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Lebanon’s leaders warned in July about explosives at port – documents

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese security officials warned the prime minister and president last month that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut’s port posed a security risk and could destroy the capital if it exploded, according to documents seen by Reuters and senior security ...

Lebanese government on verge of collapse after 3 ministers, 8 MPs resign

Lebanon’s government is on the verge of collapsing after the resignation of more ministers from Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government, along with several MPs and an ambassador. Diab’s government, which was formed by Hezbollah and its allies, was dubbed as one-sided from the outset.

16 Beirut Ministries Respond to Lebanon Explosion

Director of the INSAAF migrant worker ministry in Lebanon, Chetti’s colleagues described shards of broken glass flying through the air, and the metal frames of doors ripped from their hinges. It was a similar experience for the one staff member inside the Youth for Christ youth center not far ...

Volcanic, revolutionary rage building against Lebanese government and Hezbollah. Massive protests. Government ministries stormed. Resignations begin. But will any of it be enough to set Lebanon free?

Volcanic rage at the government and at Hezbollah is rapidly rising all across Lebanon. The economy is melting down. Hyperinflation is ravaging the country. And since September, the Lebanese currency “has lost 85 to 90 percent of its value,” noted a recent news report. Then came the devastating ...

‘Judgement Day’: Thousands demand justice for Beirut blast

Protesters stormed four ministry buildings Saturday as Prime Minister Hassan Diab said he would propose holding early parliamentary elections to placate thousands of enraged Lebanese on what activists are calling ‘Judgement Day.’

Angry Lebanese set up mock gallows amid calls for ‘revenge’ over blast

BEIRUT: Thousands of protesters set up a mock gallows in Beirut’s Martyr’s Square on Saturday and demanded “revenge” against politicians widely held responsible for the deadly explosion that devastated large swathes of the Lebanese capital. At least 60 people are still missing after the ...

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