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Human rights experts call for international investigation into 2020 Beirut explosion

New York: A cohort of independent UN experts has called on the Human Rights Council to launch an international investigation into the massive explosion in Beirut two year ago, with a view to securing justice for those who died and were injured.

UN calls for end to violence in Lebanon following deadly Beirut clashes

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for an immediate end to violence in Lebanon following deadly sectarian violence in the capital, Beirut, surrounding the on-going investigation into the August 2020 blasts in the port area.

Lebanese army looking for people who attacked protesters in Beirut post explosions

Beirut/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The Lebanese military is looking for criminals who opened fire at protesters in Beirut on Thursday.

Families still struggling one year after Beirut explosion: UNICEF

New York: A year after the devastating explosions in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a staggering 98 per cent of families are still in need, according to a survey published on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

Beirut blast aftermath: Healing underway, city needs more support to cleanse ‘deep wounds’

New York: Those affected by the devastating explosions that tore through Beirut 100 days ago, killing more than 200 people, remain in need of crucial support, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday.

Explosion at fuel depot in Beirut kills 3 people, injures over 50 0thers: Reports

Beirut/Sputnik: A blast at a fuel depot in the Lebanese capital killed three people and injured more than 50 others on Friday, Lebanon’s Al Jadeed TV channel reported.

Lebanon: Fire breaks out at oils and tires warehouse in Beirut

Beirut/IBNS: A major fire broke out at an oils and tires warehouse in the duty-free market of Lebanon capital Beirut's port on Thursday.

Beirut facing acute environmental crisis, warns UN energy specialist

New York: Contamination from hazardous chemicals, landfill sites at capacity, and water pollution, are among the most urgent challenges faced by the Lebanese authorities and UN teams tackling the huge task of clearing up Beirut, following the massive explosion in the city’s port on 4 August.

Kickstarting economies without COVID-19 plan, ‘a recipe for disaster’: Tedros

New York: Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, countries want to “get their economies going again”, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising on the measures that governments, communities and individuals should take, to do so safely.

UNESCO launches Beirut recovery fund for culture, heritage and education

New York: To support the rehabilitation of schools, historic heritage buildings, museums and the creative economy, which suffered extensive damage in the deadly explosions that shook Beirut earlier this month, the head of the UN cultural agency on Thursday launched an international fund-raising appeal.

Experts call for accountability following Beirut’s ‘unprecedented’ lethal explosion

New York: The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more than three dozen independent rights experts on Thursday, to issue a call for justice and accountability on behalf of the Lebanese people.

Refugees also affected by Beirut blast as UN relief efforts continue

New York: Dozens of refugees were among the victims of the deadly explosions at Beirut’s port a week ago that destroyed large areas of the Lebanese capital, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Tuesday.

Over 40 Syrians died in Beirut blast : Embassy

Moscow/Sputnik: At least 43 Syrian nationals have died in Tuesday's mammoth blast in Beirut, the Syrian Embassy in Lebanon said Saturday.

As Beirut rescuers search for survivors, UN warns of ‘huge’ needs

New York: Across Lebanon, “the needs are immediate, and they are huge” in the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed Beirut city port, UN agencies said on Friday.

Port in Tripoli to perform functions of Beirut Port destroyed by blast

Tripoli/Sputnik: The Lebanese Supreme Defense Council decided at a meeting on Wednesday that a port in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli will take over the functions of the port in Beirut, which was recently destroyed by a powerful explosion.