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One missing, 7 injured in blast at gas cylinder depot on Lebanon-Syria border: Red Cross

Beirut/Sputnik: A blast has broken out in a warehouse of gas cylinders in the Lebanese town of Qasr, which is located near the border with Syria, leaving seven people injured and another one missing, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Sunday.

Lebanon: UN chief welcomes murder conviction for 1980 blue helmet killings

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed Lebanon’s decision to bring to justice the man found guilty of killing two UN peacekeepers decades ago.

Lebanon: UN-backed tribunal sentences Hezbollah militant in Hariri assassination

New York: The UN chief on Friday took note of five concurrent life sentences handed down to a Hezbollah militant, convicted in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, fifteen years ago.

Almost 600 Syrians return home from Lebanon over past 24 Hours : Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik: Almost 600 Syrian refugees have returned home from Lebanon in the past 24-hour period, the Russian Defense Ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said on Sunday.

Two Lebanese soldiers, IS militant killed in armed clashes in northern Lebanon

Beirut/Xinhua: A total of two Lebanese soldiers and one militant were killed early Sunday in armed clashes in northern Lebanon, the National News Agency 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.

UN refugee chief underlines continued support to Lebanon

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday urged the international community to continue to stand by the people of Lebanon as they recover from the blast that devastated the capital, Beirut, earlier this month.

Supporting communities and refugees in Lebanon a ‘top priority’: UNHCR chief

New York: The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is in Lebanon to drive home the message of solidarity with all those affected by the devastating blast a fortnight ago, reaching out to both Lebanese and the many refugees and migrants sheltering in the country.

UN and partners launch $565 million appeal for Lebanon

New York: The UN and aid partners are seeking $565 million to address the overwhelming needs in Lebanon following the deadly explosions that flattened large areas of the capital, Beirut, nearly two weeks ago.

Lebanese Information Minister resigns after Beirut explosion

Moscow/Sputnik: Lebanese Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday announced her resigning from office in the wake of a massive explosion in Beirut and subsequent civil unrest.

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.

Director of Beirut's Port Among 16 Detained People After Deadly Explosion – Reports

Doha/Sputnik: Director of Beirut’s port Hassan Koraytem is one of 16 people detained following the devastating explosion that resulted in the massive destruction in the Lebanese capital, the LBC broadcaster reported.

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.

2 Filipinos among those killed in powerful Beirut blast

Manila/Xinhua: Two Filipinos were among those killed in Tuesday's powerful explosion that ripped through Lebanese capital Beirut, the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

Lebanon's security service began Ammonium nitrate investigation five months ago - Reports

Beirut/Sputnik:  The Lebanese National Security Service launched an investigation five months ago in connection with the discovery of a large amount of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut, Lebanese television channel OTV reported, citing its own security sources.