24 July 2021
Confrontations continue between demonstrators and security forces in the vicinity of #Lebanon Parliament
Riot police advance towards protesters in downtown Beirut
Clashes between protesters and Lebanese security forces near Parliament in downtown Beirut
Tension in Beirut as a group of protestors tried to break into the parliament square, and is being pushed back with teargas canisters by the riot police
A Lebanese judge says 16 port staffers have been arrested over this week's deadly blats in Beirut. (via @AP)
Lebanon's Ambassador to Jordan Tracy Danny Chamoun submits her resignation
The French President: A new French plane will arrive in Lebanon in the coming hours to assist in the investigations of the Beirut port explosion
After a situational assessment Israeli army Chief of Staff Kochavi has ordered the Israeli army's Northern Command to remain on high alert
Macron: We made a proposal for the participation of French experts in the investigation of the Beirut port explosion
Macron: We will organize an international conference to support Beirut and the Lebanese people
Macron: Helicopter carrier will leave France next Thursday with medicines for Lebanon
Macron: Humanitarian aid will reach the Lebanese people through non-governmental organizations
Macron: France will intensify its efforts to provide aid to Lebanon
Three U.S. military cargo planes loaded with food, water, and medical supplies have departed Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar for Beirut: officials
At the site of the explosion in Beirut. The destruction is horrifying. Russian search & rescue team with specialist equipment and dogs looking for any possible survivors. They're working with Lebanese army and civil defence
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U.S. sending 3 C-17 cargo planes filled with medical supplies to Lebanon, U.S. Central Command says
The French President: It is important to put the IMF program for Lebanon into action
The arrival of the French President to the Baabda Palace in Lebanon
The Central Bank of Lebanon directs banks and financial institutions in the country to provide exceptional loans in dollars to those affected by the Beirut explosion
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Head of the Lebanese Forces Party: We no longer have any confidence in the ruling authority, and we are calling for an international investigation committee into the Beirut Port bombing incident
Macron to Lebanese citizens in a blast hit area: I will propose a new political pact in Lebanon, and I will be back in September 1, and if they can't do it, I'll take my political responsibility
Macron mobbed in Beirut. Down with the government, locals chanted, and called for Revolution while declaiming Lebanon's President Aoun
About 100 volunteers cleaning up Gemmayze Street in Beirut crowd around French President Macron, chanting "the people deand the fall of the government" and "President Michel Aoun is a terrorist."
French president walks blast hit streets in Beirut, areas unwalked by ANY Lebanese official since the explosion. People are crying, asking him for help, complaining about the corrupt elite
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@EmmanuelMacron from Beirut airport: After Beirut explosion, I am here and I've carried with me the friendship between France & Lebanon; ..French aid planes arrived yesterday & another plane will arrive within hours.. Reform cannot be achieved with corruption in Lebanon
Lebanon will 'continue to sink' without reforms, French President Macron warns on arrival in blast-hit Beirut
Berlin announces the death of a German diplomat in the Beirut explosion
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President of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party: We have absolutely no confidence in the ruling system
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Chief editor of the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper: "Those who think that the explosion in Beirut will prevent Hezbollah's retaliation is wrong and will realize that the response inevitable."
Lebanese Economy Minister: Success in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund is the only solution for our country to cross the crisis
President Emmanuel Macron is currently heading towards Lebanon followed by a FAF A400 with rescuers and medical equipment11 month ago
President Emmanuel Macron is currently heading towards Lebanon followed by a FAF A400 with rescuers and medical equipment
Lebanese Economy Minister Raul Nehme told Sky News Arabia: Billions of dollars were lost as a result of the Beirut explosion
Hours after his Defense Secretary says "most believe" that that the Beirut explosion "was an accident," President Trump appears to cast doubt on the plausibility of it being an accident, saying "how can you say accident"
President Trump on Beirut just now: "Perhaps it was an attack, I don't think anybody can say right now, we are looking into it very strongly, right you have some people who think it was an attack and some people that think it wasn't"
Trump: No one can say for sure whether the Beirut explosion was the result of an attack
White House Chief of Staff: Trump's statements about the Beirut explosion are consistent with intelligence reports that Trump obtained after the explosion
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The British government announces that the Royal Navy ship Enterprise is heading to Lebanese waters to help prepare for the rebuilding of Beirut's port
The World Bank says it is "open to participating actively in a platform with Lebanon's partners in order to mobilize public & private financial support for reconstruction + reprogram existing resources and explore additional financing to support rebuilding lives."
Coronavirus testing stopped across Beirut following Tuesday's explosion, which struck as infections spike; much of capital in ruins, health care system under pressure of mounting wounded, Health Ministry unable to dispatch field testing teams to Beirut
The World Bank says it is ready to conduct a rapid assessment of the damage and needs of Lebanon in the wake of the Beirut port bombing
The World Bank says it is open to working with Lebanon's partners to mobilize public and private financial support for reconstruction
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Britain offers $6.5 million worth of aid package to Lebanon
U.S. Defense Secretary on Beirut explosion: "Most believe it was an accident as reported," Esper says. "It could have been much worse."
Defense Secretary @EsperDoD on Lebanon explosion: "Still getting information on what happened. Most believe that it was an accident as reported and beyond that I have nothing further to report on that. It's obviously a tragedy"
More satellite images from today show widespread impact of the blast in the Port of Beirut (@Maxar)
Beirut Governor: "The damage caused by the port explosion is approximately $ 10-15 billion."
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The Israeli army high alert on the northern border may change in the coming days as the Israeli army asses that Hezbollah is less likely to carry out their retaliation following the explosion in Beirut
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Khamenei: We sympathize with the dear citizens of Lebanon and stand by them in the painful tragedy of the explosion in Beirut port, which killed and injured a large number of people and caused severe damage. Patience in the face of this tragedy will be a golden page in Lebanon's honor
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