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Lebanon’s Beirut blast victims deserve justice, accountability needed: White House Lebanon’s Beirut blast victims deserve justice, accountability needed: White House
The White House on Thursday called for a swift and transparent investigation into the Port of Beirut blast, hours after deadly clashes broke out in Beirut during a protest organized by Hezbollah.The ...
Middle East 1 weeks ago
Top US Republican hits out at Hezbollah, voices concern over situation in Lebanon Top US Republican hits out at Hezbollah, voices concern over situation in Lebanon
A senior US official was in Beirut during the clashes and almost canceled a scheduled press conference, according to sources familiar with her trip.
Middle East 1 weeks ago
Lebanon postpones cabinet session to reach agreement on Beirut blast probe judge  Lebanon postpones cabinet session to reach agreement on Beirut blast probe judge 
Lebanon on Wednesday postponed a cabinet session that was scheduled to discuss a row over the lead judge investigating last year’s catastrophic Beirut port blast, an official source said.For all the ...
Middle East 13 October ,2021
Lebanon’s former fin. minister says Beirut blast arrest warrant against him not legal Lebanon’s former fin. minister says Beirut blast arrest warrant against him not legal
Lebanon’s former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil said on Tuesday the arrest warrant issued against him by the lead investigator of the Beirut port blast was illegal.“I consider it illegal and not ...
Middle East 12 October ,2021
Lebanon patriarch calls for end to meddling in judiciary after blast probe stalls Lebanon patriarch calls for end to meddling in judiciary after blast probe stalls
Lebanon’s top Christian cleric said on Sunday the government should put an end to any meddling in the judiciary after the probe into last year’s vast Beirut port blast was halted by the latest of a ...
Middle East 03 October ,2021
‘We will remove you’, Hezbollah official told Beirut port blast judge ‘We will remove you’, Hezbollah official told Beirut port blast judge
A senior official in the Lebanese group Hezbollah told the judge investigating the disastrous Beirut port blast that it would remove him from the probe, according to a journalist who says she conveyed ...
Middle East 29 September ,2021
Lebanese man injured in Beirut port explosion dies 14 months later at age 35 Lebanese man injured in Beirut port explosion dies 14 months later at age 35
A Lebanese man who was critically injured in the massive explosion at Beirut’s port last year has died, nearly 14 months after the blast, his family said Tuesday.Ibrahim Harb, a 35-year-old accountant ...
Middle East 28 September ,2021
Former Lebanon PM leaves for US hours after judge subpoenas him over Beirut blast Former Lebanon PM leaves for US hours after judge subpoenas him over Beirut blast
Diab’s advisor said he had scheduled this trip before the judge’s decision, saying that his kids were reportedly studying in the United States.
Middle East 15 September ,2021
Beirut blast judge subpoenas Lebanon’s caretaker PM: Judicial source Beirut blast judge subpoenas Lebanon’s caretaker PM: Judicial source
The lead investigator into Beirut’s massive port explosion subpoenaed Lebanon’s caretaker premier for interrogation next month after he failed to show up for questioning on Thursday, a judicial source ...
Middle East 27 August ,2021
France to offer Lebanon over $110 mln in aid, 500,00 COVID-19 vaccines : Macron France to offer Lebanon over $110 mln in aid, 500,00 COVID-19 vaccines : Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Wednesday a further 100 million euros ($118.54 million) worth of emergency aid for Lebanon, and 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the country.Macron ...
Middle East 04 August ,2021
Beirut Blast: Lebanese expats still grappling with survivor’s guilt one year on Beirut Blast: Lebanese expats still grappling with survivor’s guilt one year on
Lebanon has now marked one year since the port explosion, the country’s worst-ever peacetime disaster. The blast, which left 214 people dead, was equivalent to a 3.3 to 4.5 magnitude earthquake.While ...
Features 04 August ,2021
‘The truth is missing’: Blast victims call for justice as trauma, wounds remain ‘The truth is missing’: Blast victims call for justice as trauma, wounds remain
August 4 marks the one-year anniversary of the Beirut blast, but the wounds inflicted on the city and people have yet to heal.The blast, one of history’s largest non-nuclear explosions, was caused ...
