It wasn’t clear what caused the raging fire that broke out Thursday afternoon and covered the city with dark smoke and toxic fumes for hours, as fire fighters and army helicopters struggled to bring it under control.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, the World Health Organization warned vaccines for the novel coronavirus may not be widely available until mid-2021. The agency said it would not recommend any vaccine until its safety was proven -- and stressed distribution…
The explosion at the Port of Beirut on August 4th has resulted in deep human suffering and massive destruction to the Lebanese capital. But local volunteers asking for direct aid say it has also revealed a deeper and more devastating…
By Leila Molana-Allen
It has been nearly three weeks since an enormous explosion at Beirut’s port tore through the city. With Lebanon already suffering from food scarcity, economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic, the blast turned a grim situation to dire crisis. In…
By Jane Ferguson
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Iran's top diplomat is accusing Western countries of taking advantage of Beirut's massive explosion last week that killed and injured thousands to dictate their own policies on Lebanon.
By Jane Ferguson
It has been one week since an earth-shattering explosion ripped through Beirut, killing at least 220 and injuring thousands more. Since then, Lebanese have experienced sadness, rage and recrimination, with many blaming the blast on decades of government corruption and…
By Andrea Rosa, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
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.
By Sarah El Deeb, Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
Donors on a teleconference discussing emergency aid to Beirut warned that the money would not be made available until Lebanese authorities “fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms expected by the Lebanese people.”…
By Sarah El Deeb, Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square, where they set up symbolic nooses to hang politicians whose corruption and negligence they blame for Tuesday's explosion at the Port of Beirut.
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