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Tag Archives: Beirut

Lebanon information minister quits over deadly port blast

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of the capital. “After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,” she said in a statement carried by local ...

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Turkey says it is ready to help rebuild port of Beirut

BEIRUT: Turkey is ready to help rebuild the port of Beirut, which was destroyed by a massive blast, Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said during a visit to Lebanon. Turkey’s port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean, is ready to assist the port of Beirut, he said, without elaborating. The blast was ...

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Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

BEIRUT: Lebanese rescue workers searched for survivors in the mangled wreckage of buildings and investigators blamed negligence for a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135 people. Around 5,000 people were injured in explosion at Beirut port and up to 250,000 were ...

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Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

BEIRUT: Tens of thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets for a forth day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption despite several arrests by security forces. They streamed into the streets around the country´s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls ...

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Young British diplomat in Beirut ‘raped and strangled’

BEIRUT: A British diplomat is feared to have been kidnapped, raped and murdered after her body was found dumped at a roadside on the outskirts of Beirut. Rebecca Dykes, 30, was heading home after meeting friends at a bar in the Lebanese capital when she was last seen alive at ...

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