Beirut Port Silos at Risk of Collapse A Week Before Port Blast 2nd Anniversary

A week before the Beirut port explosion's second anniversary, the government has issued a warning that the northern part of the port silos are in danger of falling. This comes after the silos caught fire for three consecutive weeks due to the fermentation of the remaining grain stocks in the hot summer temperatures. Economy Minister has stated that the attempts to contain the fires are more likely to cause the silos to collapse, but his…

“Picture Perfect”, A Children’s Book Commemorating Beirut Blast’s 3-Year Old Victim Alexandra Najjar

I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for Najla el Khatib to try and write down her sister's story, but I can only admire her courage and perseverance in coming up with this children's book after several years, to memorialize Alexandra Najjar and send out a message of hope and resilience. Before talking about the book, and as I was watching Najla's interview, I thought her sister's name rang a bell but I…
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The Beirut Port Blast Probe is Over if Judge Bitar is Removed

11 months ago
When Judge Sawwan was removed by a Lebanese court from the Beirut Port probe, the move didn’t come as a surprise as the judge was backing down and throwing the ball in the parliament’s court. ...
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Beirut Blast: 72 Foreign Victims From 12 Different Nationalities – Who Are They?

11 months ago
The Beirut port explosion killed 218 people including including nationals of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Pakistan, Palestine, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, and the United States. However, the number of non-lebanese killed ...
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Where is Melhem Khalaf?

1 year ago
If we look back at what happened during the last week: – Hezbollah high-ranking official ​Wafik Safa issued a threat to Judge Tarek Bitar, who’s investigating last year’s Beirut port, through an ​unnamed intermediary who ...
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#BeirutBlast Claims Another Victim 418 Days Later

1 year ago
The Beirut port explosion has claimed yet another victim, as Ibrahim Harb succumbed to his injuries after having spending 418 days in a coma. Harb used to work on Foch Street and had just left ...
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Beirut Port Explosion In This Year’s French Baccalaureate Textbook

1 year ago
This year’s French educational curriculum included the Beirut blast as part of their history and geography book for the Baccaulerate. The book included pictures of the explosion and comparison to other explosions caused by ammonium ...
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Beirutportexplosion.com

1 year ago
It’s been over a year since the Beirut Port blast, the third-largest non-nuclear explosion in history, took place and and the survivors are still grieving and waiting for justice. What’s clear for now is that ...
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HRW Report on #BeirutBlast: “They Killed Us From The Inside”

1 year ago
Nothing summarizes what happened on August 4 better than the most recently published HRW report “They Killed us from the inside”. A 127- page report detailing the incompetence, mismanagement and negligence of the Lebanese authorities ...
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First Look At The German Project To Rehabilitate The Beirut Port

1 year ago
A German delegation presented today its project to rebuild the Beirut Port and its surrounding during a press conference. The multi-billion-dollar project envisions beaches and a “central park” alongside restored architectural heritage, all wrapped in ...
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