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As Lebanon’s revolt fury fades, protesters struggle to promote change

A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. A spontaneous and hopeful nationwide movement was born, denouncing an entire political establishment that had for decades pushed Lebanon toward collapse. Today, as crises multiply and the country dives deeper into uncertainty and poverty, protests […]

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Beirut explosion death toll rises to 135 as 5,000 wounded: Live

Information minister says army will oversee house arrest of those responsible for storage and guarding at Beirut port. Lebanon’s cabinet declared a two-week state of emergency in the capital city and handed control of security in the capital to the military following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000 […]

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Beirut hospitals inundated with explosion victims are now filling with injured protesters

There is no escaping from the trauma in Beirut. Hospitals inundated with victims of the explosion are now filling with protesters injured by the security forces.  Firas Hamdan told me he was out on the streets protesting last Saturday, and while filming a live broadcast on Facebook he was almost killed. You can see the […]

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Beirut explosion: Family of missing man losing hope he may be found

There is agony and much anger amongst the families whose relatives are still missing after the Beirut blast. Three days after the biggest explosion to hit the Lebanese capital, there are still about 80 people unaccounted for. The son of one missing man said it took more than 40 hours before authorities started the rescue […]

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Beirut port explosion ‘feels like a dream’

Residents of Beirut have been left in shock after two devastating blasts killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others on Tuesday. Dozens are still missing. Lebanese authorities said the explosions were caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse. Charbel Matar told the BBC that his family home […]