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Beirut blast


'The port came to us': The story behind this photo of Beirut blast

September 23, 2020 10:47 pm

An image captured by an Associated Press photographer showing a dust-covered girl carried against a man's shoulder, a gash bleeding from her forehead, has come to symbolize the devastation of the Aug. 4 blast at the Beirut port

How a massive bomb came together in Beirut’s port

September 10, 2020 5:05 pm

Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, a compound used in explosives, was spilling from torn bags. In the same hangar were jugs of oil, kerosene and hydrochloric acid; 5 miles of fuse on wooden spools; and 15 tons of fireworks — in short, every ingredient needed to construct a bomb that could devastate a city.

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

August 23, 2020 4:39 pm

Across the city, residents who noticed the grey smoke billowing over the facility were drawn to streets, balconies and windows, watching curiously as the fire grew larger. Phones were pulled out of pockets and pointed toward the flames.

Pictures of Beirut's 'miracle baby' George take social media by storm

August 21, 2020 7:29 pm

The boy's father, who wanted the film the moments before his son was born, also ended up catching on camera one of the most devastating explosions in the history of Lebanon.

Lebanese customs chief arrested over Beirut blast

August 18, 2020 3:07 pm

Thirty people are still missing after the August 4 blast, which caused an estimated USD 10 billion to USD 15 billion in damage.

FBI team arrives this weekend to take part in Beirut probe

August 15, 2020 6:10 pm

Many Lebanese want the probe taken out of the hands of their government, fearing that bickering among the long-entrenched political factions, notorious for corruption, won't allow any results to come to light that are damaging to their leadership.

UN launches $565 million appeal for Beirut victims

August 15, 2020 2:22 pm

The third phase will be a response to Lebanon’s socioeconomic crisis before the Beirut explosion, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the office said.

India delivers 58 MT of relief material to blast-hit Lebanon

August 15, 2020 8:38 am

In light of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Lebanon, India has also separately dispatched Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including surgical gloves and surgical gowns. The consignment is expected to reach Beirut in the coming days.

UN: 178 killed in Beirut explosion, 30 still missing

August 14, 2020 2:45 pm

Some 120 schools, used by 50,000 students, have been damaged. More than 1,000 of nearly 50,000 residential units were severely damaged, the UN report said.

NASA releases map showing the impact of Beirut blast

August 13, 2020 8:21 am

NASA has released a map that shows the likely extent of the high scale damage caused by the explosion in Lebanon's capital city Beirut on August 4 which claimed the lives of more than 170 people.


Aftermath of deadly blast in Beirut

August 12, 2020 6:44 pm

A nation still burying its dead on Tuesday marked a week since the explosion in Beirut that flattened much of the Lebanese capital's port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people dead and injured.