Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency in Beirut in its first session since the catastrophic Aug. 4 explosion.
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, the death toll from the massive Beirut port explosion reached 154, with more than 5,000 injured. As rescue teams combed the area in search of victims, Iranian-backed Hezbollah insisted it was not to blame. Also,…
The pair of explosions that ripped through Lebanon’s capital city early Tuesday evening left at least 154 people dead and more than 5,000 were injured. An estimated 300,000 Beirutis were left homeless overnight and around 500 remain missing.
By Rhana Natour
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.
By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
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