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From TheJournal.ie UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon Lebanon

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.

From TheJournal.ie On board the 24-hour bus journey into the heart of the Islamic State Delivery Men

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.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week Beirut

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Over 230 people were injured

From TheJournal.ie Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon Enda On Tour

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.

From TheJournal.ie Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion Lebanon

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion

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

From TheJournal.ie Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut Lebanon

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

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

From TheJournal.ie 27 killed and over 350 wounded in Lebanon car bomb blasts Tripoli

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.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped Kidnap

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.

From TheJournal.ie 53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb Car Bomb

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Ireland would consider sending more soldiers to Syrian border Syria

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.

From TheJournal.ie Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters Lebanon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut Lebanon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

From TheJournal.ie Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel Air France

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.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: ‘I just survived’ – ex-Beirut hostage John McCarthy on his ordeal Read Me

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 TheJournal.ie about captivity, celebrity… and Martin McGuinness.

From TheJournal.ie Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood Syria

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms Arab Spring

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.

From TheJournal.ie McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip Lebanon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two Reuters journalists freed by Syrian authorities Syria

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.