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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 5,236 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.

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 2,717 Views 19 Comments

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

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 2,004 Views 1 Comment

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

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 1,996 Views 2 Comments

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

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark
# Middle East
# Middle East

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:31 AM 2,922 Views 16 Comments

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

Aug 31st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,158 Views 57 Comments

The team will head to The Hague to assess the evidence gathered during their probe.

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East

Aug 30th 2013, 10:07 PM 15,303 Views 58 Comments

Irish citizens in Lebanon “may wish to reconsider their need to remain in the country at this time”.

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:46 PM 11,844 Views 105 Comments

A total of 115 members of the Irish Defence Forces will join the United Nation’s mission in the Golan Heights next month.

27 killed and over 350 wounded in Lebanon car bomb blasts
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

27 killed and over 350 wounded in Lebanon car bomb blasts

Aug 23rd 2013, 3:01 PM 3,762 Views 15 Comments

The attacks happened in the city of Tripoli. It’s reported a number of children are among the dead.

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped
# Kidnap
# Kidnap

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped

Aug 9th 2013, 4:06 PM 4,502 Views 6 Comments

Lebanese policemen stand guard outside a hotel where the rest of the Turkish Airlines crew are staying.

Gilmore takes cautious approach to Hezbollah and Syria questions
# EU Talks
# EU Talks

Gilmore takes cautious approach to Hezbollah and Syria questions

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:14 AM 3,076 Views 36 Comments

Some EU Member States want to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria

Jul 16th 2013, 4:48 PM 9,429 Views 93 Comments

The Dáil has to approve a decision by the Cabinet and Minister Alan Shatter to send members of the Defence Forces to a UN mission in the Golan Heights.

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb
# Car Bomb
# Car Bomb

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb

Jul 9th 2013, 2:14 PM 2,263 Views 4 Comments

The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue

Jun 24th 2013, 8:28 PM 5,238 Views 6 Comments

Fierce clashes continued for a second day between the army and gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni cleric in the Lebanon.

Sex for match-fixing scandal hits seedy lows in Lebanon
# Offside Trap
From The42
# Offside Trap

Sex for match-fixing scandal hits seedy lows in Lebanon

Jun 11th 2013, 9:37 AM 4,027 Views 0 Comments

Three match officials have been jailed after pleading guilty to accepting free sex from a gambling-linked syndicate.

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks
# Geneva 2
# Geneva 2

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks

May 27th 2013, 7:55 AM 3,037 Views 6 Comments

There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

May 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,381 Views 80 Comments

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria
# Israel
# Israel

Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria

May 4th 2013, 4:07 PM 7,222 Views 128 Comments

At least 70,000 people have been killed in Syria so far, including 122 people killed in violence yesterday.

There are now one million Syrian refugees
# Civil War
# Civil War

There are now one million Syrian refugees

Mar 6th 2013, 7:51 AM 2,330 Views 14 Comments

“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.

Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam
# Syria
# Syria

Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam

Feb 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,652 Views 2 Comments

The humanitarian body says relief agencies are struggling to cope with the volume of refugees, who number 5,000 a day.

Cold weather makes life more difficult for Syrian refugees
# Syria
# Syria

Cold weather makes life more difficult for Syrian refugees

Jan 29th 2013, 3:06 PM 4,091 Views 5 Comments

Oxfam Ireland is warning that living conditions in refugee camps are worsening as a result of the cold weather.

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service
# Austria
# Austria

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service

Jan 20th 2013, 10:09 AM 4,785 Views 8 Comments

Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 28,366 Views 31 Comments

Documents from 1982 capture the immediate aftermath of the moment when Michael McAleavey shot dead three of his colleagues at Tibnin Bridge in South Lebanon.

2012 deadliest year for journalists as 88 killed worldwide
# Reporters
# Reporters

2012 deadliest year for journalists as 88 killed worldwide

Dec 23rd 2012, 1:00 PM 3,056 Views 8 Comments

Reporters Without Borders has named the deadliest countries for journalists across the world this year.

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon

Nov 30th 2012, 8:30 PM 691 Views 16 Comments

In his new book, Tom Clonan details the ups and downs of his tour of peacekeeping duty in Lebanon in the 1990s and how ‘Mary Robinson wears no knickers’ becomes a common greeting…

Quirke to be marked absent for start of Cork's 2013 campaign
# Unavailable
From The42
# Unavailable

Quirke to be marked absent for start of Cork's 2013 campaign

Oct 30th 2012, 3:48 PM 6,901 Views 1 Comment

Cork boss Conor Counihan will have to plan without his long-serving goalkeeper for the opening months of next year.

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters

Oct 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 2,425 Views 2 Comments

Police used tear gas to repel protestors who stormed the headquarters of the Lebanese Prime Minister following the funeral of the security chief killed in a car bomb on Friday.

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Oct 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 3,225 Views 11 Comments

Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission

Oct 12th 2012, 12:07 PM 5,414 Views 9 Comments

Irish soldiers are undergoing the final phases of an intensive training exercise in preparation for their deployment to Lebanon.

Syria: 'We didn't sack our ambassador - someone hacked our email'
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: 'We didn't sack our ambassador - someone hacked our email'

Sep 24th 2012, 3:34 PM 3,262 Views 7 Comments

The State news agency SANA also says someone had hacked its Facebook account.

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria
# Borders
# Borders

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria

Sep 22nd 2012, 7:32 PM 2,973 Views 3 Comments

Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel
# Air France
# Air France

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel

Aug 17th 2012, 9:45 PM 18,042 Views 44 Comments

Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,587 Views 7 Comments

Despite the UN’s extension of its observation mission, violence continues to escalate across the country.

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria

Jul 20th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,308 Views 19 Comments

Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.

Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal

Jul 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,453 Views 4 Comments

John McCarthy, released from a Beirut cell 21 years ago, has written a new book. He spoke to TheJournal.ie about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.

Syrian clashes spill into Lebanon as seven die in gun battle
# Middle East
# Middle East

Syrian clashes spill into Lebanon as seven die in gun battle

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:31 PM 2,435 Views 1 Comment

A number of clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the north of the country have broken out in recent weeks with fears the conflict could escalate sectarian tensions in volatile Lebanon.

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches

May 17th 2012, 9:01 PM 12,565 Views 16 Comments

There were happy scenes as the soldiers were welcomed at Dublin Airport today.

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon

May 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,294 Views 4 Comments

A replacement battalion has already been deployed to continue Ireland’s involvement in the UNIFIL operation.

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

May 13th 2012, 8:34 PM 3,522 Views 15 Comments

Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.