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Beirut search effort sparked by dog stops, no survivor found

The operation in the historic Mar Mikhail district had gripped Lebanon since Thursday, sparking hope that a survivor might be found under the rubble a month after the blast on August 4 that killed 191 people and wounded nearly 6,500.
This Aug. 29, 2020 photo shows destroyed buildings near the scene of last month's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
This Aug. 29, 2020 photo shows destroyed buildings near the scene of last month's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
Published on Sep 06, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

‘No signs of life’ in Beirut rubble after three-day search for blast survivors

The Aug. 4 blast in Beirut killed about 190 people, injured 6,000 more, and devastated whole neighbourhoods.
Volunteers dig through the rubble of buildings which collapsed due to the explosion at the port area, after signs of life were detected, in Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon on September 5, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Volunteers dig through the rubble of buildings which collapsed due to the explosion at the port area, after signs of life were detected, in Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon on September 5, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 05:54 AM IST
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Beirut | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Macron reaches Lebanon after new PM named under French pressure

With its economy devastated by a financial crisis, a swathe of Beirut in tatters following a huge port explosion on Aug. 4, and sectarian tensions rising, Lebanon is facing the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanese President Michel Aoun leave after their meeting at Beirut International airport, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanese President Michel Aoun leave after their meeting at Beirut International airport, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:17 AM IST
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Beirut | ByReuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Lebanon’s powerhouse Hezbollah hit by backlash after August 4 blast

For many, the Iran-backed Hezbollah now stands at the top of Lebanon’s sectarian-based system of power — and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the port disaster and for driving the country into near bankruptcy.
In the wake of the blast, Hezbollah has come under unprecedented public criticism and its role in Lebanese politics under intense scrutiny.(AP Photo)
In the wake of the blast, Hezbollah has come under unprecedented public criticism and its role in Lebanese politics under intense scrutiny.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 30, 2020 02:33 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-related emergency regime in Lebanon extended until year-end: Report

The Lebanese Health Ministry has reported 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) over the past day. The overall number of patients increased to 14,248, with 139 deaths.
Lebanon reintroduced from August 19 the regime of an epidemiological emergency until September 7, with a curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.(Reuters file photo)
Lebanon reintroduced from August 19 the regime of an epidemiological emergency until September 7, with a curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2020 07:21 AM IST
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Beirut | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

India delivers second tranche of aid to Lebanon

Earlier, India had delivered 58 tonnes of medical, food and relief supplies to Lebanon in an air force plane on August 14. The aid included emergency medical supplies, wheat flour, sugar, pulses, and relief materials such as blankets, dignity kits and sleeping mats for the large number of people left homeless by the explosions.
Indian ambassador, Suhel Ajaz Khan, handed over a consignment of medical aid, including 70 boxes of PPE kits, to Lebanon’s public health minister Hamad Hassan to help in the country’s fight against Covid-19.(MEA.)
Indian ambassador, Suhel Ajaz Khan, handed over a consignment of medical aid, including 70 boxes of PPE kits, to Lebanon’s public health minister Hamad Hassan to help in the country’s fight against Covid-19.(MEA.)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘End of the world’: Countdown to Beirut’s devastating blast

Across the city, residents who noticed the grey smoke billowing over the facility were drawn to streets, balconies and windows, watching curiously as the fire grew larger.
People remove debris from a house damaged by the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP Photo)
People remove debris from a house damaged by the August 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Macron, Merkel greet each other with namaste before meet at French presidential palace

The world leaders greeting each other with the ‘namaste’ gesture comes as Europe continues to struggle with curbing the coronavirus pandemic.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at Fort de Bregancon, in Bormes-les-Mimosas, France.(REUTERS)
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at Fort de Bregancon, in Bormes-les-Mimosas, France.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 03:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Time for world to show solidarity with Lebanese people, says UN

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi also said the UNHCR is making its capacity and expertise as a humanitarian agency available to the Lebanese people and is ready to assist the country as part of a broader international response.
Rita Faraj Oghlo, 31, walks past a damaged building on the street that she once lived in with her husband and two children before it was damaged in an explosion on the Beirut port, in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Rita Faraj Oghlo, 31, walks past a damaged building on the street that she once lived in with her husband and two children before it was damaged in an explosion on the Beirut port, in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 10:24 PM IST
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Beirut | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Lebanon Tribunal judges convict lead defendant in 2005 Hariri bombing

