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# lebanon - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 25,951 Views 31 Comments

Documents from 1982 capture the immediate aftermath of the moment when Michael McAleavey shot dead three of his colleagues at Tibnin Bridge in South Lebanon.

# lebanon - Sunday 23 December, 2012

2012 deadliest year for journalists as 88 killed worldwide
# Reporters
# Reporters

2012 deadliest year for journalists as 88 killed worldwide

Dec 23rd 2012, 1:00 PM 3,045 Views 8 Comments

Reporters Without Borders has named the deadliest countries for journalists across the world this year.

# lebanon - Friday 30 November, 2012

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon

Nov 30th 2012, 8:30 PM 498 Views 16 Comments

In his new book, Tom Clonan details the ups and downs of his tour of peacekeeping duty in Lebanon in the 1990s and how ‘Mary Robinson wears no knickers’ becomes a common greeting…

# lebanon - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Quirke to be marked absent for start of Cork's 2013 campaign
# Unavailable
From The42
# Unavailable

Quirke to be marked absent for start of Cork's 2013 campaign

Oct 30th 2012, 3:48 PM 6,845 Views 1 Comment

Cork boss Conor Counihan will have to plan without his long-serving goalkeeper for the opening months of next year.

# lebanon - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters

Oct 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 2,413 Views 2 Comments

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.

# lebanon - Friday 19 October, 2012

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Oct 19th 2012, 2:07 PM 3,211 Views 11 Comments

Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.

# lebanon - Friday 12 October, 2012

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission

Oct 12th 2012, 12:07 PM 5,400 Views 9 Comments

Irish soldiers are undergoing the final phases of an intensive training exercise in preparation for their deployment to Lebanon.

# lebanon - Monday 24 September, 2012

Syria: 'We didn't sack our ambassador - someone hacked our email'
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: 'We didn't sack our ambassador - someone hacked our email'

Sep 24th 2012, 3:34 PM 3,249 Views 7 Comments

The State news agency SANA also says someone had hacked its Facebook account.

# lebanon - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria
# Borders
# Borders

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria

Sep 22nd 2012, 7:32 PM 2,949 Views 3 Comments

Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.

# lebanon - Friday 17 August, 2012

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel
# Air France
# Air France

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel

Aug 17th 2012, 9:45 PM 18,022 Views 44 Comments

Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.

# lebanon - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Jul 21st 2012, 7:52 AM 1,576 Views 7 Comments

Despite the UN’s extension of its observation mission, violence continues to escalate across the country.

# lebanon - Friday 20 July, 2012

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria

Jul 20th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,274 Views 19 Comments

Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.

# lebanon - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal

Jul 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,302 Views 4 Comments

John McCarthy, released from a Beirut cell 21 years ago, has written a new book. He spoke to TheJournal.ie about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.

# lebanon - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Syrian clashes spill into Lebanon as seven die in gun battle
# Middle East
# Middle East

Syrian clashes spill into Lebanon as seven die in gun battle

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:31 PM 2,416 Views 1 Comment

A number of clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the north of the country have broken out in recent weeks with fears the conflict could escalate sectarian tensions in volatile Lebanon.

# lebanon - Thursday 17 May, 2012

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches

May 17th 2012, 9:01 PM 12,518 Views 16 Comments

There were happy scenes as the soldiers were welcomed at Dublin Airport today.

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon

May 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,264 Views 4 Comments

A replacement battalion has already been deployed to continue Ireland’s involvement in the UNIFIL operation.

# lebanon - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

May 13th 2012, 8:34 PM 3,500 Views 15 Comments

Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.

# lebanon - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

WATCH: This Lebanese basketball player scored 113 points in one game
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

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

Apr 10th 2012, 10:35 PM 544 Views 0 Comments

Mohammad El-Akkarim won’t have many better games, and nor will anyone else for that matter.

# lebanon - Saturday 31 March, 2012

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 1,539 Views 2 Comments

The state-run SANA news agency carries comments from a minister who says the anti-government uprising is defeated.

# lebanon - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan

Mar 28th 2012, 8:04 AM 1,153 Views 9 Comments

However, a senior UN official has accused Bashar al-Assad’s forces of deliberately torturing and jailing hundreds of children.

# lebanon - Monday 5 March, 2012

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 1,141 Views 25 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

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

Lebanon to host its first Irish film festival

Feb 28th 2012, 1:45 PM 1,426 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.

# lebanon - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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 544 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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

‘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 2,795 Views 12 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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 5,488 Views 9 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.

# lebanon - Friday 9 December, 2011

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

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Dec 9th 2011, 9:26 AM 971 Views 2 Comments

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

# lebanon - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on  Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on Syria

Nov 27th 2011, 4:51 PM 1,198 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.

# lebanon - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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

CIA spy rings uncovered in Iran and Lebanon

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:13 AM 1,884 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.

# lebanon - Thursday 17 November, 2011

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

Irish Peacekeeping troops welcomed home from Lebanon

Nov 17th 2011, 4:57 PM 4,999 Views 29 Comments

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

# lebanon - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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 1,717 Views 18 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.

# lebanon - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Defence Force troops ready for Lebanon mission
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Defence Force troops ready for Lebanon mission

Oct 26th 2011, 8:24 AM 949 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.

# lebanon - Sunday 16 October, 2011

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 463 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.

# lebanon - Saturday 15 October, 2011

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 570 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.

# lebanon - Friday 23 September, 2011

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 1,249 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 - Monday 19 September, 2011

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 2,460 Views 2 Comments

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

# lebanon - Friday 2 September, 2011

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 21 Views 9 Comments

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

# lebanon - Monday 29 August, 2011

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 346 Views 1 Comment

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

# lebanon - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

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 219 Views 8 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jul 26th 2011, 8:06 PM 1,028 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…