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UN: 178 killed in Beirut explosion, 30 still missing

14 August, 2020

The death toll from the Beirut blast has reached nearly 180, with at least 30 people still missing, according to the United Nations.

US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

13 August, 2020

US Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale made the announcement as he toured the Gemayezeh neighborhood, which was damaged by the blast.

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

13 August, 2020

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: rage, writes Justin Salhani.

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

13 August, 2020

US envoy David Hale arrived in Beirut to discuss the reformation of the government, which resigned following criticism for the way it handled the twin explosions in the capital.

Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

13 August, 2020

Lebanon's parliament voted overwhelmingly for a two-week state of emergency, giving the military broad powers to crack down on protests following the devastating blast in capital Beirut.

Facebook donates $2.1 million relief fund to crisis-hit Lebanon

12 August, 2020

A $2.1 million relief and recovery fund will be sent to Lebanon from Facebook, the social networking giant confirmed on Wednesday.

Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment

12 August, 2020

A bill that sought to block candidates under indictment, like Benjamin Netanyahu, from forming a future government has been blocked by Israel's parliament.

Lebanon prosecutor to question ministers over Beirut blast

12 August, 2020

A number of ministers in Lebanon will soon face questioning over the deadly Beirut port blast, a judicial official said on Wednesday, as protests continued.

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

12 August, 2020

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

Syria's Assad suffers drop in blood pressure mid-speech

12 August, 2020

The presidency's Facebook page posted that the speech would be aired later Wednesday after an initial delay.

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