Gulf Times - Beirut
Beirut reels from huge blast, deaths top 100

Beirut reels from huge blast, deaths top 100

Rescuers searched for survivors Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at Beirut port sowed devastation across entire city neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands ...

More than 50 killed, over 2,700 injured in massive Beirut blast

More than 50 killed, over 2,700 injured in massive Beirut blast

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,700 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday ...

UN official blames politicians for Lebanon "chaos", protesters target banks

UN official blames politicians for Lebanon "chaos", protesters target banks

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior UN official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue plan for a country in deep crisis.

Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous move

Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous move

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the fall of two Israeli drones overnight in suburbs of Beirut dominated by the Iranian-backed group amounted to a very dangerous move.

Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda

Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda

Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conclusion of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, Al Jazeera News reported Sunday.

Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns

Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns

Arab states at an economic summit in Beirut called on world powers on Sunday to step up efforts to enable Syrian refugees to return home.

Amir's attendance 'saves' Beirut Arab summit

Amir's attendance 'saves' Beirut Arab summit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with Lebanese President General Michel Aoun, ahead of the fourth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit at the conference centre in Beirut Sunday morning.

Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Britain implemented curbs on electronic items in the cabin in March on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in response to unspecified security threats.

Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: sources

Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: sources

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister ...

Lebanon foils suicide attack in busy Beirut district

Lebanon foils suicide attack in busy Beirut district

Lebanese soldiers arrested a would-be suicide bomber inside a crowded cafe in one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the capital Beirut on Saturday night, security sources said.

Bomb hits central Beirut, minister says target was Blom Bank

Bomb hits central Beirut, minister says target was Blom Bank

A bomb exploded in central Beirut on Sunday outside the headquarters of the Lebanese Blom Bank, causing damage to the building, security sources and witnesses said.

Powerful explosion near bank in Lebanese capital

Powerful explosion near bank in Lebanese capital

A powerful explosion occurred near a major bank in the western part of the Lebanese capital Beirut late on Sunday, a policeman on the scene told AFP.