Beirut explosion

U.S. Accuses Hezbollah Terrorists of Storing Explosive Chemicals in E.U.

The Hezbollah terrorist group has stored industrial chemicals that can be used to make explosives across several European countries, a senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday. The warning came as pressure resumed on Europe and elsewhere to impose bans on the Iran-backed Islamist organization.…

What Indonesia can learn from the Beirut blast

In 2013, MV Rhosus, which previously sailed with a Moldovan flag, was supposedly projected to travel from Batumi Port, Georgia, to Biera, Mozambique. The vessel was carrying 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate as cargo. However, because of technical problems that hindered its seaworthiness, the…

Lebanese Politicians Fail to Agree on Forming Government

Lebanon’s effort to form a new government is not going well. Virtually every administration official except President Michel Aoun resigned soon after the August 4 explosion that devastated the city of Beirut. The search for a new prime minister appears to be deadlocked by Lebanon’s…

Lebanese Military Discovers More Dangerous Chemicals at Beirut Port

The Lebanese military released a statement on Monday that said teams of its investigators, assisted by French experts, have discovered 25 containers of hydrochloric acid and 54 containers of other dangerous materials at the Port of Beirut, which was devastated on August 4 by a…

Report Ties Ship That Carried Explosive Material in Beirut Blast to Hezbollah

The German newspaper Der Spiegel published a report this weekend claiming that the ship suspected of bringing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate to the Port of Beirut in 2013 had ties to a bank involved in laundering money for Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization and…

Canada Appoints New Ambassador to Lebanon at Critical Time for Country

Canada has named a new ambassador to Lebanon, expediting the appointment as that country grapples with the aftermath of a major explosion in Beirut. Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne announced the diplomatic appointment of Chantal Chastenay on Aug. 17. She replaces Emmanuelle Lamoureax, who…

Lebanese Customs Chief Arrested over Deadly Beirut Blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The head of Lebanon’s customs authority was formally arrested on Monday after being questioned over the massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month, the state-run National News Agency reported. 0…

A shattered Lebanon braces for 2005 Hariri verdict

A UN-backed tribunal will hand down its verdict Tuesday on the 2005 murder of former premier Rafic Hariri, two weeks after the Lebanese capital was rocked by a massive explosion and amid fears of new civil unrest. Four members of the powerful Shiite militant group…

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