Beirut Blast Update: Arrest Warrants Dropped For Youssef Fenianos & Ali Hassan Khalil

The Beirut blast investigation was dealt yet another blow this week after Judge Suleiman of the Court of Cassation suspended the arrests warrants issued against former ministers Youssef Fenianos, and Ali Hassan Khalil. Back in September 2021, Judge Tarek Bitar had issued warrants against Fenianos and Khalil and accused them of "intentional killing and negligence that led to the deaths of more than 200 people in the explosion". Is Suleiman's decision legal? It appears not…

Beirut Blast Survey Reveals 25% of Residents Did Not Return

A survey by Beirut Urban Lab exploring the aspects of life in Beirut ruptured by the blast in 2020, has shown that the occupancy rate stood at 54% for eight sub-neighborhood residential clusters located in neighborhoods of the city that were severely affected by the Port explosion. In addition to that, a quarter of the residents did not return after the blast, while half the residents who received NGO assistance mentioned they were dissatisfied with…
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“The Creator” Trailer Includes Real Footage From The Beirut Explosion

6 months ago
The director behind an upcoming movie called “The Creator” has decided to use real footage of the Beirut port crime to simulate a nuclear explosion. Footage of the Beirut port was modified to conceal some ...
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Aren’t The Firefighters Who Died in the Beirut Explosion Worthy of a Presidential Medal?

1 year ago
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is spending his last week in Baabda giving out interviews and medals of merit. That’s not very different from any other president, except Aoun appears to be keen on awarding medals ...
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Beirut Port Silos at Risk of Collapse A Week Before Port Blast 2nd Anniversary

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

2 years ago
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 ...
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The Beirut Port Blast Probe is Over if Judge Bitar is Removed

2 years 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?

2 years 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?

2 years 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 years 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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