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#Lebanon

# lebanon - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# lebanon - Friday 8 June, 2018

'This should never have happened' - Report into killings of Irish soldiers finds catalogue of mistakes

Minister Kehoe repeated his apology to both families.

# lebanon - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# lebanon - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# lebanon - Monday 18 December, 2017

Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon

Local media have reported that the man has confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes.

# lebanon - Sunday 17 December, 2017

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon

The BBC reports that Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway yesterday.

# lebanon - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# lebanon - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

# lebanon - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

# lebanon - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'

Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.

# lebanon - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# lebanon - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

# lebanon - Saturday 26 March, 2016

On board the 24-hour bus journey into the heart of the Islamic State

The Charles Helou bus station in Beirut provides a rare link between IS-held turf in Syria and the outside world.

# lebanon - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Defence Forces take a break from their missions to send Valentine's Day messages home

‘Hugs and kisses from the Lebanon’.

# lebanon - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# lebanon - Monday 1 February, 2016

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?

The bird had been suspected of espionage – and an Irish officer was called in to negotiate the handover.

# lebanon - Saturday 30 January, 2016

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel

“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.

# lebanon - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# lebanon - Friday 25 December, 2015

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

# lebanon - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# lebanon - Saturday 5 December, 2015

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.

# lebanon - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed

The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.

# lebanon - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Over 230 people were injured

# lebanon - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

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

# lebanon - Monday 9 March, 2015

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him Not Having It This post contains videos

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”.

From The Daily Edge This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral Rima Karaki

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.

# lebanon - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.

# lebanon - Friday 26 December, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Monday 22 December, 2014

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 - Saturday 6 December, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon

The woman was reportedly travelling on a false passport.

# lebanon - Monday 27 October, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Monday 11 August, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?

# lebanon - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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”.

# lebanon - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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.

# lebanon - Sunday 15 June, 2014

'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.

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