Obasanjo tests negative for COVID-19, Late Senator Kashamu buried today in Ijebu-Igbo and more
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'Apocalyptic' scenes as Lebanon reels from trauma and rage
Lebanese citizens have opened their homes to strangers as the devastation of Tuesday's blast set in. Aside from the trauma, there's anger and rage. "Everyone knows someone who has been hit," says one doctor.
Beirut explosion: What we know so far
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.
Beirut blast: Condolences and aid pour in for Lebanon after deadly explosion
Well wishes and promises of assistance are flooding in after the deadly explosion in Lebanon. France said it had already dispatched aid, Germany said embassy staff were among the injured, and Trump hinted at foul play.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti quits 'sinking ship'
Lebanon's foreign minister has resigned. The Middle East country has been gripped by protests against corruption and mismanagement that have shattered its economy.
Israeli army says it hit 'terrorists' placing explosives along Syria border
The Israeli army said it targeted four 'terrorists' who were placing explosives along the frontier with Syria on Golan Heights. The incident comes amid heightened tensions on Israel's border with Syria and Lebanon.
Keeping a 'fragile' peace on Lebanon's border with Israel
Stationed in Lebanon for more than 40 years, the UN's blue helmets work to preserve a fragile peace along the border with Israel. Since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, the border area has enjoyed a period of relative calm, one which UNIFIL hopes to maintain. But just a few weeks away from the renewal of its mandate, the UN force is facing criticism on multiple fronts.
Nigeria’s GDP rises by 1.87% in Q1 2020, FG evacuates 69 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday.
Coronavirus pandemic: Can Lebanon afford a shutdown?
Lebanon is facing an unprecedented financial crisis, amid months of widespread public discontent. It's now confronted with the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential economic repercussions. Earlier in March, Lebanon failed to repay $1.2 billion in outstanding bonds. The country is also struggling to cope with dwindling foreign currency reserves and double-digit inflation. We speak to Dan Azzi, a former chairman of Standard Chartered Bank. He explains that the restrictions imposed around the world due to the