The investigation into the August 2020 blasts, which killed over 200 people and injured thousands, has become a point of contention after controversial judge Tarek Bitar said he was resuming proceedings. Lebanon’s Chief Prosecutor Ghassan Oweidat has filed charges against Bitar
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Hundreds of Lebanese citizens took to the streets against the suspension of the investigation into the Beirut port blast. The protests were led by the families of the victims of the blast.
Lebanese public health experts Aline Germani and Samer Jabbour discuss the impact of the political and economic crisis in the country, and the implications for the health sector. They also talk about the expectations from the new government
The new government headed by prime minister Najib Mikati received the support of 85 out of 100 members of the parliament present during the eight-hour-long session, with 17 members not participating
Thousands of people in the Lebanese capital Beirut took to the streets to mark one year of the blast at the city’s port.
The blast at a warehouse in the Beirut port last year killed more than 218 people, injured over 7,500 others, and rendered thousands homeless at a time when Lebanon was going through a severe economic and political crisis and a COVID-19 outbreak
Lebanon is being run by a caretaker government since August last year when, following the Beirut blasts, prime minister Hasan Diab resigned from his post after only seven months in power
Mustapha Adib, Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, has won the support of the major political blocs but is part of an establishment whose credibility is at a historic low following the Beirut blasts
The explosion in Beirut on 4 August was not an accident. The authorities were aware of the possibility of an explosion. They did nothing.
Protests against the government gained momentum after the blasts last week that claimed close to 200 lives and injured 6,000 others. The resignation of Hassan Diab was one of the key demands of the protesters
A large number of protesters gathered and shouted slogans from inside cars in order to maintain physical distancing in light of COVID-19