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A French emergency worker, part of a special unit working with chemicals, stands next to a shipping container storing flammable liquids, at the site of last week's explosion, in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The unit is identifying potential leaks and securing an area where containers with flammable liquids have been damaged by the blast. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
French expert: Dangerous chemicals remain in Beirut portChemical experts and firefighters are working to secure at least 20 potentially dangerous chemical containers at the explosion-shattered port of Beirut
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A soldiers walks past rubbles at the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug.6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
UN food chief: Beirut could run out of bread in 2 1/2 weeksThe head of the U.N. food agency says he’s “very, very concerned” Lebanon will run out of bread in about 2 ½ weeks because 85% of its grain comes through Beirut’s port that was devastated in last week's explosion
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Lebanese prime minister says he is stepping down in wake of Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, protestsLebanese prime minister says he is stepping down in wake of Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, protests
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Lebanese health minister says the Cabinet has resigned over Beirut's deadly explosion last weekLebanese health minister says the Cabinet has resigned over Beirut's deadly explosion last week
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Iran shutters newspaper after expert questions virus numbersIran has shut down a newspaper after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Riot police advance to push back anti-government protesters during demonstrations following Tuesday's massive explosion which devastated Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast, public angerLebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab says he and the rest of his government is stepping down in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut last week that triggered public fury and mass protests
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lebanon's justice minister resigns in wake of explosionLebanon’s state news agency says the justice minister has resigned in protest, the third Cabinet member to do so following last week's devastating explosion in Beirut
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Lebanon's justice minister resigns in protest after deadly blast, the third minister to quitLebanon's justice minister resigns in protest after deadly blast, the third minister to quit
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Debris from the ceiling and walls cover the floor of a room in the Sursock Palace, heavily damaged after the explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The 150-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the country's 1975-1990 civil war, it took 20 years of careful restoration for the family to bring the palace back to its former glory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in BeirutThe 160-year-old Sursock palace in Beirut withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza StripThe Israeli military says it has struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
A worker for the Israeli jewelry company Yvel holds a part of a mask in Motza near Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1. 5 million. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus maskAn Israeli jewelry company is making what it says is the world's most expensive coronavirus face mask — a $1.5 million gold face covering encrusted with 3,600 diamonds
The Associated Press1 day ago
Yemen's rebels say floods, heavy rains left over 130 deadYemen’s Houthi rebels say floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead and damaging over 260 homes
The Associated Press1 day ago
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