Beirut port explosion: Officials detained as probe promised

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    The country is in desperate need of help after an explosion at the port in Beirut on Tuesday.
    President Michel Aoun has promised an investigation into whether the blast in Beirut was caused by negligence, an accident or even a rocket or bomb.
    But the government is facing widespread anger over accusations of mismanagement and corruption.
    At least 157 people have been confirmed dead and more than 6,000 injured.
    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr has this report from Beirut.

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    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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