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#BREAKING: #Lebanese President @General_Aoun says forming new government does not seem likely to happen soon arab.news/zjtnk
#BREAKING: #Lebanon’s @General_Aoun says I propose cancelling sectarian quotas for sovereign ministries - Reuters arab.news/zjtnk
#Lebanese President @General_Aoun warns country will go to hell if it fails to form a government arab.news/zjtnk Image
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Read the horrific story of the #Lebanese couple whose newborn #baby boy was taken by #Istanbul medical staff and hasn’t been seen since arab.news/5dmxq Image
Imagine – leaving your country in the hope of a better life, but your dream turns to a nightmare minutes after your baby is born when hospital staff take him away and he’s lost – it happened to a #Lebanese couple in an #Istanbul hospital arab.news/5dmxq Image
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: your premature newborn is a few minutes old, the nursing staff take him from your arms, walk away & he vanishes – it happened to a #Lebanese couple in an #Istanbul hospital – This is their horrific story: arab.news/5dmxq Image
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A large fire has started at #Beirut Port, #Lebanon.
Significant column of black/dark smoke rising from the area. Image
I'm assuming some form of fuel is burning due to the darkness of the smoke?
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PM-designate Mustapha Adib after the end of non-binding parliamentary consultations: I thank the media that covered this long day
Adib: After the consultations, it became clear that there are more common grounds than disagreements, and any disagreement can be resolved through dialogue; we have to address the imminent problems, including the living crisis, the port explosion, and reforms
Adib: A government of specialists is needed to quickly and professionally address the issues at hand and gain the confidence of the #Lebanese, and the Arab and international community
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#Lebanese army: Medical needs, medications, and vaccines accounted for 68 percent of the aid that reached #Lebanon
#Lebanese army: About 43,000 food rations were distributed to residents of the areas affected by the explosion in #Beirut
Lebanese army: The principle of transparency remains the standard of our work regarding the publication of how aid is being received and distributed
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French presidential source: The #Lebanese authorities are cooperating with us in the investigations of #Beirut Port
French presidential source: Political reasons obstructed #Lebanon's negotiations with the #IMF
French presidential source: We expect #Hezbollah to avoid any action resembling the 2006 war
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Thread on migrant domestic workers in Lebanon
Amnesty International estimates that more than 250,000 foreigners - or around 8% of the country's working population - live within #Lebanon 's kafala system, a form of employment sponsorship and contract which gives all the power to the sponsor spiegel.de/international/…
#Lebanon ’s economic crisis, exacerbated by #Covid19, and more recently the Beirut explosion, “has sparked a distressing phenomenon of...migrant domestic workers being fired & dumped outside their country's consulate.” google.com/amp/s/amp.fran…
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Former Secretary General of the #Lebanese Forces Chantal Sarkis to MTV: #STL's verdict in the case of Rafic Hariri's assassination is historic, and the court acted transparently; if it was truly politicized, it would have convicted the four accused
Sarkis to MTV: We call on the President and officials to act and achieve justice in the case of Hariri's assassination, but after great disappointments, we no longer expect much
Sarkis to MTV: The problem is the presence of an armed group in the country, and when this presence ceases to exist, the application of justice will become available to all
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MTV correspondent in Paris: #Macron's visit to #Beirut on September 1 has been confirmed, and Macron made a series of contacts with Aoun, Berri, Diab, Trump, Putin, Rouhani, Mohammed bin Salman, Mohammed bin Zayed, and the IMF head
French Presidency source to MTV: #France does not replace parties and believes that there is a need to form a government in #Lebanon capable of confronting the situation, managing the crisis, dealing with matters, and carrying out reforms
French Presidency source to MTV: #France hopes that the government will listen to the voice of the people and the civil society; France has sent aid to #Lebanon, 140 doctors, and tons of immediate aid, and it seeks alongside others to work to uncover the truth of the explosion
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Who is #IRGC and what is it's mission?
In this video, we want to take a look at some terrorist activities of #IRGC in the world.
#IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #NoImpunity4Mullahs #Iran @usadarfarsi @StateDept @statedeptspox @SecPompeo @realDonaldTrump @USUN @GermanyDiplo
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Below is the history of IRGC.
#IRGC created by #Khomeini in 1979 is an #Iranian government agency tasked with defending the regime against internal and external threats. Espousing a radical ideology and a paranoid worldview.
#IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #NoImpunity4Mullahs #Iran
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#IRGC uses secret #police methods against its opponents within #Iran, and terrorist tactics against its enemies abroad.
The IRGC creates, trains, funds, arms, and deploys forces with thousands of fighters beyond Iran’s borders.
#IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders
#NoImpunity4Mullahs
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Lebanese in #London gather in Hyde Park in solidarity with protesters in #Beirut, 5 days following the deadly #BeirutBlasts arab.news/jvj62
The Lebanese national anthem is played as the diaspora comes together in solidarity with protesters on the ground in #Lebanon arab.news/jvj62
“All of them means all of them, and your leader is one them” chant Lebanese in London as #Beirut witnesses protests following the deadly blast that left nearly 200 dead and 5,000 injured arab.news/jvj62
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#Russia, #Kuwait, #Qatar, #Greece, #Cyprus, #Iran, #France, #Turkey, #Netherlands & #Italy have sent medical aid to #Beirut, #Lebanon due to the humanitarian disaster caused by the explosion of Ammunium Nitrate in port of #Beirut on 4 August 2020. Video released by #Lebanese MOD:
This is the 2nd part of the video which is showing #MahanAir's Airbus A340-642 with EP-MMQ, Agusta Westland AW.139 helicopters of #Cyprus Police Aviation (CP-6 & CP-8) & C-130H of #HellenicAirForce with 741 serial number transfering medical aid & rescue men to #Beirut, #Lebanon.
In addition to above-mentioned countries, #Egypt, #Bahrain, #UAE & several other countries sent medical aid to #Beirut, #Lebanon. Here is a C-130H-30 of #Egyptian Air Force's 4th Squadron with 1294 serial number which transported medical aid from #Cairo to #Beirut.
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"Added to the food crisis and fallout from the explosion is the increasing bite of U.S. sanctions, mostly targeted at Syria, but also hitting its Lebanese neighbor."
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/beirut-blast-d… #BeirutBlast #Beirut #Lebanon #explosion #thursdayvibes #Beruit
In addition to those who died, more than 3,000 other people were injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.
AP Photo
#BeirutBlast #Beruit #LebanonExplosion #Lebanon Image
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1-I've now learned from the #Beirut explosion how one can reach distorted conclusions by only absorbing disinformation on this site. The 24 hours that followed after this atrocious event, I have seen people accuse #Israel and #Hezbollah, #IRGC and the #Lebanese govt... (con't)
2-... and while they have all contributed their own share to the pre-explosion state #Lebanon was in, I find it astounding that only a fraction of analysts have looked into *where* and *how* a #Russian ship's cargo of dangerous ammonium nitrate was stranded in Beirut's port.
3-Undoubtedly #Beirut municipality has a lot to answer for-e.g. why was this massive shipment of fertiliser stored in the port w/o safety precautions for 6 years. But I also want to know how Russian-owned vessel got away with deserting 2,750mt of nitrate at sea w no consequences.
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Explosions at #Beirut port.
#beirutexplosion
The explosion in Beirut happened at a warehouse at the port, according to NBC News. A fire could be seen burning at the port before the large explosion occurred.
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Video shows destruction on ground after explosion in Beirut (starting thread, ending breaking alerts)
Some Beirut hospitals rejecting injured people, citing damage and amount of patients (@GebeilyM)
Beirut explosion was reportedly felt across the sea in Cyprus
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Initial reports suggesting that Warehouse 12 was stockpiling fireworks and multiple forms of chemicals.
Hundreds are reportedly wounded in the explosion, Lebanese Army are assisting the emergency services.
Extremely close up video of the #Beirut Port explosion shows the fireworks before the larger explosion.
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Breaking: Powerful Explosion rocks Beirut
#Lebanon #Explosion
Damage from the #Lebanon #Explosion several miles away
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May Murr (1929–2008) was a #Lebanese #professor, #historian, #writer, #poet, and #political #activist.Before taking up writing, May Murr taught several subjects at several universities and institutions in #Lebanon such as the Lebanese University and the Lebanese Military School.
She began professionally writing and publishing her works in 1967, as well as founding and presiding many cultural and social associations. She was a member of the Société des Gens de Lettres de #France and of the Société Teilhard de Chardin, headquartered in #Belgium.
She was also the President of the Academy of #Lebanese Thought and was a founding member of the political party the Guardians of the #Cedars. She figures among the #woman #poets in the Anthologie de la Poésie Féminine Mondiale. Many international critics have praised her #poetry.
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1/ When I conducted research at the Ministry of Justice [2009-2012], for a chunk of⏳the archive of the Highest Court [cassation/council of cassation] didn't have a working lightbulb [beyond usual power cuts]. We used the weak flashlight in cigarette lighters on some days

