Category: Beirut

false-accusations-used-again-against-president-assad-of-syria
21

Jan
2021

False Accusations Used Again Against President Assad of SyriaFalse Accusations Used Again Against President Assad of Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator New allegations have surfaced, accusing Syrian President Assad of some connection to the Beirut Port blast.  Allegations don’t need proof, and they are a tool used repeatedly by the US against nations and leaders who they deem as an enemy. Lebanese officials had for years known the dangerous chemicals were improperly stored […]

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syrian-refugees-flee-as-their-tents-are-torched-in-lebanon
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Dec
2020

Syrian refugees flee as their tents are torched in LebanonSyrian refugees flee as their tents are torched in Lebanon

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On December 26, hundreds of Syrian refugees fled their refugee camp in the Miniyeh region near the coastal city of Tripoli in north Lebanon after their tents were burned when fighting broke out between local youths and camp residents.  At least three were injured in the incident said Khaled Kabarra, a […]

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us-won’t-provide-long-term-assistance-to-lebanese-government-until-reforms-after-beirut-explosion
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Aug
2020

US Won’t Provide Long-Term Assistance To Lebanese Government Until Reforms After Beirut ExplosionUS Won’t Provide Long-Term Assistance To Lebanese Government Until Reforms After Beirut Explosion

August 19, 2020 6:36 PM ET The U.S. will not bailout the Lebanese government until it shows a commitment to enact reforms after the devastating explosion in Beirut, numerous sources reported. While the U.S. will continue addressing the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon, it will not underwrite the government, Undersecretary of State David Hale said Wednesday […]

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fact-check:-does-this-photo-show-victims-of-the-beirut-explosion-being-laid-to-rest?
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Aug
2020

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Victims Of The Beirut Explosion Being Laid To Rest?FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Victims Of The Beirut Explosion Being Laid To Rest?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows victims from the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion being laid to rest. Verdict: False The image shows a funeral procession for people killed during an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon in 2006. Fact Check: The Lebanese capital of Beirut was rocked by a massive explosion Aug. 4, killing over 170 […]

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“it’s-not-clear-if-beirut-port-explosion-was-accident-or-attack”:-esper-tells-fox
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Aug
2020

“It’s Not Clear If Beirut Port Explosion Was Accident Or Attack”: Esper Tells FOX“It’s Not Clear If Beirut Port Explosion Was Accident Or Attack”: Esper Tells FOX

No Title Last night on Judge Jeanine, Defense Secretary Esper called it “regrettable” that “some in the media” were trying to divide him and the president over the Beirut explosion by just pointing out that he said it was probably an accident while Trump said it looked like an attack. pic.twitter.com/F5IuZE21pw US Defense Secretary Mark […]

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beirut-emergency-appeal
11

Aug
2020

Beirut Emergency AppealBeirut Emergency Appeal

Via The North Belfast Journal A View from Napoleons Nose by Fra Hughes… I have been asked by friends in Lebanon to highlight the following appeal. Civic society leaders in Beirut are calling for aid in the aftermath of the hugely destructive explosion in Beirut on August 4. Those in a ‘position to help, can […]

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lebanese-government-resigns-after-deadly-explosion,-but-many-expect-more-chaos
10

Aug
2020

Lebanese Government Resigns After Deadly Explosion, But Many Expect More ChaosLebanese Government Resigns After Deadly Explosion, But Many Expect More Chaos

August 10, 2020 3:15 PM ET The Lebanese government has resigned one week after a deadly explosion said to have been caused by negligence and that reaffirmed to many the endemic corruption within the elite ruling class, numerous sources reported.  Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his resignation Monday after more than a third of […]

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lebanese-president-says-there’s-possibility-of-‘external-interference’-in-beirut-explosion
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Aug
2020

Lebanese President Says There’s Possibility Of ‘External Interference’ In Beirut ExplosionLebanese President Says There’s Possibility Of ‘External Interference’ In Beirut Explosion

August 07, 2020 3:44 PM ET Lebanon’s president said there would be an investigation into whether the deadly explosion earlier in the week was caused by “external interference,” numerous sources reported. President Michel Aoun told local media that the probe would look into whether the explosion was a result of outside interference, or whether it […]

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