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# Lebanon

Last year
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.
First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion sails through Istanbul
A team of 20 inspectors boarded the Razoni today for a mandated inspection of the ship, which is carrying 26,000 tonnes of maize.
First grain ship leaves Ukrainian port of Odesa
It is due to arrive in 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.
Doing our part: a small team of Irish troops on the frontline between Lebanon and Israel
Reporter Niall O’Connor has been reporting from South Lebanon and visited Camp 6-52 today.
Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon
Reporter Niall O’Connor is accompanying the Taoiseach and reporting from Lebanon in the coming days.
Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission
347 Irish troops will deploy to South Lebanon in May as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission.
All time
Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon
A total of 341 Defence Forces personnel deployed with the 118th Infantry Battalion.
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.
Huge fire breaks out at oil facility in southern Lebanon
Firefighters are battling the blaze in a giant petrol tanker in the coastal town of Zahrani.
Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon
The blast comes as Lebanon faces a critical fuel shortage.
Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs
The drugs were found onboard the Natalia off the coast of Fuerteventura, Spain.
Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.
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.
Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.
Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.
Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
117 Defence Forces personnel have just returned from an extended seven-month deployment to Lebanon.
Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.
World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.
French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon
The 66-year-old is facing a series of charges in Japan and France.
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.
Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup
The Cedars will face Ireland in Group C at next year’s tournament, which will be hosted by England.
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.
Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
A column of black smoke billowed from the port.
'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.
Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country
His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.
Tribunal finds Hezbollah member guilty of ex-prime minister's murder in 2005
One of four men were found guilty today.
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.
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.
The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion
The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.