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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Lebanon

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'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.
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.
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.
Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay
Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.
Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay
Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.
'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.
'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with
'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.
'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps
NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.
Authorities left dumbfounded after ex-Nissan boss flees Japan to Lebanon while awaiting trial
Carlos Ghosn, formerly a giant of the motor industry, faced charges of financial misconduct.
President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'
Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.
Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah
Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.
Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday
They had finished a six-month tour of duty and the soldiers to replace them have already arrived.
Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope
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
Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony
There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.
Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon
Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.
Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon
The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.
'This should never have happened' - Report into killings of Irish soldiers finds catalogue of mistakes
Minister Kehoe repeated his apology to both families.
'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas
This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.
'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.
Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon
Local media have reported that the man has confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes.
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.
Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.
Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon
The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.
Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general
Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.
Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'
Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.
A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.
Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland
Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.
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.
Defence Forces take a break from their missions to send Valentine's Day messages home
‘Hugs and kisses from the Lebanon’.
Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'
Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.
Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?
The bird had been suspected of espionage – and an Irish officer was called in to negotiate the handover.
The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel
“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.
Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences
All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.
'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.
PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…