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After the Beirut Blast, Elie Saab Talks Rebuilding and Fashion

After the Beirut Blast, Elie Saab Talks Rebuilding and Fashion

After the Beirut Blast, Elie Saab Talks Rebuilding and Fashion After the Beirut Blast, Elie Saab Talks Rebuilding and Fashion The Lebanese designer Elie Saab is no stranger to devastation. He began his namesake business in Beirut in 1982 at the height of the Lebanese civil war, later becoming a Hollywood favorite thanks to his fairy-tale red carpet gowns. The …

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Lebanon Removes Judge Investigating Beirut Blast

Lebanon Removes Judge Investigating Beirut Blast

Lebanon Removes Judge Investigating Beirut Blast Lebanon Removes Judge Investigating Beirut Blast BEIRUT, Lebanon — A court in Lebanon on Thursday removed the judge appointed to investigate a huge explosion in the Beirut port last year, adding a delay to the country’s sluggish efforts to determine what happened and ensure accountability. The removal of the judge, Fadi Sawan, was the …

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Lebanese Officials Try to Limit Inquiry Into Deadly Beirut Blast

Lebanese Officials Try to Limit Inquiry Into Deadly Beirut Blast

Lebanese Officials Try to Limit Inquiry Into Deadly Beirut Blast Lebanese Officials Try to Limit Inquiry Into Deadly Beirut Blast BEIRUT, Lebanon — More than four months after the largest explosion in Lebanon’s history sent a shock wave of death and destruction through Beirut, not a single official has accepted responsibility for the blast or publicly explained how a stockpile …

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Lebanon Prime Minister Charged With Negligence in Beirut Blast

Lebanon Prime Minister Charged With Negligence in Beirut Blast

Lebanon Prime Minister Charged With Negligence in Beirut Blast Lebanon Prime Minister Charged With Negligence in Beirut Blast BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Lebanese judge investigating the massive explosion in the port of Beirut has charged the acting prime minister, Hassan Diab, and three former ministers with negligence in the August blast that killed nearly 200 people, two people briefed on …

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The Beirut Blast Shattered Her Masterpieces. Now, the Rebuilding Starts.

The Beirut Blast Shattered Her Masterpieces. Now, the Rebuilding Starts.

The Beirut Blast Shattered Her Masterpieces. Now, the Rebuilding Starts. The Beirut Blast Shattered Her Masterpieces. Now, the Rebuilding Starts. HAZMIYEH, Lebanon — Her hands created the gentle smile on the face of the Virgin Mary, the folds in the robes of the Four Evangelists and the glow surrounding the cherubic baby Jesus. In three decades of exacting work, Maya …

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‘Call Me a Dreamer.’ A Shattered Beirut Neighborhood Rebuilds

‘Call Me a Dreamer.’ A Shattered Beirut Neighborhood Rebuilds

‘Call Me a Dreamer.’ A Shattered Beirut Neighborhood Rebuilds ‘Call Me a Dreamer.’ A Shattered Beirut Neighborhood Rebuilds BEIRUT, Lebanon — After the August port explosion that disfigured much of Beirut, many compared the city to a phoenix that would rise again. “We are staying,” read some signs in the famous nightlife district of Mar Mikhael, one of the worst-hit …

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Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate

Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate

Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate DAKAR, Senegal — At Dakar’s congested port last week, men in neon orange and yellow jackets waved their arms to speed up a line of trucks carrying away sacks of ammonium nitrate — the …

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Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It

Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It

Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It BEIRUT, Lebanon — The scooter engines snorted out, and Sara el-Sayed swung herself down to the pavement outside the third damaged building she had visited that afternoon, two carpenters in tow. Upstairs, a woman’s blown-apart doors …

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The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran

The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran

The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran Iran’s foreign minister flew to Beirut last week to bolster Lebanon and Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia and political group that plays a powerful role in the government. Both the militia and the government had been caught in a …

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After the Beirut Explosion, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Resigned. Now What?

After the Beirut Explosion, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Resigned. Now What?

After the Beirut Explosion, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Resigned. Now What? After the Beirut Explosion, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Resigned. Now What? Days after an enormous explosion tore through the city of Beirut, leaving at least 171 people dead and thousands injured, Lebanon’s cabinet resigned on Monday, acknowledging widespread anger over government inaction and mismanagement. But members of the opposition, activists who …

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