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Breaking: Another Unusual Explosion in Lebanon (VIDEO)

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PortandTerminal.com, September 22, 2020 BEIRUT – There has been another large explosion in Lebanon – this time in Ain Qana, a hill-top town in southern Lebanon with a population of 5,585, located about 30 miles south of Beirut. While significant, this latest explosion is nowhere near as large as the explosion that destroyed much of the Port of Beirut in …

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BREAKING: Huge fire erupts in Beirut’s port (VIDEO)

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PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 BEIRUT – A large fire has broken out in Beirut’s port near the site of last month’s explosion, which devastated entire neighborhoods in Lebanon’s capital. The cause of the fire is unknown. Videos posted to social media taken at the scene show flames engulfing an already damaged warehouse in the port and a thick plume of …

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FBI team arrives in Beirut to take part in Port explosion probe (Associated Press)

Beirut Port Explosion

PortandTerminal.com, August 16, 2020 BEIRUT – Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a team of FBI investigators was due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut’s massive explosion, a senior U.S official said today after visiting the location of the blast. File Photo: David Hale, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David …

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Hapag-Lloyd able to restart operations to the Port of Beirut

Container cranes. Rubble. Soldier. Gun

PortandTerminal.com, August 12, 2020 Hapag-Lloyd is the first shipping line to confirm that it will restart its services to the Port of Beirut | Reports damage to the container terminal to be only minor BEIRUT – Hapag-Lloyd announced yesterday that it will immediately reinstate its services to the Port of Beirut, Lebanon and that it is accepting bookings for cargo …

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Lebanon’s Government Quits as Outrage Swells Over Port Blast

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By Farah Elbahrawy and Abeer Abu Omar for Bloomberg – Lebanon’s government decided to resign as an outraged public demanded accountability for the biggest peacetime catastrophe in the nation’s history. “Resignation is a responsibility,” Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Monday, almost a week after a catastrophic explosion in the Port of Beirut killed more than 150 people, injured thousands and displaced hundreds …

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Exclusive: They knew. Lebanon’s leaders warned in July about explosives at port

The damaged grain silo of Beirut's harbor.AFP - Getty Images

REUTERS, AUGUST 10, 2020 “I warned them that this could destroy Beirut if it exploded,” said the official, who was involved in writing the letter and declined to be named. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese security officials warned the prime minister and president last month that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut’s port posed a security risk and could …

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