Judges at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Tuesday convicted the lead suspect in the 2005 bombing that killed former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.
Presiding Judge, Judge David Re, top centre, with Judge Janet Nosworthy, left, and Judge Micheline Braidy, during a session of the United Nations-backed Lebanon Tribunal in Leidschendam, Netherlands Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020.(AP photo)
Presiding Judge, Judge David Re, top centre, with Judge Janet Nosworthy, left, and Judge Micheline Braidy, during a session of the United Nations-backed Lebanon Tribunal in Leidschendam, Netherlands Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020.(AP photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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Amsterdam | ByReuters | Posted by Niyati Singh

Lebanese customs chief arrested over Beirut blast

The head of Lebanon’s customs authority was formally arrested on Monday after being questioned over the massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month, the state-run National News Agency reported.
A view shows the damage at the site of a massive explosion in Beirut port, Lebanon August 17, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A view shows the damage at the site of a massive explosion in Beirut port, Lebanon August 17, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press

Sharp rise in coronavirus cases in Lebanon after deadly port blast

Lebanon is facing a surge in coronavirus cases after a devastating blast at the Beirut port earlier this month killed scores and wounded thousands, prompting medical officials to urge Monday for a two-week lockdown to try to contain the pandemic.
Rubble of destroyed buildings is seen Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in a neighborhood near the site of the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.(AP photo)
Rubble of destroyed buildings is seen Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in a neighborhood near the site of the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.(AP photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press

UN puts death toll at 178, several historic buildings facing collapse

The most affected areas in the capital were the historic quarters of Gemayzeh and Mar Mikhael that face the port and that were known for their active night life, with many old buildings turned to pubs or restaurant.
A building in Beirut that was damaged by the August 4 blast.
A building in Beirut that was damaged by the August 4 blast.
Published on Aug 15, 2020 04:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beirut | ByAgencies

Beirut blast: India sends 58 tonnes of emergency aid to Lebanon

The external affairs ministry said a separate consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical gloves and surgical gowns, is being sent to Lebanon following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
The emergency humanitarian aid was despatched on Friday morning in a C-17 heavy lift aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in response to an assessment of requirements by Lebanese authorities.(Photo: MEAIndia/ Twitter)
The emergency humanitarian aid was despatched on Friday morning in a C-17 heavy lift aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in response to an assessment of requirements by Lebanese authorities.(Photo: MEAIndia/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Posted by Arpan Rai

Beirut’s historic buildings at risk of collapse, UNESCO warns

Among the damaged structures were museums, historic buildings, art galleries and religious sites in Beirut.
French helicopter carrier Tonnerre, right, is docked near the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
French helicopter carrier Tonnerre, right, is docked near the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Senior US diplomat heads to Lebanon to stress need for ‘urgent’ reform

In planned meetings with political leaders, civil society, and youth groups, Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale will also underscore America’s willingness to support any government that is “genuinely committed” to and acting upon such a reform agenda, the agency said in a statement.
Members of Lebanese security forces block a road to stop protesters from reaching the UNESCO Palace where Lebanon's parliament is holding a session, in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut's port area, in Beirut.(Reuters)
Members of Lebanese security forces block a road to stop protesters from reaching the UNESCO Palace where Lebanon's parliament is holding a session, in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut's port area, in Beirut.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Lebanon parliament grants military power in stricken Beirut

Lebanon’s Parliament approved on Thursday a state of emergency in the capital, Beirut, in its first session since the tragic explosion last week, granting the military sweeping powers amid rising popular anger and political uncertainty.
The blast that killed more than 170 people and injured at least 6,000 others changed the face of the capital and forced the government to resign.(Reuters photo)
The blast that killed more than 170 people and injured at least 6,000 others changed the face of the capital and forced the government to resign.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Lebanese judiciary to question former finance ministers on blast

Former finance ministers Mohammed Safadi, Ali Hasan Khalil and Ghazi Wazni will appear before an investigating panel after the ministers of public works, the official said. The two ministries are responsible for port operations.
Riot police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a protest, following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon.(Reuters)
Riot police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a protest, following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar