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2/The institutions of the #Lebanese state, including the Ministry of Justice & our legal system (what could be & once was a crown jewel), have been neglected & pushed into disrepair for forty years-it is a trend across all governments & parliaments. Its the government workers-
3) public servants (often demonized public servants mind you) who have literally held the system together. I'm sure the archivist of the commercial registrar knows EXACTLY where to find a particular file & probably gets on unsteady ladders & carries & breathes toxic dust all day
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In #Lebanon, two people committed suicide to highlight their hunger & the economic pitfall.
Another man stormed a pharmacy waving a gun for a box of diapers.
As of Sunday, #Lebanon is expected to descend into a nationwide blackout, as fuel shortages all but halt electricity.
.2/ With no electricity or extensive power cuts, fridges will cease to function & food will spoil.
With no power, internet will halt; fuel, pharmaceuticals, clean water & even the airport will all be impacted.
No power means no ACs or fans.
Private generators will not cope.
.3/ #Lebanon is not at the point of collapse, it has already disintegrated.
Many families are on the brink of starvation, the situation is beyond grim.
Help us secure relief to families in dire need.
If you can, please donate today. Even a £5 will help.
gf.me/u/x78uyg
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No official in #Lebanon apologised to the #US Ambassador. It was strongly denied by a Minister. Lebanon sat an example to other states: put back those arrogant diplomats where they belong to and prevent them from interfering in your domestic affairs.

