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#Lebanon

# lebanon - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

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 2,914 Views 16 Comments

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

# lebanon - Saturday 31 August, 2013

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

Aug 31st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,150 Views 57 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 30 August, 2013

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 15,295 Views 58 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 23 August, 2013

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 11,832 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 3,752 Views 15 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 9 August, 2013

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 4,493 Views 6 Comments

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

# lebanon - Monday 22 July, 2013

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 3,073 Views 36 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria

Jul 16th 2013, 4:48 PM 9,419 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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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 2,260 Views 4 Comments

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

# lebanon - Monday 24 June, 2013

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue

Jun 24th 2013, 8:28 PM 5,230 Views 6 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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 3,978 Views 0 Comments

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

# lebanon - Monday 27 May, 2013

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 3,028 Views 6 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 12 May, 2013

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 5,370 Views 80 Comments

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

# lebanon - Saturday 4 May, 2013

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 7,217 Views 128 Comments

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

# lebanon - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

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

There are now one million Syrian refugees

Mar 6th 2013, 7:51 AM 2,324 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”.

# lebanon - Thursday 28 February, 2013

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

Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam

Feb 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,643 Views 2 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

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 4,080 Views 5 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 20 January, 2013

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 4,779 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.

# lebanon - Friday 28 December, 2012

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 27,163 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.

# lebanon - Sunday 23 December, 2012

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 3,051 Views 8 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 30 November, 2012

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 632 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…

# lebanon - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

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 6,887 Views 1 Comment

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

# lebanon - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters

Oct 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 2,419 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.

# lebanon - Friday 19 October, 2012

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Oct 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 3,218 Views 11 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 12 October, 2012

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission

Oct 12th 2012, 12:07 PM 5,409 Views 9 Comments

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

# lebanon - Monday 24 September, 2012

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 3,257 Views 7 Comments

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

# lebanon - Saturday 22 September, 2012

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

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria

Sep 22nd 2012, 7:32 PM 2,964 Views 3 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 17 August, 2012

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 18,034 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.

# lebanon - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,578 Views 7 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 20 July, 2012

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 2,294 Views 19 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 8 July, 2012

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 1,433 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.

# lebanon - Saturday 2 June, 2012

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 2,429 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.

# lebanon - Thursday 17 May, 2012

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 12,553 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 2,285 Views 4 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

May 13th 2012, 8:34 PM 3,512 Views 15 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

WATCH: This Lebanese basketball player scored 113 points in one game
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

WATCH: This Lebanese basketball player scored 113 points in one game

Apr 10th 2012, 10:35 PM 555 Views 0 Comments

Mohammad El-Akkarim won’t have many better games, and nor will anyone else for that matter.

# lebanon - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Syria declares 'victory' over year-long anti-Assad uprising
# Syria
# Syria

Syria declares 'victory' over year-long anti-Assad uprising

Mar 31st 2012, 5:37 PM 1,542 Views 2 Comments

The state-run SANA news agency carries comments from a minister who says the anti-government uprising is defeated.

# lebanon - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan

Mar 28th 2012, 8:04 AM 1,158 Views 9 Comments

However, a senior UN official has accused Bashar al-Assad’s forces of deliberately torturing and jailing hundreds of children.

# lebanon - Monday 5 March, 2012

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis

Mar 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,148 Views 25 Comments

Half a million euro will be made available to humanitarian agencies working in Syria.