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Lebanon named a new judge to lead a probe into last year's Beirut port explosion.

Families of the victims and survivors have accused the ruling political class of corruption and negligence that led to the explosion of ammonium nitrates.

Judge investigating <em>Beirut</em> port <em>blast</em> removed from office

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Judge investigating Beirut port blast removed from office

Judge Fadi Sawan had charged Lebanese politicians including prime minister Hassan Diab with negligence over the port blast.

Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

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Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

"<em>Beirut</em> was lucky": German firm clearing <em>Beirut</em> <em>blast</em>-hit port

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"Beirut was lucky": German firm clearing Beirut blast-hit port

After a blast of historic proportions at Beirut's port last year, Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance, the German ...

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Qatar's FM pledges support for Lebanon during surprise visit

Qatar's foreign minister pledged support for Lebanon throughout rebuilding Beirut but said there is no initiative for reconciliation.

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German firm to remove dangerous material from Beirut port

Since the August blast and a massive fire at the port weeks later, authorities have been concerned about dangerous material still at ...

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Amnesty, HRW call for investigation into Lokman Slim's killing

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch deplored the murder of Lokman Slim and urged for Lebanese authorities to implement a thorough ...

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France says failure to probe Beirut blast ‘unacceptable'

The French Ambassador to Lebanon has criticised Lebanese officials over their failure to reveal the cause of the port explosion that killed over ...

Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

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Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

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Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

Hunger, unemployment, and violence are widespread in Lebanon, six months after the deadly Beirut blast.

'Not like every time:' <em>Beirut</em> <em>blast</em> victims want truth

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'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

'No justice' six months after horrific <em>Beirut</em> <em>blast</em>: HRW

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'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

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Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

The Beirut explosion, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 6,000, caused wounds on an even wider scale on the mental ...

France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

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France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon, once a French protectorate, from its financial meltdown - its deepest ...

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Tripoli's working class lives matter

Comment: Tripoli and its revolutionary youth must resist a reality in which their deaths are seen as an affordable crime by the ruling class, writes Nizar Hassan.

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

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UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

Savaro Ltd. shares the same address as three individuals linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate which caused the deadly explosion in ...

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Assassination attempt targets Syrian son of 'Russia’s man'

Gunmen opened fire on Bassel Haswani in Yabroud, just days after his father was linked to the purchase of the shipment of ammonium nitrate that ...

Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating <em>Beirut</em> explosives

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Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium ...

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

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Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot <em>blast</em>

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Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese Red ...

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