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#Lebanon

# lebanon - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers
# Justice
# Justice

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers

Jul 17th 2014, 2:30 PM 6,461 Views 4 Comments

“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
# Arrest
# Arrest

Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Jul 16th 2014, 6:12 PM 13,519 Views 10 Comments

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
# Missing You
# Missing You

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Jun 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,807 Views 41 Comments

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# lebanon - Friday 9 May, 2014

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks
# WHO
# WHO

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks

May 9th 2014, 1:20 PM 13,346 Views 16 Comments

The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.

# lebanon - Friday 18 April, 2014

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon
# 34 Years
# 34 Years

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon

Apr 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 23,428 Views 22 Comments

The families and friends of Private Derek Smallhorne and Private Thomas Barrett are looking for their killer to be questioned about his past life – before he moved to the US, settled down and started working as an ice-cream man.

# lebanon - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter

Mar 26th 2014, 3:02 PM 9,124 Views 13 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

# lebanon - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel
# Middle East
# Middle East

Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel

Feb 1st 2014, 10:15 AM 6,501 Views 57 Comments

The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year
# In Need
# In Need

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year

Feb 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 7,567 Views 95 Comments

The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.

# lebanon - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
# Meaty Deal
# Meaty Deal

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:07 PM 11,487 Views 14 Comments

*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.

# lebanon - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday
# Syria
# Syria

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday

Jan 14th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,137 Views 11 Comments

As she marks the landmark date, Hallum Al-Amin only fears dying outside her “precious” homeland.

# lebanon - Monday 13 January, 2014

Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?
# Peace Protest
# Peace Protest

Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?

Jan 13th 2014, 10:00 PM 18,816 Views 39 Comments

The ‘selfie’ protest is ready to move onto its next step in the Lebanon.

# lebanon - Friday 27 December, 2013

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion

Dec 27th 2013, 10:35 AM 6,068 Views 11 Comments

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

# lebanon - Thursday 26 December, 2013

WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day
# Christmas Greetings
# Christmas Greetings

WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2013, 2:59 PM 8,348 Views 13 Comments

Santa suits in Lebanon and a diverse kitchen staff in Syria, this is how our troops spent the day.

# lebanon - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need
# Syria
# Syria

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need

Dec 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,310 Views 0 Comments

According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.

# lebanon - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Dec 19th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,840 Views 25 Comments

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

# lebanon - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon

Nov 27th 2013, 7:10 AM 6,086 Views 42 Comments

The 108th Battalion troops will be welcomed home by family members and well-wishers at Dublin Airport today.

# lebanon - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong
# Minister For Fun
# Minister For Fun

Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong

Nov 26th 2013, 8:20 PM 10,998 Views 58 Comments

“You cannot be serious!”… “I’m Alan Shatter. I’m always serious.”

# lebanon - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

Nov 19th 2013, 9:55 PM 5,359 Views 34 Comments

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

# lebanon - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Syrian families try to recover in neighbouring refugee camps
# In Pics
# In Pics

Syrian families try to recover in neighbouring refugee camps

Oct 26th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,220 Views 31 Comments

These images, taken just this week, show the upheaval hundreds of thousands of families have had to go through in the past two-and-a-half years.

# lebanon - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories
# Middle East
# Middle East

Costello: Ireland supports search for peace in Palestinian territories

Oct 16th 2013, 9:29 PM 2,704 Views 19 Comments

The TD detailed his trip to Gaza and the Lebanon to an Oireachtas committee today.

# lebanon - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Blue army bring bus stop to cheer on Dublin in Lebanon
# Blue Army
From The42
# Blue Army

Blue army bring bus stop to cheer on Dublin in Lebanon

Sep 21st 2013, 4:07 PM 1,942 Views 1 Comment

18 Dublin personnel are serving with the 108 IRISHFINN Battalion in Lebanon.

# lebanon - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Mayo fans in the army show their true colours on Lebanon tour
# 'tenshun!
From The42
# 'tenshun!

Mayo fans in the army show their true colours on Lebanon tour

Sep 17th 2013, 6:02 PM 1,973 Views 2 Comments

All-Ireland final fever has reached the middle-east.

# lebanon - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark
# Middle East
# Middle East

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:31 AM 2,902 Views 16 Comments

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

# lebanon - Saturday 31 August, 2013

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

Aug 31st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,139 Views 57 Comments

The team will head to The Hague to assess the evidence gathered during their probe.

# lebanon - Friday 30 August, 2013

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East

Aug 30th 2013, 10:07 PM 15,276 Views 58 Comments

Irish citizens in Lebanon “may wish to reconsider their need to remain in the country at this time”.

# lebanon - Friday 23 August, 2013

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:46 PM 11,804 Views 105 Comments

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
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

27 killed and over 350 wounded in Lebanon car bomb blasts

Aug 23rd 2013, 3:01 PM 3,742 Views 15 Comments

The attacks happened in the city of Tripoli. It’s reported a number of children are among the dead.

# lebanon - Friday 9 August, 2013

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped
# Kidnap
# Kidnap

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped

Aug 9th 2013, 4:06 PM 4,484 Views 6 Comments

Lebanese policemen stand guard outside a hotel where the rest of the Turkish Airlines crew are staying.

# lebanon - Monday 22 July, 2013

Gilmore takes cautious approach to Hezbollah and Syria questions
# EU Talks
# EU Talks

Gilmore takes cautious approach to Hezbollah and Syria questions

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:14 AM 3,069 Views 36 Comments

Some EU Member States want to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

# lebanon - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria

Jul 16th 2013, 4:48 PM 9,407 Views 93 Comments

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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb
# Car Bomb
# Car Bomb

53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb

Jul 9th 2013, 2:14 PM 2,254 Views 4 Comments

The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.

# lebanon - Monday 24 June, 2013

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue

Jun 24th 2013, 8:28 PM 5,218 Views 6 Comments

Fierce clashes continued for a second day between the army and gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni cleric in the Lebanon.

# lebanon - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Sex for match-fixing scandal hits seedy lows in Lebanon
# Offside Trap
From The42
# Offside Trap

Sex for match-fixing scandal hits seedy lows in Lebanon

Jun 11th 2013, 9:37 AM 3,935 Views 0 Comments

Three match officials have been jailed after pleading guilty to accepting free sex from a gambling-linked syndicate.

# lebanon - Monday 27 May, 2013

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks
# Geneva 2
# Geneva 2

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks

May 27th 2013, 7:55 AM 3,022 Views 6 Comments

There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.

# lebanon - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

May 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,353 Views 80 Comments

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

# lebanon - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria
# Israel
# Israel

Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria

May 4th 2013, 4:07 PM 7,208 Views 128 Comments

At least 70,000 people have been killed in Syria so far, including 122 people killed in violence yesterday.

# lebanon - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

There are now one million Syrian refugees
# Civil War
# Civil War

There are now one million Syrian refugees

Mar 6th 2013, 7:51 AM 2,311 Views 14 Comments

“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”.

# lebanon - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam
# Syria
# Syria

Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam

Feb 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,637 Views 2 Comments

The humanitarian body says relief agencies are struggling to cope with the volume of refugees, who number 5,000 a day.

# lebanon - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Cold weather makes life more difficult for Syrian refugees
# Syria
# Syria

Cold weather makes life more difficult for Syrian refugees

Jan 29th 2013, 3:06 PM 4,075 Views 5 Comments

Oxfam Ireland is warning that living conditions in refugee camps are worsening as a result of the cold weather.

# lebanon - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service
# Austria
# Austria

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service

Jan 20th 2013, 10:09 AM 4,758 Views 8 Comments

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.