Beirut Blast

Six killed in Beirut clashes as tensions over blast probe soar

In a statement Thursday, the two groups said their protesters came under fire from snipers on rooftops.

published on : 14th October 2021

Beirut blast investigator forced to pause probe a second time

Bitar's predecessor, Fadi Sawan, was also forced to suspend his probe before he was finally removed in February.

published on : 12th October 2021

Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast

Last year in August, hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers, which was improperly stored in the port for years, exploded to destroy parts of Beirut.

published on : 16th September 2021

Lebanon's new PM Najib Mikati pledges to stabilize economic meltdown

The new government faces a mammoth task that few believe can be surmounted, including undertaking critically needed reforms.

published on : 10th September 2021

Lebanon judge issues subpoena for outgoing PM in Beirut port blast case

Last month, judge Tarek Bitar confirmed charges filed by his predecessor against outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former ministers.

published on : 26th August 2021

Nearly one year after Beirut blast, Lebanon caretaker PM pleads for aid as crisis worsens

Lebanon’s economic and financial crisis has unfolded since late 2019, spiraling out of control in this country of over 6 million.

published on : 6th July 2021

2020: How world rocked by COVID-19, US elections and Black Lives Matter

While COVID-19 has killed 1.7 milion people, the Black Lives Matter movement leads to a major debate about race and the toppling of statues of figures linked to slavery or colonisation.

published on : 27th December 2020