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Lebanese Christians Face Backlash After Beirut Explosion

The National on Thursday discussed efforts of Lebanese Christians to cope with social, political, and sectarian fallout from the massive explosion in Beirut. To the surprise of few, but the dismay of many, the catastrophe has inflamed religious tensions that are never far from the surface in Lebanon.

The town of Ajaltoun is seen behind a cross standing at the Christian Maronite church of Saint Elias, near the town of Zouk Mosbeh located north east of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on December 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK BAZ / AFP / PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read …

Former Hezbollah Chief Wants Current Leader Arrested for Beirut Explosion

Subhi al-Tufayli, leader of the Iran-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah in the 1980s, on Tuesday held current leader Hassan Nasrallah responsible for last week’s deadly Beirut explosion and called on Lebanese authorities to put him on trial, along with his patron Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran.

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Lebanese Protesters Hang Effigy of Hezbollah Chief, President

Lebanese protesters have hung in effigy an image of Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah during protests outside the country’s parliament in Beirut, amid mounting anger over the government’s silence after last Tuesday’s explosion killed more than 160 people, injured 6,000 more and destroyed large swaths of the city.

A woman gives the finger to a cardboard cut-out of former Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil hung from a gallows noose by Lebanese protesters in downtown Beirut on August 8, 2020, during a demonstration against a political leadership they blame for a monster explosion that killed more than 150 people and …

Lebanon Revisits Mystery Death of Colonel After Urging Removal of Combustibles from Port of Beirut

Col. Joseph Skaf, former chief of drug control for the Lebanese customs agency, wrote a letter in 2014 warning that a cargo of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate seized from a Russian-owned ship the previous year at the Port of Beirut was “highly dangerous and constitutes a threat to public safety.” Skaf died under cloudy circumstances in 2017, while the cargo he warned about evidently detonated on Tuesday, causing over a hundred deaths and wiping out a sizable portion of the city.

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