Beirut is dealing with the aftermath of an explosion that killed 43 people last week. Holly Williams reports many people feel that..
Capital city of Lebanon in Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As of 2014, Greater Beirut has a population of 2.2 million, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region. The city is situated on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast. Beirut has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years as one of Phoenicia's most prominent city states, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The first historical mention of Beirut is found in the Amarna letters from the New Kingdom of Egypt, which date to the 15th century BC.
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The protest, organised by Lebanon's Communist Party, blocked traffic in central Beirut.