Lebanese TV aired images of men carrying rifles and heavy weaponry as the army reported “bursts of gunfire in Tayouneh–Badaro,” a few blocks from where protesters had gathered moments earlier to demand Judge Bitar’s removal.
Foreign diplomats had warned earlier in the day that there was a threat of attack at Kabul airport, where thousands of people are waiting to be airlifted.
Lebanon’s political elite has been accused of corruption and mismanagement that led to August 4, 2020 explosion in which more than 214 people died.
Multiple explosions and a gunfight in the Afghan capital’s heavily secured Green Zone killed at least eight and wounded 23.
Shady Rizk survived the port explosion that killed more than 200 people, leaving him with 350 stitches all over his body and face. He now plans to move to Canada but the impact of his ordeal lives on.
Explosion at chemical park in western Leverkusen city leaves two dead, five missing and over two dozen people wounded, officials say.
Explosion on ground floor of building in capital Dhaka's Moghbazar area leaves at least seven dead and 50 others wounded, police say.
Explosion at the parking area of Serena hotel in Quetta city leaves at least five people dead and a dozen others wounded, officials say. Terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility.
Footage broadcast by the TVGE channel showed buildings burned and flattened in a wide radius around the Nkoa Ntoma camp in the economic capital Bata, with a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky.
A maritime intelligence firm identified the stricken vessel as the MV Helios Ray, a Bahamian-flagged ship. The incident recalled the summer of 2019 when the same site saw a series of suspected attacks that the US blamed on Iran, which Tehran denied.
At least two people have been killed and a number of civilians wounded in the attack for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.
Lebanon’s authorities publicly promised an investigation into the blast that killed more than 200 people and devastated half the city would take five days, but six months later, the public is still waiting for answers.
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