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Lead suspect in assassination of Lebanon's ex-PM found guilty

August 18, 2020

The lead suspect in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was convicted at a tribunal in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Israel-UAE agreement a meek version of the historic Mideast deal Trump pledged

August 14, 2020

This is not THE Middle East peace deal that has beguiled a generation of American presidents, the one President Donald Trump commissioned his son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to conclude.

Kenyan migrant women protest outside Beirut consulate

August 13, 2020

Dozens of Kenyan women have staged three days of protest outside Nairobi's Beirut consulate this week, demanding repatriation after Covid-19 restrictions and deepening poverty among migrants have complicated their exit from crisis-ridden Lebanon.

World leaders gather by video to pledge aid to Beirut, a day after violent protests rock the city

August 9, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron will bring together world leaders via video on Sunday to pledge aid to help Lebanon rebuild after the devastating explosion that ripped through its capital, Beirut, five days ago.

Ammonium nitrate that exploded in Beirut bought for mining, Mozambican firm says

August 7, 2020

The original buyers of the ammonium nitrate that was left at Beirut's port have told CNN that it had been bought for use in mining.

Live updates: Beirut explosion

August 6, 2020

At least 137 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday, Follow here for the latest.

A grandmother played 'Auld Lang Syne' on a piano surrounded by rubble from the Beirut explosion

August 5, 2020

Chaos would be an understatement to describe the scene at May Abboud Melki's house in Beirut on Wednesday evening. Furniture was strewn about, the walls punctured with holes, glass and debris all over the floor.

What we know about the Beirut blast

August 5, 2020

A massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday evening, leaving dozens dead and thousands injured.

A blast like no other: Beirut explosion felt like an earthquake

August 5, 2020

It's an earthquake, I thought, as the CNN bureau in central Beirut shook Tuesday with a violence I'd never felt before. I crouched down on the floor, waiting for more tremors.

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