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# lebanon - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup

The Cedars will face Ireland in Group C at next year’s tournament, which will be hosted by England.

# lebanon - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

The protesters held a candelit vigil in Beirut at the site of the port explosion in August.

# lebanon - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

A column of black smoke billowed from the port.

# lebanon - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Pulse' raises hope of survivor one month after Beirut blast

A sniffer dog used by Chilean rescuers on Wednesday night responded to a scent from the site of a collapsed building.

# lebanon - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country

His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.

# lebanon - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Tribunal finds Hezbollah member guilty of ex-prime minister's murder in 2005

One of four men were found guilty today.

Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence

The tribunal’s long-awaited decision comes two weeks after a cataclysmic blast at Beirut port.

# lebanon - Friday 14 August, 2020

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.

# lebanon - Monday 10 August, 2020

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

# lebanon - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people

Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.

# lebanon - Saturday 8 August, 2020

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158

At least 158 people were killed in the blast, and 6,000 have been injured.

# lebanon - Friday 7 August, 2020

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president

Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast

Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.

Protesters clash with police on the streets of Beirut days after deadly explosion

Tear gas was used against those protesting against political leaders.

# lebanon - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.

# lebanon - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'

Yesterday’s explosion made a desperate situation worse, writes Bríd Kennedy of Concern.

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital

At least 100 people died and thousands were injured in the blast which caused damage over a large area of Beirut.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon

A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.

In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions

The scale of the destruction was such that the city has been left resembling the scene of an earthquake.

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence

Lebanese officials say they have not determined the cause of the explosion.

Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?

Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser had blown up.

Rescuers work through the night as death toll rises following massive Beirut explosions

Lebanon’s prime minister said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

# lebanon - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

At least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded in Beirut blasts

“It is a disaster in every sense of the word,” Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.

# lebanon - Monday 22 June, 2020

Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay

Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.

# lebanon - Friday 22 May, 2020

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay

Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.

# lebanon - 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.

# lebanon - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with

# lebanon - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# lebanon - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

# lebanon - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Authorities left dumbfounded after ex-Nissan boss flees Japan to Lebanon while awaiting trial

Carlos Ghosn, formerly a giant of the motor industry, faced charges of financial misconduct.

# lebanon - Saturday 19 October, 2019

President Higgins and Minister Paul Kehoe evacuated from Beirut hotel due to 'security concerns'

Their itinerary for today was cancelled due the ongoing protests in the city.

# lebanon - Monday 2 September, 2019

Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah

Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.

# lebanon - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Delayed Defence Force members now due home from Golan Heights on Sunday

They had finished a six-month tour of duty and the soldiers to replace them have already arrived.

# lebanon - Monday 25 March, 2019

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

# lebanon - Monday 18 March, 2019

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# lebanon - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.

# lebanon - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# 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.

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