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# beirut - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

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

A column of black smoke billowed from the port.

# beirut - Friday 4 September, 2020

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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?

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’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

“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

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

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

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

Over 230 people were injured

# beirut - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# beirut - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# beirut - Friday 17 August, 2012

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel

Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.

# beirut - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal

John McCarthy, released from a Beirut cell 21 years ago, has written a new book. He spoke to about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.

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