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Watch: Hezbollah Arms Depot Explodes in Southern Lebanon

A weapons depot belonging to the Hezbollah terror group in southern Lebanon exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the nation just weeks after a similar explosion decimated the port of Beirut. 0…

Huge Fire Breaks out at Beirut Port a Month After Explosion

BEIRUT—A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents traumatized by last month’s massive explosion there that killed and injured thousands of people. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by…

Watch: Fire Erupts at Beirut Port a Month After Deadly Explosion

A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, darkening the sky and sparking panic among residents traumatized by last month’s massive explosion that killed about 190 people and injured 6,000 others. 0…

Lebanese Hezbollah-Allied Party Says US Sanctions Target Whole Nation

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s Amal movement, a Shi’ite Muslim group allied to Hezbollah, said on Wednesday it would not be swayed by U.S. sanctions imposed on one of its members, saying Washington’s move was like targeting the whole nation. The United States expanded sanctions related to Lebanon on…

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…

Report ties Hezbollah to ammonium nitrate imports

Hezbollah is believed to have imported up to 670 tonnes of tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the material blamed for the Beirut Port explosion – to Lebanon between 2013 and 2014, according to German daily Die Welt. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in the wake of…

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…

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