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15 Aug 2020
A day after a deadly blast ripped through Beirut, a video of 78-years-old May Melki went viral, showing her playing the piano after returning to her damaged home. AFP met her and asked what inspired her to play music amidst destruction.
15 Aug 2020
Convening for the first time since Beirut's devastating explosion, Lebanese MPs have approved a two-week state of emergency. The law would give extensive power to the military to suppress resurging protests.
15 Aug 2020
Lebanese people in Germany have spent the past week mourning the people killed and injured in the explosion in Beirut on August 4. They do not want to see international aid go to Lebanon's corrupt political class.
10 Aug 2020
The governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud, was interviewed by FRANCE 24 Arabic journalist Mirna Jammal. They talked about the destruction, air pollution, President Macron’s visit and how to protect Lebanese cultural heritage. Asked how the guilty should be punished, the former judge said "harshly", because it is a “Lebanese genocide”.
8 Aug 2020
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8 Aug 2020
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.
8 Aug 2020
Israa Seblani was posing for her wedding day photos when a deadly explosion blasted through the Lebanese capital. In an interview with DW, the doctor describes the moment, caught on film by her videographer.
6 Aug 2020
On Tuesday, the city of Beirut was rocked by a lethal blast. Here are some of the things we know so far about the blast that rocked the Lebanese capital.⁣
5 Aug 2020
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5 Aug 2020
An explosion ripped through the port in the Lebanese capital and up to 300,000 people are now homeless. Rescue teams are searching through the rubble for survivors. Follow DW for live updates.
5 Aug 2020
At least 25 people were killed and around 2,500 others injured when a powerful explosion rocked Beirut's port. Buildings were destroyed and windows shattered, with dozens of Red Cross teams racing to the scene.
4 Aug 2020
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