The French president Emmanuel Macron has visited Beirut after a huge explosion in the city on Tuesday killed at least 135 people. Mr Macron warned that without serious reforms Lebanon will “continue to sink”.
In This Story: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.