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Lebanon ARRESTS ALL port officials as images are thought to reveal the poorly stored ammonium nitrate which blew up Beirut   11%

After a colossal port explosion rocked the capital city of Beirut, the Lebanese government has decided to put all officials who oversaw storage and security there since 2014 under house arrest, until investigations are complete.
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Watch: 83-year-old 'Daughter of Beirut' laments over the state of Lebanon   -6%

A video of an 83-year-old Lebanese woman who describes herself as the "Daughter of Beirut" lamenting over the state of her country is circulating online following the deadly explosion in Beirut last

You will hang! Lebanese protesters execute cardboard cutouts of PM, President & Hezbollahs Nasrallah (VIDEO)   -6%

Lebanese protesters have built gallows in Beirut to hang cardboard cutouts of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and other politicians they blame for the recent port blast and crisis in the country.
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Beirut: protesters clash with police outside Lebanons parliamentary precinct video   6%

Thousands of protesters have taken to the parliamentary precinct in the capital demanding the fall of the government days after a major explosion rocked Beirut, killing 159 people injuring more than 6,000. The protests began at sunset and continued into the night, with demonstrators clashing with police and soldiers. The demonstrations  come as two government ministers and a string of MPs resigned from their posts, loosening the government's already parlous grip on power

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German foreign minister to travel to Beirut, demand reform   -33%

Germany has pledged €20 million in aid following the devastating explosion in Beirut last week. But Heiko Maas is not going there just to offer his support.

Beirut explosion: Video shows moment girl is found alive under rubble   -10%

Child spent more than 24 hours underneath heaps of debris after blast rocked Lebanese capital

Unrest In Beirut Intensifies After Last Week's Deadly Explosion   -10%

NPR's Noel King talks to Kim Ghattas, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about whether the deadly blast in Beirut could be a turning point for Lebanon.

Beirut protestors call for fall of government on second day of demonstrations   -22%

Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations triggered by last week's devastating explosion.

False rocket alarm sounds in northern Israel along Lebanon border  

Israeli army said it initially suspected a drone has crossed in from Lebanon, as it assesses tensions with Hezbollah following Beirut explosion

Lebanons prime minister to step down amid large protests following last weeks blast   -10%

The Beirut explosion, which killed at least 160 people, has fueled calls for a complete shake-up of Lebanon’s atrophied political system.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Resigns, Citing An 'Earthquake' Of Upheaval After Explosion   -70%

"May God protect Lebanon," Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said as he announced his resignation days after a disastrous explosion rocked Beirut.

Mission impossible: Reconstruction without help  

Beirut is still coming to terms with the sheer magnitude of destruction set off by Tuesday's monster blast in the port. Streets are strewn with shattered glass, mangled storefronts, smashed up cars, splintered trees.

Photos of the Week: Ribblehead Viaduct, Lobster Party, Dragon Splashdown   13%

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Back to school in Georgia, a raccoon on the mike in California, Highland cattle in Scotland, damage after the explosion in Beirut, a pyrocumulus cloud in California, a bunker shot in England, rafts in a Chinese water park, flooding in Sudan, huge walls in Croatia, cooling in a pool in Spain, and much more

Esper appears to backtrack on Beirut blast cause   -4%

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is downplaying any differences he had with the White House's assessment as to what caused the deadly explosion in Beirut after his speculation that the blast was likely the result of an accident drew push back from the White House.

"Despair and Destruction": Doctor in Beirut Describes Harrowing Scenes After Massive Port Explosion   -15%

As Beirut reels from a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands, we get an on-the-ground update from pediatrician and writer Dr. Seema Jilani, who treated her own daughter for injuries after the blast. "It was extremely packed because we're just coming out of a four-day lockdown," says Jilani. "Everybody was out." Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called the explosion a "national catastrophe."

Gemmayze, Beiruts beating heart, left in ruins by explosion  

A neighbourhood of historic buildings, homes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and livelihoods, Gemmayze may never recover from the blast that hit Lebanon's capital this week, writes Richard Hall

Lebanon PM resigns less than a week after deadly Beirut explosion   -20%

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his resignation Monday after thousands of protesters took to the streets of Beirut in the days after the deadly Beirut explosion.Diab announced his

Beirut firefighters were not given keys, location of burning hanger: The Independent  

Firefighters who responded to the fire at the port in Beirut last Tuesday were not given the location or the keys to the burning warehouse holding 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, according to

Tribunal postpones verdict in Lebanese prime minister Hariris assassination case in wake of Beirut blast   9%

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Wednesday said it would postpone its verdict in the trial over the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri to August 18, following the huge explosion in Beirut’s port on Tuesday.The United Nations-backed court located outside The Hague, Netherlands, was due to give a verdict in the trial of four men who are accused in the deaths of Hariri and 21 others this Friday.The verdict has been delayed “out of respect for the countless…

Lebanon's economy was already in crisis. Then the blast hit Beirut   -23%

A cataclysmic blast in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, is poised to send an economy already deep in crisis hurtling toward a dangerous unknown.

