Beirut Blast Investigator Demands Immediate Arrest Of Ex-Minister
BEIRUT: The Lebanese judge charged with investigating the Beirut port blast demanded Friday the immediate arrest of a former minister who has refused to appear before court, a judicial source said. The investigation into the massive explosion at Beirut port on August 4, 2020 resumed Wednesday after a two-month... Read more
Lebanese Judge Charges 68 Over Deadly Beirut Clash
BEIRUT: A Lebanese judge has charged 68 people in this month’s deadly clash in Beirut that left seven people dead and dozens wounded, the state news agency reported Monday. The clash south of Beirut on Oct. 14 was the worst fighting in the capital in years and broke out... Read more
Six Loyalist Fighters Killed in Syria Arms Depot Blast: Monitor
BEIRUT: Six members of a pro-government militia were killed Wednesday in an arms depot blast in the central Syrian province of Hama, a war monitor reported. Seven other members of the National Defense Forces militia were wounded in the blast, the cause of which remains largely unclear, the Britain-based... Read more
Probe Into Beirut Blast Frozen Over Judge Impartiality Suit
BEIRUT: A probe into the Beirut port blast was frozen on Monday when a former minister wanted for questioning as a suspect filed a case questioning the lead investigator’s neutrality, a judicial source said. The Aug. 4, 2020 Beirut port blast killed hundreds, injured thousands and destroyed large swathes... Read more