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Beirut: Street violence that left seven dead, dozens hurt over port blast probe resurrects spectre of civil war
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Beirut: Street violence that left seven dead, dozens hurt over port blast probe resurrects spectre of civil war

France, the US and United Nations have appealed for a de-escalation but also insisted on the need to allow the port explosion probe to continue unhindered

Beirut: At least six dead, dozens hurt after protests over last year's port blast probe turn violent
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Beirut: At least six dead, dozens hurt after protests over last year's port blast probe turn violent

Hezbollah and Amal have blamed the Lebanese Forces, a Christian party staunchly opposed to them, and accused them of firing sniper shots with the aim to kill. The latter has denied the charges

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, rumoured to be dead, resurfaces in video on 9/11 attacks anniversary
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Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, rumoured to be dead, resurfaces in video on 9/11 attacks anniversary

Al-Zawahri’s speech was recorded in a 61-minute, 37-second video produced by the group’s as-Sahab Media Foundation.

From Shebaa Farms to Iran angle, Israel's more hate, little love for Hezbollah is unsurprising
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From Shebaa Farms to Iran angle, Israel's more hate, little love for Hezbollah is unsurprising

The disputed Shebaa Farms area, Iran-backed Hezbollah doctrine to destroy Israel and Hezbollah's numerous attacks on Israel and Jewish targets globally have always kept things very fluid

Mired in pandemic-induced crises, Lebanon hopes for economic revival and relief with the arrival of summer
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Mired in pandemic-induced crises, Lebanon hopes for economic revival and relief with the arrival of summer

For weeks, frustrated citizens have been lining up to fill up at gas stations, with occasional fistfights and shootings amid frayed nerves. More than half the population has been plunged into poverty, and with sectarian tensions on the rise, Lebanon feels ready to erupt.

Lack of healthcare, retirement schemes leads Lebanon's elderly to struggle for basic necessities during pandemic
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Lack of healthcare, retirement schemes leads Lebanon's elderly to struggle for basic necessities during pandemic

Lebanon is one of only 16 countries in the world with no pension scheme for private sector workers in case of old age, disability and death, according to the ILO. The national social security program covers only 30 percent of the labor force, mainly giving one-time payments at retirement, and is dangerously underfunded.

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