Hassan Diab, Lebanons fallen technocrat premier   -17%

Appointed to address public anger over country's ruling elite, Lebanese PM announces his resignation after that same rage was directed toward him following Beirut blast

Scene from a post-apocalyptic movie: Russian rescue operations begin at the very epicenter of Beirut explosions  

Rescue teams from Russia have begun their search operations at the ruins left by two massive explosions in Lebanon's capital Beirut, while survivors seek medical care in newly set-up emergency hospital tents.
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U.S. military to deliver relief supplies to Beirut after explosion  

Gen. Frank McKenzie expressed condolences for the loss of life and devastation caused by the explosion and offered aid and assistance.

Emergency aid lands in Lebanon as world responds to Beirut blasts  

Countries dispatched emergency medical aid, field hospitals, rescue experts and tracking dogs to Lebanon Wednesday as the world reacts swiftly to a vast Beirut explosion in a nation already close to economic collapse.The blast centred on the city’s port caused massive destruction and killed at least 135 people, heaping misery on a country in crisis.Gulf states were among the first to respond, with Qatar sending mobile hospitals to ease pressure on Lebanon’s medical system, strained by the…

Couple survives after standing close to explosion   -16%

A couple standing less than 600 meters from the blast site survived the explosion in Beirut - they are now recovering in hospital.

Lebanon sees possible 'external interference' in port blast   -6%

Lebanon's president said its investigation into the biggest blast in Beirut's history would examine whether it was caused by a bomb or other external interference.

Beirut explosion: drone footage reveals scale of damage to homes video   -7%

The destruction caused by last week's explosion in Beirut is visible in drone footage shot in devastated neighbourhoods. The close-up footage shows buildings reduced to rubble and homes rendered uninhabitable. The explosion in the city's port killed at least 154 people, injured 6,000 and damaged large parts of the city. Officials say the blast, which was felt hundreds of miles away, could have caused damages worth as much as  £11.5bn

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Lebanon's entire government resigns amid fury over Beirut blast  

Announcing the resignation of the entire cabinet, Lebanon's Prime Minister blamed decades of "systemic corruption" for the explosion.

Lebanese PM announces governments resignation over Beirut blast   -21%

Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.”

Beirut explosions: Footage shows moment massive blast sends shockwaves through city   15%

Large blast rips through Beirut port area, near Downtown area of capital

Beirut explosion will hasten Lebanon's meltdown   -35%

Long years of corruption and mismanagement have dragged Lebanon to where it is now. The enormous blast that hit Beirut Tuesday evening was just a new horrific example of how detrimental corruption can

Satellite Images Show Aftermath Of Beirut Blast  

The massive explosion leveled the city's port and scattered debris across a road thousands of feet away. The blast killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more.

Lebanese protesters occupy Foreign Ministry & other govt buildings in Beirut (PHOTO, VIDEO)   -21%

Demonstrators who took to the streets of Beirut after the Lebanese capital was rocked by a massive blast earlier this week have stormed the Foreign Ministry and other government buildings, amid violent clashes with police.
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IMF urges Lebanon to break reform impasse after Beirut port disaster  

The International Monetary Fund urged Lebanese officials on Thursday to break an “impasse” and move ahead with reforms after a massive Beirut blast cost the crisis-hit country billions in damages.“It

Lebanon explosion: Security chiefs questioned over blast in Beirut port   -50%

A Lebanese judge on Monday began questioning the heads of the country’s security agencies over last week’s devastating blast in Beirut as another Cabinet minister resigned in protest.Judge Ghassan El

Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and how dangerous is it?   2%

Ammonium nitrate has been blamed for a deadly explosion in Beirut, but what exactly is the chemical?

Lebanon justice, finance ministers submit resignation after Beirut explosions   -10%

Lebanon’s Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigns from Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government, making him the fourth minister to resign almost a week after the August 4 Beirut explosion that killed at

1 killed, several others trapped after blast destroys several houses in Baltimo...   -12%

A major explosion tore through a Baltimore neighborhood on Monday, leveling several houses, killing at least one person and critically injuring three while at least five others were trapped, firefighters said.

Lebanese Gov't Faces Collapse Amid Rage-Filled Protests over Blast, Economic Crisis & Corruption   -12%

The Lebanese government may be on the verge of collapse amid protests over the massive port explosion that devastated much of Beirut and killed at least 200 people and injured thousands. At least four ministers and nine members of Parliament have resigned. "The dominoes are falling," says Dion Nissenbaum, a Beirut-based reporter for The Wall Street Journal, who led an investigation into the official neglect that preceded last week's explosion, and says it has intensified public outrage over long-standing government dysfunction, calling it "the straw that's broken the camel's back here."

Anger Rises After Beirut Blast and Evidence Officials Knew of Risks   -22%

The chemical cache that apparently exploded was not supposed to be in Lebanon, but arrived there on a troubled freighter. Now, Beirut residents are digging out of the devastation, looking for survivors, victims and answers.