Lebanon

Policemen stand guard inside the Justice Palace as supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal groups protest against Judge Tarek Bitar who is investigating last year's deadly seaport blast, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

 

A justice symbol monument is seen in front of towering grain silos that were gutted in the massive August 2020 explosion at the port that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. A year after the deadly blast, families of the victims are consumed with winning justice for their loved ones and punishing Lebanon's political elite, blamed for causing the disaster through their corruption and neglect. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Grieving and angry, Lebanese mark year since horrific blast

Grieving and angry, Lebanese mark year since horrific blast

 

A justice symbol monument is seen in front of towering grain silos that were gutted in the massive August 2020 explosion at the port that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. A year after the deadly blast, families of the victims are consumed with winning justice for their loved ones and punishing Lebanon’s political elite, blamed for causing the disaster through their corruption and neglect. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Mired in crises, Lebanon marks 1 year since horrific blast

It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history

  • Aug 4, 2021

 

FILE - In this file photo released Monday, March. 22, 2021 by the Lebanese government, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon's president and prime minister exchanged accusations of obstruction, negligence and insolence Wednesday, June 2, 2021, escalating a war or words that has obstructed formation of a government in the crisis-hit country and snubbing mediation efforts that seek to break a months-long deadlock. (Dalati Nohra/Lebanese Official Government via AP, File)

Lebanese leaders exchange barbs as country sinks into crisis

Lebanese leaders exchange barbs as country sinks into crisis

FILE - In this file photo released Monday, March. 22, 2021 by the Lebanese government, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon's president and prime minister exchanged accusations of obstruction, negligence and insolence Wednesday, June 2, 2021, escalating a war or words that has obstructed formation of a government in the crisis-hit country and snubbing mediation efforts that seek to break a months-long deadlock. (Dalati Nohra/Lebanese Official Government via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference on the situation in Lebanon. France and the U.N. will host a new conference next week about aid to Beirut after its devastating port explosion in August, amid political deadlock and a worsening economic crisis in Lebanon, the French presidency said Friday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, Pool)

France and UN rally aid for Lebanon, urge political reforms

France and UN rally aid for Lebanon, urge political reforms

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference on the situation in Lebanon. France and the U.N. will host a new conference next week about aid to Beirut after its devastating port explosion in August, amid political deadlock and a worsening economic crisis in Lebanon, the French presidency said Friday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, Pool)
Generosity from Canadians to Lebanon prompts increase to federal matching fund

Generosity from Canadians to Lebanon prompts increase to federal matching fund

Generosity from Canadians to Lebanon prompts increase to federal matching fund

Generosity from Canadians to Lebanon prompts increase to federal matching fund
Additional aid for Lebanon recognizes political, economic challenges: Gould

Additional aid for Lebanon recognizes political, economic challenges: Gould

Additional aid for Lebanon recognizes political, economic challenges: Gould

Additional aid for Lebanon recognizes political, economic challenges: Gould
Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief
Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term
‘Air was sucked out of the city’: Beirut resident describes moments after blast

‘Air was sucked out of the city’: Beirut resident describes moments after blast

‘Air was sucked out of the city’: Beirut resident describes moments after blast

‘Air was sucked out of the city’: Beirut resident describes moments after blast
Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy
Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger
Shelley Beyak of Abbotsford is shown here with her kids Mia and Liam before they were illegally taken to Lebanon by their father in spring 2018.

Abbotsford mom worried about her two kids in Beirut following explosion

Shelley Beyak’s children were abducted by their dad in 2018

Shelley Beyak of Abbotsford is shown here with her kids Mia and Liam before they were illegally taken to Lebanon by their father in spring 2018.
Red Deer family relieved that Lebanese relatives are safe after explosion

Red Deer family relieved that Lebanese relatives are safe after explosion

Lebanese relatives live 45 minutes from blast and said it felt like an earthquake

Red Deer family relieved that Lebanese relatives are safe after explosion
‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon

‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon

‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon

‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon
Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands
Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

UN backs Lebanon in economic crisis, call for global help

UN backs Lebanon in economic crisis, call for global help

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance

Lebanese PM says Cabinet will seek IMF financial assistance
Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Lebanon’s central bank governor defends his role amid crisis