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# beirut

This month
January 2023
Voices
Under the shadow of Hezbollah: 'I'm not naïve, I know political assassins are rarely found'
The widow of a murdered Hezbollah critic tells journalist Hannah McCarthy of Lebanon’s culture of impunity.
# Lebanon
Seven people charged in Lebanon over attack that killed Private Seán Rooney last month
UNIFIL had urged Beirut to ensure a swift investigation, the incident being the first violent death of one of its peacekeepers in nearly eight years.
Last month
December 2022
# Lebanon
Two soldiers who received minor injuries in Lebanon convoy attack discharged from hospital
Private Seán Rooney was killed in the attack and Trooper Shane Kearney was critically injured.
# Investigation
What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
An investigation into the incident, which occurred during a routine patrol, is underway.
Last year
2022
# Lebanon
Large section of Beirut port silos collapses two years after explosion
The collapse left the silos’ southern part standing next to a pile of charred ruins.
# Disaster
Part of Beirut’s port silos collapse on second anniversary of massive explosion
The northern block of the silos consisting of four towers had been slowly tilting for days.
# Lebanon
Beirut port blast: Two-year quest for justice over warehouse explosion that killed 200 people
The blast was caused by a fire in a warehouse where a vast stockpile of the industrial chemical ammonium nitrate had been haphazardly stored for years.
# Lebanon
Beaches, black marketeers and migrant millionaires - the tragedy of Beirut
Reporter Niall O’Connor visited Beirut this week to see the crisis hit Lebanese capital two years after a massive explosion ripped through its streets.
All time
# Lebanon
Six killed and dozens injured following clashes in Beirut
Gunfire broke out at a protest against the judge investigating last year’s blast at the city’s port.
# 2020 explosion
Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.
# beirut
Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.
# beirut
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
Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
A column of black smoke billowed from the port.
# Lebanon
'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
Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country
His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.
Voices
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.
# Hezbollah
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.
# Emergency
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.
# Lebanon
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.
# Lebanon
'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.
# Lebanon
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.
# beirut
Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast
Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.
# Lebanon
Protesters clash with police on the streets of Beirut days after deadly explosion
Tear gas was used against those protesting against political leaders.
# beirut
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.
# Support
Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.
Voices
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.
# beirut
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.
# Lebanon
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.
# Explosion
'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.
# Lebanon
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.
# Lebanon
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.
# beirut
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’.
# Lebanon
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.
# Lebanon
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.
# Lebanon
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
'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.
# Lebanon
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.
# delivery men
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
Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week
Over 230 people were injured
# enda on tour
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.