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Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon
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Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon

Aug 15th 2021, 8:29 AM 12,153 Views 2 Comments

The blast comes as Lebanon faces a critical fuel shortage.

Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs
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Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs

Aug 10th 2021, 7:07 PM 45,634 Views 27 Comments

The drugs were found onboard the Natalia off the coast of Fuerteventura, Spain.

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
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Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

Aug 5th 2021, 1:21 PM 10,493 Views 33 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
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Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 7:30 PM 19,220 Views 8 Comments

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
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Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households

Jul 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 10,839 Views 23 Comments

Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
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Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 28,767 Views 44 Comments

He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
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Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,542 Views 17 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
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Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,690 Views 29 Comments

Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
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World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Jan 21st 2021, 9:03 AM 9,431 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon
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French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

Dec 26th 2020, 4:53 PM 14,736 Views 3 Comments

The 66-year-old is facing a series of charges in Japan and France.

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
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Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:27 AM 30,741 Views 10 Comments

Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup
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Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup

Nov 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 11,173 Views 9 Comments

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

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests
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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

Oct 17th 2020, 6:56 PM 16,383 Views 2 Comments

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

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

Sep 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,881 Views 5 Comments

A column of black smoke billowed from the port.

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

Sep 4th 2020, 9:04 AM 21,889 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Aug 31st 2020, 1:28 PM 7,342 Views 0 Comments

His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.

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

Aug 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,774 Views 5 Comments

One of four men were found guilty today.

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

Aug 18th 2020, 8:40 AM 10,252 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2020, 7:36 AM 8,876 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2020, 5:58 PM 24,436 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 40,001 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 39,401 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 30,585 Views 19 Comments

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
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Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast

Aug 7th 2020, 3:58 PM 15,297 Views 19 Comments

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

Aug 7th 2020, 7:23 AM 15,618 Views 8 Comments

Tear gas was used against those protesting against political leaders.

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

Aug 6th 2020, 5:49 PM 21,158 Views 0 Comments

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
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Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Aug 6th 2020, 7:05 AM 16,951 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 23,274 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 7:54 PM 29,308 Views 6 Comments

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

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,293 Views 5 Comments

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

Aug 5th 2020, 3:08 PM 15,732 Views 5 Comments

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
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In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions

Aug 5th 2020, 1:21 PM 27,942 Views 23 Comments

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

Aug 5th 2020, 10:59 AM 35,804 Views 45 Comments

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

Aug 5th 2020, 9:04 AM 38,875 Views 27 Comments

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

Aug 5th 2020, 7:02 AM 36,995 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 9:40 PM 108,383 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:41 AM 15,200 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.

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

May 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 13,013 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Apr 13th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,232 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,447 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

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