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#Lebanon

# lebanon - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,326 Views 147 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# lebanon - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses
# Buy Pens Campaign
# Buy Pens Campaign

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 28,099 Views 49 Comments

A fundraising campaign raised $190,000 for Abdul Halim al-Attar and his family.

# lebanon - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed
# Mahmoud Bazzi
# Mahmoud Bazzi

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed

Nov 25th 2015, 5:15 PM 15,516 Views 0 Comments

The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.

# lebanon - 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 28,033 Views 69 Comments

Over 230 people were injured

# lebanon - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
# Irish Eyes
# Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,729 Views 67 Comments

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# lebanon - Monday 9 March, 2015

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him
# Not Having It
# Not Having It

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him

Mar 9th 2015, 11:14 AM 25,574 Views 87 Comments

The charming scholar also told the journalist to “shut up”.

This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral
# Rima Karaki
From The Daily Edge
# Rima Karaki

This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral

Mar 9th 2015, 8:22 AM 4,415 Views 2 Comments

A male guest told her it was “beneath” him to be interviewed by a woman, and she responded in kind.

# lebanon - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier

Jan 28th 2015, 9:05 PM 13,624 Views 67 Comments

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

# lebanon - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
# Mia Khalifa
# Mia Khalifa

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

Jan 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 47,694 Views 46 Comments

Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.

# lebanon - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
# A Long Way From Home
# A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

Dec 26th 2014, 8:12 AM 9,314 Views 20 Comments

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

# lebanon - Monday 22 December, 2014

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon
# Mystery
# Mystery

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Dec 22nd 2014, 12:31 PM 6,591 Views 3 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

# lebanon - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers

Dec 6th 2014, 2:18 PM 11,846 Views 15 Comments

Privates Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett were killed by the South Lebanon Army in an attack in 1980.

# lebanon - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon
# Al-Baghdadi
# Al-Baghdadi

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon

Dec 2nd 2014, 2:56 PM 9,722 Views 33 Comments

The woman was reportedly travelling on a false passport.

# lebanon - Monday 27 October, 2014

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
# On A Boat
# On A Boat

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Oct 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 17,166 Views 35 Comments

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

# lebanon - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon

Oct 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,649 Views 25 Comments

A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.

# lebanon - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"

Aug 12th 2014, 2:47 PM 6,236 Views 11 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.

# lebanon - Monday 11 August, 2014

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

Aug 11th 2014, 10:37 PM 14,425 Views 23 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.

# lebanon - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Jul 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,500 Views 10 Comments

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?

# lebanon - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers
# Justice
# Justice

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers

Jul 17th 2014, 2:30 PM 6,509 Views 4 Comments

“Growing up, we knew our Dad was tortured and murdered in the line of duty”.

# lebanon - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers
# Arrest
# Arrest

Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Jul 16th 2014, 6:12 PM 13,531 Views 10 Comments

Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.

# lebanon - Sunday 15 June, 2014

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day
# Missing You
# Missing You

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Jun 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,940 Views 41 Comments

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# lebanon - Friday 9 May, 2014

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks
# WHO
# WHO

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks

May 9th 2014, 1:20 PM 13,357 Views 16 Comments

The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.

# lebanon - Friday 18 April, 2014

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon
# 34 Years
# 34 Years

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon

Apr 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 23,514 Views 22 Comments

The families and friends of Private Derek Smallhorne and Private Thomas Barrett are looking for their killer to be questioned about his past life – before he moved to the US, settled down and started working as an ice-cream man.

# lebanon - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter

Mar 26th 2014, 3:02 PM 9,185 Views 13 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

# lebanon - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel
# Middle East
# Middle East

Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel

Feb 1st 2014, 10:15 AM 6,504 Views 57 Comments

The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year
# In Need
# In Need

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year

Feb 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 7,585 Views 95 Comments

The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.

# lebanon - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
# Meaty Deal
# Meaty Deal

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:07 PM 11,493 Views 14 Comments

*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.

# lebanon - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday
# Syria
# Syria

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday

Jan 14th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,145 Views 11 Comments

As she marks the landmark date, Hallum Al-Amin only fears dying outside her “precious” homeland.

# lebanon - Monday 13 January, 2014

Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?
# Peace Protest
# Peace Protest

Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?

Jan 13th 2014, 10:00 PM 18,824 Views 39 Comments

The ‘selfie’ protest is ready to move onto its next step in the Lebanon.

# lebanon - 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 6,074 Views 11 Comments

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

# lebanon - Thursday 26 December, 2013

WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day
# Christmas Greetings
# Christmas Greetings

WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2013, 2:59 PM 8,358 Views 13 Comments

Santa suits in Lebanon and a diverse kitchen staff in Syria, this is how our troops spent the day.

# lebanon - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need
# Syria
# Syria

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need

Dec 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,321 Views 0 Comments

According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.

# lebanon - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Dec 19th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,913 Views 25 Comments

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

# lebanon - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon

Nov 27th 2013, 7:10 AM 6,118 Views 44 Comments

The 108th Battalion troops will be welcomed home by family members and well-wishers at Dublin Airport today.

# lebanon - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong
# Minister For Fun
# Minister For Fun

Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong

Nov 26th 2013, 8:20 PM 11,015 Views 58 Comments

“You cannot be serious!”… “I’m Alan Shatter. I’m always serious.”

# lebanon - 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 5,368 Views 34 Comments

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

# lebanon - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Syrian families try to recover in neighbouring refugee camps
# In Pics
# In Pics

Syrian families try to recover in neighbouring refugee camps

Oct 26th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,230 Views 31 Comments

These images, taken just this week, show the upheaval hundreds of thousands of families have had to go through in the past two-and-a-half years.

# lebanon - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories
# Middle East
# Middle East

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories

Oct 16th 2013, 9:29 PM 2,709 Views 19 Comments

The TD detailed his trip to Gaza and the Lebanon to an Oireachtas committee today.

# lebanon - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Blue army bring bus stop to cheer on Dublin in Lebanon
# Blue Army
From The42
# Blue Army

Blue army bring bus stop to cheer on Dublin in Lebanon

Sep 21st 2013, 4:07 PM 1,991 Views 1 Comment

18 Dublin personnel are serving with the 108 IRISHFINN Battalion in Lebanon.

# lebanon - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Mayo fans in the army show their true colours on Lebanon tour
# 'tenshun!
From The42
# 'tenshun!

Mayo fans in the army show their true colours on Lebanon tour

Sep 17th 2013, 6:02 PM 1,985 Views 2 Comments

All-Ireland final fever has reached the middle-east.