Lebanon's outgoing premier Hassan Diab became one of the first politicians to be indicted along with three ex-ministers over the devastating August 4 blast that killed more than 200 people.
Dire projections by the World Bank, including a 19.2 percent drop in gross domestic product this year alone, come as Lebanon suffers its worst economic and financial crisis in its modern history, posing a threat to the country’s stability.
Lebanon and Israel have begun unprecedented talks sponsored by the UN and US to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration.
French President Emmanuel Macron says he was "ashamed" of Lebanon's lawmakers after they failed to form a government, while giving them four to six weeks of more time to implement his roadmap.
France has been quick to back former PM Saad al Hariri's proposal of an "independent" Shia candidate being given the finance portfolio to end a deadlock between two main Shia parties over ministers.
Mohammed Atwi, 33, succumbs to head wound, nearly a month after he was hit in capital Beirut by a stray bullet.
A team with a rescue dog first detected movement under a destroyed building in Gemmayze, one of the areas worst hit by the August 4 blast that killed about 190 people.
25,000 tons of ammonia gas is stored at the port east of the capital Tripoli, which witnessed the use of rocket-propelled grenades in clashes between two factions of forces loyal to warlord Haftar, according to Mustafa Sanallah.
Egypt is moving to get rid of large quantities of abandoned and neglected and dangerous materials that were in its ports.
An FBI team is taking part in the investigation into the massive August 4 explosion at the invitation of Lebanese authorities.
The US supports Israel's demands for expanding the peacekeeping mission's mandate in southern Lebanon, however, most security council members back a continuation of its current mandate.
UNICEF says three children among the dead in Beirut blast and at least 31 others hurt seriously. As many as 100,000 children were displaced from their homes, according to Save the Children, with many of them traumatised.
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