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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Lebanon

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Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses
A fundraising campaign raised $190,000 for Abdul Halim al-Attar and his family.
Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed
The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.
Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week
Over 230 people were injured
Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today
TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him
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
A male guest told her it was “beneath” him to be interviewed by a woman, and she responded in kind.
Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier
The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.
Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.
This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.
Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon
Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.
Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers
Privates Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett were killed by the South Lebanon Army in an attack in 1980.
Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon
The woman was reportedly travelling on a false passport.
Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.
Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon
A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.
Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"
Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.
Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US
Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.
Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?
Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers
“Growing up, we knew our Dad was tortured and murdered in the line of duty”.
Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers
Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.
'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day
Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.
Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks
The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.
Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon
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.
Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter
Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.
Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel
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
The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.
Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.
Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday
As she marks the landmark date, Hallum Al-Amin only fears dying outside her “precious” homeland.
Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?
The ‘selfie’ protest is ready to move onto its next step in the Lebanon.
Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion
Footage from the scene showed people on fire and several cars and buildings ablaze.
WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day
Santa suits in Lebanon and a diverse kitchen staff in Syria, this is how our troops spent the day.
Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need
According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.
Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes
Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).
171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon
The 108th Battalion troops will be welcomed home by family members and well-wishers at Dublin Airport today.
Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong
“You cannot be serious!”… “I’m Alan Shatter. I’m always serious.”
Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut
The attack killed 22 people and left more than a hundred wounded.
Syrian families try to recover in neighbouring refugee camps
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
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
18 Dublin personnel are serving with the 108 IRISHFINN Battalion in Lebanon.
Mayo fans in the army show their true colours on Lebanon tour
All-Ireland final fever has reached the middle-east.
Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark
A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.