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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion

The Beirut blast killed 193, wounded about 6,500 and caused billions of dollars in damage. It decimated the port facility and thousands of apartments in the city.

Fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after deadly blast killed 190; army helicopters to join fire-fighting ops
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Fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after deadly blast killed 190; army helicopters to join fire-fighting ops

The 4 August blast caused widespread outrage after reports said that authorities had been aware of the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the port

Beirut explosion: Rescue workers find no sign of life in debris of collapsed building
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Beirut explosion: Rescue workers find no sign of life in debris of collapsed building

The 4 August explosion in the port city killed at least 191, making it Lebanon's deadliest peacetime disaster

Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt
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Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt

France and the international community have said they will not provide financial assistance to Lebanon unless it implements radical changes

Visual artists collaborate for fundraiser to support communities affected in the Beirut blast
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Visual artists collaborate for fundraiser to support communities affected in the Beirut blast

A fundraising initiative, titled 'For the Love of Beirut', is led by Ruwa and Gulf Photo Plus in partnership with Beirut Center of Photography, In My House, and Jadaliyya to celebrate love and an intimate appreciation for Beirut, and to support the communities affected by the blast.

Lebanon's government resigns amid widespread anger over last week's Beirut blast
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Lebanon's government resigns amid widespread anger over last week's Beirut blast

In March, as the economy faltered, Lebanon defaulted on a $1.2 billion payment for foreign bonds for the first time in the country’s history

Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel  animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast
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Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast

In the Lebanese cesspool of corruption and mismanagement, the actual reason for the Beirut blast or the identity of men behind it may never be known

Beirut explosion: Lebanon’s president rejects global probe, says missile or negligence could be likely causes
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Beirut explosion: Lebanon’s president rejects global probe, says missile or negligence could be likely causes

President Michel Aoun pledged ‘swift justice’, but said that an international probe would be an attempt to ‘dilute the truth’

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured
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Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured

The blast, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate, rippled across Beirut causing widespread destruction

What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical fertiliser blamed for the Beirut explosion?
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What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical fertiliser blamed for the Beirut explosion?

The Beirut blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in recent history, according to Brian Castner, lead weapons investigator for Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Team

Over 70 dead, 3,000 injured in Beirut blast; large cache of ammonium nitrate likely cause, say officials
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Over 70 dead, 3,000 injured in Beirut blast; large cache of ammonium nitrate likely cause, say officials

Officials linked the explosion in Beirut to some 2,700 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years.

Blasts rock Beirut, killing dozens and wounding thousands; cause of explosions remains unclear
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Blasts rock Beirut, killing dozens and wounding thousands; cause of explosions remains unclear

There remains a lack of clarity on whether the blast was an attack, the kind of crude tool used for decades to shape Lebanon’s political landscape, or just an accident resulting from mismanagement

Watch: Massive explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut; many wounded, widespread damage reported
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Watch: Massive explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut; many wounded, widespread damage reported

A second massive blast occured at a building near the first site of explosion, sending up a mushroom cloud and a shock wave over the city

Trading a child's dress for food: A look at how Lebanon is grappling with its economic crisis
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Trading a child's dress for food: A look at how Lebanon is grappling with its economic crisis

Demonstrations in Lebabon tapered off when the country shut down because of the coronavirus but have recently picked up again as the lockdown has added to the economic distress

In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
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In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused

In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.

Carlos Ghosn vows to clear name at first appearance since fleeing Japan; says charges against him stem from 'coup' inside Nissan
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Carlos Ghosn vows to clear name at first appearance since fleeing Japan; says charges against him stem from 'coup' inside Nissan

Fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn vowed Wednesday to clear his name as he made his first public appearance at a news conference in Beirut since skipping bail in Japan

Lebanon protests: Thousands of students take to streets as demonstrations against 'corrupt and incompetent' govt enter fourth week
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Lebanon protests: Thousands of students take to streets as demonstrations against 'corrupt and incompetent' govt enter fourth week

Thousands of students took to the streets across Lebanon to demand a better future as an unprecedented anti-government protest movement entered its fourth week and continued to spread.

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri quits amid anti-government protests; move plunges Beirut into deeper turmoil
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Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri quits amid anti-government protests; move plunges Beirut into deeper turmoil

Lebanon's PM Saad Hariri resigned, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut.

Protestors in Lebanon take to streets for 10th day, demand remove of 'systematically corrupt' political class; Hezbollah supporters defy call to stem unrest
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Protestors in Lebanon take to streets for 10th day, demand remove of 'systematically corrupt' political class; Hezbollah supporters defy call to stem unrest

Demonstrators in Lebanon blocked roads and trickled into streets across the country for a tenth consecutive day Saturday.

Lebanon withdraws plan to charge a fee on WhatsApp calls as the country faces its biggest protests
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Lebanon withdraws plan to charge a fee on WhatsApp calls as the country faces its biggest protests

The protests have been fuelled by stagnant economic conditions exacerbated by a financial crisis.