[

lebanon

]
PAGE 4

Beirut blasts may be due to old explosive material at port: Security official

The explosion killed and wounded dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the Beirut sky.
A picture shows a destroyed silo at the scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut.(AFP)
A picture shows a destroyed silo at the scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 11:35 PM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Beirut blast area housed highly-explosive materials, says Lebanese internal security chief

Lebanon’s internal security chief Abbas Ibrahim said that a massive blast in Beirut’s port area occurred in a section housing highly-explosive materials, and not explosive as had been reported earlier by the official state news agency NNA.
Smoke rises in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Smoke rises in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Copy Link
Dubai | ByReuters | Posted by Niyati Singh

‘Like an earthquake’: Huge explosion rips through Beirut captured on video

Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the massive explosions, the cause of which was not immediately known.
Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from a social media video.(Reuters photo)
Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from a social media video.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh

Massive blast shakes Lebanon’s capital Beirut, hundreds injured

Footage of the blast shared around by residents on social media showed a column of smoke rising from the port district followed by an enormous blast.
A picture shows the scene of a blast in Beirut on August 4, 2020.(AFP photo)
A picture shows the scene of a blast in Beirut on August 4, 2020.(AFP photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByReuters | Posted by Niyati Singh

Iran slams interception by US jet over Syria as ‘illegal’

According to Iranian state TV, two fighter jets came within a distance of 100 meters (328 feet) of the Iranian Airbus A310. The pilot of Mahan Air Flight 1152 quickly took the aircraft to a lower altitude to avoid a collision, the report said. The sharp maneuver caused slight injuries among some of the passengers.
An image grab from a video released by state-run Iran Press news agency on July 24, 2020, reportedly shows a fighter jet seen from an Iranian passenger plane after it was intercepted by a US F-15 while flying over Syria.(AFP)
An image grab from a video released by state-run Iran Press news agency on July 24, 2020, reportedly shows a fighter jet seen from an Iranian passenger plane after it was intercepted by a US F-15 while flying over Syria.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Copy Link
Tehran | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high

Health Minister Hamad Hassan said Friday the spike was partly due to expatriates who came after the airport was reopened on July 1.
Lebanon has recorded 2,168 infections and 36 deaths due to Covid-19(Reuters)
Lebanon has recorded 2,168 infections and 36 deaths due to Covid-19(Reuters)
Published on Jul 12, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Lebanon holds Baalbek concert as message of hope despite virus, economic crisis

Held amid soaring Roman columns, the Baalbek International Festival was founded in 1956. This year, it’s being broadcast on local and regional TV stations and livestreamed on social media in an effort to spread “unity and hope.”
Baalbek: Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon, Sunday, July 5, 2020.(AP)
Baalbek: Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon, Sunday, July 5, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Copy Link
Lebanon | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

First Covid-19 case confirmed in Lebanon

The novel coronavirus was found in a 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had travelled from Qom in Iran.
Lebanon's Minister of Health, Hamad Hasan and Iman Shantiki, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Lebanon, attend a news conference, after the country's first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Lebanon's Minister of Health, Hamad Hasan and Iman Shantiki, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Lebanon, attend a news conference, after the country's first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, in Beirut, Lebanon.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByAgence France-Presse

Carlos Ghosn used one of two French passports to flee Japan: Reports

There is no emigration data showing Ghosn’s departure from Japan but he entered Lebanon on a French passport, public broadcaster NHK said.
Former Nissan Motor Chariman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS File Photo)
Former Nissan Motor Chariman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Copy Link
Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Japanese prosecutors raid Nissan ex-Chairman Ghosn’s Tokyo home

Ghosn said in a statement that he left for Lebanon because he thought the Japanese judicial system was unjust, and he wanted to avoid “political persecution.”
A view of a house where is believed that former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn lived before he fled to Lebanon, in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS Photo)
A view of a house where is believed that former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn lived before he fled to Lebanon, in Tokyo, Japan.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Copy Link
Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

