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Winter rains in Beirut finish off blast-ravaged homes

Norma Mnassakh was leaving her apartment in Beirut when a cloud of dust suddenly billowed from the Ottoman-era building next door. The abandoned home with its popular ground-floor ice cream shop had been severely damaged in the colossal August 4 explosion at the nearby Beirut port. Now, heavy rainfall has …

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Panic in Iran following the explosions in Beirut

The Beirut explosions on August 4, resulting from 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate igniting along with other explosive materials present in far lesser quantity in a warehouse, left more than 200 dead, dozens missing and around 300,000 homeless. The explosions raised global concern and empathy for Lebanon. Importantly, the explosions …

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France: world pledges 250 million euros for Lebanon’s people

World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered “directly” to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut. Fifteen government leaders including US President Donald Trump took part in the virtual conference …

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