UK in worst recession on record

Australia recorded its deadliest day on Wednesday. The state of Victoria reported 21 deaths and 410 new cases in 24 hours.
Music fans attend a live show from traditional taxi cars called tuk-tuk in Bangkok as Thailand has started to allow the hosting of outdoor concerts with social distancing measures in place.
Music fans attend a live show from traditional taxi cars called tuk-tuk in Bangkok as Thailand has started to allow the hosting of outdoor concerts with social distancing measures in place.
Published on Aug 13, 2020 05:50 AM IST
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London/Sydney | ByAgencies, London/ Sydney

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

A nation still burying its dead on Tuesday marked a week since the explosion in Beirut that flattened much of the Lebanese capital’s port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people dead and injured.
A still image taken from a drone footage shows the damage two days after an explosion in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 6, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A still image taken from a drone footage shows the damage two days after an explosion in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 6, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press

UN sends 50,000 tons of wheat to Lebanon to avert food crisis

The World Food Programme will ship 50,000 tons of wheat flour to Beirut, enough to supply Lebanon for three months, it and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, another UN body, said Tuesday.
A still image taken from a drone footage shows the damage two days after an explosion in Beirut's port area, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
A still image taken from a drone footage shows the damage two days after an explosion in Beirut's port area, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 11, 2020 05:20 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Centre should take steps to undo economic disruption caused by Covid, says Manmohan Singh and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The former PM and the senior Congress leader warned that the disruptions due to the lockdown to prevent infections would lead to a prolonged slowdown.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
The former PM and the senior Congress leader warned that the disruptions due to the lockdown to prevent infections would lead to a prolonged slowdown.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 09:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India sending more relief, humanitarian material to explosion-hit Lebanon

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti offered deep condolences on behalf of the Government and people of India to Lebanon on “this terrible human tragedy”.
Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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United Nations | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

WHO sends USD 1.7 million worth protective equipment to Lebanon

Last week, a powerful explosion occurred at the port of Beirut, killing at least 158 people and injuring over 6,000, per the latest estimates.
Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020.(REUTERS)
Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 10, 2020 07:29 PM IST
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Geneva | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

Donors pledge 253 million euros in emergency aid for Lebanon after blast

World powers promised not to fail the Lebanese people as the capital, Beirut, recovers from the massive explosion that killed 158 people and destroyed swathes of the city last Tuesday.
Rescue teams search for missing people near the site of last Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP photo)
Rescue teams search for missing people near the site of last Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Beirut | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Tuesday’s explosion of more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed 158 people and injured more than 6,000, compounding months of political and economic collapse and prompting furious calls for the government to quit.
Riot police wearing body armour and carrying batons clashed with demonstrators as thousands converged on Parliament Square and nearby Martyrs’ Square(Reuters)
Riot police wearing body armour and carrying batons clashed with demonstrators as thousands converged on Parliament Square and nearby Martyrs’ Square(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 07:12 AM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Lebanese environment minister resigns in wake of Beirut explosion

Earlier in the day, Lebanese Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad announced her resigning from office in the wake of the massive explosion in Beirut and subsequent civil anti-government unrest.
Late on Tuesday, a powerful explosion took place at the port of Beirut, killing at least 158 people and injuring over 6,000, per the latest estimates(AP file photo)
Late on Tuesday, a powerful explosion took place at the port of Beirut, killing at least 158 people and injuring over 6,000, per the latest estimates(AP file photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Beirut | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Lebanon explosion: European Commission pledges 30 million euros

The European Commission has pledged additional 30 million euros (USD 35 million) at an international donors’ conference for Lebanon after deadly Beirut explosion.
People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.(PTI photo)
People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.(PTI photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Beirut explosion: Lebanon priests recount horror as blast rocked church

The world witnessed fleeting glimpses of the horror wrought on the Lebanese people on Tuesday through videos that circulated widely online, among them that dramatic footage as Thoumy celebrated Mass via livestream from Saint Maron-Baouchrieh church.
Lebanese priest Marwan Mouawad, center, celebrating during Sunday Mass at Saint Maron-Baouchrieh Church that was damaged by last Tuesday's explosion that hit the Beirut seaport, in Baouchrieh neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
Lebanese priest Marwan Mouawad, center, celebrating during Sunday Mass at Saint Maron-Baouchrieh Church that was damaged by last Tuesday's explosion that hit the Beirut seaport, in Baouchrieh neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon

The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a country notorious for missing money, invisible infrastructure projects and its refusal to open the books.
Rescue teams search for missing people near the site of last Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
Rescue teams search for missing people near the site of last Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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Beirut | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
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