Macron tells donor conference: ‘Lebanon’s future is at stake’

Macron said Israel signaled its willing to help. US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Everyone wants to help!". By REUTERS Lebanon's President Michel Aoun welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron upon his arrival at the airport in...

Pompeo: Arabs, Israelis are speaking with one voice on Iran

"The Council must choose between arming terrorists or standing by the Gulf," Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said. By OMRI NAHMIAS  - The Jerusalem Post WASHINGTON - The United States will introduce a resolution...

Blast in Lebanon’s Port Capped Deadly Game of Pass the Buck

https://www.bloomberg.com-By Dana Khraiche Authorities were warned about the chemical 4 times this year Last warning came just hours before the port was flattened Rescue workers dig through rubble in the Port of Beirut in...

Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks stored in hangar

Angry Lebanese plan major protest on Saturday, one day before team investigating explosion reports to cabinet Martin Chulov in Beirut, Michael Safi in Amman and Peter Beaumont in London – The Guardian An aerial view shows...

The inferno and the mystery ship

BBC.COM-By Rami Ruhayem in Beirut and Paul Adams in London-  Picture Getty images First, the ground shook, ever so slightly, almost imperceptibly. A quick look around confirmed the sensation; the wardrobes in the house were...

Beirut explosion: UN warns of Lebanon humanitarian crisis

BBC.COM-Media captionThe explosion caused huge damage to the port and surrounding areas of Beirut UN agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis in Lebanon after Tuesday's devastating blast in Beirut. Lebanon was already suffering a major...

Nasrallah Denies Storing Arms at Beirut Port, Calls for Benefiting from Int’l Support

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday categorically and strongly denied the presence of any arms or ammonium nitrate belonging to Hizbullah at the site of the deadly mega-blast that rocked Beirut’s port and...

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Beirut Over Deadly Blast

by Svetlana Ekimenko Lebanese authorities earlier placed several Beirut port officials under house arrest, insisting those found responsible for “criminal negligence” that resulted in the 4 August explosion that killed at least 137 people would face...

Macron says ‘Lebanon is not alone’ as he visits devastated Beirut, gets quickly blasted...

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in solidarity with people of Lebanon following the massive explosion in its capital. It did not go over well and just reminded critics of the troubled history the two...

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

By Paul P. Murphy, CNN - CNN.COM (CNN)Doctored videos of Tuesday's devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform. In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the...

Captain astonished that his ship delivered Beirut explosive

The chemicals were to be delivered to Fábrica de Explosivos de Moçambique, a company majority-owned by the Portuguese explosives company Moura Silva e Filhos. Source: Associated Press A sea captain poses for a photo after his...

Macron Meets Aoun, Berri, Diab, Urges ‘Fast, Transparent’ Blast Probe

French President Emmanuel Macron held a meeting Thursday at the Baabda Palace with President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Hassan Diab. Speaking to reporters after the talks, Macron urged “transparent and fast”...

IMF Urges Lebanon to Break Reform ‘Impasse’ after Port Disaster

The International Monetary Fund urged Lebanese officials Thursday to break an "impasse" and move ahead with reforms after a massive Beirut blast devastated the capital and cost the crisis-hit country billions in damages. "It is...

Jumblat Urges Int’l Probe, Says Won’t Let FPM, Hizbullah Control Parliament

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Thursday called for tasking an international panel of inquiry with probing the mega-blast that rocked Beirut’s port, as he stressed that the Democratic Gathering bloc will not...

Macron says aid to blast-stricken Lebanon won’t go to ‘corrupt hands’

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday. Photo: AP pool By Samia Nakhoul and Ellen Francis BEIRUT  - Japan  Today French President Emmanuel Macron...

Macron Urges Int’l Probe into Beirut Blast, Promises Aid Conference

French President Emmanuel Macron Thursday called for an international investigation into the blast at Beirut's port that killed more than 130 people and ravaged entire neighborhoods, costing the country billions. "An international, open and transparent...

Beirut explosion: Anti-government protests break out in city

BBC.COM-Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dozens of people protested near parliament in Beirut Protesters clashed with Lebanese security forces at anti-government demonstrations in Beirut on Thursday. Officers deployed tear gas on dozens of people near parliament. Demonstrators...

Ex-Saudi intelligence official alleges Riyadh sent hit squad to kill him

In a 107-page lawsuit against MbS and 24 others filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, Jabri said the crown prince "dispatched a hit squad" to Canada in October 2018. By REUTERS Saudi...

Beirut port manager among 16 held in blast probe

"Sixteen people have been taken into custody as part of the investigation," NNA quoted Akiki as saying. He said the investigation was continuing. By REUTERS People walk past damaged buildings and vehicles following Tuesday's blast...

Georgia’s awkward connection to the Beirut explosion

A series of unfortunate events appears to be behind the link. Giorgi Lomsadze- Eurasianet.org The fertilizer that is being blamed for the blast may have originated at this factory in Georgia. (rustaviazot.ge)Georgia has been...