75-80% of its chemical stockpile

According to the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Syria has shipped out 80% of its declared chemical weapons.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Turkey may leave World Wide Web says Communication Minister

Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Lüfti Elvan says Turkey may establish a national 'ttt' protocol instead of the regularly used 'www'.
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Leftist Egyptian politician to challenge Sissi's presidential bid

Hamdeen Sabahi has submitted his bid to run against Egyptian military strongman Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, who seems set to become the next President of Egypt.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Fatwa banning election of secular candidates in Iraq criticized

The Shi'ite Islamic community in Iraq is divided a week before the countrywide elections on April 30 with Grand Ayatollah's disputing what kind of candidate Iraqi Shiites should vote for.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

U.S intelligence opposed to giving Israelis visa waiver

The U.S and Israel have been trying to put in place a visa waiver program that will allow Israelis to travel to the U.S as tourists for 90 days without having to apply for a visa.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 3 comments

'Retaliation is life' video vows revenge on Egypt security forces

A relatively obscure jihadist group in Egypt named 'Ajnad Misr' (Soldiers of Egypt) in a recently released video has taken credit for eight attacks against Egyptian security forces and says it will launch new ones.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

GCC states reach first-step deal to end Qatar dispute

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has agreed upon the terms of a security pact which they hope will bring about an end with the dispute around the policies of GCC-member state Qatar.
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Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Turkey pressured over Chinese missile deal

Following its decision in late-2013 to purchase long-range air defense missile systems from a Chinese, rather than a western defense company, Turkey is being reportedly pressured to change its decision.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Report: Turkey helped Islamist fighters attack Armenian town

Turkey has directly aided Islamist fighters in Syria carry out an attack on the Armenian town of Kasab according to evidence compiled by the Telegraph.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Syrian rebels appear to have U.S anti-tank missiles

Syrian rebels seemed to have received at least 20 American TOW anti-tank missiles. The rebels who seem to have gotten their hands on such weaponry are said to be "moderates."
In the Media by Paul Iddon

PA claims Israel wouldn't condemn killing of a Palestinian

The Palestinian Authority has condemned the recent murder of an Israeli police officer, Baruch Mizrahi, who was shot dead in the West Bank city of Hebron. Nevertheless they claim Israel wouldn't condemn the killing of a Palestinian.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Syria blames Israel, Turkey and U.S for chemical attacks

The Syrian regime has said that the United States, Israel and Turkey, among others, are responsible for the chemical attacks carried out on its territory. It also alleged that these countries will likely be responsible for any future attacks.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Turkey to uphold terms of Strait naval regulation treaty

The 1936 Montreux Convention was violated by U.S Navy ships traversing the Bosphorus Strait into the Black Sea earlier this month which has prompted Turkey, following Russian criticism, to issue assurances that it will continue to uphold convention terms.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Egypt bans all Muslim Brotherhood candidacies

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have been banned by court order from running in upcoming elections in that country.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Trench planned for border between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan

In Iraqi Kurdistan a trench is being dug along the frontier with Syria in order to prevent militants from that war torn country illegally crossing into that territory.
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