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# beirut - Monday 13 April, 2020

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

# beirut - 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.

# beirut - 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.

# beirut - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Over 230 people were injured

# beirut - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

# beirut - Friday 27 December, 2013

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion

Footage from the scene showed people on fire and several cars and buildings ablaze.

# beirut - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

The attack killed 22 people and left more than a hundred wounded.

# beirut - Friday 23 August, 2013

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.

# beirut - Friday 9 August, 2013

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.

# beirut - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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.

# beirut - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Shatter: Ireland would consider sending more soldiers to Syrian border

The Defence Minister, speaking at the beginning of a tour of Lebanon and Israel, said increased tension could lead to involvement of more peacekeepers at Golan Heights. Niamh Fleming-Farrell reports from Beirut.

# beirut - Sunday 21 October, 2012

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.

# beirut - Friday 19 October, 2012

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.

# beirut - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# beirut - Friday 17 August, 2012

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.

# beirut - Sunday 8 July, 2012

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.

# beirut - Friday 2 March, 2012

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

# beirut - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival Beirut This post contains videos

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.

# beirut - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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

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

# beirut - Saturday 15 October, 2011

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

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.

# beirut - Monday 28 March, 2011

Two Reuters journalists freed by Syrian authorities

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