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#Lebanon

# lebanon - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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 18,326 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 15,754 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 27,956 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 35,818 Views 45 Comments

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

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 38,922 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 37,007 Views 24 Comments

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

# lebanon - 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 108,398 Views 49 Comments

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

# lebanon - Monday 22 June, 2020

Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:41 AM 15,245 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.

# lebanon - Friday 22 May, 2020

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay
# Coming Home
# Coming Home

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay

May 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 13,039 Views 12 Comments

Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.

# lebanon - 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 18,300 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.

# lebanon - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,498 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# lebanon - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,533 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# lebanon - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

Mar 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,058 Views 20 Comments

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

# lebanon - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Authorities left dumbfounded after ex-Nissan boss flees Japan to Lebanon while awaiting trial
# Carlos Ghosn
# Carlos Ghosn

Authorities left dumbfounded after ex-Nissan boss flees Japan to Lebanon while awaiting trial

Dec 31st 2019, 10:20 AM 16,879 Views 0 Comments

Carlos Ghosn, formerly a giant of the motor industry, faced charges of financial misconduct.

# lebanon - Saturday 19 October, 2019

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'
# Protests
# Protests

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'

Oct 19th 2019, 6:37 PM 25,180 Views 41 Comments

Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.

# lebanon - Monday 2 September, 2019

Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah

Sep 2nd 2019, 8:31 AM 13,025 Views 48 Comments

Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.

# lebanon - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday
# Stuck
# Stuck

Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday

Apr 4th 2019, 6:30 PM 10,732 Views 24 Comments

They had finished a six-month tour of duty and the soldiers to replace them have already arrived.

# lebanon - Monday 25 March, 2019

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

Mar 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 7,397 Views 9 Comments

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

# lebanon - Monday 18 March, 2019

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony

Mar 18th 2019, 2:30 PM 16,953 Views 16 Comments

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# lebanon - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon
# Refugees
# Refugees

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Jan 9th 2019, 9:05 AM 11,223 Views 10 Comments

Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.

# lebanon - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

Dec 27th 2018, 12:10 AM 59,413 Views 207 Comments

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# lebanon - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon
# UN Peacekeeping
# UN Peacekeeping

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:09 PM 13,450 Views 33 Comments

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# lebanon - Friday 8 June, 2018

'This should never have happened' - Report into killings of Irish soldiers finds catalogue of mistakes
# Joyce And Doherty
# Joyce And Doherty

'This should never have happened' - Report into killings of Irish soldiers finds catalogue of mistakes

Jun 8th 2018, 9:54 PM 20,750 Views 22 Comments

Minister Kehoe repeated his apology to both families.

# lebanon - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:44 PM 16,301 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# lebanon - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
# Away For Christmas
# Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 13,049 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# lebanon - Monday 18 December, 2017

Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon
# Rebecca Dykes
# Rebecca Dykes

Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon

Dec 18th 2017, 7:42 PM 26,719 Views 19 Comments

Local media have reported that the man has confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes.

# lebanon - 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 73,747 Views 9 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
# New Cold War
# New Cold War

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Nov 14th 2017, 12:18 PM 10,552 Views 35 Comments

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# lebanon - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon
# Islamic Veil
# Islamic Veil

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

Feb 21st 2017, 1:47 PM 25,764 Views 113 Comments

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

# lebanon - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general
# Keeping The Peace
# Keeping The Peace

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Feb 19th 2017, 2:16 PM 15,960 Views 29 Comments

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

# lebanon - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'

Dec 21st 2016, 11:00 PM 13,737 Views 20 Comments

Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.

# lebanon - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

Oct 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 10,888 Views 57 Comments

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# lebanon - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Jul 6th 2016, 5:44 PM 22,386 Views 264 Comments

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

# lebanon - 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 24,807 Views 24 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Defence Forces take a break from their missions to send Valentine's Day messages home
# Lovely
# Lovely

Defence Forces take a break from their missions to send Valentine's Day messages home

Feb 14th 2016, 8:45 AM 10,280 Views 8 Comments

‘Hugs and kisses from the Lebanon’.

# lebanon - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'
# A Safe Place
# A Safe Place

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'

Feb 4th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,784 Views 28 Comments

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# lebanon - Monday 1 February, 2016

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?
# Eagle Has Landed
# Eagle Has Landed

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?

Feb 1st 2016, 8:30 PM 14,253 Views 17 Comments

The bird had been suspected of espionage – and an Irish officer was called in to negotiate the handover.

# lebanon - Saturday 30 January, 2016

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel
# Unruffled
# Unruffled

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel

Jan 30th 2016, 3:40 PM 15,941 Views 63 Comments

“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.

# lebanon - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences
# Executions
# Executions

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

Jan 2nd 2016, 2:36 PM 18,781 Views 129 Comments

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# lebanon - Friday 25 December, 2015

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
# Column
# Column

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'

Dec 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 55 Views 6 Comments

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.