Middle East

Lebanese rally to assist those affected by Beirut explosion

Beirut residents and Lebanese diaspora take part in relief efforts to help repair damage and assist those affected.

Lebanese rally to assist those affected by Beirut explosion

Middle East

First coronavirus cases reported in Syria's Al-Hol camp

The vast tent city is home to tens of thousands of displaced people who suffer malnutrition and disease, aid groups say.

First coronavirus cases reported in Syria's Al-Hol camp

Libya

Turkey's Cavusoglu slams German role in EU's Libya mission

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticises Berlin during visit to Libyan capital, Tripoli, for talks with GNA.

Turkey's Cavusoglu slams German role in EU's Libya mission

AJ Impact

'Hitting people in every sense': Turkish lira hits record low

The lira has lost some 18 percent of its value against the US dollar this year, despite greenback weakness.

'Hitting people in every sense': Turkish lira hits record low

AJ Impact

SA activists seek to ban live sheep shipments by Kuwaiti firm

Animal rights group wants to bar the export of sheep in conditions it says constitute 'exteme cruelty'.

SA activists seek to ban live sheep shipments by Kuwaiti firm

Middle East

Beirut blast pushes economy to edge as many remain missing

Damage from explosion, which officials have linked to some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, may be worth up to $15bn.

South Africa

S Africa urges Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to continue Nile dam talks

Pretoria's call comes after Cairo said talks should be halted and Khartoum threatened to withdraw from negotiations.

S Africa urges Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to continue Nile dam talks

Lebanon

'I have no more tears': Blast worsens crisis of Beirut residents

With little aid expected from bankrupt state, weary shop-owners say they do not know how they will recover.

'I have no more tears': Blast worsens crisis of Beirut residents

Lebanon

Beirut blast: In a small Texas town, echoes of Lebanon's tragedy

The town of West was partly levelled in 2013 by a similar blast; today, its mayor feels no lessons have been learned.

Beirut blast: In a small Texas town, echoes of Lebanon's tragedy

Lebanon

In Pictures: World mourns Beirut blast victims

Vigils held, buildings lit with Lebanese flag and blood donations organised in various cities across the globe.

In Pictures: World mourns Beirut blast victims

Lebanon

Lebanon diaspora mobilises 'financial bloodline' in wake of blast

Many Lebanese expats are helping their compatriots in Beirut individually or have started online fundraisers.

Lebanon diaspora mobilises 'financial bloodline' in wake of blast

Lebanon

Lebanese officials deflect blame as anger grows over Beirut blast

Ministers, port officials and judges trade blame as Lebanon begins probe into cause of deadly explosion.

Lebanese officials deflect blame as anger grows over Beirut blast

Lebanon

Beirut explosion death toll rises to 135 as 5,000 wounded: Live

Information minister says army will oversee house arrest of those responsible for storage and guarding at Beirut port.

Beirut explosion death toll rises to 135 as 5,000 wounded: Live

Turkey

Thousands rally in Turkey to demand end of violence against women

Women in several cities call government to not withdraw from landmark treaty key to combating rising domestic violence.

Thousands rally in Turkey to demand end of violence against women

Inside Story

How will Lebanon deal with the devastating Beirut explosion?

The country is reeling from an unprecedented explosion at the port of its capital.