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Troops block roads to stop rival rallies in Beirut port blast case

Arab News 28 Jan 2023
BEIRUT. Lebanese army commandos were deployed on Saturday to block roads in sensitive areas after calls for rival rallies in front of the Justice Palace in Beirut circulated on social media. The first rally was announced by families of the victims of the Beirut port blast to support investigating judge Tarek Bitar and denounce his dismissal.
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Beirut port blast victims’ relatives rally for embattled probe judge

Dawn 27 Jan 2023
BEIRUT. Families of the victims of the deadly 2020 Beirut port explosion rallied on Thursday to support the ... One of history’s biggest explosions, the August 4, 2020 blast destroyed much of Beirut’s port and surrounding areas, killing more than 215 people and injuring over 6,500.
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Lebanese MPs Denounce Top Prosecutor’s Moves Against Judge Probing Port Blast

The Algemeiner 27 Jan 2023
A general view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020 ... In their move to�bury�an investigation into the Beirut port�blast, Lebanon's ruling�elite�have driven another nail in the coffin of the collapsing�state,...
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Beirut blast victims' relatives rally for embattled probe judge

The Jordan Times 27 Jan 2023
BEIRUTFamilies of the victims of the deadly 2020 Beirut port explosion rallied Thursday to ... One of history's biggest non-nuclear explosions, the August 4, 2020 blast destroyed much of Beirut's port and surrounding areas, killing more than 215 people and injuring over 6,500.
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Lebanese judge at the centre of Beirut blast inquiry showdown

Al Jazeera 26 Jan 2023
In October 2021, Beirut saw deadly clashes following a protest against Bitar organised by Hezbollah and its allies ... Fighters from Shia Hezbollah and Amal movements take aim during clashes in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of Beirut, October 14, 2021 [File.
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Lebanon top prosecutor charges Beirut blast investigator

Urdu Point 25 Jan 2023
... 2020 Beirut port blast for "rebelling against the judiciary" and slapped him with a travel ban ... One of history's biggest non-nuclear explosions, the blast destroyed much of Beirut port and surrounding areas on August 4, 2020, killing more than 215 people and injuring over 6,500.
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Lebanon judge probing Beirut blast takes aim at top justice officials

The Jordan Times 25 Jan 2023
One of history's biggest non-nuclear explosions destroyed most of Beirut port and surrounding areas on August 4, 2020, killing more than 215 people and injuring over 6,500 ... Bitar last week met with two French magistrates, who came to Beirut as part of the country's own investigation into the explosion that killed and injured French nationals.
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Lebanon top prosecutor charges Beirut blast judge in legal battle

Gulf News 25 Jan 2023
BEIRUT. The judge leading the investigation into Beirut’s deadly 2020 port blast refused on Wednesday ... One of history’s biggest non-nuclear explosions, the August 4, 2020 blast destroyed much of Beirut port and surrounding areas, killing more than 215 people and injuring over 6,500.
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Lebanon’s top prosecutor charges Beirut blast Judge Tarek Bitar

Al Jazeera 25 Jan 2023
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut, said Oweidat had summoned Bitar to the Justice Palace in Beirut at 08.00 GMT on Thursday ... The probe into the August 4, 2020 explosion that damaged large areas of Beirut had been derailed since December 2021 by legal challenges as well as resistance from factions.
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Lebanese protesters denounce banks as ‘thieves’ as currency hits new low

Arab News 25 Jan 2023
BEIRUT ... The collapse in the value of the national currency prompted angry activists to take to the streets in areas in Beirut, southern Lebanon, Baalbek, Akkar, and in the vicinity of Palestinian refugee camps.
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Lebanese designer Georges Chakra presents new collection in Paris  

Arab News 25 Jan 2023
DUBAI ... Saudi model Amira Al-Zuhair walked Chakra’s runway ... (Getty Images) ... The Beirut-born couturier used pearls on most of his creations to accessorize the bust area, the trains of dresses and the mesh headpieces that the models wore as they walked down the runway ... ....
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Beirut Blast Investigator Resumes Work After More Than a Year – Lebanese Media and Source

The Algemeiner 23 Jan 2023
A general view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020 ... The judge investigating the August 2020�Beirut�port explosion has resumed his�work�after�the probe was frozen for�more�than�one�year,�Lebanese�media�reported�and�a judicial�source�said on Monday.
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Lebanese judge probing 2020 Beirut port blast resumes inquiry

Al Jazeera 23 Jan 2023
The Lebanese judge investigating the deadly 2020 Beirut port explosion has unexpectedly resumed his ... The probe into the explosion that killed 218 people and damaged large areas of Beirut had been derailed since December 2021 by legal challenges as well as resistance from factions.
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Trio of suicide drones strike US base in Syria, wounding 2

Federal News Radio 21 Jan 2023
BEIRUT (AP) — Three suicide drones attacked a U.S ... military said ... Sleeper cells of the Islamic State group are also active in the area ... READ MORE. BEIRUT (AP) — Three suicide drones attacked a U.S ... Sleeper cells of the Islamic State group are also active in the area ... This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. .
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Anger as pictures of Beirut blast victims removed from wall

The New Arab 20 Jan 2023
An iconic memorial, murals by @1bradyblack commemorating the victims of the #BeirutBlast is removed in central Beirut ... The 2020 disaster, one of history's biggest non-nuclear explosions, severely damaged vast areas of Beirut after a stockpile of ammonium nitrate haphazardly stored in a warehouse for years caught fire.

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