The case of the #US ambassador to #Lebanon Dorothy Shea and its continuous violation of article 41 of the Vienna convention is indicating the large division among the Lebanese population.

This may not end well on those pro-US camp in the country.

There is no country in the world except in #Lebanon where an Ambassador (#US) can overtly interfere in domestic affairs, violating the international law, without being told off by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry.

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The wise @davidboxenhorn once said: The Lord gives you the remedy first, then the disease

Works permits frozen? No problemo: companies are now geared for remote work, can hire someone overseas & keep her/him in their parent's basement

#Indians, #Lebanese don't need to emigrate
@dailyjobs_lb
It was it the Talmud

אין הקדוש ברוך הוא מכה את ישראל אלא אם כן בורא להם רפואה תחילה
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Give I'm a little bored - let's do a thread on UNIFIL etc.

The #UnitedNations Interim Force in #Lebanon, otherwise known as #UNIFIL #UN & #NATO peacekeeping operation which began in March 1978 - 42 years ago.
During the 1970s tension between #Israel and #Lebanon increased to an all-time high as after armed #Palestinian elements shifted from #Jordan to #Lebanon. Said forces conducted operations against #Israel and retreated to the safety of #Lebanese territory.
On 11 March 1978, this escalated with what is now called the Coastal Road massacre planned by Abu Jihad. Here's a bit about the Coastal Road Massacre.
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