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Paul Iddon

Digital Journalist based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Ireland. Joined on Mar 12, 2012
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Qatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Why the U.S is resupplying Egypt with Apache helicopter gunships

The United States has agreed to a partial resumption of military aid to Egypt which consists of a new delivery of a AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Netanyahu: Abbas chose Hamas, therefore does not want peace

Mere hours after Fatah and Hamas agreed to reconcile under a single unity government Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a pre-scheduled meeting with Palestinian Authority representatives.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Israel strikes militants in Gaza preparing to launch rockets

The Israeli Air Force struck Gaza wounding at least four in order to, as the Israeli security agency Shin Bet informs us, prevent an "imminent threat to Israeli security" from unfolding.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Netanyahu: PA's choice is peace with Israel or unity with Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must decide whether he wants reconciliation with Hamas more than he wants peace with Israel.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Iraqi Shi'ite who fought in Syria runs for Iraqi parliament

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim who went to Syria in order to fight the Sunni rebels engaged against the Assad government there is now back in Iraq running for a seat in parliament in the upcoming April 30 elections.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syrian Air Force kills dozens more in Aleppo

The Syrian Air Force continues to kill many more Syrians with impunity as it bombards rebel-held districts in Aleppo. Also on the increase is the air forces use of helicopter-dropped barrel bombs.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

U.S investigating Syria's alleged reuse of chemical weapons

The United States State Department is investigating credible claims that the chemical weapons have been used once again on the battlefield in Syria. It is trying to determine whether or not the Syrian regime is responsible.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Palestinian Fatah and Hamas groups meet for reconciliation talks

Since Hamas entrenched itself in power in Gaza following its victory in the 2006 election, relations between the two Palestinian power blocs have been tense to say the least. Now there are new unity efforts and talks between the two.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Turkish homosexuality panel cancelled following Hezbollah threats

Mardin Artuklu University in southeast Turkey has banned a panel it was due to host on homosexuality due to Hezbollah dubbing the event "immoral" and threatening its organizer.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Israeli Air Force strike targets in Gaza following rocket attack

The Israeli Air Force has launched air strikes against three targets across Gaza following the firing of seven rockets from that territory into Israel.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election

Female politicians in Iraq are pushing women's issues and women's rights as the presidential election in the country approaches and new laws aim to further restrict them.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syrian regime alleged to still be 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'.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

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
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