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Order to seize Hezbollah-allied Lebanon MPs’ property over port blast Order to seize Hezbollah-allied Lebanon MPs’ property over port blast
Officials close to the powerful Hezbollah movement have also curtailed Judge Bitar’s work with a series of lawsuits.
Middle East 10 August ,2022
Beirut Port Blast survivor still living with severe PTSD, moved to Dubai to feel safe Beirut Port Blast survivor still living with severe PTSD, moved to Dubai to feel safe
Two years went by since the Beirut Port explosion marked the country’s worst peacetime disaster and one of the world’s biggest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded. The blast killed 215 people, ...
Features 04 August ,2022
The ongoing battle to save Lebanon’s heritage damaged by the 2020 Beirut Port blast The ongoing battle to save Lebanon’s heritage damaged by the 2020 Beirut Port blast
The aftermath of the Beirut Port Blast in 2020 was nothing short of a nightmare. Many people lost their homes and businesses, but the biggest loss of all was their livelihoods.On Thursday, Lebanon ...
Features 04 August ,2022
Beirut blast victim’s parents wage lonely battle for justice ahead of 2nd anniversary Beirut blast victim’s parents wage lonely battle for justice ahead of 2nd anniversary
Paul and Tracy Naggear have lived in grief since the massive explosion that tore through the Lebanese capital in 2020 killed their three-year-old daughter, and their anger boils over the stalled ...
Features 03 August ,2022
Faltering Beirut port blast probe faces risk of new obstruction Faltering Beirut port blast probe faces risk of new obstruction
An investigation into the devastating 2020 explosion at Beirut port, which has struggled to make progress amid resistance from top politicians, may face a further obstruction to its work that could ...
Middle East 17 January ,2022
Beirut blast probe suspended for fourth time Beirut blast probe suspended for fourth time
The powerful Shia movement Hezbollah is leading demands to remove Bitar.
Middle East 23 December ,2021
Lebanon prosecutor orders arrest next year of politician charged over Beirut blast Lebanon prosecutor orders arrest next year of politician charged over Beirut blast
He is a right-hand man of Speaker Nabih Berri and one of several current and former senior politicians and security officials charged in connection with the blast that killed more than 215 people.
Middle East 15 December ,2021
Lebanon receives Beirut blast satellite images from Russia Lebanon receives Beirut blast satellite images from Russia
The imagery would be the first received by Lebanon of the day of the blast, a Lebanese judicial official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. Requests to other countries have not be answered, with some saying their satellites were not directed at Lebanon at the time of the blast.
Middle East 22 November ,2021
Russia will send satellite images to Lebanon from day of Beirut’s port blast Russia will send satellite images to Lebanon from day of Beirut’s port blast
Russia’s space agency Roscosmos will send Lebanon the satellite images it has for Beirut’s port before and after a huge explosion rocked it last year, its head Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on ...
Middle East 17 November ,2021
The judge leading Lebanon’s Beirut blast probe: Discreet and defiant The judge leading Lebanon’s Beirut blast probe: Discreet and defiant
For eight months, he has quietly investigated one of the world’s worst non-nuclear explosions with only four assistants — and a lot of powerful detractors trying to block him.In that time, Judge Tarek ...
Middle East 26 October ,2021
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 15 October ,2021
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 14 October ,2021
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