Germany’s Heiko Maas warns against political destabilization in Lebanon
08 August 2020 | 4:23 pm
Following the blast that devastated Beirut, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas confirmed Germany is sending aid, but he says there needs to be a "desire for reform" among Lebanon's elite to avoid escalation of tensions.
22 Nov 2020
Lebanese couture is revered around the world for its flamboyance and artistry, with collections destined for clients based in Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and the US. But in recent months, a crippling economic crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and of course August's catastrophic Beirut port explosion have threatened the industry like never before. Some of the biggest names in Beirut fashion, including the likes of Elie Saab and Tony Ward, spoke to FRANCE 24 about their experience of the past few months.
5 Dec 2020
The UN and France have said an emergency aid fund will be set up to help Lebanon cope with reconstruction after the Beirut port blast. However, long-term economic support depends on forming a viable new government.
22 Dec 2020
Lebanese launch lanterns in Beirut's Gemmayzeh neighbourhood during the lighting of a Christmas tree, in memory of the victims of the devastating August explosion at the Port of Beirut. Firefighters stand in front of the Christmas tree created by Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer and decorated with uniforms of firefighters and rescue workers as a way to pay tribute to those who died in the blast.
23 May 2021
The German Foreign Minister has said Israel has the right to defend itself against "this massive and unacceptable attack." He is visiting Israel and calling for a cease-fire.
11 Jul 2021
Ahead of a global summit in Rome on combating the "Islamic State," the German foreign minister said the militant group "has been pushed back, but not defeated."
18 Jul 2021
The US has backed patent waivers for coronavirus shots, something Germany has so far opposed. But on a visit to a Pfizer facility in Michigan, the foreign minister seemed open to the idea.
3 Aug 2021
Top Lebanese officials had been warned about the dangers of chemicals stored in the port yet failed to act to prevent the tragedy, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
8 Aug 2021
After their small daughter was killed in Beirut's devastating port explosion, one Lebanese couple are fighting for an explanation — and to get their country back.
4 Aug 2021
The August 4 blast that thundered through Beirut levelled entire neighbourhoods, killed more than 200 people, wounded 6,500 others and pummelled the lives of survivors. A year later, AFP caught up with some survivors who spoke about the lasting trauma left behind by the explosion.
21 Aug 2021
Lebanese march towards Beirut port to mark a year since a cataclysmic explosion ravaged the city, protesting impunity over the country's worst peacetime disaster at a time when its economy was already in tatters.
1 Sep 2021
Over the next four days, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will head to five countries — all of which have a role to play in the effort to get those in need of protection out of Afghanistan.
23 Apr 2022
Jorge Moreira has been charged with terrorism and murder in Lebanon over his role in bringing ammonium nitrate explosives into the country. The August 2020 blast killed over 200 people and devastated entire suburbs.
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