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Beirut blast


'I wanted to feel strong, stand up': Designer on creating ring inspired by Beirut blast

March 03, 2021 5:48 pm

"This collection couldn’t be more relevant to what [the Lebanese people] are going through right now. The designs stand tall and rise upwards to flourish out of the difficulties"

Beirut silos at heart of debate about remembering port blast

December 10, 2020 5:07 pm

A government-commissioned study in the wake of the disaster says the 50-year-old silos could collapse at any moment and should be demolished, sparking an emotional debate among the city's residents over how to preserve the memory of the tragedy.

Explained: The artist who turned Beirut explosion debris into a sociopolitical statement

November 02, 2020 6:59 pm

The statue stands opposite the site of the Beirut blast and includes mementoes from the civil war - a powerful compilation of a country’s memories.

'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.


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.