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

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

Apr 10th 2012, 10:35 PM 562 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Mar 31st 2012, 5:37 PM 1,549 Views 2 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan

Mar 28th 2012, 8:04 AM 1,163 Views 9 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Mar 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,157 Views 25 Comments

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

Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival
# Beirut
# Beirut

Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival

Feb 28th 2012, 1:45 PM 1,436 Views 8 Comments

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.

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:48 AM 554 Views 1 Comment

Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.

‘See you really soon’: Valentine’s Day messages from Irish troops in Lebanon
# Love Letter Home
# Love Letter Home

‘See you really soon’: Valentine’s Day messages from Irish troops in Lebanon

Feb 14th 2012, 6:59 AM 2,808 Views 12 Comments

A selection of messages that Irish soldiers in Lebanon have sent back to their loved ones.

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon
# Camp Shamrock
# Camp Shamrock

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 25th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,608 Views 10 Comments

A lot of us take for granted that we’ll spend Christmas Day with our families. But for Irish troops in Lebanon, Christmas is like any other day on patrol. Niamh Fleming-Farrell talks to the troops to find out what it’s like.

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
# Explosion
# Explosion

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Dec 9th 2011, 9:26 AM 998 Views 2 Comments

The Defence Forces say that no Irish peacekeepers were injured in the blast.

Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on  Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on Syria

Nov 27th 2011, 4:51 PM 1,217 Views 5 Comments

The sanctions are the latest in a growing wave of international pressure pushing Syria to end its violent suppression of protests against President Bashar Assad.

CIA spy rings uncovered in Iran and Lebanon
# CIA
# CIA

CIA spy rings uncovered in Iran and Lebanon

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:13 AM 1,910 Views 6 Comments

The United States has suffered a huge security setback after several CIA operatives in two distinct networks were captured by Iran and Hezbollah. The informants are feared dead.

Irish Peacekeeping troops welcomed home from Lebanon
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

Irish Peacekeeping troops welcomed home from Lebanon

Nov 17th 2011, 4:57 PM 5,036 Views 27 Comments

The 104th battalion of the Irish Defence Force has returned today – greeted by family and friend at Dublin Airport.

Bombs explode 30km from Irish Defence Forces camp in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Bombs explode 30km from Irish Defence Forces camp in Lebanon

Nov 16th 2011, 11:58 AM 1,736 Views 16 Comments

The two explosions occurred at a hotel and off-license in the city of Tyre, about 30km from the Irish peacekeeping unit’s headquarters.

Defence Force troops ready for Lebanon mission
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Defence Force troops ready for Lebanon mission

Oct 26th 2011, 8:24 AM 971 Views 14 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces is to deploy a further 440 troops to Lebanon next month to take over duties from the 104th Battalion, which has been serving since June.

Column: ‘Next I boil 300 eggs’ – a day in the life of an army chef
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Next I boil 300 eggs’ – a day in the life of an army chef

Oct 16th 2011, 12:30 PM 522 Views 4 Comments

In the latest of our dispatches from Irish troops on the Blue Line in Lebanon, battalion chef Cpl Joe Agnew describes cooking for 350 hungry soldiers in a mobile kitchen.

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

Oct 15th 2011, 9:36 AM 590 Views 7 Comments

The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.

Palestinian refugees: How statehood bid at UN affects us
# Refugees
# Refugees

Palestinian refugees: How statehood bid at UN affects us

Sep 23rd 2011, 2:15 PM 1,270 Views 36 Comments

Niamh Fleming-Farrell in Beirut and Ronan Delaney in Dublin have been examining what today’s move by President Abbas means to third-generation Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon – and what it does not.

Lebanon bomb that killed Irish soldiers could have been detected – report
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Lebanon bomb that killed Irish soldiers could have been detected – report

Sep 19th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,547 Views 2 Comments

An independent review into the death of three soldiers in Lebanon in 1989 says safety procedures were not sufficient.

Column: ‘When the adrenaline is racing, you never feel tired’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘When the adrenaline is racing, you never feel tired’

Sep 2nd 2011, 7:40 AM 30 Views 9 Comments

Patrick, an Irish explosives specialist in South Lebanon, describes his working day defusing IEDs on the Blue Line.

Syrian forces kill six as Turkey warns Assad of his future demise
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian forces kill six as Turkey warns Assad of his future demise

Aug 29th 2011, 4:43 PM 360 Views 1 Comment

Turkey tells Damascus to look at Tunisia, Egypt – and now Libya – as warnings on the future collapse of the Assad regime.

Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary

Aug 3rd 2011, 7:30 AM 268 Views 8 Comments

What is life really like for Irish troops in Lebanon? Hot and dangerous, writes Westmeath native Corporal Alan Rigney.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jul 26th 2011, 8:06 PM 1,041 Views 2 Comments

In today’s fix: Thursday election decision criticised, farewell to Tipperary North and South, and some politicians have a spot of bother with the birds…

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Jul 26th 2011, 7:07 PM 259 Views 0 Comments

The explosion occurred near to the port city of Sidon targeted a UNIFIL convoy along the highway at 6pm local time, injuring five French soldiers.

Rough justice: Player behind backheel penalty facing a ban?
# Viral Videos
From The42
# Viral Videos

Rough justice: Player behind backheel penalty facing a ban?

Jul 19th 2011, 1:41 PM 299 Views 0 Comments

Theyab Awana, the UAE international who scored that fairly ridiculous backheel penalty during his team’s 7-2 thrashing of a hapless Lebanese side last Sunday, could be suspended from his national side.

Arrest warrants issued for murder that 'changed Arab nation'
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Arrest warrants issued for murder that 'changed Arab nation'

Jun 30th 2011, 1:55 PM 179 Views 1 Comment

Many fear that tensions over the tribunal investigating the death of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could plunge the country into a new crisis.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 26th 2011, 7:35 PM 2,485 Views 6 Comments

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning

Jun 26th 2011, 4:07 PM 1,028 Views 10 Comments

The soldiers will leave Dublin Airport at 2.30am to join the rest of the 104th Battalion on a peacekeeping mission. The youngest is 20-years-old.

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jun 3rd 2011, 7:16 PM 730 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures…

Defence Forces advance personnel deployed to Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Defence Forces advance personnel deployed to Lebanon

May 30th 2011, 10:57 AM 1,112 Views 0 Comments

A team of 90 officials departs Baldonnell for Beirut ahead of the deployment of Irish troops later this month.

440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon

May 4th 2011, 3:18 PM 2,071 Views 0 Comments

Irish soldiers were first sent to Lebanon in 1978. Last month, Minister Shatter appointed Frank Callanan SC to review information surrounding the deaths of three Irish soldiers there in 1989.

The Daily Fix: Friday
Live Apr 8th 2011, 8:03 PM

The Daily Fix: Friday

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon
Live Apr 8th 2011, 4:59 PM

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon

Two Reuters journalists freed by Syrian authorities
# Syria
# Syria

Two Reuters journalists freed by Syrian authorities

Mar 28th 2011, 4:00 PM 457 Views 0 Comments

The two journalists who went missing on Saturday night had been detained by Syrian authorities but were released on Monday afternoon.

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East
# Middle East
# Middle East

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East

Jan 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 953 Views 0 Comments

Protests continue in Egypt following yesterday’s deaths, as demonstrators demand an end to repression and governmental corruption. Meanwhile in Tunisia, the interim government has said it will bow to the will of the people and reshuffle the cabinet today.

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon
# Middle East
# Middle East

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

Jan 25th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,395 Views 0 Comments

The fallout out from Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution continues: protesters have taken to the streets across Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon in calls for political reform.

UN accuses Hezbollah of "obstruction"
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

UN accuses Hezbollah of "obstruction"

Oct 29th 2010, 11:29 AM 96 Views 0 Comments

A UN tribunal criticises Hezbollah after the group calls for its work to be boycotted.

Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return

Oct 6th 2010, 8:00 PM 769 Views 0 Comments

The chief of the Defence Forces, Sean McCann, says 500 Irish troops could be set to return to the Middle East.

All-woman ship heads from Lebanon to Gaza
# Gaza Blockade
# Gaza Blockade

All-woman ship heads from Lebanon to Gaza

Aug 6th 2010, 9:14 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

An all-female, multi-faith crew of nuns, doctors, lawyers and journalists will sail to Gaza with humanitarian aid this weekend.

UN supports Israel's claim on Lebanese border clash
# Border Conflict
# Border Conflict

UN supports Israel's claim on Lebanese border clash

Aug 4th 2010, 9:35 PM 121 Views 0 Comments

Following a bloody clash that left several dead, the UN backs Israel’s claims that its soldiers did not illegally cross into Lebanese territory.