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Beirut’s Sursock Museum Illuminated in Blue and White on Greek Bicentennial

Lebanon celebrated the Greek Bicentennial as Sursock Palace and Museum glowed in the blue and white to commemorate the Greek Bicentennial.

Greeks in Lebanon Devasted after Beirut Apocalypse

Greeks in Lebanon have suffered -and are still sufering greatly- after the Beirut blast. A new film by journalist George Eid, who is part of the Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon, portrays the devastating effects of the August 4,...

Greece Sends New Shipment of Aid to Lebanon

The Greek warship "Ikaria" carrying food, construction materials and medical supplies left for Lebanon on Monday. Over 500 pallets with hundreds of tonnes of products from no fewer than 60 Greek enterprises were collected within the last 15 days. This is...

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 Shows Solidarity to Suffering Lebanon with Shipment of Food, Medical Supplies

Greece has vowed to continue its support for the Lebanese people who are struggling to return to normalcy following the deadly explosion in Beirut earlier in August. Authorities in Athens announced recently that they are sending a Greek Navy vessel...

Lebanon To Go Into Coronavirus Lockdown for Two Weeks

  The beleaguered nation of Lebanon must be put into lockdown for two weeks because of the huge spike in the number of coronavirus infections in the country, according to a statement from the caretaker health minister on Monday. After half...

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...