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…

Beirut Blast: 72 Foreign Victims From 12 Different Nationalities – Who Are They?

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 is still not confirmed and was disputed recently in a report done by the Legal Agenda. In fact, and according to the Legal Agenda's findings, 72 foreigners were killed during the explosion including: - 50 Syrians - 6 Bangladeshis -…
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Where is Melhem Khalaf?

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

2 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”

2 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

6 months 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?

7 months 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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After Almost Four Months, Judge Leading Beirut Blast Probe is Backing Down

10 months ago
It’s been almost four months now since the Beirut port blast took place, and despite the overwhelming evidence proving the negligence and incompetence of several parties, from the customs to the port officials, security agencies ...
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