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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Lebanon

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UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria
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
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
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
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
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
Some EU Member States want to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
Ireland wants to send troops to Syria
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
The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.
16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue
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
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
There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.
Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’
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
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
“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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.
Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission
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'
The State news agency SANA also says someone had hacked its Facebook account.
Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria
Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.
Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel
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
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
Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.
Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal
John McCarthy, released from a Beirut cell 21 years ago, has written a new book. He spoke to about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.
Syrian clashes spill into Lebanon as seven die in gun battle
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
There were happy scenes as the soldiers were welcomed at Dublin Airport today.
Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon
A replacement battalion has already been deployed to continue Ireland’s involvement in the UNIFIL operation.
Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.
WATCH: This Lebanese basketball player scored 113 points in one game
Mohammad El-Akkarim won’t have many better games, and nor will anyone else for that matter.
Syria declares 'victory' over year-long anti-Assad uprising
The state-run SANA news agency carries comments from a minister who says the anti-government uprising is defeated.
Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan
However, a senior UN official has accused Bashar al-Assad’s forces of deliberately torturing and jailing hundreds of children.
Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis
Half a million euro will be made available to humanitarian agencies working in Syria.
Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival
Event in Beirut is to focus on conflict resolution as well as representations of sectarianism and violence. “The two countries have very much in common,” says organiser.