Destruction of Beirut port could lead to food insecurity

Lebanon had been suffering from an economic crisis and instability in food supply before its deadly port explosion. The accident has added to the turmoil. International organizations are now warning the country could soon sink into a serious food security crisis. CGTN interviewed Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud on the explosion. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Destruction of Beirut port could lead to food insecurity

Beirut: Anatomy of a lethal explosion – BBC News

The explosion in a warehouse in Beirut ripped through a city known for both a heyday of glamour and a history of civil war. Lebanese people are calling it their 9/11. Starting with the epicentre, here we follow how the blast sent shock waves through Beirut, bringing life to a halt. The Lebanese are famed … Read more Beirut: Anatomy of a lethal explosion – BBC News

Protesters vent fury over Beirut explosion, call on government to quit | ABC News

Beirut has witnessed a second day of violent anti-government demonstrations in the aftermath of the explosion that killed 158 people and injured thousands. Thousands of demonstrators converged on Parliament Square and nearby Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, attempting to break into the cordoned-off area. One demonstrator, Yusef Dour said: “We want the entire government to … Read more Protesters vent fury over Beirut explosion, call on government to quit | ABC News

Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term

The governing party in Guinea has asked President Alpha Conde to seek a controversial third term in office. It follows months of protests against extending the 82-year-old’s rule.time in office at elections due this year. And after weeks of speculation, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has announced that he too is seeking a third term. … Read more Presidents of Guinea, Ivory Coast seeking third term

Beirut explosion: Anger at officials grows in Lebanon after missed warnings

Even before the deadly blast, Lebanon was in the midst of the worst economic crisis in its history. France 24 Robert Parsons tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Beirut explosion: Anger at officials grows in Lebanon after missed warnings

Crime in Argentina: Months of quarantine leave many vulnerable

Four months of quarantine and an economic crisis have left many in Argentina feeling insecure. The situation has been worsened by a rise in crime. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires on how the government is handling the situation. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Crime in Argentina: Months of quarantine leave many vulnerable

Beirut Explosion: Getting Aid To Lebanon Extremely Challenging, Says World Vision

Aid Organization World Vision on Thursday said the explosion at Beirut Port earlier this week “severely impacts” their work. World Vision is a Christian aid organization providing aid to many in Lebanon including those affected by the economic crisis and the pandemic. It also provides aid to Syrian refugees. Hans Bederski, the Lebanon National Director … Read more Beirut Explosion: Getting Aid To Lebanon Extremely Challenging, Says World Vision

Beirut: Why has there been crisis after crisis in Lebanon? – BBC News

With Covid-19 infections on the rise, hospitals were already struggling to cope. Now, they are faced with treating thousands of injured people from Tuesday’s explosion which shook Beirut. The country is also going through the worst economic crisis since the civil war, and tensions were already high with street demonstrations against the government. The BBC’s … Read more Beirut: Why has there been crisis after crisis in Lebanon? – BBC News

Rescuers in Beirut search for dozens missing after massive explosion- BBC News

Rescue workers have been searching for dozens of people still missing after the massive explosion in Beirut. At least 135 people were killed and more than 5,000 were injured. The blast was felt 150 miles away on the island of Cyprus. Large parts of Beirut were destroyed by the the blast and more than a … Read more Rescuers in Beirut search for dozens missing after massive explosion- BBC News

Beirut explosion: Is Lebanon on the brink of collapse? – BBC Newsnight

Lebanon has ricocheted from one crisis to another in the last two years. But what now as the country is placed under a state of emergency following a huge explosion in Beirut’s port area? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Lebanon is in mourning after an explosion in Beirut’s port on 4 August killed at … Read more Beirut explosion: Is Lebanon on the brink of collapse? – BBC Newsnight

Beirut Blast | What we know so far

According to Beirut’s Governor Marwan Abboud, up to 300,000 people have been left without shelter as a result of Tuesday’s deadly explosion. On top of that, the blast occurred amid the worst economic crisis that country has experienced in decades. The crisis also affects the healthcare system, a most crucial service in times like these. … Read more Beirut Blast | What we know so far

Beirut: the morning after the explosion

Beirut resident Mohammed al-Hassan first feared an earthquake when the blast shattered the windows of his home in Dora, a district about four kilometers away from where a massive explosion took place on Tuesday. “It is painful, the extent of it all, it hurts and makes me sad”, he told Reuters while walking through a … Read more Beirut: the morning after the explosion

Beirut Explosion: Aerial Video Reveals Full Extent of Damage

A massive explosion at Lebanon’s main port rocked Beirut, overwhelming hospitals dealing with the injured and dying. The blast was so large it blew out windows across the capital and was even heard from Cyprus. Authorities say it was caused by highly explosive materials at the port, but didn’t say whether it was an accident … Read more Beirut Explosion: Aerial Video Reveals Full Extent of Damage

Lebanese govt has to look past politics to survive the aftermath, says anti-terrorism expert

Anti-terrorism expert Jennifer DeMaster speaks to RT about the situation on the ground in Beirut. Apart from the recent blasts, the capital has also been hit hard by the COVID pandemic and economic crisis. DeMaster explains the need for humanitarian aid and support from international organizations and neighboring countries. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE … Read more Lebanese govt has to look past politics to survive the aftermath, says anti-terrorism expert

Beirut Explosion: Chemical Blast Rocks Lebanon’s Capital as Covid-19 Cases Spike

A chemical blast that rocked Lebanon’s capital could not have come at a worse time as the country reels from an economic crisis and a spike in Covid-19 infections. Bloomberg’s Dana Khraiche reports from Beirut. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow … Read more Beirut Explosion: Chemical Blast Rocks Lebanon’s Capital as Covid-19 Cases Spike