Lebanon

Russian rescuers return from Beirut

Specialists of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, who took part in eliminating the consequences of the explosion in Beirut, returned to Russia. Il-76 and Superjet planes of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation landed at …

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Damage from Beirut port explosion surpasses $15 bln

Damage from the powerful explosion on August 4 in the port district of Beirut has been estimated as over $15 bln, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said in a phone conversation with Felipe VI of Spain. "President Aoun noted that …

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Lebanese leader accepts cabinet resignation

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has accepted resignation of the cabinet led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday, the leader’s press service said in a statement. "Prime Minister [Hassan] Diab have handed in his written …

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World pledges €250 million to Lebanon

World leaders pledged more than €250 million for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered "directly" to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut. …

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Policeman killed in clashes in Beirut

In Beirut, a police officer was killed during a protest, the Lebanese Interior Ministry informs. The department clarified that he died as a result of an attack at the Le Gray hotel. Thousands of people went to an …

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Protesters in Beirut stormed four ministries

In Beirut, protesters storm the building of the Lebanese Ministry of Energy. Earlier, they stormed the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Economy and Lebanese bank associations. It was reported that in the Lebanese capital, …

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Beirut protesters seize Foreign Ministry building

In Beirut, protesters occupied the Lebanese Foreign Ministry building. According to local media, at the moment, there are police officers near the building, who are negotiating with the protesters. It is noted that the protesters burned the …

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Over 100 protesters injured in Beirut

Over 100 protesters were injured in central Beirut Saturday during demonstrations demanding justice for victims of the devastating Beirut blast that shattered half the city, The Daily Star informs. Security forces fired volleys of tear …

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Death toll in Beirut reaches 158

The death toll from Tuesday's catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut has risen to 158, the Lebanese health ministry media office said on Saturday, News24 informs. According to News24, the number of people injured exceeds 6 000 …

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UK to provide £5 million of aid to Lebanon

Britain will provide a 5 million pound aid package to Beirut, including search and rescue help and expert medical support, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said after speaking with the Lebanese prime minister. "We are going to …

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