Features 04 August ,2021
Lebanese diaspora frustrated with lack of progress on Beirut Blast probe one year on Lebanese diaspora frustrated with lack of progress on Beirut Blast probe one year on
Crisis-weary Lebanese and the global diaspora are still frustrated one year later as no one has been held accountable for the monstrous explosion that devastated the Port of Beirut on August 4, ...
Features 04 August ,2021
‘They kill us every day’: Survivors of Beirut port blast call for justice one year on ‘They kill us every day’: Survivors of Beirut port blast call for justice one year on
Elsa Hajjar, 27, did not expect the wedding dress fitting moment to turn into a deadly catastrophe. In just a moment or two, she went from being in a fancy building to finding herself in the middle of ...
Features 03 August ,2021
Beirut blast: Lebanon’s crisis hotline witnesses surge in calls as anniversary nears Beirut blast: Lebanon’s crisis hotline witnesses surge in calls as anniversary nears
Counselors at Lebanon’s crisis hotline say they are witnessing skyrocketing calls from patients suffering depression, anxiety and insomnia as they continue to relive the trauma from the massive Beirut ...
Middle East 03 August ,2021
Memorial sculpture at Beirut port blast site draws mixed reviews in Lebanon Memorial sculpture at Beirut port blast site draws mixed reviews in Lebanon
A sculpture of a giant angular figure made from the wreckage of last summer’s Beirut port blast was unveiled at the site on Monday, drawing support from some but also stoking anger among other ...
Middle East 02 August ,2021
Relatives of Lebanon blast victims scuffle with police Relatives of Lebanon blast victims scuffle with police
Carrying mock coffins, relatives of those killed in Lebanon’s port blast scuffled with police Tuesday outside the residence of caretaker interior minister Mohammad Fahmi whom they accuse of stalling a ...
Middle East 13 July ,2021
Lebanon minister rejects request to question security chief over Beirut blast Lebanon minister rejects request to question security chief over Beirut blast
Lebanon’s caretaker interior minister has rejected a request by the lead investigator into the Beirut port explosion to question one of its top security chiefs, according a document seen by Reuters, ...
Middle East 09 July ,2021
Judge investigating Beirut port blast targets top officials in Lebanon Judge investigating Beirut port blast targets top officials in Lebanon
A judge investigating last year's devastating port explosion in Lebanon's capital said Friday he had summoned the outgoing prime minister and taken steps towards indicting several former ministers and ...
Middle East 02 July ,2021
Rights groups urge UN investigation into Beirut port explosion Rights groups urge UN investigation into Beirut port explosion
A group of international and regional rights groups on Tuesday urged member states of the UN Human Rights Council to establish an investigative mission into last year’s massive deadly blast at ...
Middle East 15 June ,2021
France sends Lebanon preliminary report regarding Beirut port blast France sends Lebanon preliminary report regarding Beirut port blast
Lebanon on Monday received a preliminary report from France regarding last year’s massive port blast in Beirut that killed and wounded thousands, judicial officials said.The officials said the French ...
Middle East 31 May ,2021
Grain silos at Lebanon’s Beirut Port must be demolished to avoid collapse: Experts Grain silos at Lebanon’s Beirut Port must be demolished to avoid collapse: Experts
A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year’s Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned in a report published Monday.Swiss company Amann Engineering, ...
Middle East 05 April ,2021
Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction with strings attached: Reuters sources Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction with strings attached: Reuters sources
Germany will next week present a multi-billion-dollar proposal to Lebanese authorities to rebuild the Port of Beirut as part of efforts to entice the country's politicians to form a government capable ...
Middle East 02 April ,2021
Beirut blast victims' families protest after lead investigator removed from role Beirut blast victims' families protest after lead investigator removed from role
Families of people killed in the Beirut port explosion last August protested on Friday for a second day after a court removed the lead investigator into the blast in a severe setback to their campaign ...
Middle East 19 February ,2021
Lebanon appoints new judge to lead investigation into Port of Beirut blast Lebanon appoints new judge to lead investigation into Port of Beirut blast
Lebanon’s top judicial body on Friday named a new judge to lead the investigation into last year’s massive explosion at Beirut’s port, officials said, a day after his predecessor was removed following ...
Middle East 19 February ,2021