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World Jan 14At virus tipping point, Lebanon imposes all-day curfew
It was a choice between containing a spiraling virus outbreak and resuscitating a dying economy in a country that has been in steady financial and economic meltdown over the past year. Authorities in Lebanon chose the latter.
World Dec 11Charges in Beirut port blast stir controversy in Lebanon
Top Lebanese politicians and the militant Hezbollah group rallied on Friday against charges of negligence levelled against the caretaker prime minister and three former ministers over the massive explosion in Beirut’s port.
World Sep 10Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents traumatized by last month's massive explosion there that killed and injured thousands of people.
World Aug 12Germany’s foreign minister says country ready to help Lebanon, but reforms necessary
Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas spoke after a tour of Beirut's devastated port, where thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate exploded Aug. 4, obliterating the facility, killing at least 171 people and wounding thousands in the capital city.
World Aug 11A week after blast, Beirut pauses to remember the dead
The shattered city of Beirut marked a week since the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper political crisis.
World Aug 07Lebanon president says he knew of explosive chemicals at port in July
Michel Aoun’s comments were the most senior confirmation that Lebanon's top leaders and security officials were aware of the 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate that had been stored at the port for years.
World Aug 05Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger
International help began to arrive as Lebanon's leaders struggled with the widespread damage and shocking aftermath of Tuesday's blast.
World Apr 17Poorer nations face bigger risk in easing virus restrictions
Countries are considering how to ease coronavirus restrictions and start taking gradual steps toward reviving businesses and daily life. For developing nations in the Middle East and Africa, there is little room for any miscalculation.
World Mar 15Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact
In a world gripped by a pandemic, global unrest and a fast-moving news cycle, it can be difficult to remember that the war in Syria is still happening. But as the war enters its tenth year, the conflict that gave…
World Feb 27Lebanon begins ‘historic’ offshore oil drilling amid financial crisis
Lebanon's president Thursday inaugurated the Mediterranean country's first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas.