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Two years after explosion: Beirut port silos collapse

Section of Beirut's port grain silos, which were shredded in 2020 explosion, collapse in huge cloud of dust.

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ANALYSIS: Iran’s ‘touch’ is working in Lebanon

Hezbollah does everything it can to prevent an investigation into last year's Beirut port explosion.

ANALYSIS: Iran’s ‘touch’ is working in Lebanon

Gunfire exchanges in streets of Beirut, several wounded

Shooting breaks out near protest against Beirut blast investigation committee.

Gunfire exchanges in streets of Beirut, several woundedplayer

Arrest warrant for former minister in Beirut blast probe

Judge leading probe into massive Beirut port explosion issues arrest warrant for a former Cabinet minister.

Arrest warrant for former minister in Beirut blast probe

Beirut port blast probe to resume

Lebanon's appeals court rejects lawsuits against lead investigator of Beirut port explosion, a decision that allows him to resume his work.

Beirut port blast probe to resume

Beirut blast investigation suspended

I24NEWS discusses decision to suspend investigation into cause of massive port explosion which rocked Beirut last year.

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Lebanese PM subpoenaed in Beirut blast probe

Judge issues subpoena for Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister after he failed show up for questioning on Beirut port blast.

Lebanese PM subpoenaed in Beirut blast probe

Lebanon’s Year Zero

A year after Beirut Port explosion, the country seems more broken than ever with even less chance for a realistic positive outcome. Opinion.

Lebanon’s Year Zero

Police clash with family members of Beirut blast in Lebanon

Clashes erupted between police and protesters including family members of civilians killed in the Beirut port explosion of August, 2020.

Police clash with family members of Beirut blast in Lebanonplayer

Top Lebanese officials targeted in probe of Beirut blast

Lebanese judge leading investigation into explosion at Beirut’s port to pursue senior politicians and former and current security chiefs.

Top Lebanese officials targeted in probe of Beirut blast

Lebanese PM charged over Beirut port blast

Judge investigating August explosion charges caretaker PM Hassan Diab and three former ministers with negligence.

Lebanese PM charged over Beirut port blast

Diesel tank explodes in Beirut building killing four, injuring many

Four people are dead and several injured after a diesel tank blew up inside a Beirut building when a fire reportedly erupted.

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Lebanon seeks arrest of Russian ship captain and owner over Beirut explosion

Lebanon asks Interpol to issue arrest warrants for Russian captain and owner of ship that brought material that detonated at Beirut port.

Lebanon seeks arrests over Beirut explosion

Watch: Footage from hospital shows moment of Beirut blast

Footage from hospital security cameras shows how explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, port impacted people in various areas of the hospital campus.

Watch: Footage from hospital shows moment of Beirut blast

Report: Hezbollah received ammonium nitrate from Iran

German newspaper reports Hezbollah received from Iran many supplies of substance that caused Beirut explosion.

Report: Hezbollah received ammonium nitrate from Iran

Can the Beirut explosion lead to a civil war?

Lebanon faces a difficult situation. Hezbollah is not Mubarak. Protests will not cause Hezbollah to go and leave Lebanon alone. Op-ed.

Can the Beirut explosion lead to a civil war?

Lebanon's customs chief arrested in connection with Beirut blast

Head of Lebanon's customs authority formally arrested after being questioned over explosion in Beirut.

Lebanon's customs chief arrested in connection with Beirut blast

Attacks, blasts, and instability just above the northern border

An update and analysis on what is happening in Beirut, and what is now taking place on Israel’s northern border.

Attacks, blasts, and instability just above the northern borderplayer

Lebanon’s lessons for Israel

Liberals hope that recent events herald a better day for all Lebanese. Neither past nor present suggests such an outcome is likely. Opinion.

Lebanon’s lessons for Israel

Entire Lebanese Cabinet resigns following massive Beirut explosion

Government resigns en masse in response to public uproar over massive, deadly Beirut explosion.

