Beirut Blast, we will never forget

In memory of the Beirut Blast.
On August 4th, 2020, one of the biggest explosions in history took place in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut.
The ammonium nitrate explosion caused a death toll of 204 people, 7500 injuries, and 15 billion dollars in property damage, leaving an estimated 300000 people homeless.
Remember their names. Remember their faces. We won't forgive. We won't forget. Justice shall be served.

في ذكرى إنفجار بيروت.

في الرابع من آب/أغسطس سنة ٢٠٢٠، شهدت العاصمة اللبنانية، بيروت، أحد أكبر الإنفجارات في التاريخ.

سبّب إنفجار نيترات الأمونيوم مقتلَ ٢٠٤ أشخاص، وبجرح ٧٥٠٠ شخص. ودمّر عقارات تبلغ قيمتها ١٥ مليار دولار أميركي، ما شرّد حوالى ٣٠٠٠٠٠ شخص.

تذكروا أسماءهم. تذكروا وجوههم. لن ننسى. لن ننسى. يجب تحقيق العدالة.

Editors Pick

The History of the Lebanese Sectarian Strife: The Tumultuous 70s (4/4) | تاريخ الصراع الطائفيّ اللبناني: السبعيناتُ المُضْطربِةُ

Since its independence, Lebanon has been a fragile state, built on a delicate equilibrium between an oligarchic sectarian elite. However, the 1970s were a turning point that would lead Lebanon...

Resolution ‘1559’ |’قرار’ ١٥٥٩

It has been almost 16 years since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1559. The three main points of the resolution included; a call upon all foreign entities to withdraw...

What does a Biden presidency term mean to the Middle East? | ماذا تعني رئاسة بايدن للشرق الأوسط؟

Ever since Joe Biden’s win over the former President, Donald Trump, the Middle East has been in a constant state of uncertainty as to whether it is in the region’s best interest....

Archive

Global Order Shows Signs of COVID-19 Symptoms النّظام العالمي يظهر أعراض فيروس الكورونا

For the past seven decades, the United States has been able to maintain a relatively stable hegemony over international politics. However, with the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, the current global order has...

Lebanon is torn between Politics and Religion | تمزُّق لبنان بين الدين والسياسة

Lebanon, where the law respects freedom of religion and the practice of all religious rights, is home to 18 religious factions. Lebanon is also where the religious distribution of power...

Sectarian Strife: Fouad Chehab, the Man Who Built a State (3/4) | الفتنة الطّائفية: فؤاد شهاب، الرجل الذي بنى دولة

"We do not have politicians in Lebanon; we have traders in politics." These words, now more apparent than ever, are President Fouad Chehab's words describing Lebanon's political class 60 years...

The History of the Lebanese Sectarian Strife: The National Pact Challenged (2/4) | تاريخ الصراع الطائفي اللبناني: تحدّي الميثاق الوطني

"What Bechara Al Khoury and Riad Al Solh did is not adequate anymore," this is how the Grand Jafaarite Mufti, Ahmad Qabalan, described the 77 years old National Pact during...

A Beginners Guide to Lebanon’s Economic Rescue Plan دليل المبتدئين لخطة الإنقاذ الإقتصادي للبنان

The government’s long awaited plan to rescue Lebanon’s destroyed economy was released to mixed reviews. In a meeting chaired by the President, political parties supporting the plan claimed that is...

What does the International Monetary Fund mean for Lebanon? | ماذا يعني وجود صندوق النقد الدولي في لبنان؟

With a projected 2020 Real GDP decrease of 12% and a projected inflation rate of 17%, the Lebanese government has sought the help of The International Monetary Fund (IMF) to...

What is Truly Behind the Bisri Dam Project? ما الأسباب الحقيقيّة لإنشاء سدّ بسري؟

On March 2, and amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the government of Hassan Diab approved a loan of over $626 million from the World Bank, financing the construction of the highly contested Bisri...

The Aftermath of Ain El-Rammaneh: Solh, Gemayel and Hawi Clash |تداعيات عين الرمانة: مشادة الثلاثي الصلح-الجميل-حاوي

The Ain El Remeneh incident was followed by street battles and political deadlock. After a failed attempt by the Arab League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad to calm the tension between rival...

Urgently Needed: Consumer Protection حاجة ملحّة: حماية المستهلك

The Lebanese pound recently recorded an unprecedented drop in its value, crossing the 3500 LBP per one US dollar threshold on the black market, while the official exchange rate is still fixed...

Another Fuel Scandal – The Saga Continues فضيحة نفط أخرى – تابع

A lot has happened since the counterfeit fuel scandal was exposed last week. As is the norm in Lebanese Politics, accusations were denied and fingers were pointed. 

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Topic of Interest

Inform us of the topics you would like our writers to cover:

    Instagram News

    Follow us

    16,693FansLike
    4,376FollowersFollow