Ex-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn joins Mallya, Nirav Modi as big-time white-collar fugitives

It’s unclear how Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan as he’d been under house arrest and close surveillance since being granted bail in April following his initial arrest in November 2018.
Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan Motor Co, escaped house arrest and close surveillance to flee to Lebanon from Japan.(REUTERS File)
Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan Motor Co, escaped house arrest and close surveillance to flee to Lebanon from Japan.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Jan 01, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Copy Link
Bloomberg | ByWill Davies

Carlos Ghosn flies to Lebanon, blasts ‘rigged’ Japanese justice

In a statement, the 65-year-old tycoon said he would “no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system, where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied.”
Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn(Reuters file photo)
Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 10:51 AM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByAgence France-Presse

Angry protesters rally for rights

For many governments, from France to Bolivia, it was a year fraught with agitations. In many instances, the turmoil worsened already perilous economic situations.
From Hong Kong to Venezuela and Lebanon, angry protesters took to the streets this year, defying tear gas shells and police batons, rallying for a range of issues, and demanding, on many occasions, an overhaul of existing political systems.(Reuters image)
From Hong Kong to Venezuela and Lebanon, angry protesters took to the streets this year, defying tear gas shells and police batons, rallying for a range of issues, and demanding, on many occasions, an overhaul of existing political systems.(Reuters image)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 01:54 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Mathur

The proliferation of popular protests | Opinion

If there is one thing that unites the world in 2019, it’s anger at governments—that should worry both governments and the people that are raging against them
A demonstrator throws a brick on Pedder Street during a lunchtime protest in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, Nov 13. Hong Kong protests continue, flummoxing one of the world’s most significant economic power centres(Bloomberg)
A demonstrator throws a brick on Pedder Street during a lunchtime protest in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, Nov 13. Hong Kong protests continue, flummoxing one of the world’s most significant economic power centres(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 07:54 PM IST
Copy Link

Like roads, many genetic lineages led to ancient Rome

Rome and central Italy’s antiquity is well-documented in the rich archaeological and historical record, but relatively little genetic work had been carried out until now.
During the imperial period, Romans had more in common with populations from Greece, Syria and Lebanon.(Unsplash)
During the imperial period, Romans had more in common with populations from Greece, Syria and Lebanon.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Copy Link
Washington D.C. | ByAgence France-Presse

Lebanon’s Al Ahed clinch AFC Cup with win over North Korean side

The final of Asia’s second-tier club tournament was moved following last month’s surreal showdown between North and South Korea, which took place with no live broadcast and no foreign media in attendance.
Lebanon Al Ahed FC players celebrate after winning AFC Cup.(AP)
Lebanon Al Ahed FC players celebrate after winning AFC Cup.(AP)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Copy Link
Kuala Lumpur | ByAgence France-Presse

Lebanese take to the streets for 10th day, defying Hezbollah

The chief of powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah on Friday called on his supporters to leave the streets, warning that any cabinet resignation would lead to “chaos and collapse” of the economy.
Anti-government protesters raise their hands as police disperse them from main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The removal of the roadblocks on Saturday comes on the tenth day of protests in which protesters have called for civil disobedience until the government steps down. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)(AP)
Anti-government protesters raise their hands as police disperse them from main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The removal of the roadblocks on Saturday comes on the tenth day of protests in which protesters have called for civil disobedience until the government steps down. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)(AP)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 04:06 PM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Settle political scores later, save Lebanon from collapse first’: Nasrallah on economic crisis

Small groups of demonstrators gathered in central Beirut in an effort to keep the protests going, with storefronts of banks and upmarket retailers in the capital’s commercial district smashed in and fires still smouldering from the night before.
People wearing masks walk past damaged shops, a day after protests targeting the government over an economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon.(Reuters photo)
People wearing masks walk past damaged shops, a day after protests targeting the government over an economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 07:22 PM IST
Copy Link
Beirut | ByReuters

