Bassam al Sheikh Hussein took drastic action to access his savings so he could pay for surgery for his father.
A Lebanese judge orders the release from detention of the man who last week took hostages at a Beirut bank in an attempt to access his savings frozen after the country's 2019 financial implosion.
Forty-two year-old Bassam al Sheikh Hussein locked himself inside a Beirut bank with up to 10 hostages when he was refused access to his funds.
The victims' families have appealed to the international community to set up an independent investigation of the port disaster under the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The modern foundations for the Port of Beirut were established during Ottoman rule, a Lebanese historian suggests.
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni is carrying over 26,500 tonnes of corn and is bound for Tripoli in Lebanon following an inspection in Istanbul on Tuesday.
The collapse comes four days before the two-year anniversary of the explosion on Beirut port on August 4, 2020.
The annual festival was a welcome escape for Lebanese people after taking a major hit with the coronavirus pandemic as well as Lebanon’s ongoing economic crisis.
"If you don't give us the rights that our state is asking for ... then we could flip the table on everyone," warns group chief Hassan Nasrallah, urging Beirut to "make use of" Hezbollah in US-mediated negotiations with Israel.
The US Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet will begin to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region.
Information obtained from US and UN officials indicates that progress has been made in the talks, FM Abdallah Bou Habib says, adding he expects reaching an agreement in September.
One drone was intercepted by a fighter jet and the other two by a warship, according to Israeli military sources.
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