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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.

One Australian among dead in "horrific" Beirut explosion: PM

Canberra/Xinhua: One Australian has been killed by the explosions happened in Beirut on Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed.

Embassy says no Russians gravely injured in Beirut explosion

Moscow/Sputnik: There are no Russians among those gravely injured in the powerful explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, the Russian Embassy told Sputnik.

Lebanon: UN ‘actively assisting’ in response to huge explosions at Beirut port

New York: The United Nations has said that it is “actively assisting” in the response to the horrific explosions that ripped through the port area of Beirut on Tuesday, reportedly leaving dozens dead and thousands wounded, among them some UN naval peacekeepers.

Beirut explosion: Death toll touches 78, country mourns 

Beirut: The death toll due to the explosion in Beirut city of Lebanon touched 78  as 4000 others suffered injuries on Tuesday, media reports said on Wednesday.

Massive explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut, at least 50 dead

Beirut/IBNS: At least 50 people were killed and countless injured after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.   

Lebanon ‘fast spiralling out of control’ leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet

New York: Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday for a unified response by politicians and the people to overcome the worsening socio-economic crisis there.

560 hotels close in Lebanon amid COVID-19 outbreak, financial crisis

Beirut/Xinhua: A total of 560 hotels shut down in Lebanon due to the absence of tourists given the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, Elnashra, online independent newspaper, reported on Friday.

Thousands rally in protest of dire living conditions in Lebanon amid coronavirus outbreak

Beirut/Xinhua: Thousands of Lebanese people on Monday took to the streets across the country to protest against dire living conditions, TV channel MTV reported.

Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence

New York/IBNS: What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon’s Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking the concern of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.