Lebanon was already in the throes of an economic crisis when the pandemic hit—and then came the gigantic explosion that levelled my city's ports and damaged some of our largest hospitals.
The Lebanese Army said a warehouse storing oil and tires is burning at the duty-free market in the port of the Lebanese capital
A financial crisis, coronavirus pandemic, the Beirut explosion and a government collapse has left the powerful Hezbollah group on the defensive amid popular demands for systemic reforms.
The Ministry of Public Health announced a record-high of 309 new infections on Tuesday.
Last week's explosion devastated the city and pushed Lebanon—already grappling with multiple crises—into deeper turmoil.
"It's very important for us to stand up to this corrupt government that's caused this failed state to happen," a Lebanese protester told Newsweek.
France and the United Nations hosted an international summit dedicated to determining a relief plan for Lebanon on Sunday.
More than 150 people have died after an explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
"Hang the nooses," angry Lebanese wrote on social media and protest signs.
"Right now, everyone in Lebanon is afraid of shortages," said UNRWA spokesperson Huda Samra.
May something good ultimately emerge from the tragedy in Beirut this week.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday urged the Iran-backed group to prioritize the interests of Lebanese people over its foreign backers.
Videos found on social media show a missile hitting a Beirut warehouse on Tuesday, allegedly triggering a massive explosion.
Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin's comments about the devastating explosions in Beirut prompted widespread criticism online.
Neutrality, impartiality and independence are important principles—but not taking sides is not the same as not taking a position.
"If they [the Lebanese leaders] can't do it, I'll take my political responsibility," the French leader said in Beirut.
The ammonium nitrate that caused the massive explosion had been stored at the port since 2013, when it was confiscated from a Russian-owned ship.
"We have nothing here, and it keeps getting worse by the day. I have wasted my youth," Mohammad Hijazi told Newsweek.
A video of a woman playing piano in a destroyed room has given people hope for resilience in Beirut following yesterday's explosion.
New satellite images show the extent of Lebanon's enormous blast, with a bird's eye view of the decimated Port of Beirut.
The blast in the Lebanese capital yesterday has killed dozens and injured thousands, causing destruction and sending shockwaves throughout the city.
"We know how it feels to be scared and hungry with no place to go," a Palestinian refugee told Newsweek.
The explosion tore through Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 4,000.
The Port of Beirut in Lebanon was devastated in the explosion and is the main point of entry for vital supplies.
At least 100 people have died and thousands wounded after an explosion in the Lebanese capital.