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Streets of Explosion-Ravaged Beirut as Lebanon Imposes Lockdown Amid Spike in COVID Cases 🎞️

On 4 August, a massive explosion took place in Beirut, killing over 200 people and decimating the city’s infrastructure. The massive blast was caused by improper storage of explosive ammonium nitrate in the Beirut port. Sputnik is live from Beirut as the Lebanese capital, devastated by an explosion in early August, has re-imposed a lockdown […]

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Protests in Lebanon Will Continue Unless New Gov’t Will be Independent of Old Elites, Analysts Say

Lebanon’s government stepped down on Monday night in the aftermath of a deadly blast that shattered the country’s capital on 4 August and claimed the lives of more than 200 people. International observers have discussed whether the Diab cabinet’s resignation will help fix the situation and what forces could take the reins. The tragedy reignited […]

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The cargo that blew up Beirut: Sailor REVEALS troubled history of doomed ship that brought TONS of explosive fertilizer to Lebanon 🎞️

The explosion that devastated Beirut has been linked to a mishandled ammonium nitrate cargo confiscated from a foreign ship. Now a former crew member tells RT the vessel, owned by a dodgy businessman, was a disaster in the making. Some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate – a highly explosive fertilizer – went up in a terrifying […]

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BEIRUT BLAST AFTERMATH: Parts of Lebanon’s capital lay in ruins after explosions leave dozens dead & buildings destroyed 🎞️

Videos obtained by RT show areas around Beirut’s port reduced to rubble and ruins after explosions near the city’s docks destroyed nearby buildings and blew out windows more than 10 kilometers away. Free-lance journalist Owen Holdaway sent videos from Beirut Thursday evening showing the aftermath of the blasts. “A large part of the area has […]

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Lebanese Protest Against ‘Deal of the Century’ Near US Embassy 🎞️

The plan was previously rejected by the Palestinian Authority, which vowed to cut ties with Israel and the US, urging people to participate in protests against the deal. People are gathering near the US Embassy in Lebanon in Beit Aaoukar to protest against the “deal of the century” – a new peace plan for the […]

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Lebanese Police Fire Tear Gas as Clashes With Protesters Resume in Beirut’s Centre – Videos

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Clashes between Lebanese anti-government protesters and law enforcement resumed near the parliament building in the capital Beirut on Saturday, with police resorting to tear gas and water cannons, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

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WATCH dozens injured in street battles between protestors and police on the streets of Beirut 🎞️

Dozens of people were injured and hospitalized in Beirut during street battles between thousands of anti-government protesters and armed police amid a worsening political and economic crisis in Lebanon. Protesters hurled debris, bottles and fireworks while police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse the crowds on a second night of unrest […]

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As PM Hariri resigns and Lebanon faces a power vacuum, maybe it is time to reassess relations with the US

The exit of Lebanon PM Saad Hariri brings more unrest in a turbulent region, a loss of an ally to the US, as troops withdraw from Syria, there’s conflict with Iran and issues with Saudi Arabia. Trump needs a new pal in the region.

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Lebanese Banks Resume Work After 2-Week Break Amid Anti-Government Protests

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Lebanese banks resumed operations after a two-week break amid mass anti-government protests that broke out all over the country, a Sputnik correspondent reported from Beirut on Friday. The reopening of the banks was accompanied by long lines of people who wanted to get cash and make transactions and transfers.

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‘We are waiting for war’: Lebanese say Israel has gone too far

After the recent Israeli attacks against Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, the Middle East has found itself in the midst of undeclared war. Almost everyone in Lebanon appears to agree. “This time Israel went too far. In just two days, it bombed three countries,” I am told by a local UN staffer based in Beirut.

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IDF fires at targets inside Lebanon after anti-tank missile lands near Israeli border town

The Israeli military has reportedly engaged in a cross-border exchange of fire, after an anti-tank missile – said to have come from Lebanon – landed near an Israeli border town.

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