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FBI probe shows amount of chemicals in Beirut blast was a fraction of original shipment

Metro USA 30 Jul 2021
The blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands, and devastating swathes of Beirut ... A view of the damaged grain silo at the site of the massive explosion at Beirut’s port area, as Lebanon marks one month since the August 4 explosion in Beirut.
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Gallerist Joumana Asseily says she's 'living day by day' one year after Beirut explosion

The National 30 Jul 2021
“The support we got from the international art scene helped us continue,” says Joumana Asseily, founder of Marfa Projects, a gallery and project space nestled between customs offices in the Beirut port area ... They wanted us to bring the area back to life ... “Unless there’s no internet and we’re cut out from the world, I won’t be leaving Beirut.
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Probe into Beirut blast stalls again, leaving families fuming one year on

Metro USA 29 Jul 2021
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Ibrahim Hoteit lost his younger brother, Tharwat, in the huge explosion that ripped through the port of Beirut last August ... A relative of one of the victims of Beirut port explosion, reacts during a ceremony in Beirut ... A view shows damaged buildings in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut’s port area.
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Forest fires spread out of control in Lebanon for second day amid political crisis

Arab News 29 Jul 2021
BEIRUT ... 4 explosion at Beirut’s port ... Local mayors and residents of the affected areas complain that the state organizations fighting the fires lack logistical support because of the nation’s economic crisis ... “Many trees caught fire, most of which are pines, oaks and olives, because of the dry weeds extending over large areas.”.
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Forest fires add to Lebanon’s combustible climate

The Arab Weekly 29 Jul 2021
BEIRUT - ... Since the Beirut port explosion, on August 4 of last year last year, which killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas of the city, Lebanon has been without a government, besides struggling with an increasingly severe economic crisis ... The conflagration eventually spread to forests that are close to residential areas.
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Lebanon Parliament Ready to Lift Immunity for Beirut Blast Probe

The Algemeiner 29 Jul 2021
A view shows damaged buildings in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon August 13, 2020 ... the legislature was ready to lift the immunity of its members in order allow for questioning over last year’s port blast in the capital Beirut.
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Wildfire rages for second day in Lebanon, spreads to Syria

The New Arab 29 Jul 2021
There was no official estimate yet of the area affected ... Efforts are ongoing to contain the fires away from residential areas, he said, according to SANA ... Lebanon suffered devastating wildfires in October 2019 that lasted for more than two days and spread from the mountains in the Chouf area to just outside the capital Beirut.
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Wildfire rages for 2nd day in Lebanon, spreads to Syria

Wtop 29 Jul 2021
There was no official estimate yet of the area affected ... Efforts are ongoing to contain the fires away from residential areas, he said, according to SANA ... Lebanon suffered devastating wildfires in October 2019 that lasted for more than two days and spread from the mountains in the Chouf area to just outside the capital Beirut.
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Lebanon firefighters struggle for second day to contain wildfires

Middle East Online 29 Jul 2021
There was no official estimate yet of the area affected ... Efforts are ongoing to contain the fires away from residential areas, he said, according to SANA ... Lebanon suffered devastating wildfires in October 2019 that lasted for more than two days and spread from the mountains in the Chouf area to just outside the capital of Beirut.
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Lebanon prepares to mourn victims of Aug. 4 blast on first anniversary

Arab News 28 Jul 2021
BEIRUT ... 4 a national day of mourning ahead of the first anniversary of the deadly Beirut blast ... 4 blast left thousands of people in Beirut homeless and damaged areas surrounding the city, with streets left covered with glass and blood ... “I went to Beirut two days ago and headed to the An-Nahar building, but I started shivering and had a panic attack.
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Wildfire in northern Lebanon scorches forest, 1 person dead

Beaumont Enterprise 28 Jul 2021
BEIRUT (AP) — A wildfire raged in a forested area of mountainous northern Lebanon on Wednesday, reaching just outside some residential homes and killing a 15-year old who was helping firefighters put out the blaze, the civil defense and state news agency said ... Firefighting vehicles were dispatched from the capital, Beirut.
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Massive fire ‘almost under control’ in north Lebanon

Arab News 28 Jul 2021
BEIRUT. A massive fire broke out in the Qobayat area north of Lebanon on Wednesday and spread so fast that many families were stuck in their properties ...Fire brigades from Tripoli and Beirut have been extinguishing the enormous flames that we face every summer season,” the LCD spokesperson said.
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Lebanon's Mikati says he hopes to form government in near future

The Times of India 28 Jul 2021
BEIRUT ... Mikati, a businessman, is the third person to be nominated since Hassan Diab's government resigned after an explosion in Beirut's port area on Aug. 4 last year that killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas of the city ... .
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Lebanon's Mikati hopes to form government soon

Arab News 28 Jul 2021
BEIRUT ... Mikati, a businessman, is the third potential prime minister to be nominated since Hassan Diab's government resigned after an explosion in Beirut's port area on Aug. 4 last year that killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas of the city ... ....
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Lebanon’s Mikati hopes to form government soon

Gulf News 28 Jul 2021
Beirut ... Mikati, a businessman, is the third potential prime minister to be nominated since Hassan Diab’s government resigned after an explosion in Beirut’s port area on August 4 last year that killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas of the city ... .

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