Iran to relaunch uranium testing in protest at US deal withdrawal A war of words between Israel and Iran escalated sharply yesterday after Tehran informed the UN’s nuclear watchdog it was beginning the process of increasing its capacity to enrich uranium.

Iranian authorities have said that if the European countries failed to keep the pact alive, Tehran had several options, including resuming its 20pc uranium enrichment. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Josie Ensor in Jerusalem June 6 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Iran to relaunch uranium testing in protest at US deal withdrawal Independent.ie A war of words […]

Taliban offered unconditional ceasefire to end 16 years of war Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban.

Afghan children with a poppy crop – the US government has spent billions of dollars attempting to eliminate opium production in Afghanistan but the country remains the world’s top producer of the drug. Photo: Getty Images Hamid Shalizi June 8 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Taliban offered unconditional ceasefire to end 16 years of war […]

Four Palestinian protesters killed and more than 600 injured during Gaza demonstrations Four Palestinian protesters have been killed and more than 600 others injured as Israeli forces fired live rounds and tear gas during demonstrations…

A wounded Palestinian demonstrator, Haitham Abu Sabla, 23, is hit in the face with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest marking al-Quds Day, (Jerusalem Day), at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail June 8 2018 8:31 PM 0 Comments Four […]

Protester hit in face by tear-gas canister fired by Israeli troops A Palestinian was on life support in a Gaza hospital last night after being struck in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier.

Haitham Abu Sabla (23) after he was hit in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photo: Reuters Independent.ie Sportsdesk June 9 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Protester hit in face by tear-gas canister fired by Israeli troops Independent.ie A Palestinian was on life support in […]

Worst of Syria’s humanitarian crisis still to come – UN The UN humanitarian agency’s top official for Syria expressed concerns yesterday about recent airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib province, warning that “we may have not seen the worst of the crisis”…

Panos Moumtzis, UN humanitarian co-ordinator in Syria. Photo: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Jamey Keaten in Geneva June 12 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Worst of Syria’s humanitarian crisis still to come – UN Independent.ie The UN humanitarian agency’s top official for Syria expressed concerns yesterday about recent airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib province, warning that “we may have […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu questioned by police in telecom corruption case Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday over his alleged dealings with the country’s largest telecommunication company, Israel Radio said, one of three…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Sebastian Scheiner/AP) Maayan Lubell June 12 2018 12:10 PM 0 Comments Israeli PM Netanyahu questioned by police in telecom corruption case Independent.ie Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday over his alleged dealings with the country’s largest telecommunication company, Israel Radio said, one of three corruption cases weighing […]

Settlers thrown off Palestinian land Israeli police have started evacuating Jewish settlers from 15 homes built illegally on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Israeli police evict Jewish settlers at the West Bank settlement of Netiv Ha’avot yesterday after Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the eviction. Photo: AP June 13 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Settlers thrown off Palestinian land Independent.ie Israeli police have started evacuating Jewish settlers from 15 homes built illegally on private Palestinian land in the West […]

Saudi-led attack likely to exacerbate ‘already catastrophic humanitarian situation’ in Yemen – Red Cross The United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Wednesday for all sides in Yemen’s war to protect civilians after…

A view of the main container cranes which have been hit by recent Saudi-led air strikes at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad Mohammed Ghobari and Mohamed Mokhashef June 13 2018 7:25 AM 0 Comments Saudi-led attack likely to exacerbate ‘already catastrophic humanitarian situation’ in Yemen – Red Cross […]

Iran will begin uranium enrichment if nuclear deal unravels Iran will begin uranium enrichment at its Fordow plant and will install new nuclear equipment at its Natanz facility if it withdraws from a nuclear deal with major powers, said the spokesman for the…

Iranian authorities have said that if the European countries failed to keep the pact alive, Tehran had several options, including resuming its 20pc uranium enrichment. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Babak Dehghanpisheh June 13 2018 2:12 PM 0 Comments Iran will begin uranium enrichment if nuclear deal unravels Independent.ie Iran will begin uranium enrichment at its Fordow […]

Civilians flee after Yemeni port pounded by air strikes Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah for a second day yesterday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the port in the largest battle of a war…

People inspect damage at a Doctors Without Borders medical facility after it was hit by an air strike in Abss, Yemen. Photo: Reuters Mohammed Ghobari June 15 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Civilians flee after Yemeni port pounded by air strikes Independent.ie Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah […]