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Lady Sursock, Matriarch of Beirut Family, Dies of Blast Injuries

Yet another victim of the senseless explosion in Beirut caused by the improper storage of seized ammonium nitrate, Lady Yvonne Sursock Cochrane passed away on Monday from injuries sustained in the blast. The oldest living member of the aristocratic Sursock...

Greece Offers Restoration Expertise to Lebanon for Monuments Destroyed in Explosion

  The Culture and Sports Ministry of Greece has offered Lebanon help with the necessary restoration work in museums and monuments in their capital city of Beirut following last week's deadly explosion at the port, according to a statement released...

Lebanese Government Resigns in Wake of Explosion

  The government of Lebanon stepped down on Monday evening, just seven says after the enormous explosion at the city's port which leveled a large portion of the city, killing more than 160 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. Prime Minister...

Pompeo Releases Statement on Beirut Explosion

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released an official statement on Friday, August 7, expressing the country's reaction towards the terrible destruction throughout Beirut, Lebanon. A devastating explosion had taken place in the capital city of Beirut on Tuesday, August...

Beirut Blast Damages Palace Built by Prominent Greek-Orthodox Family in 1700’s

  Last week's explosion in Beirut, the result of the improper storage of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate at the city's port, laid waste to swaths of the once-beautiful city which was called "The Pearl of the Orient" during its...

French President Macron Tours Beirut Devastation, Promises Support

Search teams from around the world pulled four more bodies from the rubble of Tuesday's gigantic explosion in the port area of Beirut, bringing the death toll to nearly 150, according to a report from the Associated Press. Thousands more are...

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Visits Beirut, Views "Bombed Landscape" of City

  Greece will do whatever it can to help Lebanon, Greece's Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Fragogiannis told Greek TV station ANT1 in Beirut on Wednesday. The official was part of a delegation which accompanied a Special Disaster force (EMAK) unit...

Beirut Blast: Greece Stands Ready to Provide Any Assistance Says PM

After the enormous explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis sent his condolences to the Lebanese people and assured them that his country was ready to extend whatever help it could to the perennially war-torn country. The PM's...

Beirut Blast Kills Scores, Injures Thousands, Leaving City in Chaos

An enormous explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon killed at least 115 people and more than 4,000 others are injured. Many people are still missing. The reason for the blast, which occurred in the region of the city's port...