Michael Georgy

In Beirut port, all of Lebanon’s ills are laid bare

28 Oct 2020

BEIRUT The first of many warnings about a deadly cargo in Beirut's port came in February 2014, about three months after its arrival. It was made by Colonel Joseph Skaf, described by his family as a diligent customs official.

Deadly firefight in Lebanon prompts warnings of more trouble

28 Aug 2020

KHALDEH, Lebanon A deadly battle between Lebanese Sunnis and Shi'ites overnight prompted warnings of more violence as the country is pushed to breaking point by a financial meltdown and political tensions. | Video

Nightmares, flashbacks, fatigue: Beirut faces mental health crisis after blast

24 Aug 2020

BEIRUT More than two weeks after a massive explosion tore through Beirut killing 181 people and leaving entire neighbourhoods in ruins, Sandra Abinader still jumps at the slightest sound. | Video

Lebanese president says Beirut aid should go where needed

16 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that international aid pledged following a massive explosion in Beirut last week that killed 178 people and made 300,000 homeless should go where it is needed. | Video

Hardened Lebanese merchants battered by Beirut blast

14 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Sleep Comfort survived Lebanon's 15-year civil war. But nothing could have prepared the high-end family furniture business for the Beirut port blast that destroyed swathes of the capital.

Special report: A collapsing economy and a family feud pile pressure on Syria's Assad

13 Aug 2020

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Maha El Dahan, Tom Perry and Michael Georgy

Lebanon must fight corruption after Beirut blast, says German foreign minister

13 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Lebanon needed a government able to fight corruption and enact reforms as he toured Beirut port, scene of the devastating explosion that has kindled protests and led the government to resign.

Stranded Lebanese desperate to rebuild after blast

12 Aug 2020

BEIRUT, Aug 12 Sitting amid the debris, Lebanese on Wednesday expressed their frustration at the state for abandoning them in their desperate efforts to rebuild after last week's catastrophic Beirut port explosion compounded a dire financial crisis.

Death follows refugee family from Syrian war to Beirut blast

11 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Ahmed Staifi's wife fled the relentless bombing in neighbouring Syria only to die in the biggest explosion ever to hit Beirut.

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

11 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister announced his government's resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result of endemic corruption.

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