“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…

The Beirut Port Blast Probe is Over if Judge Bitar is Removed

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. Of course this doesn't mean they had the right to do so, and the reason they chose to recuse the judge was ridiculous, but he wasn't really up to the fight. On the other hand, Judge Tarek Bitar's investigation into…
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Beirut Blast: 72 Foreign Victims From 12 Different Nationalities – Who Are They?

7 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?

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

9 months 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”

9 months 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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Why Was Judge Sawwan Recused from Investigating the Beirut Port Blast?

1 year ago
The Court of Cassation decided today to recuse Judge Fadi Sawwan from investigation into the Beirut port blast case, following a memorandum submitted by former ministers Ali Hassan Khalil and Ghazi Zeaiter (both suspects) on ...
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