Category: Beirut

PHOTOS: Day Two — Beirut Rises from the Ashes with Populist Anger at Ruling Elites
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PHOTOS: Day Two — Beirut Rises from the Ashes with Populist Anger at Ruling Elites

Beirut has endured many horrors in its 5,000-year history, but nothing like the massive explosion that ripped through the ancient Mediterranean port city on Tuesday, leaving thousands of casualties, 300,000 homeless, and over $10 billion in damage in its wake. Now the indomitable Lebanese are digging themselves out from the rumble and demanding answers from…

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Beirut Blast Blamed on Explosive Cargo Seized from Russian Ship
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Beirut Blast Blamed on Explosive Cargo Seized from Russian Ship

Lebanese officials said on Wednesday the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday occurred when a large cargo of ammonium nitrate seized from a ship in 2013 and left in a warehouse in the Port of Beirut for six years caught fire and exploded. International media organizations checked maritime records and concluded the ship in…

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