World  /  Published 31.08.20

Diplomat named as Lebanon’s new PM

Lebanese leaders named diplomat Mustapha Adib as the new prime minister on Monday under pressure from French President Emmanuel Macron who will visit Beirut to press for reforms aimed at dragging the ...
By Reuters in Beirut

World  /  Published 13.08.20

Beirut blast warning

Lebanon’s Prime Minister and President were warned that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port could explode just weeks before the blast, documents show. As the Lebanese capital o...
By The Daily Telegraph in Beirut

World  /  Published 11.08.20

Lebanon: Resignation of govt ‘not enough’

Angry Lebanese said the government’s resignation on Monday did not come close to addressing the tragedy of last week’s Beirut explosion and demanded the removal of what they see as a corru...
By Reuters in Beirut

World  /  Published 10.08.20

Beirut: Lebanon govt resigns

Lebanon’s government resigned Monday amid widespread public fury at the country’s ruling elite over last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. The move risks opening the way to dra...
By AP in Beirut

World  /  Published 09.08.20

Beirut: Won’t stop until change

Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near the parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations triggered by last w...
By Reuters in Beirut

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Strangers treated me like friend: Survivor

I was just about to look at a video a friend had sent me on Tuesday afternoon — “the port seems to be burning,” she said — when my whole building shook, as if startled, by the ...
By Vivian Yee in Beirut

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Trump: Beirut blast caused by a bomb

President Donald Trump said US military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrib...
By AP in Washington

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Beirut: Rescuers seek survivors

Lebanese rescue workers dug through the mangled wreckage of buildings on Wednesday looking for survivors after a massive warehouse explosion sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at lea...
By Reuters in Beirut

World  /  Published 05.08.20

Beirut: 25 killed in huge explosion

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering win...
By Reuters in Beirut

World  /  Published 25.07.20

Iran plane swerves to avoid US fighter

An Iranian passenger plane en route from Iran to Beirut swerved and dropped abruptly on Thursday to avoid a nearby American fighter jet, injuring several passengers before landing in Beirut. Videos b...
By Vivian Yee, Farnaz Fassihi, Eric Schmitt in Beirut


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