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# beirut - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Six killed and dozens injured following clashes in Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Six killed and dozens injured following clashes in Beirut

Oct 14th 2021, 7:14 PM 7,651 Views 1 Comment

Gunfire broke out at a protest against the judge investigating last year’s blast at the city’s port.

# beirut - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
# 2020 Explosion
# 2020 Explosion

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 7:30 PM 19,221 Views 8 Comments

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

# beirut - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
# Beirut
# Beirut

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:27 AM 30,794 Views 10 Comments

Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.

# beirut - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests
# Beirut
# Beirut

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

Oct 17th 2020, 6:56 PM 16,383 Views 2 Comments

The protesters held a candelit vigil in Beirut at the site of the port explosion in August.

# beirut - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
# Beirut
# Beirut

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

Sep 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,882 Views 5 Comments

A column of black smoke billowed from the port.

# beirut - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Pulse' raises hope of survivor one month after Beirut blast
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'Pulse' raises hope of survivor one month after Beirut blast

Sep 4th 2020, 9:04 AM 21,892 Views 1 Comment

A sniffer dog used by Chilean rescuers on Wednesday night responded to a scent from the site of a collapsed building.

# beirut - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country
# Beirut
# Beirut

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country

Aug 31st 2020, 1:28 PM 7,342 Views 0 Comments

His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.

# beirut - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Beirut blast: 'I heard BOOM as a pink mushroom cloud spread above me, eating the city alive'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Beirut blast: 'I heard BOOM as a pink mushroom cloud spread above me, eating the city alive'

Aug 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,159 Views 6 Comments

Tania Khalil was in Beirut when the blast happened on 4 August.

# beirut - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence
# Hezbollah
# Hezbollah

Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence

Aug 18th 2020, 8:40 AM 10,262 Views 2 Comments

The tribunal’s long-awaited decision comes two weeks after a cataclysmic blast at Beirut port.

# beirut - Friday 14 August, 2020

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut
# Emergency
# Emergency

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Aug 14th 2020, 7:36 AM 8,878 Views 0 Comments

Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.

# beirut - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 40,002 Views 22 Comments

Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.

# beirut - Saturday 8 August, 2020

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158

Updated Aug 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 39,406 Views 12 Comments

At least 158 people were killed in the blast, and 6,000 have been injured.

# beirut - Friday 7 August, 2020

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president

Aug 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 30,587 Views 19 Comments

Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast
# Beirut
# Beirut

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast

Aug 7th 2020, 3:58 PM 15,302 Views 19 Comments

Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.

Protesters clash with police on the streets of Beirut days after deadly explosion
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protesters clash with police on the streets of Beirut days after deadly explosion

Aug 7th 2020, 7:23 AM 15,618 Views 8 Comments

Tear gas was used against those protesting against political leaders.

# beirut - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast
# Beirut
# Beirut

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

Aug 6th 2020, 5:49 PM 21,159 Views 0 Comments

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
# Support
# Support

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Aug 6th 2020, 7:05 AM 16,952 Views 13 Comments

Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.

# beirut - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'
# Concern
# Concern

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'

Aug 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 23,277 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday’s explosion made a desperate situation worse, writes Bríd Kennedy of Concern.

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital
# Beirut
# Beirut

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital

Aug 5th 2020, 7:54 PM 29,308 Views 6 Comments

At least 100 people died and thousands were injured in the blast which caused damage over a large area of Beirut.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,296 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon
# Explosion
# Explosion

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon

Aug 5th 2020, 3:08 PM 15,734 Views 5 Comments

A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.

In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions

Aug 5th 2020, 1:21 PM 27,942 Views 23 Comments

The scale of the destruction was such that the city has been left resembling the scene of an earthquake.

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence

Aug 5th 2020, 10:59 AM 35,808 Views 45 Comments

Lebanese officials say they have not determined the cause of the explosion.

Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast
# Beirut
# Beirut

Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast

Aug 5th 2020, 10:55 AM 17,982 Views 4 Comments

Irish peacekeeping troops are also stationed in Lebanon but have all been accounted for and are ‘safe’.

Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?

Aug 5th 2020, 9:04 AM 38,888 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser had blown up.

Rescuers work through the night as death toll rises following massive Beirut explosions
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Rescuers work through the night as death toll rises following massive Beirut explosions

Aug 5th 2020, 7:02 AM 36,996 Views 24 Comments

Lebanon’s prime minister said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

# beirut - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

At least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded in Beirut blasts
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

At least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded in Beirut blasts

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 9:40 PM 108,387 Views 49 Comments

“It is a disaster in every sense of the word,” Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.

# beirut - Monday 13 April, 2020

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp
# Beirut
# Beirut

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Apr 13th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,254 Views 11 Comments

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

# beirut - Sunday 17 December, 2017

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon

Dec 17th 2017, 7:06 PM 73,739 Views 9 Comments

The BBC reports that Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway yesterday.

# beirut - Saturday 26 March, 2016

On board the 24-hour bus journey into the heart of the Islamic State
# Delivery Men
# Delivery Men

On board the 24-hour bus journey into the heart of the Islamic State

Mar 26th 2016, 10:00 AM 24,797 Views 24 Comments

The Charles Helou bus station in Beirut provides a rare link between IS-held turf in Syria and the outside world.

# beirut - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week
# Beirut
# Beirut

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Nov 14th 2015, 2:05 PM 28,023 Views 69 Comments

Over 230 people were injured

# beirut - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon
# Enda On Tour
# Enda On Tour

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

Jun 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,213 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

# beirut - Friday 27 December, 2013

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion

Dec 27th 2013, 10:35 AM 6,069 Views 11 Comments

Footage from the scene showed people on fire and several cars and buildings ablaze.

# beirut - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

Nov 19th 2013, 9:55 PM 5,359 Views 34 Comments

The attack killed 22 people and left more than a hundred wounded.

# beirut - Friday 23 August, 2013

27 killed and over 350 wounded in Lebanon car bomb blasts
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

27 killed and over 350 wounded in Lebanon car bomb blasts

Aug 23rd 2013, 3:01 PM 3,744 Views 15 Comments

The attacks happened in the city of Tripoli. It’s reported a number of children are among the dead.

# beirut - Friday 9 August, 2013

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped
# Kidnap
# Kidnap

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped

Aug 9th 2013, 4:06 PM 4,489 Views 6 Comments

Lebanese policemen stand guard outside a hotel where the rest of the Turkish Airlines crew are staying.

# beirut - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb
# Car Bomb
# Car Bomb

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb

Jul 9th 2013, 2:14 PM 2,257 Views 4 Comments

The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.

# beirut - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Shatter: Ireland would consider sending more soldiers to Syrian border
# Syria
# Syria

Shatter: Ireland would consider sending more soldiers to Syrian border

Mar 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,449 Views 6 Comments

The Defence Minister, speaking at the beginning of a tour of Lebanon and Israel, said increased tension could lead to involvement of more peacekeepers at Golan Heights. Niamh Fleming-Farrell reports from Beirut.

# beirut - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters

Oct 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 2,415 Views 2 Comments

Police used tear gas to repel protestors who stormed the headquarters of the Lebanese Prime Minister following the funeral of the security chief killed in a car bomb on Friday.

# beirut - Friday 19 October, 2012

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Oct 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 3,212 Views 11 Comments

Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.

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