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100 killed, nearly 4000 injured in Beirut blasts

The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damage and casualties, media reported. President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, used in fertilisers and bombs, had been stored for six years at the ... Read More »

Polls open in Lebanon’s first general election in nine years

Voting is scheduled to last from 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) until 7 p.m. (1600 GMT), with unofficial results expected to start coming in overnight and a formal tally announced in the coming days. Election law makes it illegal to publish forecasts of how the parties will perform. Whatever the result, ... Read More »