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Beirut: Capital and chief port of Lebanon
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. As of 2007 it had an estimated population of slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world. On a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is an important regional seaport.

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Music tribute resonates across Beirut [Video]

Music tribute resonates across Beirut

Music from a destroyed church echoed through Beirut on Tuesday to mourn those lost in the August 4 port explosion and to pray for those who were wounded.

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'Completely flattened' - British aid worker describes Beirut rescue mission [Video]

'Completely flattened' - British aid worker describes Beirut rescue mission

Volunteer Suzie Cooper describes what it was like rescuing people andassessing half-toppled buildings in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion inearly August. She spoke with the PA news agency just..

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Beirut sees huge fire at same site of previous deadly blast [Video]

Beirut sees huge fire at same site of previous deadly blast

Huge fire at site of last month's devastating explosion met with fear, anger and questions about incompetence.

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Beirut blaze alarms residents a month after blast [Video]

Beirut blaze alarms residents a month after blast

A large fire erupted at Beirut port on Thursday, engulfing parts of the Lebanese capital in a pall of smoke weeks after a massive blast devastated the port and surrounding residential area. Edward..

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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion [Video]

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

A huge fire has broken out at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic amongresidents a month after a massive explosion at the site in Lebanon. It was notimmediately clear what caused the fire at the..

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Panic amid towering inferno at Beirut's port [Video]

Panic amid towering inferno at Beirut's port

Huge fire at site of last month's devastating explosion met with fear, anger and questions about incompetence.

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'No signs of life' in Beirut rubble [Video]

'No signs of life' in Beirut rubble

Rescue workers digging through the rubble of a Beirut building for the third day on Saturday said there was no longer hope of finding someone alive more than a month after a massive port explosion..

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'We lost everything': Beirut explosion survivor [Video]

'We lost everything': Beirut explosion survivor

A month after the explosion, hundreds of homes are damaged, and people wait for government support.

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Rescuers search Beirut rubble for third day [Video]

Rescuers search Beirut rubble for third day

Rescue workers continued to dig through the rubble of a Beirut building for a third day on Saturday, still hoping to find someone alive more than a month after a massive port explosion shattered..

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Search for survivor continues under Beirut building rubble [Video]

Search for survivor continues under Beirut building rubble

Chilean rescue team detected signs of life on Thursday under the rubble of a building demolished by August blast.

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Search continues for possible survivor a month after Beirut blast [Video]

Search continues for possible survivor a month after Beirut blast

Rescue workers have resumed search operations in a building that collapsed inlast month's Beirut explosion, in the hope of finding a survivor under therubble after a pulsing signal was detected. The..

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Lebanon: Over 4 tonnes of ammonium nitrate found near Beirut port [Video]

Lebanon: Over 4 tonnes of ammonium nitrate found near Beirut port

Lebanon's army said it found the chemical near the entrance to Beirut port, the site of a powerful explosion last month.

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The scarred survivor haunted by the Beirut blast [Video]

The scarred survivor haunted by the Beirut blast

Shady Rizk, 36, needed 350 stitches after the August 4 explosion that tore threw the Lebanese capital. A month later, he is facing up to the task of healing physically and mentally, while grieving for..

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In Lebanon, Macron offers the carrot or the stick [Video]

In Lebanon, Macron offers the carrot or the stick

In second Beirut visit since deadly blast, French president vows wide-reaching aid, threatens sanctions to coax reforms.

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Macron steps up pressure in Beirut [Video]

Macron steps up pressure in Beirut

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Lebanese politicians they risk sanctions if they fail to set the nation on a new course within three months, stepping up pressure for reforms in a country..

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Lebanon Crisis: can Macron's visit to Beirut make a difference? [Video]

Lebanon Crisis: can Macron's visit to Beirut make a difference?

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Beirut blast pummelled key nightlife industry [Video]

Beirut blast pummelled key nightlife industry

Beirut's blast wreaked devastation to the city's thriving nightlife, not just a lifeline to Lebanon's youth but a key pillar of the economy. Now 2,000 venues lie in tatters, and many jobs are at risk...

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UN peacekeepers in Lebanon: Beirut rejects attempt to reform mission [Video]

UN peacekeepers in Lebanon: Beirut rejects attempt to reform mission

Lebanese official fears failure to renew the mandate could lead to a 'wild, wild west'.

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Two dead in clashes south of Lebanese capital [Video]

Two dead in clashes south of Lebanese capital

Two people were killed and at least three wounded in clashes in a town south of Beirut on Thursday evening, the Lebanese state news agency and a security source said, as several political parties urged..

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Lebanon marks 100 years in turmoil [Video]

Lebanon marks 100 years in turmoil

The deadly Beirut port blast on August 4 this year set the tone for a subdued 100 year anniversary for the state of Lebanon. Megan Revell looks back at a century of hope and despair.

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Beirut's shattered glass finds new use [Video]

Beirut's shattered glass finds new use

Following the biggest blast to hit the Lebanese capital, a recycling initiative is transforming glass shattered across the city into jugs, jars and other glassware. Edward Baran reports.

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Beirut explosion: Injured Syrians struggling to survive [Video]

Beirut explosion: Injured Syrians struggling to survive

Hundreds of Syrians who worked or lived near Beirut’s port were injured in the explosion.

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'I lost everything I did in my life': Beirut explosion aftermath [Video]

'I lost everything I did in my life': Beirut explosion aftermath

Al Jazeera speaks to Beirut residents in the aftermath of the explosion on August 4.

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Lebanon judge arrests more over Beirut blast [Video]

Lebanon judge arrests more over Beirut blast

A total of 25 people are facing charges over the blast that killed more than 200 people on August 4, but many are calling for more accountability.

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UK sends surplus medical supplies to Beirut to aid relief effort [Video]

UK sends surplus medical supplies to Beirut to aid relief effort

Surplus medical suppliess have been sent from the UK to Beirut, Lebanon to aidthe country's coronavirus efforts following a devastating blast which rockedthe city on August 4.

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