Beirut

Beirut

Capital of Lebanon

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Paul Rincon and Jonathan Amos
October 5, 2020
BBC News
The port area of Beirut was destroyed by one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history.
IANS
September 1, 2020
@bsindia
French President Emmanuel Macron is on a second visit to Lebanon which came less than a month after the massive August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.
BBC News
August 29, 2020
BBC News
Many pets ran away after a massive explosion in Beirut, leaving Leila Molana-Allen pining for a missing puppy.
AP
August 30, 2020
@bsindia
A group of political activists gathered on August 4 to discuss strategies to challenge Lebanons entrenched rulers when their windows blasted out by the giant explosion that rocked Beirut.
IANS
August 28, 2020
@bsindia
The UNESCO has previously warned that 640 heritage buildings have been damaged by the explosions and 60 of them are at risk of collapse
Press Trust of India
August 25, 2020
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Rajasthan HC asked the state government to chalk out a plan for the disposal of quintals of seized Ammonium Nitrate lying in various police stations and posing the danger of a Beirut-like explosion
ANI
August 25, 2020
@bsindia
Lebanese military specialists and their French colleagues have found 79 containers with dangerous chemicals in the port of Beirut, where a deadly blast occurred earlier this month
Reuters
August 21, 2020
The Telegraph
The Beirut blast should be a wake-up call for countries on the dangers of ammonium nitrate, experts say
AP
August 17, 2020
@bsindia
Lebanon is facing a surge in coronavirus cases after a devastating blast at the Beirut port earlier this month killed scores and wounded thousands
AP | PTI
August 16, 2020
@bsindia
The cause of the fire that ignited nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at Beiruts port remains unclear.
AP | PTI
August 15, 2020
@bsindia
Top Lebanese officials, including President Michel Aoun, have rejected calls for an independent probe, describing it as a waste of time that would be politicised
Financial Times
August 14, 2020
Ars Technica
Documents show more than half of the sacks of explosive ammonium nitrate were torn by 2014.
Agencies
August 13, 2020
@bsindia
The cabinet had declared a two-week state of emergency on August 5, the day after the Beirut blast that left at least 200 dead and some 6,000 injured
AP
August 13, 2020
@bsindia
Visiting US Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale says the FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe into the Beirut blast that killed, wounded thousands
Helen Sullivan
August 12, 2020
the Guardian
Volunteers and civil society members, wearing masks due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, attend an outdoor Sunday mass held by a Maronite Christian priest in the Mar Mikhael neighbourhood of Lebanon's capital Beirut on 9 August 2020, following the massive blast at the port which ravaged the city days earlier. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images
Our Foreign Staff
August 11, 2020
The Telegraph
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 sources.
AP
August 9, 2020
@bsindia
The emir of energy-rich Qatar has said that the Beirut blast is a dire circumstance that Lebanon cannot get over on its own.
BBC News
August 9, 2020
BBC News
French President Emmanuel Macron has organised Sunday's online talks to generate aid for Lebanon.
AP
August 8, 2020
@bsindia
Lebanons prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken country.
Sophie Bushwick
August 7, 2020
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