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By admin On Friday, December 11th, 2020

Lebanon’s prime minister charged over deadly Beirut blast

A Lebanese judge has charged caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with criminal neglect over the huge explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 200 people this summer. More...

By admin On Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Beirut explosion: The abandoned ship in the blast ‘war zone’

This is what happened to Lebanon’s only cruise ship, which was docked in the explosion’s epicentre. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Saturday, December 5th, 2020

French-Lebanese businessman who once claimed to transport Gaddafi funds to Sarkozy campaign by suitcase ‘arrested in Beirut’

Authorities in Beirut have reportedly arrested a French-Lebanese businessman linked to allegations of illicit Libyan financing for Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 French presidential election campaign, on foot of an Interpol More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

More charges filed over Beirut port explosion, including against Hezbollah’s reported point man

A Lebanese prosecutor filed charges on Tuesday against current and former customs officials over the massive blast at Beirut’s port in August, including a former customs More...

By admin On Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut

How is it possible that 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate was stored in the heart of Beirut for several years? DER SPIEGEL recounts the missteps, corruption and incompetence that led to the August More...

By admin On Monday, October 26th, 2020

A Lebanese artist created an inspiring statue out of glass and rubble from the Beirut port explosion

Hayat Nazer doesn’t remember a time when Lebanon was at peace. But she has learned to channel her grief and pain into beautiful works of art. – RSS Channel – World  More...

By admin On Friday, October 9th, 2020

4 killed, dozens injured in gas tank explosion in Beirut neighborhood (VIDEOS)

The Lebanese capital Beirut has been rocked by a powerful blast after a diesel tank blew up in a densely-populated residential area. At least four people died and scores were injured in the explosion and subsequent More...

By admin On Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Beirut blast: Lebanon seeks arrest of ship owner and captain

Interpol is asked to detain the owner and captain of the ship which brought the deadly cargo. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Bibi at it again? Israeli PM presents new PowerPoint at UNGA, this time detailing alleged Hezbollah arms depot in Beirut

Lebanese group Hezbollah has a “secret arms depot” in residential Beirut, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu claimed in an address to the UN General Assembly, during which he again turned to a PowerPoint, maps, and More...

By admin On Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Lebanese president promises to punish perpetrators of new Beirut fire, whether ‘sabotage or negligence’ started it

With Beirut once again blanketed in black smoke, Lebanese President Michel Aoun suggested that the latest fire in the city may have been the result of sabotage, and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. “Today’s More...