Finding the ‘Middle Eastern’ ground

Shakshoukas, baklavas, falafels, and basboussa — say marhaba to some interesting dishes in Middle Eastern fare
Koshari
Koshari
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | ByRuella Philips

Film review: Capernaum is simply not to be missed, says Rashid Irani

A real-life Syrian refugee plays a boy so trapped by circumstance that he wishes he’d never been born. This is a film of, and for, our times.
Zain Al Rafeea, 12 at the time of filming and 14 today, is astonishing in the lead role. In a personal happy ending, the actor has since settled in Norway, is going to school and learning to read and write.
Zain Al Rafeea, 12 at the time of filming and 14 today, is astonishing in the lead role. In a personal happy ending, the actor has since settled in Norway, is going to school and learning to read and write.
Published on Jun 20, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani

President Hassan Rouhani says new US sanctions not affecting Iran economy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy.(Bloomberg)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Copy Link
Dubai | ByReuters

I-League 2018: Churchill Brothers take on Minerva Punjab in their opener

The Goan giants have trained rigorously under the watchful eyes of their Romanian coach Petre Gigiu and are much better prepared for the upcoming challenges, feels CEO Valanka Alemao.
File image of players of Churchill Brothers in action against Minerva Punjab.(HT Photo)
File image of players of Churchill Brothers in action against Minerva Punjab.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 03:21 PM IST
Copy Link
Margao | ByPTI

Lebanese activists sink tanks in Mediterranean Sea to attract divers, create marine habitats

Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armoured vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.
Three km off the coast of the city of Sidon, a huge crane on the back of a ship manoeuvred the military hardware into place over the water before dropping them down to the seabed one after the other.(AFP)
Three km off the coast of the city of Sidon, a huge crane on the back of a ship manoeuvred the military hardware into place over the water before dropping them down to the seabed one after the other.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Copy Link
Sidon (Lebanon) | ByPress Trust of India

China’s Xi pledges billions in loans, aid to Arab nations

China has expanded its influence among Arab states both for economic purposes and to counter the influence of Washington and Europe.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah arrive at a China Arab forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(Reuters File Photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah arrive at a China Arab forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Copy Link
Associated Press, Beijing | ByAssociated Press

Sikh NGO offers iftar food packets to over 5,000 Syrian refugees on Ramzan

UK-based Sikh NGO Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees in Lebanon and Iraq through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.
Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.(Khalsa Aid/Twitter)
Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.(Khalsa Aid/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 06:20 PM IST
Copy Link
ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

India win 3 medals on Day 1 of Asian Cadet Judo Championships

Rohini S Mohite won gold medal in the 40kg category while Tababi Devi Thanjam of Manipur emerged champion in the 44kg category at the Asian Cadet Judo Championships on Friday
India won two golds and one bronze medal on Day 1 of Asian Cadet Judo Championships in Lebanon.(Twitter)
India won two golds and one bronze medal on Day 1 of Asian Cadet Judo Championships in Lebanon.(Twitter)
Updated on May 11, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Copy Link
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against US: State TV

Iran’s top authority criticised Trump for saying on Tuesday some countries in the Middle East “wouldn’t last a week” without U.S. protection.
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 03:06 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters, Ankara | ByReuters

Russia-Iran axis will remain on top in Syria despite West’s airstrikes

The growing dominance of a Russia-Iran axis in the Levant, the area stretching from Lebanon to Iraq, is unaffected.
A Syrian soldier on Saturday films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre which was attacked by US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians.(AP)
A Syrian soldier on Saturday films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre which was attacked by US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians.(AP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 08:53 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPramit Pal Chaudhuri

Saudi Arabia breaks new ground by hosting first-ever Arab Fashion Week

Fashionable women, dark-haired Saudis and blonde Eastern Europeans alike, fill the gold-trimmed halls of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, marking the start of Saudi Arabia’s first-ever fashion week.
A model is seen during Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
A model is seen during Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:43 AM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | ByHT Correspondent
SHARE
  • 4
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, November 28, 2021