Entire Lebanese Cabinet resigns following Beirut blast

International community pledges aid to Lebanon

Following virtual conference, international community pledges solidarity with and support to the Lebanese people.

International community pledges aid to Lebanon

Expert: They're not buying Nasrallah's lies in Lebanon

Arab affairs expert Yoni Ben Menachem believes that Lebanese citizens' attempts to protest against Hezbollah will fail.

Expert: They're not buying Nasrallah's lies in Lebanon

Trump urges 'transparent investigation' into Beirut blast

Trump urges Government of Lebanon to conduct a full and transparent investigation into the huge explosion in Beirut.

Trump urges 'transparent investigation' into Beirut blast

Lebanon: Ancient synagogue destroyed 'beyond repair'

The only remaining synagogue in the country, Beit Abraham, was severely damaged and it's doubtful whether it can be restored.

Lebanon: Ancient synagogue destroyed 'beyond repair'

Lebanese Information Minister resigns following Beirut blast

Manal Abdel Samad becomes first Lebanese government official to resign after massive explosion kills 158 people, leaves thousands homless.

Lebanese Information Minister resigns following Beirut blast

Angry Lebanese protesters storm foreign ministry

Thousands of protesters storm foreign ministry in Beirut amid anger over deadly blast.

Angry Lebanese protesters storm foreign ministry

The Port of Beirut disaster - Analysis

I do not buy the story that the material that exploded has been in the warehouse for over six years with the approval of the court. Op-ed.

The Port of Beirut disaster - Analysis

Beirut's only synagogue still standing after blast

Beirut synagogue appears to suffer only minor damage from deadly blast.

Beirut's only synagogue still standing after blast

Lebanese President: Explosion may have been caused by external interference

Lebanese President hints Beirut blast could have been caused by a bomb or other external interference.

'Explosion may have been caused by external interference'

Nasrallah denies responsibility for Beirut blast

Hezbollah leader: We have no rockets or explosives at Beirut Port. We know more about the port of Haifa than the port of Beirut.

Nasrallah denies responsibility for Beirut blast

What exploded in the Beirut port?

Was it nuclear? Was it fertilizer? Was it an arms depot? A scientific look at the evidence after close examination of the films. Opinon.

What exploded in the Beirut port?

16 employees at Port of Beirut detained over explosion

More than 18 people have been questioned as part of investigation into this week's deadly explosion.

16 employees at Port of Beirut detained over explosion

Lebanese protesters clash with security forces outside parliament

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse dozens of anti-government demonstrators angered by the Beirut blast.

Lebanese protesters clash with security forces

Beirut explosives 'could have been made into fuel for missiles'

Arabic affairs expert Ehud Yaari addresses the massive Beirut explosion. 'Nasrallah's brother-in-law is the one who runs the ports.'

Beirut explosives 'could have been made into fuel for missiles'

Tel Aviv gesture met with hostility in Lebanon

"We will light Tel Aviv with our missiles," writes Lebanese user after Tel Aviv city hall lit up with colors of Lebanese flag.

Tel Aviv gesture met with hostility in Lebanon

Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 137

Lebanese health minister calls on countries to help set up field hospitals in Beirut area.

Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 137player

World Bank prepared to assist Lebanon

World Bank says it is ready to assess Lebanon’s damage and needs after Beirut port explosion.

World Bank prepared to assist Lebanon

Trump: Nobody knows yet if Beirut blast was an attack

US President tempers comments that Tuesday’s explosion in Lebanese capital was an "attack".

Trump: Nobody knows yet if Beirut blast was an attack

Watch: Beirut blast sweeps away bride posing for wedding day

Video shows bride who was posing for photographs at moment of Beirut blast. Couple returned to the scene the day after.

Watch: Beirut blast sweeps away bride posing for weddingplayer

Report: Israel in advanced talks with Lebanon to send medical equipment

Israel's offer of humanitarian assistance to Lebanon following Beirut explosion is being mediated through the United Nations.

Report: Israel in talks with Lebanon to send medical equipmentplayer