How Did The Ammonium Nitrate End up in #Beirut Port?

About 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate have been stored in the Beirut port warehouse since 2013 and exploded today, shattering buildings and overturning cars on nearby roadways with a force felt as far away as Cyprus. The massive blast has left over 100 killed and thousands injured so far. How did the ammonium nitrate end up in Beirut's port? What we know so far is that a ship headed from Georgia to Mozambique in 2013…

It’s a National Disaster And They’re Still Forming Committees!

There are no words to describe what happened today. I kept watching over and over again the massive explosion wondering if this really took place in Beirut and not elsewhere. The huge blast, apparently caused by ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse at the port, destroyed most of Beirut and its suburbs and even felt in Cyprus. They are talking about tens of kills and thousands of injured so far, but everyone knows…
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Lebanon Wants To Use Coronavirus-sniffing dogs at Airport

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In the past few weeks, several countries ran experiments to verify whether dogs were able to sniff out COVID-19 and the results were very encouraging as the accuracy rate was above 90%. Even better, Dubai ...
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You Wanna Resign, Spill The Beans!

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We’ve had three major resignations in the past couple of months, starting with top financial advisors Henry Chaoul & Alain Bifani, and today Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti walked out of the government and was swiftly ...
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Is it a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate in Lebanon?

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The real estate sector has been witnessing a boom in recent months as developers are trying to settle their debts by accepting bankers’ checks and depositors are trying to make use of their “lollars” amid ...
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Lebanon Downgraded to C from Ca, Lowest Grade by Moody’s

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Lebanon has No Choice But To Go Back into Lockdown Mode

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The government has failed, the Health & Interior Ministries have failed miserably, the media failed and the people have failed too in respecting the COVID-19 guidelines. However, now is not the time to play the ...
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Auditing The Central Bank Alone is a Waste of Time & Money

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It looks like Diab’s government is on its way to score another “fake” victory as they’re celebrating the decision to audit the BDL as a “historic decision for Lebanon”, and I quote “will mark a ...
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The Rotten Chicken Scandal: Reminiscent of the “Labneh” & “Meat” Scandals

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Lebanon’s Customs Department and the Minister of Health stormed yesterday three warehouses where they found tons of expired chicken. The packs of expired chicken were confiscated in huge amounts with expiry dating back to 2016 ...
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Neutrality Meen?

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With all due respect to the Maronite Patriarch, neutrality is not happening and calling for it in such times does not make sense nor helps the situation. Added to that, if the Patriarch is warming ...
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