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.
Protests continue in Lebanon despite the resignation of the government following the massive Beirut explosion. The protesters now demand a complete change to a system of power that has long gone unchallenged.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation following a cabinet meeting in which all the lawmakers reportedly tendered their resignations over the devastating explosion in the capital.
Turkey’s top officials have visited Lebanon’s capital following a massive deadly explosion shaking Beirut this week.
In a televised speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has called Tuesday's explosion "an exceptional event" that required unity and calm.
The government declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut after the massive blast in the port area of the capital kills at least 135 people with some 5,000 wounded and tens still missing.
Lebanon imports 80 percent of its food supplies and the Port of Beirut was a vital lifeline for the country’s grain imports, storing 85 percent of its cereals.
Despite strict rules regulating the trade of ammonium nitrate, businesses often fail to take necessary precautions.
As angry protesters attack banks across Lebanon, the new government in Beirut and the central bank’s governor remain at odds over tackling the economic crisis.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab accuses rivals of mounting a "coup" against his government as currency crisis deepens.
President Michel Aoun says central bank will begin injecting dollars into market beginning on Monday in hopes to solidify Lebanese pound, following demonstrations against falling currency.
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