06 Oct 2021

Hezbollah threatened top judge probing Beirut port blast, source says

New speculation that Hezbollah urged the Lebanese government to stop investigating the Beirut port blast has emerged. According to those familiar with the situation, high-ranking Hezbollah official Wafiq Safa issued a verbal warning to Judge Tarek Bitar via an unidentified intermediary. The intermediary was reportedly a known individual to the

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14 Dec 2020

Lebanon’s prime minister charged over deadly Beirut blast

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three other ex-ministers have been charged by a Lebanese judge with criminal neglect regarding the deadly explosion at Beirut’s port this summer. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that the ex-finance minister, two former public works ministers, and Diab were charged with criminal neglect

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02 Oct 2020

Lebanon seeks arrest of ship owner and captain

Lebanon is seeking to arrest the foreign owner and captain of the MV Rhosus, the ship which delivered the explosive material to Beirut years ago, leading to a massive explosion and 190 deaths. The ammonium nitrate was improperly stored at the port and caught fire on August 4. Lebanon’s probe

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04 Sep 2020

Rescue workers in Beirut hope to find survivor in rubble

Lebanese rescue workers resumed operations just hours ago, searching through rubble from a building collapse that occurred during Beirut’s deadly port explosion. The rescue teams continue to search through the remains after they detected a pulsing signal, indicating that an individual could be alive, trapped beneath the material. The blast

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06 Aug 2020

A Russian ship’s cargo of dangerous ammonium nitrate was stranded in Beirut port for years

Lebanon is still investigating a deadly blast that occurred on Tuesday evening in its capital city of Beirut, however, officials have declared that a massive shipment of agricultural fertilizer was stored in the port without safety precautions for a number of years. The 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate arrived

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05 Aug 2020

Beirut Explosion Kills at Least 100, Injures Thousands

On Tuesday evening, the city of Beirut, Lebanon, suffered from a massive explosion as a result of improperly stored ammonium nitrate near Beirut’s port. The explosion was likely triggered by a fire which caused the highly explosive material in the warehouse to ignite. At least 100 have died and thousands

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21 Apr 2020

US citizens in Lebanon decline repatriation offer, saying it’s ‘safer’ in Beirut

Several US citizens in Beirut have spoken out about declining repatriation offers from the US, citing skyrocketing cases in the US and claiming that Lebanon may be safer. Last week, the US government announced that it would fly its citizens and permanent residents back to the US on chartered flights.

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