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As rescue workers uncover remains of firefighters killed in the blast that rocked Lebanon's capital Beirut, a judge was appointed to lead the investigation into the disaster.

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

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

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

Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

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Macron warns Iran against 'interference' in Lebanon

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was warned against interfering in Lebanon, where a deadly port explosion has caused triggered a political crisis.

Lebanon leaders 'warned about explosives' weeks before Beirut blast

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Lebanon leaders 'warned about explosives' weeks before Beirut blast

Two of Lebanon's top leaders were warned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that caused the deadly Beirut blast, a report said.

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Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the capital.

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Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

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Teenage son of Lebanon's 'most hated politician' addresses cyberbullying

The young son of Lebanon's former Foreign Minister speaks out against alleged bullying in recent TikTok video.

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Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut ...

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

EU doubles Lebanon aid to 63 million euros

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EU doubles Lebanon aid to 63 million euros

The European Commission on Sunday added another 30 million euros to the 33 million already announced to help Lebanon after last week's deadly ...

Trump urges Lebanon to hold 'transparent investigation' into blast

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Trump urges Lebanon to hold 'transparent investigation' into blast

US President Donald Trump called for Lebanon to conduct a "full and transparent investigation" into the huge explosion that hit Beirut, and ...

'No hope' of finding survivors at Lebanon blast site

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'No hope' of finding survivors at Lebanon blast site

The huge explosion that hit Beirut's port devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital, claimed over 150 lives and wounded some 6,000 people.

Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

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Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump and other world leaders for the virtual conference to drum up aid for Lebanon.

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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of the victims to date.

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

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Lebanon minister quits in first govt resignation over blast

Manal Abdel Samad has resigned from her position as information minister on Sunday.

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Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the revolution', as ...

Lebanon braced for massive anti-government protests as anger mounts

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Lebanon braced for massive anti-government protests as anger mounts

Lebanon is braced for large anti-government protests on Saturday, amid popular anger against the country's political leadership.

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More than 60 still missing after Beirut mega-blast

Sixty people are still missing, while 154 are confirmed dead following the devastating explosion in Beirut's port, the Lebanese health ministry ...

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the ...

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

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Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

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Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

Michel Aoun has revealed that he knew about the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port last month.

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